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Saint Peter Canisius, the Second Apostle of Germany

December 21st, is the optional memorial of Saint Peter Canisius (1521-1597) the 16th century Dutch Jesuit priest and Doctor of the Church, who played a major role in the Council of Trent and the Counter Reformation. His extensive writing in theology...
by BIG C CATHOLICS on Dec 20, 2016

Saint Jeanne Jugan, Virgin and Foundress of the Little Sisters of the Poor

August 30th, the Church celebrates Saint Jeanne Jugan, (1792-1879) also known as, Mary of the Cross, a French religious remembered for her dedication to the elderly indigent, who founded the Little Sisters of the Poor. She was born in Cancale, Britta...
by BIG C CATHOLICS on Aug 29, 2016

Terrifying Prophecy Written in 1908 About Barack Obama and Pope Francis (2016)

Robert Hugh Benson penned a novel called "prophetic" by Pope Benedict XVI and recommended by Pope Francis I on three occasions. Lord of the World is seeing literal fulfillment in 2015-2016. Literal events such as a Paris convention, U.S. Senator Ju...
by World Prophecies on Feb 24, 2016

Quote of the Day: Pope Benedict XVI on the Simplicity of Christmas

Today Christmas has become a commercial celebration, whose bright lights hide the mystery of God’s humility, which in turn calls us to humility and simplicity. Let us ask the Lord to help us see through the superficial glitter of this season, a...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Dec 24, 2015

Homily of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin MaryThursday, 8 December 2005Dear Brothers in the Episcopate and in the Priesthood, Dear Brothers and Sisters,   Pope Paul VI solemnly concluded the Second Vatican Council in th...
by SUNLIT UPLANDS on Dec 8, 2015

Benedict XVI Celebrates Mass with Former Students

Benedict XVI (CNS)Benedict XVI focused his homily on the importance of finding 'truth, love and goodness' in GodCelebrating Mass with his former doctoral students and a new generation of scholars of his work, Benedict XVI focused his homily on the...
by SUNLIT UPLANDS on Sep 1, 2015

What is your “spirituality?”

Spirituality is a word often tossed around. “I am spiritual but not religious.” “I prefer spirituality.” “She’s just so spiritual.” Shoot, it has even made its way into a recent Supreme Court decision. The na...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Jun 30, 2015

Happy 88th Birthday to Pope Benedict XVI

The great and holy Benedict XVI celebrates his 88th birthday today, and we wish him every grace and blessing and thank him for the extraordinary accomplishments of his papacy.  There was no behind the scenes intrigue about changing unchangeable...
by SUNLIT UPLANDS on Apr 16, 2015

Pope Francis and the "Secrets of the Vatican"

St. Peter's Basilica in the VaticanRecently Pope Francis rebuked the Curia (various departments of the Vatican) officials in no uncertain terms for their behaviour that does not behoove of them. The strong language he used against them publicly is un...
by Bangladesh Canada and Beyond on Jan 24, 2015

the Liturgy… lex orandi, lex credendi

The Liturgy is at the same time the Kingdom of Heaven and our dwelling place, “a new Heaven and a new earth”, the point of convergence where all things find true meaning. The Liturgy not only teaches us to broaden our horizon and our vision, to s...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Jan 23, 2015

Quote of the Day: Pope Benedict XVI on the Simplicity of Christmas

Today Christmas has become a commercial celebration, whose bright lights hide the mystery of God’s humility, which in turn calls us to humility and simplicity. Let us ask the Lord to help us see through the superficial glitter of this season, a...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Dec 24, 2014

The Christian faith can never be separated from the soil of sacred events

Note: There is a rating embedded within this post, please visit this post to rate it. ” The Christian faith can never be separated from the soil of sacred events, from the choice made by God, who wanted to speak to… The post The Christi...

Benedict XVI Welcomes Growth of the Ordinariate in England

Benedict XVI attends a meeting of the elderly at the Vatican in September (AP)Benedict XVI has welcomed the progress of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham and has said he is “glad” that its church has been established on the sit...
by SUNLIT UPLANDS on Oct 29, 2014

Cardinal Ratzinger on The Trinity as “God is”

God is—and the Christian faith adds: God is as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, three and one. This is the very heart of Christianity, but it is so often shrouded in a silence born of perplexity. Has the Church perhaps gone one step too far here? Ough...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Jul 10, 2014

Spain’s King Juan Carlos Abdicates Throne; His Son, Felipe, To Become King

 Spain’s King Juan Carlos, who led Spain’s transition from dictatorship to democracy but faced royal scandals amid the nation’s near financial meltdown, will abdicate so his son can become the country’s next monarch, Spanish...
by Spaced Out Magazine on Jun 2, 2014

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Pays Tribute to Pope Benedict's Theology

 Address By His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew To The Circle Of Students Of Pope Benedict XVI (Joseph Ratzinger) At The Opening Of The Conference On “Benedict XVI And Orthodoxy”Your Eminence,Esteemed members of the Study Group...
by SUNLIT UPLANDS on May 6, 2014

Benedict XVI on the Existential Side of the Cross

On Good Friday, I thought this quote from the Pope Emeritus’ book was fitting: In all that we have said so far, it is clear that not only has a theological interpretation of the Cross has been given, together with an interpretation, based on t...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Apr 18, 2014

Pope Francis Creates 19 New Cardinals. Calls on Them to Evangelize with Courage

Pope Francis urged 19 freshman cardinals to shun rivalries and factions at an induction ceremony on Saturday where his scandal-plagued predecessor, pope Benedict, made a surprise appearance. It was the first time Benedict attended a papal r...
by SUNLIT UPLANDS on Feb 22, 2014

@PONTIFEXCELLENT: Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone…

For the first time in its 46-year-plus history, Rolling Stone Magazine has chosen to put a pope on its cover — Papa Frank — with the headline, "The Times They Are A-Changin.'" (This also means Papa has scored the Holy Trifecta of Magazine Covers:...
by The Dude Abides on Feb 4, 2014

The Vatican's Year in Review: A Year of Two Popes

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by SUNLIT UPLANDS on Dec 29, 2013


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