Faith & Sacraments

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Catholic Traditions In The Modern World.

Bernard, the founding abbot of Clairvaux Abbey in Burgundy, was one of the most commanding Church leaders in the first half of the twelfth century as well as one of the greatest spiritual masters of all times and the most powerful propagator of the Cistercian reform. He was born in Fontaines-les-Dijon in 1090 and entered the Abbey of Citeaux in 1112, bringing thirty of his relatives with him, including five of his brothers– his youngest brother and his widowed father followed later. After receiving a monastic formation from St. Stephen Harding, he was sent in 1115 to begin a new [...]

Sun, Aug 20, 2017
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Isaiah 56:1, 6-7
Psalms 67:2-3, 5-6, 8
Romans 11:13-15, 29-32
Matthew 15:21-28

Isaiah 56:1, 6-7
1 Thus says the LORD: “Keep justice, and do righteousness, for soon my salvation will come, and my deliverance be revealed. 6 “And the foreigners who join themselves to the LORD, to minister to him, to love the name of the LORD, and to be his servants, every one who keeps the sabbath, and does not profane it, and holds fast my covenant — 7 these I will bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer; their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be [...]

Sun, Aug 20, 2017
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Please feel free to leave your Prayer petitions and know that members of this online Catholic community will pray for your intentions. Also, please remember to pray for the intentions of others, the forgotten holy souls in purgatory, and for the Holy Father's Intentions! LORD, hear our Prayers!

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Sun, Aug 20, 2017
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Saint John Eudes

Saint John Eudes was born at Ri, Normandy, France, on November 14, 1601, the son of a farmer. He went to the Jesuit college at Caen when he was 14, and despite his parents' wish that he marry, joined the Congregation of the Oratory of France in 1623. He studied at Paris and at Aubervilliers, was ordained in 1625, and worked as a volunteer, caring for the victims of the plagues that struck Normandy in 1625 and 1631, and spent the next decade giving Missions, building a reputation as an outstanding preacher and confessor and for his opposition to Jansenism. [...]

Sat, Aug 19, 2017
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Joshua 24:14-29
Psalms 16:1-2, 5, 7-8, 11
Matthew 19:13-15

Joshua 24:14-29
14 “Now therefore fear the LORD, and serve him in sincerity and in faithfulness; put away the gods which your fathers served beyond the River, and in Egypt, and serve the LORD. 15 And if you be unwilling to serve the LORD, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell; but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” 16 Then the people answered, “Far be it from [...]

Sat, Aug 19, 2017
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iBenedictines

Information from Benedictine nuns from Holy Trinity Monastery.
Barcelona. Cambrills. More blood shed, more lives lost, more evil to stun mind and heart with its unexpectedness and apparently random character. Do we see what happened in Catalonia as just another terrorist attack, another tragedy to be endlessly discussed (…)

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Fri, Aug 18, 2017
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New Advent

"Know the Faith. Live the Faith. Share the Faith."
A colleague of mine wrote a sermon on joy this summer. In preparation, he perused the theological landscape regarding the topic, and was surprised to find a dearth of relevant contemporary sources. Almost as a punctuation mark to his depressing discovery, his hunt led him to an ongoing study being conducted by Yale Divinity School (and funded by a large Templeton grant) meant to trace and explore the meaning of Christian joy in the modern context... [...]
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A statue of St. Junípero Serra in Mission Hills, CA was recently vandalized, with red paint put on the saint's face and the word “murder” written down the front in white. The photo began circulating around Facebook in the last few days, so CBS Los Angeles sent a reporter to the statue, who confirmed there was still some paint left on the statue... [...]
Source: New Advent
A judge on Monday refused to order a Catholic school to accept two girls who were denied re-enrollment after their parents sued the school to get one of the daughters on a boys basketball team. "The court does not have the authority to meddle in this decision," Superior Court Judge Donald A. Kessler said in his ruling on the case in which St... [...]
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Darkness is coming over America. For the first time in nearly 100 years a total solar eclipse will be visible from coast to coast across the United States. Monday August 21st will be “The Great American Eclipse.” It will be an American-centric event. Millions of people are travelling to see the totality of the eclipse, in what one astronomer is saying will be “the most photographed... [...]
Source: New Advent
The head of the U.S. bishops conference called for prayers after one person was killed and over a dozen injured during a white nationalist protest in Charlottesville, Virginia. [...]
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Catholic Counselor Lady

"A presentation of my experience and perception of the world as a fellow pilgrim on the journey of life." ~Natalie Lane Eden, MBA, MA, LPC.

AltCatholicah - Exploring Faith & Gender

"What does Catholic womanhood entail, and what are its implications for society?"

Baptism

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Blessing and Keepsake Ideas

Decorating the Baptismal Candle

The White Garment

Prayer Pennant

Marriage

Marriage - Unique For a Reason

Marriage - Unique for a reason an initiative of the USCCB

As mentioned in the Introduction, Karol Wojtyla (St. John Paul II) is interested in what (who) the human person is. What makes us human? Are there ways of acting that are “less” or “more” human? How do we know?

The first section of Love and Responsibility is entitled “The Person and the Sexual Urge,” and the first topic is the person as both the subject (do-er) and the object (done-to) of actions. If I hug you, then I am the subject of that action, and you are the object. That does not make you an object in the sense that I [...]

Thu, Aug 17, 2017
Source: Marriage – unique for a reason

First published in 1960, Love and Responsibility by Karol Wojtyla (St. John Paul II) has never ceased to be relevant as an analysis of the metaphysical and ethical dimensions of love. Wojtyla presented the themes of this work in his university lectures in Lublin. They are the fruit, he tells us, of conversations with and pastoral care of many couples over his years as a priest. “It is… the result above all of an incessant confrontation of doctrine with life (which is just what the work of a spiritual advisor consists of).”[i]

Explaining his philosophical approach to sexual morality, [...]

Mon, Aug 14, 2017
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For Your Marriage

For Your Marriage an initiative of the USCCB

“But the woman came and did him homage, saying, ‘Lord, help me.'” (Mt 15:25) Have the humility to come to God and to praise him when you are struggling with problems in your family and life.

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Sun, Aug 20, 2017
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“Focus on strengths more than mistakes.” (Active Parenting) Watch for one accomplishment or virtue that your child demonstrates today and comment on it. This works for spouses too.

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Sat, Aug 19, 2017
Source: For Your Marriage

As a parent, one of the things I am called to do is sacrifice for my children. It just comes with the job. That sacrifice can take on many forms. It may be financial, that is the material things we forgo in order to provide for our family. It may be giving up some time commitments to outside activities you personally enjoy in order to create more time to spend with your family and children. It may be as simple and basic as attending to the physical needs of your little ones, who are so totally dependent on their parents, [...]

Fri, Aug 18, 2017
Source: For Your Marriage

(Reader's Tip) Start and end each day by thanking God for letting your spouse be in your life. Just a quick smile when they walk in the room tells them you care that they are near you.

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Fri, Aug 18, 2017
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When a marriage is in a rut, it may be tempting to think that a different person will bring more happiness.click the “refresh” button with your spouse and try something new together.

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Thu, Aug 17, 2017
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