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  • Catholic Caucus: Saint Joseph, Protector of the Family Against Satanic Attack

    03/19/2015 7:05:27 PM PDT · by Coleus · 1 replies
    HLI ^ | 03.19.15 | Monsignor Ignacio Barreiro
    His obedience of faith was manifested, as the Gospel tells us, after an angel of God revealed to him that it was through the Holy Spirit that the child had been conceived in Mary. When Joseph awoke, “he did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him, and took his wife into his home” without hesitation or objection.  (Matthew 1:20)  When Herod sought to kill the infant Jesus, Saint Joseph obediently took him and the Blessed Mother to safety. (Matthew 2:13-14) As Pope Saint John II pointed out in Redemptoris Custos, “already at the beginning of redemption, after Mary,...
  • Eastern Catholicism and the Universal Church

    12/05/2014 2:19:21 PM PST · by NYer · 50 replies
    Onepeterfive ^ | December 3, 2014 | JONATHAN CARIVEAU
    I began life in the broad mainstream of American Evangelicalism, a tradition quite similar in many respects to the Baptists, the notable differences being the contemporary worship style of my denomination and the greater freedom of theological speculation enjoyed by local communities. Later in life and late in my search for more authentic religion, which had previously compelled me to examine the early Church Fathers and afterward ushered me through the annals of ecclesiastical history, I encountered a strange assembly of Christians called the Eastern Orthodox. Strange at least to Western eyes, since they are so seldom heard from or...