Pope Benedict has said “Faith is above all a personal, intimate encounter with Jesus, and to experience his closeness, his friendship, his love; only in this way does one learn to know him ever more, and to love and follow him ever more. May this happen to each one of us.”
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A serious life of prayer is very important for the times in which we live. The traditional structures of support that have made our lives comfortable and easy in the past are longer present. It is becoming increasingly difficult to live a Christian life in our present day culture.
Speaking on the theme of “Let Religious Freedom Ring”, Cardinal Dolan noted that “freedom of religion has been the driving force of almost every enlightened, un-shackling, noble cause in American history. Thus, the defense of religious freedom is not some evangelical Christian polemic, or wiley strategy of discredited Catholic bishops, but the quintessential American cause, the first line in the defense of and protection of human rights,” he said.
The video takes the viewer through a partial list of hot button topics on the Catholic community’s radar this election season and compares the candidates’ stance on the issues to Catholic moral and social teaching.
Marriage is a God given privilege that allows us to participate in God’s plan for humanity. “Marriage is more than your love for each other. It has a higher dignity and power, for it is God’s holy ordinance, through
Almighty God, who gives us the sacred and inalienable gift of life, we thank you as well for the singular gift of liberty. Renew in all of our people a respect for religious freedom in full, that first most cherished freedom. Make us truly free by tethering freedom to truth and ordering freedom to goodness. Help us live our freedom in faith, hope and love, prudently and with justice, courageously and in a spirit of moderation.We ask your benediction upon those yet to be born, and on those who are about to see you at the end of this life.
“If we want in any way to be like Jesus, we must do what His Mother asks. If we do not, can we expect things to go right? We cannot with impunity disobey the Mother of God.”
All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit….
Do not misunderstand the teaching of the Catholic Church concerning the true nature of marriage and the family and society founded upon it. This is objective truth, revealed in the Natural Law and thus knowable and binding on all men and women in every Nation
To fulfill his mission, even after his death on the Cross, Jesus formed a living Body composed of all his faithful followers united into the one Mystical Body of which he is the head.