Ten Biblical Meditations for Making a Good Confession

One of the greatest blessings and gifts that flow out of the Sacred Heart of Our Lord is a mercy that is expressed most deeply through the Sacrament of Confession. This Sacrament is also sometimes called the Sacrament of Pardon, Reconciliation, Penance, as well as Sacrament of God’s Mercy. Words that produce inexplicable peace, joy, […] Source: Ten Biblical Meditations for Making a Good...

The new working class and the Pope’s duty to be an “advocate of the poor” – Vatican News

The new working class and the Pope’s duty to be an “advocate of the poor” Fifty years ago, ‘Octogesima adveniens’ was published. In it, Pope Paul VI spoke about the exodus toward the large urban centers, about the dignity of women and the pluralism of political options. He criticized Marxist and liberal ideologies and defended the “duty-right” of the Church to express itself regarding social issues. By Andrea Tornielli Octogesima adveniens contains prophetic words regarding those people whom the author’s successor, Pope Francis, today calls “the discarded”. It is a realistic analysis regarding the major imbalances and the consequences of the exodus toward the large urban centers. It criticizes Marxist ideology and its atheistic materialism, but also takes to task that liberal ideology that would prevail less than twenty years later, thus definitively opening the way toward turbo-capitalism. The year 1971 was running its course when on 14 May, Pope Paul VI recalled the eightieth anniversary of Pope Leo XIII’s Rerum novarum with an apostolic letter addressed to Cardinal Maurice Roy, the Archbishop of Quebec and President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. The papal document — which covers poverty, development and political obligations — should be read through the...

Parents Of The Saints: The Hidden Heroes Behind Our Favorite Saints

$27.95 Author: Patrick O’Hearn Description Additional Information As parents, helping our children get to Heaven is of the utmost importance. The only other alternative is Hell, and both destinations are for eternity. As we look back through history and study the lives of the Saints, it is oftentimes easy to forget the role that the parents of these holy men and women played in their formation and ultimate salvation. In this book, discover the hidden heroes behind Sts. Faustina, Giana Molla, Josemaría Escrivá, Pope John Paul II, Maximilian Kolbe, Padre Pio, Thérèse, and countless others. Learn how over 100 parents formed their children into great Saints by way of their virtuous lives. There are seven hallmarks we can associate with the success of these saintly parents:  Sacramental Life Surrender Sacrificial love Suffering Simplicity Solitude Sacredness of Life Each chapter of this book examines a particular hallmark in depth. If we want our children to get to Heaven, there are few examples we should pay more attention to than the ones put forth here. The time is now to fulfil our vocations as parents and lead our children down the straight and narrow path to...

Preview Videos: TAN Academy New Theology Curriculum – Formed in Christ

Preview Sample Video Lectures Each homily lecture for Formed in Christ builds on the doctrines presented in the text, exploring Church teaching with multiple priests to guide you. Watch Fr. Carter expand on a lesson from Evidence of Things Unseen, one of the 9th grade books in the Formed in Christ series.  In this sample lecture for Do This in Remembrance, Fr. Kauth further explains the concepts introduced in the 11th grade...