6 August is the feast of the Transfiguration of Jesus! Every year on this day, we celebrate when Jesus was transfigured on a mountain in front of his 3 closest disciples. Watch this video for a reflection on this feast.
In addition to asking Catholics to pray for World Youth Day this month, the Holy Father has also asked for prayers: That Western Christians may be open to the action of the Holy Spirit and rediscover the freshness and enthusiasm of their faith. Fr. Kubicki reflects on Pope Benedict's mission intention for August 2011 in this video.
For the month of August, the Holy Father has asked Catholics everywhere to pray: "That World Youth Day in Madrid may encourage young people throughout the world to have their lives rooted and built up in Christ". In this video, Fr. Kubicki reflects on Pope Benedict's general prayer intention for August 2011.
Pope Benedict XVI has put his own stamp on the church's celebration of World Youth Day, and it's especially clear in the gathering's moments of prayer.
On Sunday 24 July, Pope Benedict XVI reflected on King Solomon's choice to ask God for a well-formed conscience, a gift that the pontiff said is essential for societies and people to become truly good.
In this Gospel Jesus teaches about the kingdom of heaven in parables that are so clear, even the apostles understand them.
Two months ago the Pope spoke to astronauts in outer space. What was the Pope's reason behind doing this? In this video, Fr. James Kubicki reflects on what we can learn from their conversation.
Carmelite Sisters around the are praying for each one of us! So on the feast day of their Patron - Our Lady of Mount Carmel, which falls on 16 July - let us pray for them in return. Watch this video for more.
A common Evangelical protest against the Catholic practice of praying and interacting with the saints is that they “can’t hear us.” Those who disbelieve our practice often quote 1 Kings 8:39 which says, for you alone (O Lord) know the hearts of all men. In this article, Msgr. Charles Pope refutes that claim that the Saints cannot hear our prayers, and answers the common questions about the Catholic practice of praying through the intercession of the Saints.
Penance, aka confession, is the sacrament of the forgiveness of sin. You can’t beat it for convenience. It’s available practically whenever. Tell a priest you want to go to confession and you’ll get his attention. Confession has many benefits - visit this article by the USCCB for ten great reasons to go to Confession!
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