Year of Youth 2018

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#2235     Synod Calls for Divorced and Re-Married to Be 'More Integrated' in the Church

Krystyna Wielechowska
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Krystyna Wielechowska wrote at 6:18am on November 2nd 2015
Now we have two religions in one Catholic Church.Modernist religion which wants to rewrite and abolish the Mystical Body of Christ and make it relative to the ever changing progressive theology and opposing these modernists influence over the Holy Father are so called conservative prelates whose guard the TRUTH.These Synods show how much of evil reside in our Holy Catholic Church manifesting itself with typical signs of confusion, lack of clarity and firmness as well as lack of confession of True Faith.Holy Father should run faith test for all these prelates before summoning them for the Synod.The knowledge of 10 commandments is a basic test for those who are about to receive First Holy Communion therefore it would suffice for those modernist prelates to be enrolled again for catechists classless.

#2234     Catholic Answers to Your Halloween Questions!

Siuyin Ho
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Siuyin Ho wrote at 1:25pm on October 31st 2015
Well, not too different from the Catholic origins of the Carnivale in Rio de Jeniero, Brazil, which btw before it was introduced to the Americas with the arrival of the Spanish and Portuguese, was celebrated as a liturgical Feast to mark the beginning of Lent. EWTN "Feasts & Seasons" cooking show gave a great insight into such traditions during Lent this year. Basically, the pre-Lenten Carnivale was a huge BBQ co-mingled with lots of pagentry and pilgrimage. The last day to feast on meat before fasting from it for a whole month. In more recent times, with the secularization of social life in Latin America as elsewhere, the Carnivale had sadly been given over to secular interests more, no longer being convened exclusively by the Church for the edification of the faithful.

A similar situation now applies to Halloween/All Saints as to many other Feasts on the liturgical calendar. When the regularity of extensive celebration of Solemnities right througout the calendar had pretty much died off during the 19th and 20th centuries, many Catholics tended towards only celebrating Christmas and Easter more seriously which meant that other Feast days were pretty much no longer really focused on festively. And this trend has been more contemporarily been the stuff of parts of the world with more recent Catholic histories and influences such as Australia and New Zealand.

Also it is important to remember that the Feast of All Saints was originally observed as a commemoration of the life & times of the Early Christian martyrs which a little later on in the piece was extended as a special time to remember all the Saints and not just martyrs. But because the martyrs deaths on the whole were so gruesome, it helped the faithful in Medieval times particularly, to correlate this with the Easter symbolism it contained. This makes a whole lot of sense when we think about the agony and suffering Jesus went through before His own resurrection. The martyrs, who so selflessly followed in the footsteps of Jesus shared so deeply in His suffering that made them then co-heirs with Him in their winning of the Heavenly crown. We can therefore see the vigil of All Hallows somewhat akin to "Good Friday & Holy Saturday vigils" for the martyrs where their deaths are commemorated as giving way to the glory of their Easter triumph over death on All Saints Day. Extending this to all whom have been declared Saints makes evident the interplay of sacrifice and redemption so clearly & exemplarily evident in their lives, which is why it is just so awesome to get to know them as friends and follow their example.

All Souls on November 2nd shows an extraordinary exhortation to all - that we should all embrace the sacred promise conferred upon us at our baptism - to follow in the footsteps of Christ and all the Saints in the sanctification of our earthly lives so that we too can share in the joy and abundance of our Heavenly reward for all eternity. As mercy is such a great component of our call by God to serve others with charity and love, remembering in prayerful union with our loved ones who have gone before helps us to anchor our hearts in that place of charity which recognises the importance of cherishing the sanctity of life, and in it's earthly shortness when compared with eternity, be able to comprehend it's preciousness and love it precisely because of this for this is what God seems to be saying by as in the smaller things of life, how much more in the bigger.

#2233     Polygamists Sue to Have Their ‘Marriages’ Recognised

Petrina Freedman
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Petrina Freedman wrote at 12:44am on September 15th 2015
Pray for Australia, that same sex unions not be legalised! Please pray for West Australia on Saturday, for God's Will to reign in our Canning By Election, a real test of who supports same sex unions! Our Lady Help of Christians please pray for us!

#2232     Polygamists Sue to Have Their ‘Marriages’ Recognised

Petrina Freedman
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Petrina Freedman wrote at 11:19pm on September 9th 2015
Please pray for Australia that same sex unions not be legalised. God will not allow such outright rebellion against His Commandments to go unpunished. "Suffer the little children to come unto Me." Our Lady Help of Christians, pray for us! Saint Mary Mackillop of the Cross pray for us!
Go to RosaryCrusade.org.au to make your rosary pledge & join the Rosary Crusade in support of NATURAL MARRIAGE.

#2231     X Factor Australia will Feature Singing Priest Fr Rob Galea!

Godwin Delali Adadzie
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Godwin Delali Adadzie wrote at 1:35am on September 7th 2015
I pray he touches some people there with the grace of Christ.

#2230     Polygamists Sue to Have Their ‘Marriages’ Recognised

Assaf Reaidy
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Assaf Reaidy wrote at 9:02am on September 4th 2015
who is this US supreme court to legalise acts that GOD has rejected? wake up Man.. you're not GOD!!

#2229     Feast Day of St Bartholomew, Apostle - 24 August

Stephen Borja
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Stephen Borja wrote at 1:14am on September 3rd 2015
Thank you! Have a beautiful September! St. Gregory the Great, pray for us!

#2228     Feast Day of St Bartholomew, Apostle - 24 August

Mary B
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Mary B wrote at 11:30pm on August 24th 2015
Thank you Stephen! This has been fixed :)

#2227     Feast Day of St Bartholomew, Apostle - 24 August

Stephen Borja
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Stephen Borja wrote at 3:34pm on August 24th 2015
Thanks for this!

A little comment: The link in this sentence--"We celebrate the feast day of St Bartholomew on 24 August. Visit this article to read more!" is not working.

#2226     Jason Evert: Is There a Difference Between Sex and Gender?

Victor Havel
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Victor Havel wrote at 7:50am on August 23rd 2015
Always right on the money Brother Jason.

#2225     The Euthanasia Debate – Singer v Fisher

Cantor Edward Palamar
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Cantor Edward Palamar wrote at 9:00pm on August 18th 2015
This show of intellectualism is a sign of the mass apostasy, not a debate.

"Thou shalt not kill."

End of discussion.

#2224     "Being a Father:" A Short Film on Why We Need Dads!

maria ammirati
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maria ammirati wrote at 12:21pm on July 28th 2015
I think you should think twice about posting something from this website. although the video has a good message, I am not sure the organization that posted it should be promoted on xt3

#2223     Priestly Vocations are up in the U.S...What Gives?

Lester Zapata
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Lester Zapata wrote at 3:22pm on July 19th 2015
I joined i religious comunity after WYD , the Missionary Oblate of Mary Immaculate. WYD helped me a lot to make that decision. I meet the Oblates in California in 2010. I am still in formation because it last then years. I ask for your prayers.

Have some one joined any religious community after WYD?

#2222     Theology on Tap - Sydney

Clare Westlund
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Clare Westlund wrote at 6:10pm on June 22nd 2015
What a fantastic job you did on this presentation!

#2221     Theology on Tap - Sydney

Clare Westlund
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Clare Westlund wrote at 5:53pm on June 22nd 2015
His testimony is absolutely amazing! I would love to thank him personally for what he did! I continue to pray for him!

#2220     Vincentian In Action - One Young Man Blogs About his One Week on the Streets

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recheal ben wrote at 9:51am on June 22nd 2015
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#2219     NSW Order of Malta To Provide Community Health Care to City's Poor, Sick & Homeless

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recheal ben wrote at 9:50am on June 22nd 2015
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#2218     Bearing Wrongs Patiently: The 5th Spiritual Work of Mercy

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recheal ben wrote at 9:50am on June 22nd 2015
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#2217     ACYF2015 Official Song Submissions

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recheal ben wrote at 7:23pm on June 20th 2015
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#2216     Catholicism and the Challenge of Ecology

maria ammirati
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maria ammirati wrote at 1:59pm on June 3rd 2015
nice reminder of human purpose

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