I grew up in the Westboro Baptist Church. Here's why I left | Megan Phelps-Roper
I believe this is a very important talk given by a deeply intelligent young woman, who was able to break free of a toxic past.
The Lebanese saint who unites Christians and Muslims
One of the miracles documented by Matar at the end of December, when he spoke to CNA, was that of a 45-year-old Italian woman. Suffering from a neurological disease, she was hospitalized after it was discovered she had tried to commit suicide by consuming acid.
In the hospital, the doctors discovered that the damage to her esophagus and intestines was so extensive, “the last way possible to cure her was believing in God and praying,” M
Mark Mallett is a Catholic writer who I believe has something important to say. He speaks from a Catholic perspective and makes use of 'private revelation', which is scriptural in content, to explain God's mercy, as well as what is going on in the world.
I love this piece (essay) that speaks of the Infinite Mercy of God. I don't always agree with everything he says, but I always go away with something to ponder and pray over.
I hope that those who read this will also find not only consolati
Below is the text (lightly edited) of a recent homily given by a Catholic priest in the United States who wishes to remain anonymous.
Homily for the fourth Sunday after Pentecost By Father X
The sufferings of this present life are not worthy to be compared with the glory to come that will be revealed in us. Suffering is inevitably and eventually the lot of everyone on this earth. But suffering of itself alone neither transforms nor purifies. It may even be the cause of r
THE OPIATE OF UNBELIEF
The widespread and growing and always increasingly adamant denial of God and the repudiation of the spiritual dimension can be difficult to comprehend. This denial is always expressed with total conviction, no agnosticism, or questioning generally admitted.
It has long seemed to me that the inability to sense the sacred is a disability. The sense of the sacred is inherent in a human being. If this sense is lacking, it is no different from being without the ability
The Hour of Great Mercy
THE BOWELS OF MERCY
The Breath of Life that Jesus breathes upon the Apostles after His resurrection is the power to forgive sins. Suddenly, the dream and directive given to St. Joseph comes into view:
This is why Jesus came: to bestow mercy upon fallen mankind. Zechariah, the father of John the Baptist, prophesied that a new “day shall dawn upon us from on high” when God will give “salvation to his people in the forgiveness of their sins.” It will come, he says:
Our Lady came to me and said. “Peace, peace, peace and only peace, Peace must reign between man and God, and between all people!”
This was the first message that Our Lady gave and she was crying. After a few days Our Lady said she came here as ‘Queen of Peace’. I was shocked. We were children and I just thought it seemed too great. When I first came to the house, I started to cry and I said that Our Lady cried and said: ” Peace! Make peace between you! Reconcile!” And many families, as well as
Church and Culture – February 16, 2019 – Hour 2 – Brother Mark Dohle discusses the individual spiritual challenge posed by the Church crisis.
I perceive there to be so much conformity between God and the soul that when He sees it in the purity in which His Divine Majesty created it, He gives it a burning love, which draws it to Himself, which is strong enough to destroy it, immortal though it be, and which causes it to be so transformed in God that it sees itself as though it were none other than God. Unceasingly God draws the soul to Himself and breathes fire into it, never letting it go until He has led it to the state from which it
Jewish Harvard Professor Encounters Mary
A Jewish Harvard business professor who was flirting with atheism and pleading for guidance received an unexpected answer to a prayer: the Blessed Mother, arrayed with supernal ineffable splendor.
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Eucharistic miracles: Faith is not humbled by science
The Vatican’s Dicastery for Communication presents a documentary on Eucharistic miracles, interviewing scientists and witnesses, and raising awareness of this global phenomenon.
By Francesca Merlo
The documentary “Segni” (Italian for “signs”), is inspired by the venerable Carlo Acutis, a young boy who died at the young age of 15 from a sudden onset of leukemia. He dedicated his life to spreading aw