Reading taken from “The Seraphic Order: A Traditional Franciscan Book of Saints”. The book covers the early life of St. Pius X, his early and notable faith, which carried him through his life all the way to his election as Pope. Pius X, emphasised the importance of the Catholic Press, the main communications media of his day, and how it struggled against the secular publications. For more information please follow the link below.
Catholic clergy led by former papal nuncio Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, Gerhard Ludwig Mueller, Joseph Zen, and Janis Pujats have joined an appeal “for the Church and the world” that warns that the COVID-19 pandemic is being used as a “pretext” by world leaders to “control” people, strip them of their fundamental rights, while providing a “disturbing prelude to the realization of a world government beyond all control.
Patrick Coffin talks to former ‘high-level’ Freemason David L. Gray, who outlines the reasons why Catholics cannot belong to the Masonic order. Freemasonry ‘sells’ the notion of how someone can become a ‘better’ person through self-determination, and puts itself above all other religions, which it regards as mere individual’s opinions. Individuals are entitled to belong to those religions, which are regarded as mere opinions of the individuals, but the Grand Master of them all, is Freemasonry itself, a form of ‘wheelhouse’ above all other religions. Thus it excludes both Jesus Christ and grace.
Experience Holy Week in Spain, the annual Catholic tribute of the Passion of Christ. The brotherhoods carry massive thrones through the streets to prove their devotion. This short film is an up-close look at this emotionally-charged event.
Source: Renewal Ministries via YouTube Ralph Martin discusses how to be prepared for whatever may come. Are we in the end times or not? Ralph says we need to take seriously the fact that the Lord will come, but not to take too seriously ‘when’! We mustn’t get cynical either…
Sedevacantism is the idea that there is currently no valid pope because of a great apostasy by either the pope or the whole Church. Jimmy Akin explains why the reasons given by sedevacantists for their position are faulty and contrary to the promises of Christ.
Jesus says that “Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent him” (Jn 5:23-24). Yet the Catechism of the Catholic Church says that Muslims, who deny the Incarnation, still “adore the one, merciful God” (CCC 841). How can this be so? Tim Staples explains why there’s not a contradiction here.
When I first became a Christian, and then a Catholic, prayer was one of those things that came with a lot of questions. How do I do it? Why should I do it? What does it do? What should I expect? And I think a lot of those questions can easily persist for people well into their spiritual journeys.
Source: The Joy of Faith via YouTube Dr. Franco Serafini has been seen in various media sources – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mi-mj… The link to his book in Italian – https://www.ibs.it/cardiologo-visita-… Consider becoming a patron – https://www.thejoyofthefaith.com/beco… Header image: Eucharistic Miracle Guadalajara, Mexico via visionofchrist.com; Dr. Franco Serafini via es.aleteia.org
In order to understand why I think Catholics should, generally, avoid criticizing the Pope and why I, especially, refuse to do so publicly, is by first understanding the Church through the analogy of a family.
Friends, if your soul is rightly ordered, it can handle anything. However, if you gain the world but sacrifice your soul for fame or fortune, you’ve lost everything. Getting this right is the fulcrum upon which the spiritual life turns.
Every now and then something will occur that will incite a debate about modesty in clothing in our culture and this is important because most of us can agree that modesty is a good thing and the reason we know it’s a good thing is because we hate it when people act immodestly around us based on whatever standard we uphold.