St Augustine on evil

Is God the author of evil or its helpless victim? St. Augustine’s answer has been the most intellectually credible and emotionally satisfying solution to this vexing problem. By: Gregory Kouklne doesn’t need a Ph.D. in theology to look around the world and realize...
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Silence in church can be golden

Silence in church can be golden Question: Some parish priests want silence in their churches before Mass. Others encourage socialising with others. This is confusing! Which is correct? When I was teaching high school, I had a photo-poster of a sunrise in the classroom. It...
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Man, Lion, Ox, Eagle

The Evangelists’ Symbols: Man, Lion, Ox, Eagle In the frontispiece to the Bible, the four evangelist a presented as: a man, a lion, an ox, and an eagle. They represent the four authors of the Gospels – Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Very frequently, when the four...
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“I don’t believe in purgatory, because it is not mentioned in the Bible! There exists only heaven and hell!” The Catholic Church teaches that purgatory is a temporary place of purification where those who have died undergo a period of expiation to remove all stain of...
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How to make a good confession?

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is the normative means by which a Christian avails themselves of the mercy and grace of God for the forgiveness of sins. The two effects of confession are the sacramental forgiveness of sin through the redemption of Jesus Christ, and an increase in...
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Why going to Mass?

The importance of going to Mass The attending Holy Mass benefits: God the Father sends His Beloved Son down from Heaven for your salvation. The Holy Spirit changes – bread and wine into the true Body and Blood of Christ for you. The Son of God comes down from Heaven and...
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The importance of prayer

Can You talk to a friend? Then you can talk to God, for he is your friend. Why praying is so important Eating keeps your body alive, and prayer keeps your soul alive. Praying is more important than eating because your soul is more important than your body. Your soul is more...
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Who can receive Holy Communion?

The Holy Eucharist is the most important of the seven sacraments because, in this and in no other sacrament, we receive the very body and blood, soul and divinity of Jesus Christ. Innumerable, precious graces come to us through the reception of Holy Communion. Communion is an...
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Do you confess?

“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 Jn 1:9). The question which forms the title of this tract is at all times deeply important. Among the foundation-stones of saving religion few...
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Symbols & Colours

  The meaning of church colours   Church Seasons
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St Charbel's Feast Day

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