The Sunrise is Born amid the Darkness
Later he, who misinterpreted the first signs of night, looks to the sky and perceives a faint hint of light
Preserving Confidence Amid The Dark Night
Are You A Commissioned Officer ?
The time is now to prepare an elite fighting force, surrendering to God and then allowing His grace to invade every aspect of our lives.” Admission into Christ’s elite fighting force begins by knowing that by your baptism you have been commissioned by the Lord Jesus Christ to fulfill a most dramatic mission; it is the mission of saving souls
It was less than 100 years ago that Pope Pius XI proclaimed the following
- If We ordain that the whole Catholic world shall revere Christ as King, We shall minister to the need of the present day, and at the same time provide an excellent remedy for the plague which now infects society. We refer to the plague of anti-clericalism, its errors and impious activities. This evil spirit, as you are well aware, Venerable Brethren, has not come into being in one day; it has long lurked beneath the surface. The empire of Christ over all nations was rejected. The right which the Church has from Christ himself, to teach mankind, to make laws, to govern peoples in all that pertains to their eternal salvation, that right was denied. Then gradually the religion of Christ came to be likened to false religions and to be placed ignominiously on the same level with them. It was then put under the power of the state and tolerated more or less at the whim of princes and rulers. Some men went even further, and wished to set up in the place of God’s religion a natural religion consisting in some instinctive affection of the heart. There were even some nations who thought they could dispense with God, and that their religion should consist in impiety and the neglect of God. The rebellion of individuals and states against the authority of Christ has produced deplorable consequences. We lamented these in the Encyclical Ubi arcano; we lament them today: the seeds of discord sown far and wide; those bitter enmities and rivalries between nations, which still hinder so much the cause of peace; that insatiable greed which is so often hidden under a pretense of public spirit and patriotism, and gives rise to so many private quarrels; a blind and immoderate selfishness, making men seek nothing but their own comfort and advantage, and measure everything by these; no peace in the home, because men have forgotten or neglect their duty; the unity and stability of the family undermined; society in a word, shaken to its foundations and on the way to ruin. We firmly hope, however, that the feast of the Kingship of Christ, which in future will be yearly observed, may hasten the return of society to our loving Savior. It would be the duty of Catholics to do all they can to bring about this happy result. 31. When we pay honor to the princely dignity of Christ, men will doubtless be reminded that the Church, founded by Christ as a perfect society, has a natural and inalienable right to perfect freedom and immunity from the power of the state; and that in fulfilling the task committed to her by God of teaching, ruling, and guiding to eternal bliss those who belong to the kingdom of Christ, she cannot be subject to any external power. The State is bound to extend similar freedom to the orders and communities of religious of either sex, who give most valuable help to the Bishops of the Church by laboring for the extension and the establishment of the kingdom of Christ. By their sacred vows they fight against the threefold concupiscence of the world; by making profession of a more perfect life they render the holiness which her divine Founder willed should be a mark and characteristic of his Church more striking and more conspicuous in the eyes of all.
The Church Of Antiquity Proclaimeth The Baby King Cometh And All Nations Shall Serve Him
Traditional Hymns To Sing With Family /Friends- Vespers and Prayer Gatherings of Apostolate and 3rd Order Work – (Resources – song and lyrics)
Catholic Thoughts on A Christmas Carol – is by John M. Grondelski Ph.D., who is the former associate dean of the School of Theology, Seton Hall University, South Orange and writing from Shanghai.
The Immaculate In Scripture By Fr. Giacinto Marie Dagesse
The Study of Kecharitomene from the book of Luke not only brings to a scriptural light the Truth of the Dogma of the Immaculate Conception, but also reveals the Immaculate as “The Mediatrix Of All Graces”The Immaculate In Scripture By Fr. Giacinto Marie Dagesse
The Introit From This Past 4th Sunday of Advent Sung at The Foot Of the Altar All Over The World
Sacred Reverberations Between The Choir Loft and The High Altar – (The Sounds Of A Catholic Church For The Majority Of Salvation History)