Hebrews 4:12 says: “For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” God’s Word is the most powerful thing in the universe, and the amazing part is that it’s meant specifically for us. The Bible is a treasure, given to us … Continue reading The Power and Promise of God’s Word
There are many that are not sure why Catholics revere Mary, the mother of Jesus with such high regard. Even many Catholics have voice concern about Marian devotion. This devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mother, Mary, may seem worriesome to the uninformed. But that is actually the only difference between a non-Catholic and a Catholic, misinformation. Some of the greatest teachings and devotions of the early Christians have largely … Continue reading Why Catholic Honor Mother Mary And Pray The Rosary?
Baptism is one of the Seven Sacraments instituted by God which cleanses us from Original sin, makes us Christians, children of the Most High God, and heirs of the kingdom of heaven. Baptism Verses “Amen, amen, I say to thee, unless a man be born again of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. (John 3:5)” According to Apostolic teaching, Baptism was … Continue reading What is Baptism?
The Holy Spirit is He that proceeds from the Father and the Son. Doctrinally speaking, the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Blessed Trinity, but be among the understanding concerning the Blessed Trinity. As St. Augustine once said, “I believe as to understand”, therefore we must in all things pray for the gift of faith but especially in understanding the Triune God-Head referred to as … Continue reading Who Is The Holy Spirit
A pastor drove to church one day. Upon her arrival,a marshall asked her to park her car in anotherPastor’s allocated parking space.She was about to reverse into this parking spacewhen she suddenly thought to herself,let me ask the Holy Spirit about parking in this space. She asked and the Holy Spirit told her not to parkinto that space but to park elsewhere. She told the marshall … Continue reading How To Be Led By the Holy Spirit
Prayer: as believers, we all know that we should do it. We are reminded time and time again – by our Priests, our spiritual mentors, and even our friends in the faith – of just how crucially important prayer is to our relationship with God. We know that as we follow Christ, we are meant to be persistent in prayer. And so, the need for prayer is … Continue reading How should we Pray
“Ask, and it will be given to you;seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.”– Matthew 7:7 It is a tragic reality that in this day and age, far too many followers of Christ live in fear of asking. For whatever reason, we are afraid to ask God for anything. At times, we might think that we are bothering God … Continue reading Ask and It Will Be Given
By Patricia McNally Addressing the clergy and consecrated people in Assisi on October 7th 2013, Pope Francis said ‘How necessary the Pastoral Councils are! A Bishop cannot lead a diocese without the Pastoral Councils. A parish priest cannot lead a parish without the Pastoral Councils.This is fundamental!’ Continue reading Continue reading Pastoral Councils and their Vital Role in the Church Today
So many people, especially those of the younger generation cannot understand mass. To them a Sunday is a time to recover from a late night out or there are countless better things to do. Mass for us all is an important part of life and is very much a sacrifice that really should be, must be made.Mass is, after all, only a few hours of … Continue reading 5 Reasons to go to Mass