Feast of The Exaltation of the Holy Cross

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On the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross (or Triumph of the Cross) we honor the Holy Cross by which Christ redeemed the world. The public veneration of the Cross of Christ originated in the fourth century, according to early accounts. The miraculous discovery of the True Cross on September ...

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2 Minute Apologetics: Why Have a Crucifix?

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Why Have a Crucifix? 2 minute apologetics by John Martignoni, president of the Bible Christian Society. www.biblechristiansociety.com

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Catechism of The Catholic Church #498

Catechism of the Catholic Church

498 People are sometimes troubled by the silence of St. Mark's Gospel and the New Testament Epistles about Jesus' virginal conception. Some might wonder if we were merely dealing with legends or theological constructs not claiming to be history. To this we must respond: Faith in the virginal ...

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St. John Chrysostom

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St. John Chrysostom, one of the greatest Early Church Fathers, was born around 347 AD. St. John, named Chrysostom (golden-mouthed) on account of his eloquence, came into the world of Christian parents in the city of Antioch. His mother, at the age of 20, was a model of virtue. He studied ...

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Catechism of The Catholic Church #679

Catechism of the Catholic Church

679 Christ is Lord of eternal life. Full right to pass definitive judgement on the works and hearts of men belongs to him as redeemer of the world. He "acquired" this right by his cross. the Father has given "all judgement to the Son". Yet the Son did not come to judge, but to save and to give ...

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Most Holy Name of Mary

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In accordance with Jewish custom our Lady's parents named her eight days after her birth, and were inspired to call her Mary. The feast of the Holy Name of Mary therefore follows that of her Birthday, as the Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus follows Christmas.

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Catechism of The Catholic Church #986

Catechism of the Catholic Church

986 By Christ's will, the Church possesses the power to forgive the sins of the baptized and exercises it through bishops and priests normally in the sacrament of Penance.

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Catechism of The Catholic Church #986

986 By Christ's will, the Church possesses the power to forgive the sins of the baptized and exercises it through bishops and priests normally in the sacrament of Penance.

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Pope Benedict XVI’s Prayer at Ground Zero

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O God of love, compassion, and healing, look on us, people of many different faiths and traditions, who gather today at this site, the scene of incredible violence and pain. We ask you in your goodness to give eternal light and peace to all who died here—

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Catechism of The Catholic Church #2297

Catechism of the Catholic Church

2297 Kidnapping and hostage taking bring on a reign of terror; by means of threats they subject their victims to intolerable pressures. They are morally wrong. Terrorism threatens, wounds, and kills indiscriminately; it is gravely against justice and charity. Torture which uses physical or ...

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