Catechism of The Catholic Church #2708

2708 Meditation engages thought, imagination, emotion, and desire. This mobilization of faculties is necessary in order to deepen our convictions of faith, prompt the conversion of our heart, and strengthen our will to follow Christ. Christian ...

Prayer Petitions For April 20, 2013

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Pope St. Leo IX

Pope St. Leo IX was the first pope who worked for reform in the Church. He was born in 1002 and given the name Bruno at Baptism. He was educated at a school for the children of Germany’s royal families and taught by the bishop of his diocese. As ...

Mass Readings For April 19, 2013

Acts 9:1-20 Psalm 117:1-2 John 6:52-59 Acts 9: 1 – 20 1 But Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest 2 and asked him for letters to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found ...

Catechism of The Catholic Church #569

596 The religious authorities in Jerusalem were not unanimous about what stance to take towards Jesus. The Pharisees threatened to excommunicate his followers. To those who feared that “everyone will believe in him, and the Romans will ...

Prayer Petitions For April 19, 2013

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St. Apollonius the Apologist

St. Apollonius was a Roman senator, a man of high social standing, and very erudite. He was particularly well read in the philosophy of the pagans. He also read the Old Testament and the writings of Christians. Under their influence Apollonius ...

Mass Readings For April 18, 2013

Acts 8:26-40 Psalm 66:8-9, 16-17, 20 John 6:44-51 Acts 8: 26 – 40 26 But an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Rise and go toward the south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” This is a desert road. 27 And he ...

Catechism of The Catholic Church #574

574 From the beginning of Jesus’ public ministry, certain Pharisees and partisans of Herod together with priests and scribes agreed together to destroy him. Because of certain acts of his expelling demons, forgiving sins, healing on the ...

Prayer Petitions For April 18, 2013

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