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Dorothy Day, a heroic witness and prophetic voice of the 20th century, grasped this mystery so well. She still calls from the grave with this challenging message leaving her testimony in a movement called the 'Catholic Worker Movement'.

Reflection: Love in 'Deed and Truth' - ‘Open the Hands of God’

By • Catholic Online • 11/15/2011

Have you ever considered the significance of the fact that the same Jesus who promised to be with us always also told us that the poor would be with us always? CHESAPEAKE, Va. (Catholic Online) - “The poor you will always have with you; but you will not always have me” (Jesus, Matthew 26:11)“And ...

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Advent: Pope St. Leo the Great, 'The Mystery of Our Reconciliation with God'

By • Catholic Online • 11/13/2011

The Conqueror’s victory would have profited us nothing if the battle had been fought outside our human condition. CHESAPEAKE, Va. (Catholic Online) - One of the great gifts that we have,especially as Catholic Christians, is the rich Tradition of the Church. We stand on the shoulders of giants - men ...

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Advent Reflection from St Irenaeus: 'Eve and Mary'

By • Catholic Online • 11/12/2011

As Eve was seduced by the word of an angel and so fled from God after disobeying his word, Mary in her turn was given the good news by the word of an angel, and bore God in obedience to his word CHESAPEAKE, Va. (Catholic Online) - The great Bishop Irenaeus was educated in Smyrna where he learned ...

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Pope: Advent Leads to Life and Love

Zenit News Agency • 11/10/2011

Mary "is the 'way' that God himself prepared for his coming into the world." VATICAN CITY (Zenit) - Advent represents for the Christian an exodus from the world of sin and death to that of life and love, says Benedict XVI. Before praying the Angelus today with those gathered in St. Peter's ...

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Immaculate Conception: From the Catholic Catechism

Catholic Online • 11/9/2011

Through the centuries the Church has become ever more aware that Mary, "full of grace" through God, was redeemed from the moment of her conception. Chesapeake, Va. (Catholic Online) - On this Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Catholic Online presents these texts of explanation and instruction on ...

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Pope: On the Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Asia News • 11/8/2011

This Woman, in the eyes of God, has always had a face and a name: 'full of grace' (Lk. 1:28), as the angel called her when visiting her in Nazareth. VATICAN CITY (AsiaNews) - "In Mary Immaculate, we contemplate the reflection of the Beauty that saves the world: the beauty of God that shines on the ...

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Advent: Friendship with Mary

By • Catholic Online • 11/7/2011

Gentle woman, tower of strength, beacon of faith, humble servant...O, highly favored daughter! CHESAPEAKE, Va. (Catholic Online) - One of my favorite things about being Catholic (there are many) is enjoying a rich and blessed friendship with Mary. This time of year that friendship is particularly ...

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Father Cantalamessa's 1st Advent Sermon

By • Zenit News Agency • 11/7/2011

The Christmas liturgy will speak to us of the "holy exchange," of the "sacrum commercium," between us and God realized in Christ. VATICAN CITY (Zenit) - Here is the Advent homily Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa, preacher of the Pontifical Household, delivered in the Vatican in the presence of ...

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A Commentary on Isaiah by Eusebius of Caesarea

By • Catholic Online • 11/5/2011

What does it mean to bear the good news but to preach to all nations, but first of all to the cities of Judah, the coming of Christ on earth? CHESAPEAKE, Va. (Catholic Online) - The Office of Readings for the Second Sunday of Advent Includes this passage from 4th Century Father of the Church ...

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John the Baptizer: The Advent Prophet

By • Zenit News Agency • 11/4/2011

We are called to take on John’s role of preparing the way in today’s world, as living witnesses to Jesus who is near. TORONTO (Zenit) - One of the great stars of the Advent and Christmas stories, John the Baptizer, makes his appearance on the biblical stage today. Let us consider some of the ...

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