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    The freeing reality of death, destitution, and despair
    Jesus said the Truth shall set us free.Yet the Truth is sometimes bittersweet, with a special emphasis on bitter.Job (chapter 3)spoke from the heart when he cursed the day he was born. He spoke from a bitter despair, from a bitter destitution that...
  • Pope Francis
    Lament when we pray, but don't over-dramatize, Pope preaches
    Pope Francis said in his homily for daily Masstoday at the St. Martha Residence Chapel that our laments to God may truly become our prayers, but that we cannot over-dramatize our complaints to God. The Holy Father reflected on today's first...
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    Where is God when the world rips your beating heart out?
    Where is God when your child won't listen to sensible advice, but would rather exercise self destructive habits?Some would say He is on His Cross right next to yours.Where is God when your boss, and your employer, use you like a tool, only to...
  • CTR First Aid/AED Workshop
    Latest Updates for the End Of September 2014 at Christ the Redeemer
    A second VIRTUS workshop was held in Atonement Hall for English speakers on Tuesday, September 9th.Christ the Redeemer Staff attended an all day training workshop on Wednesday, September 10th. The workshop led to certification in First Aid/CPR/AED...
  • Guardian Angel praying with child
    Ten saints talk about angels
    The Feast Day of the Guardian Angels is celebrated by the Catholic Church on October 2. Pope Paul V began the tradition in 1608.Scripture has many references to Angels. The word angel comes from the Greek word angelos which means messenger.In...
  • The elderly are critical to the health of society, Pope says
    The elderly are critical to the health of society, Pope says
    Pope Francis celebrated Mass on Sunday in St. Peter's Basilica and had a special meeting and encounter with senior citizens in St. Peter's Square. During his homily, the Pope spoke of the indispensable contributions that the elderly make...
  • truth
    Going to heaven with the tax collectors and prostitutes
    Flannery O'Conner envisioned a slave owner tripping over a fence, falling in pig slop, receiving a vision of the joyful and triumphant march into heaven, where sinners who were forgiven danced for joy, and the'holy and pious,' bringing...
  • truth
    Why youth is wasted on the young, and Wisdom is wasted on the elderly
    'For a thousand years in your sight are as yesterday...' Psalm 90:4Youth is squandered on the ahistorical, non-philosophical, non-theological, non-respectful mind. Age, or AARP status, is squandered on hypocrisy, duplicity, and pride. This...
  • Fr Robert Cassizzi
    You are a priest forever
    On Saturday September 14, 2014 the Parish of Sts. Francis and Clare celebrated Deacon Brother Robert Cassizzi's ordination to the priesthood. The ordination was the first for the Fort Laderdale parish, a member of the Communion of Ecumenical...
  • St. Terese of Lisiuex
    The spirituality and prayers of St. Thérèse of Lisieux
    The feast day of St. Thérèse of Lisieux will be celebrated by the Catholic Church on Oct. 1. Because of her love and prayers for the missions St. Terese is the patron saint of missions. She is also the patron saint of gardeners and florists. ...
  • truth
    How we are all rejected by 'the elders, chief priests, and scribes'
    There once was a little boy, raised as a good Catholic, serving as an altar boy, looking at life as if it was just, fair, and civil...Then life bit him on the ass...multiple times.A funny thing happens to innocence on the road to heaven. Parents...
  • Pope Francis
    Pope Francis fires bishop for covering up sex abuse
    Pope Francis fired Bishop Rogelio Ricardo Livieres Plano of the diocese of Ciudad del Este in Paraguay reports the Washington Post today. Livieres Plano is being accused of helping to cover up sex abuse in the Catholic Church, as well as...
  • We must bear the Cross to have an understanding of Christ, Pope preaches
    We must bear the Cross to have an understanding of Christ, Pope preaches
    Pope Francis said today in his homily for daily Mass in the chapel of the St. Martha Residence in the Vatican this morning that no one who claims to be a Christian can truly have an understanding of Jesus Christ or a relationship with him unless...
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    'All is vanity!' Pop culture and the death of the American soul
    "Vanity of vanities. All is vanity! For all his toil, his toil under the sun, what does man gain by it?"Ecclesiastes 1:2-11Barack Hussein Obama reigns supreme across a secularist-socialist-progressive trending nation. His rule has been...
  • Pope Francis
    Beware of vanity in the Christian life, Pope Francis says
    In his homily for daily Mass in the chapel of the St. Martha Residence today, Pope Francis said that vanity must be guarded against by every serious Christian believer, taking his theme from today's first Mass reading, Ecclesiastes 1:2-11. The...