blessed john henry cardinal newman on how to be perfect

A short road to perfection It is the saying of  holy men that, if we wish to be perfect, we have nothing more to do than to perform the ordinary duties of the day well. A short road to perfection – short, not because easy, but because pertinent and intelligible. There are no short ways […]

the vocation to penitence and forgiveness: holy cross sermon for september 11, 2011 — pentecost 13, proper 19, year a

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.   In today’s Gospel lesson, we have a continuation of the Lord’s teaching on forgiveness. Last week, Jesus said that his disciples were to behave in a way that is at odds with the world’s understanding of justice – […]

Homily of Pope Benedict XVI on the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul

“We are reminded that even God stepped outside himself, he set his glory aside in order to seek us, in order to bring us his light and his love. We want to follow the God who sets out in this way, we want to move beyond the inertia of self-centredness, so that he himself can […]

What can Christians learn from Harold Camping’s failed May 21, 2011 prediction? – Guest Voices – The Washington Post

What can Christians learn from Harold Camping’s failed May 21, 2011 prediction? – Guest Voices – The Washington Post.

Mt. Athos: A visit to the Holy Mountain – 60 Minutes – CBS News

I was blessed with an opportunity to stay at Mt. Athos in 2001. It was an experience that impacted me pretty significantly. More than anything else, perhaps, I was surprised to discover there things that, in my naivete, I had assumed belonged only to Christianity in the first millennium AD. It really is a unique […]

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