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The Church is our Mother

“What consolation this certainty arouses in our hearts! The Church is truly a mother and, as a mother, she seeks her children’s good, especially of those who are furthest away and are afflicted, until she finds its fullness in the glorious body of Christ with [...]
Tags: Church, Jesus Christ, Prayer, Pope, Love, Communion of saints
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Week of Prayer for the Unity of Christians: What Can I Do?

The Church asks all Christians to pray more intensely during the Week of Prayer for the Unity of Christians, which lasts from January 18 to January 25, feast of the conversion of St Paul. With one Spirit Pray to God that in the Holy Church, our Mother, [...]
Tags: Ecumenical dialogue, Church, Prayer, Unity
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Communion of Saints

What is the meaning of the “communion of saints”? This expression indicates first of all the common sharing of all the members of the Church in holy things (sancta): the faith, the sacraments, especially the Eucharist, the charisms, and the other spiritual gifts. This expression [...]
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Early Christians

All these with one accord devoted themselves to prayer, together with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren… And they devoted themselves to the Apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers… The company of those [...]
Tags: Charity, Church, Early Christians, Unity, Vocation
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Loyalty to the Church

"What is the Church? Where is the Church? Bewildered and disoriented, many Christians do not find sure answers to these questions." Saint Josemaria posed these questions in 1972 in his homily Loyalty to the Church. They are still relevant, and this homily offers some answers: "The [...]
Tags: Church, loyalty, In Love with the Church
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Cathedra of St. Peter

Jesus said to him, "Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah. For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my heavenly Father. And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the [...]
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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

The Church asks the faithful for more intense prayer for unity during the Week of Prayer for the Unity of Christians, from January 18 to 25, culminating on the feast of St Paul. 8 days = 8 prayers Please say a prayer each day for the following [...]
Tags: Ecumenical dialogue, Church, Prayer, Unity
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A priest and nothing but a priest

The priestly ministry, especially in these times of great scarcity of clergy, is a terribly absorbing task which leaves no time for a “second job”. Men need us so much (though many do not realise it) that there will never be a surplus of priests. [...]
Tags: Church, Pope, Priesthood
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'Progressives' and 'Fundamentalists'

What role do you think can be played in these times by the tendencies which in general terms have been called ‘progressive’ and ‘fundamentalist’? As I see it, the present doctrinal position of the Church could be expressed as ‘positive’ and at the same time ‘delicate’, [...]
Tags: Church, Vatican II
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Loving the Church

Meditate on this frequently: I am a Catholic, a child of Christ’s Church. He brought me to birth in a home that is his, without my doing anything to deserve it. My God, how much I owe you! The Forge, 16 What joy to be able to say [...]
Tags: Faithfulness, Church, Pope