A devotion to Mary, as Saint Louis de Montfort put it in his True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, is “the surest, easiest, shortest, and most perfect means to go to Christ.” That devotion to Mary can take on many forms: rosaries, praying with Mary-related scripture, spontaneous intercessory prayer, etc. Saint Louis de Montfort’s formula for Marian Consecration, called Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary, is a particular Marian devotion which consists of thirty-three days of prayer...
Posted by Kayla Yelle
on May 17, 2013 in Apologetics
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A few weeks ago I went with a friend to the local Greek Orthodox church for their Sunday Divine Liturgy (which is their version of what we call “Mass”). My friend is interested in becoming an Orthodox Christian, and I wanted to see what the Eastern liturgy was like. Going in, I expected to be completely lost and unfamiliar with what was happening, but I should have known better! The Divine Liturgy is extremely similar to a Catholic Mass, and I recognized most of the parts. They had the...
Posted by Amanda Mortus on May 14, 2013 | 0 comments
The world is constantly telling women that we aren’t good enough. We go unseen, unsought, unpursued, and this all leads us to believe that we are unworthy. Unworthy of what, you ask? Unworthy of happiness, joy, love, peace, and any good thing that life could offer us. These lies, straight from the mouth of Satan, are tearing women down and tearing down our world.
What’s a girl to do? We listen...
Posted by Hannah Gutierrez on May 12, 2013 | 0 comments
We’re all like him.
Like Pontius Pilate we’ve washed our hands and told God that we wanted nothing to do with the good. We’ve all looked Jesus in the face and said, “Sorry, I want nothing to do with this.”
What kind of Christian response is that? I’ll tell you that it’s not one we should have. There are many times in our lives when things come up and give us the...
Posted by Jeremy Winter on May 11, 2013 | 1 comment
You’ll never guess what seminarians actually do in their free time:
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Posted by Alejandro Teran-Somohano on May 10, 2013 | 0 comments
One cannot write about the Catholic Church’s social doctrine without saying a thing or two about the dignity of work. The importance of work in Catholic social teaching is reflected in the fact that the first ever social encyclical — Pope Leo XIII’s Rerum Novarum — sought to address the situation of the working classes and emphasized the value and dignity of human labor. Ninety years later, Pope...