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The Shepherd's Son

By • Catholic Online • 11/3/2011

As father and son stood side by side in front of the sheep, a bright light whirled across the sky. Both gasped aloud at the sight. “Did you ever see the sky so clear?” The question awakened Joshua. He had found a soft patch of grass and laid down to rest. “No, father, I haven’t” He didn’t ...

Saint Hippolytus.

The Word made flesh makes us like Himself

By • Catholic Online • 11/2/2011

When we have come to know the true God, both our bodies and our souls will be immortal and incorruptible. CHESAPEAKE, Va. (Catholic Online) – We present an excerpt from the treatise refuting Heresies by Saint Hippolytus, a Priest of the Church of Rome in the 2d and 3d century: The Word made ...

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Pope: Church is to Be Hope for the World in Advent

Catholic Online • 11/2/2011

"Advent is the spiritual season of hope par excellence, and in this season the whole Church is called to be hope. VATICAN CITY (Zenit) - Advent is the season of hope par excellence, and during this time, the Church is called to be hope for itself and for the world, says Benedict XVI. The Pope ...

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Mary's Heart of Holiness

By • Catholic Online • 11/2/2011

“I am the handmaiden of the Lord; let it be to me according to your Word.” When Mary spoke those few words, human history was forever changed. They came from a deep spiritual reservoir within the heart of a young Jewish girl who was in love with the God of her fathers – Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. ...

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The Word becomes Flesh

By • Catholic Online • 11/1/2011

The fourth gospel (The Gospel of John) is considered by most scripture scholars to be the most theologically profound Gospel in the New Testament begins, the one written by the “beloved disciple” named John. The Gospel of John begins with these words: “In the beginning was the Word and the Word ...

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According to Your Word

By • Catholic Online • 10/29/2011

And Mary said, "Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word." And the angel departed from her. CHESAPEAKE, Va. (Catholic Online) - "Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word." In these few words, all of human history was forever ...

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Mary invites us 'Surrender' to Jesus Christ

By • Catholic Online • 10/28/2011

Mary said, "Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word." Then the angel departed from her. Mary’s Prayer, her “Fiat” [Medieval Latin, from Latin, let it be done) in response to the visitation from the messenger of heaven, the angel, provides a pattern of ...

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Are We Living in A Mary Moment?

By • Catholic Online • 10/28/2011

Several years ago I was an invited guest at a celebration of the life and ministry of a significant evangelical Protestant leader. It was a “black tie” affair, accompanied with all the fanfare. Held in a posh ballroom in Southern California, it was a nice opportunity for my wife and me to ...

The depth of meaning in Christmas is as infinite as God Incarnate himself. Enter into that meaning with mind and heart, worship the Father in 'Spirit and truth' (see Jn 4:23).

Entering into Christmas: Christians Are Called To True Worship

By • Catholic Online • 10/26/2011

Catholics in love with the Child who is the risen Star understand that true worship is contained in the Liturgy of the Mass. Christians who participate in the Eucharistic celebration are already united "with the heavenly liturgy and anticipate eternal life, when God will be all in all" (see ...

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Jesus, the 'Yes' of God

By • Catholic Online • 10/20/2011

“Brothers and sisters: As God is faithful, our word to you is not “yes” and “no.” For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was proclaimed to you by us, Silvanus and Timothy and me, was not “yes” and “no, ” but “yes” has been in him. For however many are the promises of God, their Yes is in him; ...

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