04 Apr 2012
From Monsignor Pope.
Spy Wednesday Annual Reflection on the Sins and Shortcomings of the Clergy
This fresco (below), by Giotto di Bondone, is from the Life of Christ series at the Arena Chapel (Cappella Scrovegni) in Padua, Italy. Giotto created it between 1304-06.
In this scene (number 28 in the series), Judas (who is holding a money bag) has made a deal with the religious leaders to betray his friend, Jesus. Note the figure in black, which Giotto has painted behind Judas. It is his representation of Satan. http://www.awesomestories.com/assets/judas-betrayal-fresco-by-giotto...read more
31 Dec 2011
Plenary indulgence to publicly recite or sing the Te Deum today!
Plenary indulgence to publicly recite or sing the Te Deum today!… Read the rest...read more
02 Aug 2010
From the Catholic Encyclopedia:
According to a legend, the little chapel of Portiuncula was erected under Pope Liberius (352-66) by hermits from the Valley of Josaphat, who brought with them relics from the grave of the Blessed Virgin. The same legend relates that the chapel passed into the possession of St. Benedict in 516. It was here that on 24 Feb., 1208, St. Francis of Assisi recognized his vocation; here was for the most part his permanent abode, after the Benedictines (of the Cluny Congregation from about 1200) had presented him (about 1211) with the little chapel Portiuncula, i.e. … Read the rest...read more
24 Jul 2010
Sermon from Audio Sancto. Please say three Hail Marys for the priests who are preaching these sermons.
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23 Jul 2010
Meditation for the Morning
Let us adore Jesus Christ employing for the glory of His Father and the salvation of men all the time which He passed upon earth not a moment given to pleasure, to personal satisfaction (Rom. 15:3). He did everything from the desire to please God His Father. (John 8:29) Let us thank Him for this great example, and render to Him all our homage.
The Obligation to Employ Time Properly is a Divine Precept
Even if we were the children of an innocent Adam, a divine precept would oblige us to utilize time … Read the rest...read more
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