Let me, to my latest breath,
In my body bear the death
Of your dying Son divine.
To die with Christ and be risen in Him is the quest of every holy soul. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is one of the greatest aids in making this holy desire our final reality. It helps us advance in virtue, grow in self-knowledge, attain true humility, uproot bad habits, prevent spiritual negligence, combat apathy, purify our conscience, strengthen our will, receive spiritual direction, and acquire the grace of the Sacrament itself (Mystici Corporis).
Of the benefits of the Sacrament listed above, which do I most need? Which would others tell me I most need? Journal your insights.
Continuing his series on the Christian school of prayer, Pope Benedict XVI told 20,000 faithful in St. Peter’s Square yesterday that if prayer and the Word of God do not nourish our spiritual life, we run the risk being suffocated by the many cares and concerns of daily existence.
In spite of the fact that ObamaCare and the HHS mandate continue to be among the most unpopular policies in recent history, First Lady Michelle Obama told a crowd in Omaha that “we made history” when passing these new laws.
All women deserve to hear the good news about authentic femininity and God’s plan for their life, even those who live in far-away places or whose schedules are just too busy for weekly meetings. Thanks to the women who visit GracePlace, the popular social network of Women of Grace®, a new way has been developed to make the Women of Grace® Foundational Study available to any woman – anywhere in the world – who has access to a phone and a computer.
Virgin of all virgins blest!
Listen to my fond request:
Let me share your grief divine.
To enter more deeply into the hearts of Jesus and Mary and to experience the treasury of grace that is found there we must stay united to Christ. Father Faber outlines three ways we can fall away from Jesus and put ourselves in spiritual peril: 1) by breaking away from Him through sin; 2) by letting the attractions of the world become greater than attraction to Him; 3) by slowly distancing ourselves from Him by imperceptible degrees.
Make a serious examination of conscience according to these three perils. Make a good Act of Contrition and then avail yourself of the Sacrament of Reconciliation as soon as you can.
A new analysis from the Center for Military Readiness indicates that repeal of the military’s Don’t Ask Don’t Tell (DADT) policy may have resulted in an increase in the number of sexual assaults involving homosexuals in the U.S. armed services.
Political strategists are warning that the U.S. bishops planned two weeks of protest in June and July could lead to powerful images of nuns and priests being led away in handcuffs, scenes that could have an enormous impact on the 2012 presidential election.
There’s a reason why psychics are considered some of the best con-artists in the world.
A new study has found that children were almost three times more likely to develop leukemia if their mothers took fertility drugs to become pregnant.