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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 »

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The Resurrection and the modern world

In Atheism, Catholicism, Christianity, Culture, Ethics, Faith, God, Holidays, Jesus, Philosophy, Religion, Salvation, Science, Society, Spirituality, Theology, Values on April 24, 2011 at 23:06

With groans too deep for words, all creation declares that the world is being made newRead 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 »

What is the communion of saints?

In Bible, Born Again, Catholicism, Christianity, Church, Faith, God, Holidays, Jesus, Orthodoxy, Prayer, Protestantism, Quotes, Religion, Sacraments, Saints, Salvation, Spirituality on November 3, 2009 at 07:54

The holiness of any one of us benefits all, and the sin of any one harms all, for we are joined to one another, as we are all joined to Christ…

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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 »

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 Christians should study history

In Catholicism, Christendom, Christianity, Faith, God, History, Jesus, Religion, Salvation, Theology, Thoughts on June 9, 2008 at 23:37

In an essay reprinted on God on the Dock, Neochristian apologist C.S. Lewis noted that many people are skeptical of the Gospels for their historical element 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 »

To L.C., on Luther and Protestantism

In Bible, Catholicism, Christendom, Christianity, Church, Debate, Faith, God, Grace, Protestantism, Religion, Salvation, Theology on March 2, 2008 at 00:08

By way of commentary, therefore, I’ll be writing a series of posts on the theological and historical background of the Protestant Movement… Read the rest of this entry »

On the papal encyclical “Saved by hope” (revised)

In Benedict XVI, Bible, Catholicism, Christendom, Christianity, Church, Critique, Faith, God, Grace, Love, Opinion, Religion, Salvation, Spirituality, Theology on November 30, 2007 at 21:17

The Holy See has just published Spe salvi, the new encyclical of Pope Benedict XVI. Dealing with the Christian doctrine of hope, it can be found on the Vatican website, or through the link on Papal Encyclicals.net. The following, of course, presupposes that one has read or will thereafter read the new document. Read the rest of this entry »