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“God Save the Church!” (Suggested Lyrics, to the Melody of “God Save the Queen!”)

In Atheism, Catholicism, Christendom, Christianity, Church, Conservative, Culture War, Faith, Grace, Jesus, Literature, Music, Orthodoxy, Poem, Poetry, Politics, Prayer, Protestantism, Religion, Secularism, Thoughts, Values on August 4, 2012 at 00:55

Lord, bless Thy holy Bride,
Born from Thy wounded side,
Thy one true Church…

From Satan’s vile intent
And men of evil bent,
God save the Church!…

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We believe in… the Communion of Saints

In Bible, Born Again, Catholicism, Christianity, Church, Faith, God, Grace, Holidays, Jesus, Prayer, Protestantism, Religion, Sacraments, Saints, Spirituality, Theology on November 1, 2011 at 22:07

“Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I do my share on behalf of His body, which is the church, in filling up what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions” (Colossians 1:24) Read the rest of this entry »

What is the communion of saints?

In Born Again, Catholicism, Christianity, Church, Faith, God, Grace, Jesus, Religion, Sacraments, Saints, Salvation, Spirituality, Theology on May 1, 2011 at 22:46

“Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I do my share on behalf of His body, which is the church, in filling up what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions” (Colossians 1:24) Read the rest of this entry »

The Meaning of Christian Mortification

In Bible, Born Again, Catholicism, Christianity, Church, Conservative, Conversion, Ethics, Faith, God, Grace, Jesus, Liturgy, Prayer, Religion, Sacraments, Saints, Salvation, Spirituality, Theology, Thomism, Tradition, Values on April 21, 2011 at 00:27

Our devotion begins not in some distant mission country but where we are right now, in our families and communities, amidst persons who bear the image and likeness of God Himself (read more…) Read the rest of this entry »

Conversion is a gradual process

In Born Again, Catholicism, Christianity, Conversion, Faith, Grace, Religion, Sacraments, Salvation, Spirituality, Theology on November 2, 2009 at 00:42

Conversion is the subjective dimension of justification, the transformation by which flawed nature is elevated and healed by grace… Read the rest of this entry »

Politics: a path of holiness

In Born Again, Catholicism, Christian Democracy, Christianity, Church, Ethics, Faith, God, Grace, Jesus, Law, News, Politics, Protestantism, Religion, Saints, Salvation, Society, Spirituality, Theology, Thomism on June 29, 2009 at 08:45

Those who wield politics as God intended become His instruments  for  the salvation of the worldRead the rest of this entry »

The Resurrection and modern disbelief

In Atheism, Born Again, Catholicism, Christianity, Church, Faith, God, Grace, Holidays, Jesus, Philosophy, Religion, Science, Society, Spirituality, Theology, Values on April 13, 2009 at 05:22

With groans too deep for words, all creation declares that the world is being made new Read the rest of this entry »

Reminders for Lent: Fasting and Abstinence

In Bible, Born Again, Catholicism, Christianity, Church, Ethics, Faith, Food, God, Grace, Holidays, Jesus, Law, Liturgy, Prayer, Religion, Sacraments, Salvation, Spirituality, Theology, Thomism, Values on February 24, 2009 at 07:48

We deny ourselves food that we may be filled with the Bread of Life; so that, being hungry, we may be filled with good things… Read the rest of this entry »

Reminders for Lent: Mortification

In Bible, Catholicism, Christianity, Church, Ethics, God, Grace, Holidays, Jesus, Life, Liturgy, Prayer, Religion, Sacraments, Salvation, Spirituality, Theology, Thomism, Values on February 23, 2009 at 03:46

As soldiers drill at peacetime to be ready to fight when war comes, so we discipline ourselves to be ready to obey God’s  commands… Read the rest of this entry »

Reminders for Lent: Prayer

In Bible, Catholicism, Christianity, Ethics, Faith, God, Grace, Holidays, Prayer, Religion, Salvation, Spirituality, Theology on February 22, 2009 at 06:34

Prayer is the essence of the Christian life distilled into discrete moments, as a  friendship is crystallized into an embrace… Read the rest of this entry »

Why milestones are milestones

In Birthday, Christianity, Culture, Ethics, God, Grace, Holidays, Language, Life, Liturgy, Love, Philosophy, Religion, Sacraments, Spirituality, Theology, Values on January 6, 2009 at 00:21

To call an event a milestone and mark it with some little ritual is to affirm of the meaning of life… Read the rest of this entry »

Vocations are reviving among Christians!

In Asia, Catholicism, Christianity, Church, Evangelization, Faith, God, Grace, Jesus, News, Opinion, Orthodoxy, Priesthood, Religion, Spirituality, Thoughts, Tradition, Values on June 15, 2008 at 00:42

Therefore, let us thank God through Christ in His Church, and let us pray that the laborers may further increase, for it is indeed a bountiful harvest! Read the rest of this entry »

He is truly risen! On the meaning of Easter

In Catholicism, Christendom, Christianity, Church, Faith, God, Grace, Holidays, Jesus, Life, Philosophy, Religion, Salvation, Spirituality, Theology on March 23, 2008 at 15:47

The mystery of the Resurrection is, to modern society, one of the most incomprehensible mysteries of Christianity Read the rest of this entry »

A martyred bishop of a martyred church

In Catholicism, Christendom, Christianity, Church, Culture War, Faith, God, Grace, Human Rights, Iraq, Islam, Media, News, Opinion, Politics, Terrorism, War on March 15, 2008 at 04:51

Woe to us who let them suffer! For their witness is holy, but our indifference is an atrocity that is little short of unspeakable… Read the rest of this entry »

Salvation: What do Catholics believe?

In Born Again, Catholicism, Christianity, Church, Faith, God, Grace, Jesus, Orthodoxy, Protestantism, Religion, Theology, Thomism on March 9, 2008 at 22:44

In the classical view, salvation is our transformation by grace into children of God, which thus completes our God-given nature; and yes, Catholics do believe in sola gratia… Read the rest of this entry »