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In Advent, we remember that we are living in the interval between the already - that Christ has come - and the not-yet - that He will come again

Fr Randy Sly: Advent is a Time for Preparation

By • Catholic Online • 12/1/2014

Some see Advent as a Little Lent. However, the focus is very different. It is a season of hope filled expectation and preparation for a coming of the Lord. We are called to "clean house" and make room for the Lord in our lives. However, like most gifts, we do not really appreciate its ...


Each year, as the Church recalls this mystery, she urges us to renew the memory of the great love God has shown us.

St Charles Borromeo on the Season of Advent

By • Catholic Online • 12/1/2014

In his infinite love for us, though we were sinners, he sent his only Son to free us from the tyranny of Satan, to summon us to heaven, to welcome us into its innermost recesses, to show us truth itself, to train us in right conduct, to plant within us the seeds of virtue, to enrich us with ...


Fr Randy Sly on the First Sunday of Advent and Preparing for His Comings

By • Catholic Online • 12/1/2014

Advent is a wonderful opportunity to review those lasting things in our lives. Advent is a time for cleaning house, for digging into the the storehouse of living faith in order to prepare ourselves, so that we - and the world - will be ready for His coming(s).   WASHINGTON,D.C. ...


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Called to Prepare the Way for His Coming: We Need a Little Advent, Right this Very Minute

By • Catholic Online • 12/1/2014

The ritual of Catholic Christian life provides a form into which the freshness of the Spirit can be poured again and again.For me, celebrating Advent is a call to living faith, genuine repentance, ongoing conversion and the pursuit of holiness of life - the things that really matter. ...


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, ...





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