Colorado Catholic Bishops Call for Day of Prayer In Response to Planned Parenthood’s Acts of Abortion

The Catholic bishops of Colorado are calling Catholics to a day of prayer in response to the unspeakably evil and horrific acts of Planned Parenthood (PP), the nation’s largest abortion provider. Continue reading

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St. Augustine of Hippo: Defender of Truth

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St. Augustine’s life provides us with an example of the sublime fruits of grace which Christ bestows upon those who fall in love with the Divine Teacher of Truth. In doing so, Augustine was drawn to the Catholic Church, the holy dwelling place in which the fullness of truth subsists through the ages. Continue reading

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The Assumption: The Virgin Mary goes before us in the Order of Grace

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Let us this day renew our love for the Virgin Mary, who proceeds us in the order of grace, and who has travelled the path of life before her children in the Church. . . . Continue reading

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St. Maximilian Kolbe and the Theological Virtue of Hope

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Christ crucified beckons us to see in hope the “now” and beyond it into eternity. In doing so, aided by the Spirit and thus empowered to live in a new, even astonishing, recreated and transformed way, we join our voices confidently and with conviction to St. Maximilian Kolbe’s: “I wish to die for that man.” Continue reading

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“Come away by yourselves to a lonely place, and rest a while” (Mk 6:31)

Rest in God, dear soul, for that is everything. Fear not the lonely place, for it may become a land of untold delights, where solitude brings consolation, and aloneness unfolds not into loneliness but divinely infused joy and peace. Continue reading

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Gender Reassignment Surgery: It’s Not a Solution

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If gender dysphoria is caused by childhood trauma, it is, then, a symptom of a psychological or emotional disturbance. Gender reassignment surgery is based on the false premiss that a change to the body equates to a psychological remedy. However, human sexuality and gender identity cannot be altered by the scalpel. It is far more complex than that. Human sexuality is not merely skin deep; it is rooted in the depths of the person’s being. Continue reading

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The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ: The Eucharist is the Life-Blood of the Christian

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The Eucharist is often referred to as the “source and summit of the Church.” In receiving this “sacrament of sacraments,” our Savior comes not simply to meet us but into us, fills us with himself, and sanctifies us with his own supernatural, divine life in order to transform us into his likeness. In consuming the Eucharist, “the mind is filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory is given to us” (Sacrosanctum Concilium, 47).
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The Experience of the Resurrected Christ: A Divine Dream Worth Dying For.

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The dream of God is a dream of unending, divine love. His only Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, sacrificed his human life for this Dream: the redemption of humankind and the gift of eternal life and perfect happiness. Heaven is the divine dream that is not a fantasy but reality! Its gates are open through the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Continue reading

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The Feast of Divine Mercy: A Refuge and Shelter for All Souls

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My daughter, . . . I desire that the Feast of Mercy be a refuge and shelter for all souls, and especially for poor sinners. On that day the very depths of My tender mercy are open. I pour out a whole ocean of graces upon those souls who approach the fount of My mercy. The soul that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment. On that day all the divine floodgates through which graces flow are opened. Continue reading

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There They Crucified Him (Jn 19:18)

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When the chief priests and officers cried out, “Crucify him, crucify him” (Jn 19:6), they called for Jesus to die the most abhorrent type of death known to the world at that time. Over the years, Romans crucified thousands of men. Each “miserable procedure,” as Josephus called it, was as terrifying and brutal as the next. Continue reading

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