Audience: The face of God revealed in Christ

16-pope-face-of-christTorrential rains swept St Peter’s Wednesday as pilgrims huddled in queues waiting to enter the Paul VI hall for the weekly audience with Pope Benedict XVI. In his catechesis the Holy Father continued his series of lessons on the Year of Faith, focusing this week on God’s Revelation of Himself to humanity in Jesus Christ.
 
“During the Christmas season we celebrated the mystery of the Incarnation as the culmination of God’s gradual self-revelation to Israel, a revelation mediated by those great figures such as Moses and the Prophets who kept alive the...
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Communicating the Church’s Truth on Sexuality in a Hostile Culture

michelangelo sistine creation of adam 1508 1512Have you ever noticed that almost the whole of the culture war is centered on sexuality?

Abortion, Same-sex ‘marriage’, contraception, adultery, pornography, promiscuity, sex-education, divorce, homosexuality, in vitro fertilization, even embryonic stem cell research are all related to sexuality.

When I first heard philosopher Peter Kreeft make that observation, it brought to mind the warning of Our Lady of Fatima as related by Blessed Jacinta Marto: "More souls go to Hell because of sins of the flesh than for any other reason.”

But, why?

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Visiting Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa

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Prayer to Our Lady of Czestochowa

Holy Mother of Czestochowa, Thou art full of grace, goodness and mercy. I consecrate to Thee all my thoughts, words and actions, my soul and body. I beseech Thy blessings and especially prayers for my salvation. Today, I consecrate myself to Thee, Good Mother, totally, with body and soul amid joy and sufferings to obtain for myself and others Thy blessings on this earth and eternal life in Heaven.

Amen.

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