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  • Family and marriage are in danger, Pontiff tells colloquium
    Family and marriage are in danger, Pontiff tells colloquium
    Pope Francis on Monday addressed a Vatican-sponsored colloquium held to address issues of marriage and family life, and he said that traditional marriage and family life are in a state of crisis today as perhaps never before. The symposium was...
  • Birds of a feather
    Sowers, seeds, birds and the secrets of the mysteries
    The readings for this Sunday continue from the readings for the prior week. Among the rules of Hebrew rhetoric teaches there is nothing unnecessary in the Sacred Writings. Last week’s readings, begin with birds and this week’s readings...
  • Hello, Year of Sacraments
    Hello, Year of Sacraments
    Goodbye, Year of the Family. Hello, Year of the Sacraments.The Archdiocese of Chicago kicked off their latest yearly initiative, the Year of the Sacraments, about a week ago. The initiative will run July 2014 to July 2015 and will focus on...
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    Satanists: Gay marriage a 'sacrament,' abortion in line with Satanic belief
    "The pro-abortion crowd attempted to stifle them with chants of 'Hail Satan...'"While a sizable percentage of mainline Protestant denominations and almost without exception, Jews who classify themselves as Liberal or Reformed,...
  • Pope Francis
    Married couples are a living icon of the love of God, Pope reflects
    Pope Francis said in his weekly General Audience in St. Peter's Square today that the married couple, as man and wife, are a unique sign of the love of God in the world today. The Holy Father is continuing a series on the sacraments for his...
  • Pope Francis
    Pope urges pilgrims to have the courage to go to confession
    Pope Francis encouraged pilgrims who came for his Wednesday General Audience in St. Peter's Square today to receive the sacrament of Reconciliation more frequently, saying that it is an act of spiritual bravery in this day and age for people...
  • Pope Francis
    Sacrament of confirmation imparts gifts needed to defend the faith, Pope says
    In remarks for yesterday's Wednesday General Audience in St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis reflected on the importance of the sacrament of confirmation as a sacrament which gives believers the strength to proclaim the faith and be witnesses...
  • Pope Francis
    Pope Francis begins 2014 with series on the Sacraments
    Pope Francis focused on the Sacrament of Baptism on Jan. 8, in his first General Audience of 2014. According to Zenit News Agency, Pope Francis began a series of lessons on the Sacraments by teaching about the Sacrament of Baptism. Pope Francis...
  • Pope Francis
    Remember the hope of your Baptism, urges Pope
    Pope Francis today urged the faithful to remember the hope of their baptism in a message tailored to discussion of that sacrament in today's weekly Wednesday General Audience in St. Peter's Square.“Let us not forget the great gift we...
  • Stained glass Matrimony
    Archbishops support Marriage and Religious Freedom Act
    Strong support was expressed by Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage, and Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore, chairman...
  • Archbishop Gerhard Ludwig Müller
    Head of CDF strongly reaffirms Catholic teaching on the nature of matrimony
    In a clearly-worded letter in late October,Archbishop Gerhard Ludwig Müller, Prefect of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith, wrote toArchbishop Robert Zollitsch of the Archdiocese of Freiburg in Breslau in Germany to reaffirm the Church&...
  • Pope Francis tells families that sacraments are not 'decorations'
    Pope Francis tells families that sacraments are not 'decorations'
    Pope Francis met with families from around the world Saturday to celebrate the World Day of Families, bringing with him the message that the sacraments are not to be viewed as 'decorations' or rites of passage.“The sacraments don...
  • How much do you know about the sacraments of the Catholic Church?
    How much do you know about the sacraments of the Catholic Church?
    There are seven sacraments in the Catholic Church. A sacrament is described as “an outward sign instituted by Christ to give grace.” Grace is a gift from God. We can ask for it, but it cannot be forced. God gives us his grace by his...
  • Catholic Bishops
    Catholic bishops, clergy lament DOMA ruling by Supreme Court
    In reaction to yesterday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down the major enforcement provisions in the federal Defence of Marriage Act, New York Archbishop and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops called the court&...
  • Rel. Ed. Registration
    Religious Ed. Registration: One Year to Another
    Christ the Redeemer's Religious Education Program is winding down for RE2012-13. But things are busier than ever. First Communion celebrations in English are scheduled for this weekend, May 4th and in Spanish for the following weekend, May...