“it was not about you, it was what this place stands for…”
Stephen required that one in every ten towns must build a Catholic church; and he provided for the support of the local priests by instituting a tithe to assist churches and pastors, and to help the poor
All the saints have three things in common: a profound love for Jesus in the Eucharist, a faithful devotion to Mary, the Mother of Jesus, and unquestionable loyalty to the Church.
gay rights advocates are voicing alarm over the arrival of Archbishop-elect Cordileone, who as head of the Diocese of Oakland was a prominent force behind Proposition 8, the state’s amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman.
Thousands anxiously seek strange devotions and apparent extraordinary phenomena. But Jesus is really with us. Why don’t we go to Mass every day? Why don’t we make visits to the Blessed Sacrament? It is because we really don’t believe. We believe that God is a distant God. But, he is not distant. He is really with us. Close to the tabernacle a candle burns brightly as a permanent reminder that God is with us. God is truly present and he reveals himself to all those who believe.
How in the world can these consecrated religious who have professed to follow Christ more closely … be opposed to what the Vicar of Christ is asking? This is a contradiction,” he said.
The Commission on Medjugorje was present as part of their investigation
Dublin’s Archbishop Diarmuid Martin says the data is a further reminder of the need to take religious education – particularly among adults – seriously.