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 Virgin’s Son: Isaiah’s Palm Sunday Prophecy

Palm Sunday has Christ entering into Jerusalem to a lot of fanfare. The people are in the streets to celebrate the coming of the Messiah. They are waving palm branches and spreading out their cloaks on the ground. This was a gesture to show respect and honor to the king. This people, oppressed by an […] Source: The Virgin’s Son: Isaiah’s Palm Sunday...

Pope designates buildings near St. John Lateran Basilica for cultural purposes – Vatican News

Pope designates buildings near St. John Lateran Basilica for cultural purposes In a letter addressed to the Vicar for the Diocese of Rome, Pope Francis designates the buildings annexed to the Papal Basilica of Saint John Lateran for museum and cultural activities. By Vatican News staff writer Pope Francis has written a letter to the Vicar for the Diocese of Rome, Cardinal Angelo De Donatis, authorizing the use of the buildings attached to the Papal Basilica of St. John Lateran as a museum and for culturally-related purposes. “Throughout the centuries, the Church has always worked to promote what is the fruit of the genius and mastery of artists, often as a testimony to experiences of faith and as instruments for giving honor to God,” the Pope’s note reads. “This has been done not only out of love for art, but also to safeguard the cultural heritage in the face of challenges and dangers that would deprive it of its function and value.” The Church, art and beauty Pope Francis notes that this special responsibility, “accompanied by a careful concern to consider places buildings and works as expressions of the human spirit and an integral part of the culture of...

Where We Got the Bible: Our Debt to the Catholic Church by Rev. Henry Graham – Free Catholic Audiobook | CatholicAudioBooks

Where We Got the Bible: Our Debt to the Catholic Church by Rev. Henry Graham – Free Catholic Audiobook Posted on September 18, 2020by catholicaudiobooks In “Where We Got the Bible”, the author, himself a convert from Calvinism, explains how the Catholic Church compiled the sacred text, how medieval monks preserved it, and how Catholic scholars first gave Christians the Bible in their own languages. This little book about the Bible grew out of lectures which the writer delivered on the subject to mixed audiences. The lectures were afterwards expanded, and appeared in a series of articles in the Catholic press 1908-9, and are now with slight alterations reprinted. Their origin will sufficiently account for the colloquial style employed throughout. There is, therefore, no pretense either of profound scholarship or of eloquent language; all that is attempted is a popular and, as far as possible, accurate exposition along familiar lines of the Catholic claim historically in regard to the Bible. It is candidly controversial without, however, let us hope, being uncharitable or unfair. (Adapted from the book)   To download a free audio version of this book from Librivox, click on either of the links below: https://librivox.org/where-we-got-the-bible-by-rev-henry-grey-graham/ http://archive.org/details/wherewegotbible_2009_librivox For an online...

The Jesse Box – Bible stories come alive, re-enacted with your family

CLICK HERE TO GO TO IGNATIUS PRESS WEBSITE  For a limited time, save up to 50%* on all Jesse Box products, and make learning Salvation History engaging and enjoyable for the whole family! Recently, we’ve all realized more fully the importance of learning at home as well as practicing our faith. Engaging our children, or the whole family, in activities that are both fun and faith-affirming is more important than ever. The Jesse Box and its related products do just that in a visually appealing, creative and entertaining way.   Re-enacting the scenes of biblical stories on a small stage using craft figures along with the audible reading of Scripture will deepen everyone’s understanding of these faith events from Creation through Noah’s Ark, David and Goliath or the Origins of the Eucharist.  Each Story Manual has the characters, step by step instructions for the stage settings and even separate lesson plans if you want to extend over 3 or 4 sessions.  Nine Bible Stories in all that can be used over the whole year.  Check out the related laser cut wooden jigsaw puzzles, along with Old Testament and New Testament cards.   On sale now for a limited time at 40%-50% discounts*! Jesse Box – Complete...