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  • 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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    Universal proof of the contemptible man--and hope in the Second Adam
    St. Paul speaks of the contemptible man, modeled in the fallen humanity of the first Adam (1 Corinthians 15:35-37, 42-49). He also speaks of the hope of resurrection--through faith, hope, and charity, gracedby our Merciful God--in the image of the...
  • Pope Francis
    Imitate Christ in bringing hope to others, Pope says.
    In his homily for Daily Mass yesterday in the St. Martha Residence chapel, Pope Francis said that the People of God can give hope to the world by imitationg Christ in his closeness to and compassion for his people by having that same closeness to...
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    Gladys Knight releases solo gospel album, "Where My Heart Belongs"
    The world knows her as the lead singer of the Pips, a powerhouse solo act and the "Empress of Soul." A lesser known fact about the legendary Gladys Knight, 70 is that she is the favorite singer of BeBe Winans. An even more obscure detail...
  • Pope Francis
    God chooses us even though we are sinners, Pope reminds
    Pope Francis reminded the congregation at today's daily Mass in the chapel of the St. Martha Residence in the Vatican that the love by Christ for the Church he established is timeless and unchanging, saying that this is reflected in the way...
  • Pope Francis
    Christians who are decadent have forgotten encounter with Christ, Pope says
    Pope Francis said in his homily for Daily Mass today at the chapel of the St. Martha Residence that entirely too many Christians have become decadent and are, in fact, failing to have an encounter with Christ.“If a Christian is not able to...
  • Pope Francis
    Faith is rooted in God, not approval of men, Pope declares
    Pope Francis said on Monday in his homily at daily Mass in the chapel of the St. Martha Residence that our faith in God should be rooted in the message of the Gospel and not in the wisdom of men or of this world, and he said that the Scriptures,...
  • Pope Francis
    Christians must avoid conforming to this world, says Pope
    In his Sunday Angelus address to pilgrims in St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis said on August 31st that Christians desperately need to avoid the temptation to conform to the ways of this world, and to avoid worldliness of every kind. The Pope...
  • 'How is your faith,' Pope asks pilgrims
    'How is your faith,' Pope asks pilgrims
    During his address for Sunday’s Angelus message in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis bluntly challenged pilgrims and Romans alike as to the state of their relationship with Jesus Christ and the position of the Faith within their life....
  • Make your witness joyful, Pope tells Korean religious
    Make your witness joyful, Pope tells Korean religious
    In a meeting yesterday with members of religious institutes of consecrated life from all over South Korea, Pope Francis reminded the consecrated religious that they are living witnesses to the Gospel in their ministries of service, as well as in...
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    Pious rapper Lecrae is truly a hip hop 'Anamoly'
    One of the most disputed reasons that hip hop is seen as a degrading music genre is because of the subject matter in modern hip hop. Women are objectified, material items glorified and the rapper is being portrayed as almost God-like. The themes...
  • Universal Life Church Daily Bible Readings
    ULC - Universal Life Church - Daily Thought and Prayer For 7.29.14
    Daily Thought Monday Through Friday's Courtesyof the Universal Life Church World HeadquartersA good marriage is that in which each appoints the other guardian of his solitude. —Rainer Maria RilkeSolitude is vital to our well being, but...
  • Pope Francis
    Grab on to the treasure that is Christ, Pope teaches
    Pope Francis said in his reflection for Sunday Angelus yesterday that Jesus is the “Pearl of Great Price” spoken of in the Gospel Sunday, and that we need to reach for that great treasure of Christ. “He who knows Jesus, who...
  • Cecil Thornton is back with new music
    Gospel jazz artist Cecil Thornton & Transparent are back with new single
    Singer, songwriter, and producer Cecil Thornton alongside group Transparent return with their long-awaited new single "No Ordinary Love," available now for free download by clicking here.A heartfelt number that pays homage to the...
  • Believe
    Jesus' Divine (and Loving) Insanity; Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory
    In today's Gospel reading, Jesus plainly speaks about the burning fire, Judgment Day, and the good and the evil we (freely) choose.If He were to appear today, as a simple Nazarene, or as a simple American suburbanite,speaking these very same...