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Best apps for Catholics: iPieta and BrevMeum

In my last post, I urged everyone to stop being so distracted and to focus on the most important task: getting to heaven. What is heaven, you ask? 313 more words

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December 8: Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Today, December 8, is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, a Holy Day of Obligation.

We pray:

Sancta Maria, Regina caelorum, Mater Domini nostri Iesu Christi, et mundi Domina, quae nullum derelinquis, et nullum despicis: respice me, Domina, clementer oculo pietatis, et impetra mihi apud tuum dilectum Filium cunctorum veniam peccatorum: ut qui nunc tuam sanctam et immaculatam conceptionem devoto affectu recolo, aeternae in futurum beatitudinis, bravium capiam, ipso, quem virgo peperisti, donante Domino nostro Iesu Christo: qui cum Patre et Sancto Spiritu vivit et regnat, in Trinitate1 perfecta, Deus, in saecula saeculorum.

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Why doesn't anyone talk about the Last Judgement anymore?

The Last Judgement. Say what? If you have visited the great cathedrals and churches of Europe, you will have seen paintings of the Last Judgement, such as the ones shown here – in the Cathedral of Saint Cecilia in Albi and in the chapel of the Hotel Dieu in Beaune, France, the latter, a masterpiece of Flemish painter, Rogier van der Weyden. 635 more words

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November 5 Sunday podcast from Father Zuhlsdorf

There is a tempter out there who desires us to fall and give offense to the Lord. The Enemy places obstacles before our feet. That one – the Enemy – we do not want to meet with, even by chance.

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November: Autumn, All Souls, the Four Last Things

November, autumn. Plants and animals prepare for their winter slumber but before the first snows, the trees proclaim a final hurrah with a show of fiery reds to thrill our hearts and warm our souls. 608 more words

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