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Prayer for the Church (from the prayers of Pope Leo XIII)

In Benedict XVI, Catholicism, Christianity, Church, Faith, God, Jesus, Liturgy, Prayer, Religion on February 28, 2013 at 22:33

On this fateful day on which the abdication of Pope Benedict the Magnificent, Defender of the Faith, takes effect, let us all pray for the one true Church, following the Prayers after Low Mass decreed by Pope Leo XIII. The complete prayers may be found on Sancta Missa, and include this humble petition to the Lord our God:

O God, our refuge and our strength, look down with mercy upon the people who cry to Thee; and by the intercession of the glorious and immaculate Virgin Mary, Mother of God, of Saint Joseph her spouse, of the blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, and of all the saints, in Thy mercy and goodness hear our prayers for the conversion of sinners, and for the liberty and exaltation of the Holy Mother the Church. Through the same Christ Our Lord.

Amen.

And, Lord, thank You for giving us Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, Professor, Scholar, and Priest, to be Your earthly vicar Pope Benedict XVI. Viva il Papa!

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The Meaning of Fasting and Abstinence

In Born Again, Catholicism, Christianity, Faith, Food, God, Holidays, Jesus, Liturgy, Prayer, Religion, Sacraments, Spirituality, Tradition on February 6, 2012 at 21:52

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…

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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 »

Why we should baptize with beer instead of water

In Abortion, Bible, Birth Control, Catholicism, Christianity, Church, Conservative, Ethics, Faith, Feminism, God, Humor, Jesus, Liturgy, Orthodoxy, Philosophy, Population, Pro-Choice, Pro-Life, Religion, Sacraments, Satire, Science, Secularism, Sin, Spoof, Theology, Tradition, Values on April 11, 2011 at 03:02

A Catholic DISSENT from the Pope’s prohibition of beer baptism: on exegetical, historical-critical, theological, pastoral, missiological, ecclesiological, epidemiological, semio-linguistic, scientific, phenomenological, anthropological, gender-egalitarian, epistemological, and faith-based grounds. Read the rest of this entry »

Fasting and abstinence during Lent (re-posted)

In Catholicism, Christianity, Church, Faith, Food, God, Holidays, Liturgy, Religion, Sacraments, Spirituality, Theology on February 16, 2010 at 08:15

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 »

Prayer for disaster victims; against calamities

In Asia, Catholicism, Christianity, Church, Faith, God, Liturgy, Manila, News, Philippines, Prayer, Religion on October 2, 2009 at 15:51

They all need our help in the long term; let us not fail themRead 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 »

Pope Benedict XVI: Remember Lenten fast

In Benedict XVI, Catholicism, Christianity, Church, Faith, Food, God, Holidays, Jesus, Liturgy, News, Prayer, Religion, Spirituality on February 11, 2009 at 02:55

This is an excellent reminder, for at Lent we commemorate how Christ suffered and died that we might rise to new life in Him… 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 »