Since this is the month of the great solemnity of the Annunciation, I want to focus on Mary’s Virginity and her Fiat (“Be it done unto me”) for the next few “Mondays with Mary.” Over the next few weeks, I will draw from the Patristic Fathers, since they gave us so much on the Blessed Virgin during the early centuries of the Church. 807 more words
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Influenced by apocalyptic scenes from the Old Testament of a supposed vengeful God unleashing His wrath on human societies, we have come to believe that God always punishes people in this spectacular way. 611 more words
Libertarians often present themselves as offering an alternative, or a “third way”, when it comes to the marriage debate. That alternative is this: That the government pulls out of licensing marriages altogether. 357 more words
What is the point of Lent?
I’ve heard Fr. Barron give a great response to that question: “Lent is the time when we remove all that is not God from the center of our lives so that He alone may sit there.” It is a time of purging and detaching, so that only the King may sit on the throne of our hearts. 257 more words
Catechism of the Catholic Church Section 2 - 27 Deacons and the Ordination of Women (1569-1578) by Fr Guy de Gaynesford
1569-1578. The Ordination of Deacons – ‘in order to serve’. The Sacrament of Orders is conferred only on baptised men. The Lord Jesus chose men to form the college of the 12 apostles, and the apostles did the same when they chose collaborators to succeed them in their ministry. 66 more words