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By • Catholic Online • 8/22/2014

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In this homily, Fr. Ignatius teaches on the meaning of today's Gospel and how it is a misinterpretation to conclude that this opposes the Dogma of Mary's Perpetual Virginity.

Tuesday, July 22 - Homily - Mary's Perpetual Virginity

By • Catholic Online • 7/22/2014

Did Mary have other children? In this homily, Fr. Ignatius teaches on the meaning of today's Gospel and how it is a misinterpretation to conclude that this opposes the Dogma of Mary's Perpetual Virginity.


The 'second founder' of the Franciscans, St. Bonaventure led the ever growing order with great holiness and profound prudence.

Monday, July 14 - Homily: St. Bonaventure the Seraphic Doctor

By • Catholic Online • 7/13/2014

The "second founder" of the Franciscans, St. Bonaventure led the ever growing order with great holiness and profound prudence. He became bishop, cardinal, and was declared a saint and doctor of the Church. He stressed not only the importance of learning with the intellect, but of loving ...


One of the most important means for preserving purity in ourselves in others, that is, the Christian virtue of modesty.

Tuesday, July 1 - Homily: The Precious Blood and the Virtue of Modesty

By • Catholic Online • 7/1/2014

Father preaches on the importance to preserve our purity, a purity we receive from being washed in the Precious Blood of Our Lord. One of the most important means for preserving purity in ourselves in others, that is, the Christian virtue of modesty. Father reminds us of the importance of ...


Sugar cane fields are drenched in toxic agrochemicals.

Central American sugar cane workers perishing from rare kidney disease

By • Catholic Online • 6/23/2014

A new form of chronic kidney disease has been taking a deadly toll across Central America's "sugar belt," where sugar cane is harvested, from Mexico across to Costa Rica. Workers in the fields have fallen ill and died, as chronic kidney disease rates have begun to climb in poor farming ...


Professor Karen King with the controversial papyrus scrap. The scrap is authentic, but its words are very likely fiction.

Papyrus that suggests Jesus was married is genuine, but it still doesn't prove much

By • Catholic Online • 4/11/2014

An ancient papyrus scrap has been declared authentic by subsequent scholarly review. The scrap is controversial because it suggests that Jesus may have had a wife. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - In 2012, a scrap of papyrus became controversial after it was revealed to say "Jesus said to them, ...


Chinese authorities have seized assets worth at least $14.5 billion from family members and associates of retired domestic security tsar Zhou Yongkang.

Billions seized in China's biggest corruption scandal in six decades

By • Catholic Online • 3/31/2014

In what is being described as China's biggest corruption scandals in six decades, Chinese authorities have seized assets worth at least $14.5 billion from family members and associates of retired domestic security tsar Zhou Yongkang. Wide-ranging, more than 300 of Zhou's relatives, ...


May We Be Counted as Oxes and Asses before Jesus

By • Catholic Online • 12/26/2013

Therefore the Christmas crèche and the ox and the ass are intended to unsettle us:  "In this night, then, the faces of the ox and the ass look at us with a question: My people does not understand, but do you perceive the voice of your Lord?"  CORPUS CHRISTI, TX (Catholic Online) - ...


Mary Jo Matthews on Christmas Memories

By • Catholic Online • 12/25/2013

This is her first Christmas without her husband and her oldest son, and it will not be the last one she will spend alone.  Family, friends, other children and grandchildren have tried very hard to make the day special for her, and she loves them for their care and kindness.  As ...


Reflections on the Closing of the Season of Advent

By • Catholic Online • 12/25/2013

Advent is about the coming of Christ, a Christ for whom our hearts must make room.  This requires repentance.  The art of repentance is--and will always be--old fashioned because it is perennially the same.  CORPUS CHRISTI, TX (Catholic Online) - For the four weeks of Advent I have ...





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