Category Archives: Catholic Church

Feast of the Holy Face of Jesus

When Pope Pius XII granted that the Feast of the Holy Face of Jesus be observed on Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday, he fulfilled the desire of Our Lord that His sorrowful Holy Face be contemplated in reparation … Continue reading

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Septuagesima Sundays and the preparation for Lent

Posted at Catholic Insight Before 1969, Septuagesima Sunday was observed in the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church. According to fisheaters.com, the three Sundays that comprise Septuagesima Sunday are named for their distance to Easter and are as follows: Septuagesima … Continue reading

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Candlemas: The Encounter between Chaos and Light

(from Seek That Which Is Above by Pope Benedict XVI) In everyday modern life we are hardly aware that on February 2nd we celebrate an ancient feast, common to the Church of both East and West, one which used to … Continue reading

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Prayer for a Friday Morning

O my God, I offer You all my thoughts, words, actions, and sufferings, and I beseech You to give me Your grace that I may not offend You this day, but may faithfully serve You and do Your Will in … Continue reading

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Disney’s Frozen: Reflections on Original Sin and the Incarnation

Fr. Eric Mah is a priest of the Archdiocese of Toronto. Here is his thought-provoking extended homily that uses the Disney movie, Frozen, as an analogy for Original Sin and the Mystery of the Incarnation. (warning: spoiler alert) Today, I’d … Continue reading

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Our Lady and the Octave of Christmas

“In the sacred liturgy we celebrate not only the events themselves of salvation history but also the men and women and children redeemed by the Saviour who have lived and proclaimed this Mystery in a manner worthy of imitation. In … Continue reading

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Reparation to the Sacred Heart: a prayer for troubled times

It is understandable to feel concern, uncertainty, confusion, and anxiety in these troubled times. Jesus, it seems, is asleep as our little boat continues to be tossed amidst the storms that rage within the Catholic Church and throughout the world. … Continue reading

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Bl. Pope Paul VI’s Message to Women

Below is the full text of Bl. Pope Paul VI’s message to women as part of the  speeches and messages at the close of the Second Vatican Council,  December 8, 1965. You can read the entire text of the closing … Continue reading

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Eight suggestions for surviving the Synod hype

Are you overwhelmed by all the media coverage of the Synod? I am. While being informed about the events in Rome is necessary and even a duty of responsible Catholics, it is too easy to get swept along by all … Continue reading

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Feast of St. Therese of the Child Jesus and of the Holy Face

“On the day of her religious profession she prayed that no soul be damned today. She saw herself as a Bride of Christ and a Mother of Souls. Indeed she had entered Carmel to save souls and to pray for … Continue reading

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