Breaking Down the Barriers to Prayer

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The heart hardens with a kind of moral crust that excludes compassion for others and prevents communication with others, especially God. Habits of sin, especially the seven deadly sins, keep us focused on our own pleasure, honor, and … [Read more...]

The Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary: Detecting a Pattern of Internal Consistency

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Against the background of the words, Ave Maria, the principal events of the life of Jesus Christ pass before the eyes of the soul. They take shape in the complete series of the joyful, sorrowful, and glorious mysteries, and they put us in … [Read more...]

Where is Prayer for Christian Unity in Our Parishes?

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Every post-conciliar Pope has emphasized, with Vatican II, that ecumenism is a necessary aspect of the Church's mission, and one involving the effort of all the faithful, clergy, and laity alike.    It was once quite common for many … [Read more...]

The Most Holy Rosary

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Because the Immaculate Virgin was chosen to be the Mother of God, cooperating with him in the work of man's salvation, she has a favor and power with her Son greater than any human or angelic creature ... it is her greatest pleasure to … [Read more...]

Are Men to Be Heartless?

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Blessed John Paul II said:  “Mary is the most perfect teacher of that love, which enables us to be united in the deepest way with Christ in His Eucharistic presence.” A seminary professor, when analyzing the episode of Emmaus (Lk … [Read more...]

Help for the Journey

Pope John Paul II gave us the Luminous Mysteries for the Rosary and here Tim Gray takes us through meditative prayers for these mysteries based on Scripture and the teachings of Pope John Paul II. The beautiful introduction is by Archbishop … [Read more...]

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