There are many moments – famous and small – where you come across people who recognize the value of faith in God, and faith in Jesus – but have no place for the Church. When I say ‘Church,’ I’m not talking about a particular church building like Holy Trinity Parish pictured above, but of the Universal […]
I can remember vividly the first night I went driving. It was terrifying and exhilarating at the same time. Over the next few months I began to discover the ‘feel’ of driving a car, and learnt the rules of the road, and for the last half a lifetime I’ve been driving, I have a much […]
“Every person, from the first moment of his life in the womb, has an inviolable dignity, because from all eternity God willed, loved, created, and redeemed that person and destined him for eternal happiness… Christians believe that human dignity is, in the first place, the result of God’s respect for us.” -YouCat 280 One of […]
One of my favorite parts of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings is the interplay and necessity of each character to defeat the powers of evil. Gandalf, the great wizard – who dies and rises again – offers sage advice and strength to others. Aragorn – the King who is to come again – […]
Beyond the seven Sacraments we’ve examined (Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, Reconciliation, Anointing of the Sick, Marriage, and Holy Orders), there are other sacred signs and actions in which a blessing is conferred. Some of these are objects, particular prayers, or even ceremonies which have a sacred character but are not themselves sacraments.
“Christ’s love is shown in the fact that he seeks the lost and heals the sick. That is why He gave us the sacraments of healing and restoration, in which we are freed from sin and strengthened in our physical and spiritual weakness.” -YouCat 224 The two sacraments we’ll look at today – Reconciliation and […]