The Grace of the Priesthood

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by St. John of Kronstadt "...by the grace of the priesthood, by bestowing upon others the Divine Body and Blood, priests become the second or third means of healing and sicknesses. Through priests the grace of the Spirit gives new life to infants and grown persons; administers in the sacrament of the Eucharist the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, uniting believers with the Godhead; through ... More...

Early Church Fathers On Sodomy

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What do the teachers of the early Church have to say about the sin of sodomy. Tertullian, the great apologist of the Church in the second century, writes: “All other frenzies of lusts which exceed the laws of nature and are impious toward both bodies and the sexes we banish … from all shelter of the Church, for they are not sins so much as monstrosities.” (Tertullian, De pudicitia, IV, in J. ... More...

The Army Hidden in the World

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by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon If the true identity of Christ our Lord, his inner Person begotten of the Father, remains a mystery concealed from the world (John 14:22), something similar is also said rightly of those who put their hope in Christ, because they too are defined by their communion with the Father in Christ. They are known by God (John 10:14; 1 Corinthians 8:3; 13:12). To be sure, the ... More...

God’s Obedience To Us

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by St. Nikolai Velimirovich Speaking on a human level, Christ raised Himself to primacy in the Church, the world and human history by obedience. No one can be a good superior who has not gone through the school of obedience. Adam lost his power and primacy over the animals and the natural elements in the hour when he showed himself disobedient to God. “Obedience begets obedience; if a man ... More...

The Greatest Obstacle

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Is he right? by John Paul II, Pope of Rome "The greatest obstacle to evangelization in America is superficial preaching." Quoted by Fr. William Casey here ... More...