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5 reasons for a Catholic not to adhere to liberalism

1) It has the same foundations as socialism: they seek to create Paradise on Earth, without God. Both liberalism and socialism (hated and repudiated by us Catholics) are based on materialism, which denies, or better yet, leaves religion, the Holy Church and God in the background. This temptation to “have to be happy” we all passed,… Continue reading 5 reasons for a Catholic not to adhere to liberalism

The hypocrites who go to Mass

It is common to hear from Catholics called “non-practicing”, who do not go to church “because it is full of hypocrites”. But what really hides behind this excuse? From Father Gonçalo Portocarrero (freely translated by me) It was some time ago that someone, somewhat impertinent, shot at me, at close range, the reason for his non-religious practice:… Continue reading The hypocrites who go to Mass

Abortion and contraception, two “fruits of the same plant”

An excerpt from the encyclical Evangelium Vitae , by St. John Paul II, in which he rightly states that abortion and contraception are “fruits of the same plant” .. “The pro-abortion culture appears developed in the same environments that reject the Church’s teaching on contraception.” Pope St. John Paul II The lesson is important because, when people think about… Continue reading Abortion and contraception, two “fruits of the same plant”

Our Lady of Perpetual Succour

The picture of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour is painted on wood, with background of gold. It is Byzantine in style and is supposed to have been painted in the thirteenth century. It represents the Mother of God holding the Divine Child while the Archangels Michael and Gabriel present before Him the instruments of His Passion. Over the figures in the picture are some Greek letters which form the abbreviated words Mother of God, Jesus Christ, Archangel Michael, and Archangel Gabriel respectively. … Continue reading Our Lady of Perpetual Succour

A painting of Blessed John XXIII is seen in the museum dedicated to the late pontiff in his birthplace of Sotto il Monte Giovanni XXIII, Italy, Feb. 21. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) (May 4, 2012) See VATICAN LETTER May 4, 2012.

Saint John XXIII

October 11th… Continue reading Saint John XXIII

Liturgical day: Sunday 27th (A) in Ordinary Time

Today, the parable specifically refers to the Jewish rejection of Christ: «Finally, he sent his son, thinking: ‘They will respect my son’. But when the tenants saw the son, they thought: ‘This is the one who is to inherit the vineyard. Let us kill him and his inheritance will be ours’. So they seized him, threw him out of the vineyard and killed him» (Mt 21:37-39)… Continue reading Liturgical day: Sunday 27th (A) in Ordinary Time

The suffering

From Latim SUFFERIRE, a variant of SUFFERRE, “to bear, to suffer”, formed by SUB-, “under”, plus FERRE, “to take, to carry” If you accept suffering with total resignation and sweetness, not as a punishment or as a cosmic injustice, but simply as a normal chapter of that part of our destiny that only God understands,… Continue reading The suffering

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