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If you've ever looked at a Crucifix, chances are you most likely noticed the four letters “INRI” inscribed atop the cross. What does it mean, and why exactly is it there?

The four letters are a titulus, Latin for label, inscribed above Jesus Christ on the Crucifix. They are the Latin initials for the phrase Pontius Pilate had written when he ordered Him to be crucified, as described in John 19:19-23. These words were “Iesus Nazarenus, Rex Iudaeorum” translating to English as “Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews.” Latin uses “I” instead of the English “J”, and “V” instead [...]

Thu, Jul 19, 2018
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The investigation into the cause for canonization for the G. K. Chesterton, the “prince of paradox”, is expected to be completed at the end of the summer with many hopeful it could be opened.

In September of 2013, the Diocese of Northampton in Westminster, England appointed Canon John Udris to investigate the possibility of opening the Cause of G. K. Chesterton.

Less than a year later in March of 2014, Udris during his investigation hailed the writer “as potentially a huge model for the Church who breaks the mould of conventional holiness.” He said that Chesterton, a married layman who “liked his [...]

Thu, Jul 19, 2018
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These martyrs were two Christian women at Seville in Spain who maintained themselves by selling earthenware. Not to concur in idolatrous superstitions, they refused to sell vessels for the use of heathen ceremonies and when the worshipers broke up their stock-in-trade, Justa and Rufina retorted by overthrowing the image of a false goddess. Whereupon the people impeached them for their faith before the governor.

The prefect, after they had boldly confessed Christ, commanded them to be stretched on the rack and their sides to be torn with hooks. An idol was placed near the rack with incense, that if they would [...]

Thu, Jul 19, 2018
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Isaiah 26:7-9, 12, 16-19
Psalms 102:13-21
Matthew 11:28-30

Isaiah 26:7-9, 12, 16-19
7 The way of the righteous is level; thou dost make smooth the path of the righteous. 8 In the path of thy judgments, O LORD, we wait for thee; thy memorial name is the desire of our soul. 9 My soul yearns for thee in the night, my spirit within me earnestly seeks thee. For when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world learn righteousness. 12 O LORD, thou wilt ordain peace for us, thou hast wrought for us all our works. 16 O LORD, in distress [...]

Thu, Jul 19, 2018
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Please comment below to leave your prayer request. As your request will be prayed for, please also pray for the petitions of others! Remember in your prayers, those in purgatory, all those suffering around the world, and for the intentions of the Pope! Lord, hear our prayer!

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iBenedictines

Information from Benedictine nuns from Holy Trinity Monastery.
A couple of reports caught my eye as I skimmed the news headlines this morning. One suggested that societies become wealthier as they lose their religion, the other that a majority of people in this country think that religion is the main cause of wars.* Are we back to the Durkheim versus Weber debate, I ... A Bad Day for Religion? [...]
Thu, Jul 19, 2018
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Most people who read this blog know that I have a rare and aggressive cancer that is deemed incurable: metastatic leiomyosarcoma. I've never hidden the fact. Equally, I've tried to avoid the ‘My Cancer and Me' narrative that seems to be increasingly popular but which I often find profoundly irritating. The truth is, cancer is ... Faith and Cancer [...]
Tue, Jul 17, 2018
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Today's chapter from the Rule of St Benedict (RB 37, Of Old Men and Children, to give McCann's title) is just a few lines long and comes immediately after the chapter on the care of the sick. I like the fact that it is so down to earth. Benedict starts by saying that our natural ... Of Young and Old and the Voice of Experience [...]
Mon, Jul 16, 2018
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One thing Mr Trump's visit to the UK has undoubtedly done — reminded us of the importance of good manners. The media have had a lovely time recording every awkwardness, every outburst, every snub on Mr Trump's part as well as the protests, the ‘Trump baby' balloon tethered above Parliament Square, and the angry comments ... Manners Makyth Man [...]
Sat, Jul 14, 2018
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Henry II, the last of the Ottonian Holy Roman emperors, is the only German king to have been canonised. His personal holiness was never in doubt, for all that he was caught up in endless military campaigns. He was actively involved in promoting Church reform and the foundation of monasteries, but some would argue that ... St Henry of Bavaria and Donald Trump [...]
Fri, Jul 13, 2018
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New Advent

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Considering how much of the moral life involves overcoming temptation, it's surprising how little attention the subject receives. (Let's be honest: when was the last time you found yourself in a discussion with friends about the best ways to overcome temptation?) As a possible prelude to sin, temptation—even victory over temptation—may strike us as a depressing topic... [...]
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Authorities are investigating Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jalandhar after a Kerala nun accused him of raping her in 2014 and sexually abusing her on multiple occasions over two years—but the bishop strenuously denies the claims and charges that the nun is accusing him to avoid disciplinary action. Bishop Mulakkal, 54, heads a Roman Catholic diocese in the northern India state of Punjab... [...]
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If you're like me, you've had just about enough of the weird fog and fug that has become social media—those personal-information-devouring echo chambers of sound and fury signifying nothing. An hour spent on Twitter is an hour wasted to disorientation and mob reasoning as participants, lodged in their respective echo chambers... [...]
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“Comedians” are making jokes about getting your abortions now, before Donald Trump's latest Supreme Court appointment takes the right away. A new series of emojis indicate that a woman won't have sex with a man who supports said nominee. Headlines declare, “There's a Special Place in Hell for Women Who Gut Abortion Rights... [...]
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Unless the Second Coming happens during your lifetime, you're going to die. Nobody knows when, but it's going to happen. So live accordingly! Death is when your soul separates from your body. Your body will start to decompose, but your soul will live on forever (eventually being reunited with your body at the final resurrection)... [...]
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Check out this article from Archbishop Aquila in Denver about religious freedom.

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