Evangelium Vitae Novena 2016
Mar11

Evangelium Vitae Novena 2016

Evangelium Vitae Novena 2016 Last year, I co-hosted the inaugural Evangelium Vitae novena with Birgit Atherton-Jones, my blogging friend from Designs by Birgit. (You can like Birgit’s Facebook page here) We wanted to celebrate the 20th anniversary of St. John Paul II’s landmark encyclical, ‘The Gospel of Life.’ This year we hope to have even more faithful pray-ers on board, from even more far-flung corners of...

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The Real Presence
Jul20

The Real Presence

The Real Presence   Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world. John 6:51   This story came via a circuitous route of faithful Catholic newsletters, and was originally written by Fr.  Albert J Byrne, under the title Natures’ Evidence of the Real Presence. On the evening of the last day of his October 1995 visit to the US, Pope John Paul II was scheduled...

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Mary Loves a Chaste Heart – a Poem
Jun27

Mary Loves a Chaste Heart – a Poem

Mary Loves A Chaste Heart -a Poem by Christopher Ziegler   This lovely poem first appeared at Christ’s Faithful Witness  (Please have a look at this great, faithful Catholic site) and is reproduced here with permission.   Mary loves a chaste heart— But so often have I struggled.   A wandering mind begets temptation. When I remove my eye from Mary, I begin to believe I can trust myself. Soon the cravings of sin...

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Evangelium Vitae #15
Apr02

Evangelium Vitae #15

Evangelium Vitae #15     Threats which are no less serious hang over the incurably ill and the dying. In a social and cultural context which makes it more difficult to face and accept suffering, the temptation becomes all the greater to resolve the problem of suffering by eliminating it at the root, by hastening death so that it occurs at the moment considered most suitable. Various considerations usually contribute to such...

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Evangelium Vitae #13
Mar19

Evangelium Vitae #13

Evangelium Vitae #13 in order to facilitate the spread of abortion, enormous amounts of money have been invested and continue to be invested in the production of pharmaceutical products which make it possible to kill the foetus without recourse to medical assistance. On this point, scientific research itself seems to be almost exclusively preoccupied with developing products which are ever more simple and effective in suppressing life...

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