And so, in the name of the divine Mercy, I have the confidence to embark upon the work of a wise man, even though this may surpass my powers, and I have set myself the task of making known, as far as my limited powers will allow, the truth that the Catholic faith professes, and of setting aside the errors that are opposed to it. To use the words of Hillary: ‘I am aware that I owe this to God as the chief duty of my life, that my every word and sense may speak of Him’ [De Trinitate I, 37].
Summa Contra Gentiles 1,2
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A shout out to all the fathers out there, both biological and spiritual.
By Charles Johnston:
I originally intended to write a short post to wish all the fathers out there a happy Father’s Day, but it ended up becoming something completely different. This doesn’t doesn’t surprise me, my thoughts tend to wander from one subject to another, evidence of this being over 40 half written drafts of posts on this very site. Continue reading “Happy Father’s Day”
This month’s Catholic podcast focuses on the life of Saint John “Don” Bosco.
Born into a life of poverty in 19th century Italy, this loving priest used his life experience to minister to youths and especially young men.
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Full Question: I’ve always been told that the state of Israel being re-established in 1948 fulfilled scripture and that the end of the world was guaranteed within a generation. Now it’s 70 years later and we’re still here. Is this the right way to read this? Continue reading “Question; Israel & The Fig Tree”
Padre Pio was born to be a saint, from his early life, all the way through to his death, he lived a life of sanctity and service to God.
But then again, we are all born to be saints. Personal sanctification, through the power of the Holy Spirit, is what every baptized Christian is called to.
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By Charles Johnston:
The Eucharistic Prayer
The Eucharistic prayer itself has several variations; Eucharistic Prayer I (The Roman Canon), Eucharistic Prayer II, Eucharistic Prayer III, and Eucharistic Prayer IV, all having their own preface. But even with this wide variety of options presented to the presiding priest, there are commonalities between all four options. For this reason, we will focus less on the words of the Eucharistic prayers themselves, and more on the common elements of the prayers. Continue reading “The Mass: The Liturgy of The Eucharist II”