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Reflection: A Prayer for Unity

By • Catholic Online • 11/18/2011

None of the Church’s gifts ever detracts or distracts from the central image: Jesus Christ. All glory belongs to Him, and everything the Church does is to honor Him as the Son of God, Savior of the world. (Catholic Online)- One of my prayers for the year 2009 will be for Christian unity. It is a ...

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Advent: Rejoicing and Waiting

By • Zenit News Agency • 11/18/2011

A Biblical Reflection for the Third Sunday of Advent. TORONTO (Zenit) - Advent is the season of the prophets and the Scripture readings of these weeks before Christmas help us to focus our vision and deepen our longing for the Messiah. In this year's Gospel for the Third Sunday of Advent, the ...

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A sermon of St Augustine: 'For your sake God has become man'

By • Catholic Online • 11/17/2011

Let us celebrate the festive day on which he who is the great and eternal day came from the great and endless day of eternity into our own short day of time. CHESAPEAKE, Va. (Catholic Online) - On this Feast of the Nativity of the Lord, catholic Online offers a portion of this homily from St. ...

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Bishop Finn: Mary Guides Us in our Advent Journey

By • The Catholic Key • 11/16/2011

These Advent Marian commemorations help us prepare for Christ His rightful place as Sovereign Lord, Redeemer, and King. KANSAS CITY-ST.JOSEPH, KS (The Catholic Key) - This past week I had the joy of celebrating our Diocesan Feast Day in the Cathedral. December 8th marks the Solemnity of the ...

Dorothy Day, a heroic witness and prophetic voice of the 20th century, grasped this mystery so well. She still calls from the grave with this challenging message leaving her testimony in a movement called the 'Catholic Worker Movement'.

Reflection: Love in 'Deed and Truth' - ‘Open the Hands of God’

By • Catholic Online • 11/15/2011

Have you ever considered the significance of the fact that the same Jesus who promised to be with us always also told us that the poor would be with us always? CHESAPEAKE, Va. (Catholic Online) - “The poor you will always have with you; but you will not always have me” (Jesus, Matthew 26:11)“And ...

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Advent: Pope St. Leo the Great, 'The Mystery of Our Reconciliation with God'

By • Catholic Online • 11/13/2011

The Conqueror’s victory would have profited us nothing if the battle had been fought outside our human condition. CHESAPEAKE, Va. (Catholic Online) - One of the great gifts that we have,especially as Catholic Christians, is the rich Tradition of the Church. We stand on the shoulders of giants - men ...

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Advent Reflection from St Irenaeus: 'Eve and Mary'

By • Catholic Online • 11/12/2011

As Eve was seduced by the word of an angel and so fled from God after disobeying his word, Mary in her turn was given the good news by the word of an angel, and bore God in obedience to his word CHESAPEAKE, Va. (Catholic Online) - The great Bishop Irenaeus was educated in Smyrna where he learned ...

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Pope: Advent Leads to Life and Love

Zenit News Agency • 11/10/2011

Mary "is the 'way' that God himself prepared for his coming into the world." VATICAN CITY (Zenit) - Advent represents for the Christian an exodus from the world of sin and death to that of life and love, says Benedict XVI. Before praying the Angelus today with those gathered in St. Peter's ...

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Immaculate Conception: From the Catholic Catechism

Catholic Online • 11/9/2011

Through the centuries the Church has become ever more aware that Mary, "full of grace" through God, was redeemed from the moment of her conception. Chesapeake, Va. (Catholic Online) - On this Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Catholic Online presents these texts of explanation and instruction on ...

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Pope: On the Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Asia News • 11/8/2011

This Woman, in the eyes of God, has always had a face and a name: 'full of grace' (Lk. 1:28), as the angel called her when visiting her in Nazareth. VATICAN CITY (AsiaNews) - "In Mary Immaculate, we contemplate the reflection of the Beauty that saves the world: the beauty of God that shines on the ...

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