Archive | August, 2018

The Authority of Women in the Catholic Church

The Church Fathers (those great bishops and theologians of the first five hundred years of Christianity) are a special target of feminist rage, and it must be admitted that these early Church thinkers are certainly not well known for their support for women’s liberation.

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Witness to Wonder, liturgy, Catholic Mass

The Catholic Liturgy: Communion with the Sublime

Because the content of the Church’s catechesis is rooted in her life of worship, that being the time and place where Catholics ordinarily encounter the mysteries of Christ, celebrations of liturgy ought especially to evoke a sense of wonder. What other event on planet Earth can equal the marvels of the Catholic Mass? It is,

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When Augustine Found God

Years ago Joni Oeltjenbruns wrote a lift-the-flap book called Where is God? In the story, a baby searches for God in his house. Is God behind the door? Under the bed? On the last page, the answer is revealed: God is inside you and me, with the flap revealing a heart and a cross.

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St. Augustine’s Theology of the Eucharist

St. Augustine’s theology of the Eucharist stresses its proper effect, which is the unity of the Mystical Body. It has this effect of binding together the Mystical Body of Christ precisely because the members of the Church receive the real Body and Blood of Christ. In other words, the charity that binds the Church together

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Emily Stimpson Chapman, blackberry cobbler,

A Recipe for Hospitality: Simple Blackberry Cobbler

A few months back, in the deep, dark, frozen recesses of January, a friend showed up at my door with two crates of blackberries in hand. Apparently, he’d already dispensed about a dozen more elsewhere. If you’d asked me before that January day if said friend had mafia connections, I would have unhesitatingly answered, “No!”

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Scott Hahn in Cleveland, OH

Saturday, December 8, 2018 Don’t miss Scott Hahn and the St. Paul Center at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on Saturday, December 8, 2018 for a powerful presentation on the riches of our Catholic faith. Best-selling author and renowned biblical scholar Scott Hahn will go deeper into the meaning of Scripture in the Church and our

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Scott Hahn in New Orleans, LA

Saturday, January 26, 2019 Don’t miss Scott Hahn and the St. Paul Center at St. Clement of Rome Catholic Church on Saturday, January 26, 2019 for a powerful presentation on the riches of our Catholic faith. Best-selling author and renowned biblical scholar Scott Hahn will go deeper into the meaning of Scripture in the Church and

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The Queenship of Mary

In The Bible and the Virgin Mary, Matthew Leonard explains key Marian dogmas in light of Scripture and Church teaching. On the feast of Mary’s Queenship, learn more about how the Old and New Testaments illuminate Mary’s role as mother and queen.

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