Advent is a mini-Lent, and part of this is fasting, prayer and almsgiving. We will see how St. Thomas Aquinas teaches that tithing needs to be reached before almsgiving is assessed by the Christian.
This podcast is not based on private revelation but rather the things that the Bible and the Catechism say must come at the end of time: The Great Tribulation and Apostasy, the Anti-Christ versus the Restrainer. At the final end we see the second coming of Jesus Christ, the Final Judgment, the destruction of earth and the Resurrection of the Body. Finally, we will see the New Heavens and the New Earth.
On the virtue of Gratitude
Are you an American Catholic or a Catholic American? Why the Catholic Church will last forever, but not the United States.
Why did Jesus really have to die for us? Many Catholics with a PhD in theology would not be able to say more than a 9 year old: “To die for our sins.” We look to St. Catherine of Siena for an explanation that is simple enough for a child, but complex enough to [hopefully] satisfy the 12 families who gathered in Louisiana to hear about this central tenant of Our Faith.
A small percentage of Catholics today are celebrating the Feast of Christ the King. Another small percentage of Catholics in the world today are celebrating the 500th anniversary of the revolt of Martin Luther. Where do you fall? Let this podcast help you decide.
This was a talk I gave to Catholics and Evangelicals at a “40 Days for Life” a few years ago based on the theology of Msgr. Phillip Reilley, founder of NYC’s “Helpers of God’s Precious Infants.” It is more than simply *why* you should pray at the abortion mill. It is about how to go to Calvary: We move from the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass to the other Calvary, both to simply remain with Jesus crucified, as did St. John and the Blessed Virgin.
This homily is about victory in loss and how good comes from evil in your life.
We took these pictures in Rwanda two years ago. In the top picture, the Blessed Mother appeared in Kibeho in 1981 and 1982 in a Vatican-approved apparition. Below, we walk in a Eucharistic procession through the streets that—only 20 years prior— the dead had been macheted in the genocide. Now the King of Life and Love triumphs over death on the streets.
How to make of your life an offering to God.