RISTIAN FAITH THE CREEDS 185 Whoever says “I believe” says “I pledge myself to what we believe.” Communion in faith needs a common language of faith, normative for all and uniting all in the same confession of faith. 186 From the beginning, the apostolic Church expressed and handed on her faith in brief formula normative for all.1 But already very […]Read More Daily Bread..
Feast day of Saint Mathew; apostle and evangelist! Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Matthew 9:9-13. As Jesus passed by, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the customs post. He said to him, “Follow me.” And he got up and followed him. While he was at table in his house, many […]Read More Daily Bread..
III. THE CHARACTERISTICS OF FAITH Faith is a grace 153 When St. Peter confessed that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God, Jesus declared to him that this revelation did not come “from flesh and blood”, but from “my Father who is in heaven”.24 Faith is a gift of God, a supernatural virtue infused […]Read More Catechism..
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 8:4-15. When a large crowd gathered, with people from one town after another journeying to Jesus, he spoke in a parable. A sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some seed fell on the path and was trampled, and the birds of […]Read More Daily Bread..
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 7:11-17. Jesus journeyed to a city called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd accompanied him. As he drew near to the gate of the city, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a […]Read More Daily Bread..
“Blessed be the Lord for He has heard my Prayer” Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 7:1-10. When Jesus had finished all his words to the people, he entered Capernaum. A centurion there had a slave who was ill and about to die, and he was valuable to him. When he heard […]Read More Daily Bread..
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Matthew 18:21-35. Peter approached Jesus and asked him, “Lord, if my brother sins against me, how often must I forgive him? As many as seven times?” Jesus answered, “I say to you, not seven times but seventy-seven times. That is why the kingdom of heaven may be […]Read More Daily Bread..
II. “I KNOW WHOM I HAVE BELIEVED”16 To believe in God alone 150 Faith is first of all a personal adherence of man to God. At the same time, and inseparably, it is afree assent to the whole truth that God has revealed. As personal adherence to God and assent to his truth, Christian faith differs from […]Read More Catechism..
Rosary of the Tears of Blood Pray the Rosary of the Tears of Blood and spread its devotion. The devil is put to flight when it is said. Begin: “Crucified Jesus, prostrate at Thy feet, we offer Thee the tears of blood of Her, who with devotional sympathetic love accompanied Thee on Thy painful way […]Read More Catholic Prayer..