Tag: Sacrament

Confessors called to help Catholics recognize God’s love

Confessors called to help Catholics recognize God’s love

| March 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

The sacrament of penance, or reconciliation, helps Catholics recognize “the truth about themselves: that they are beloved children of the Father, who is rich in mercy,” said Cardinal Manuel Monteiro de Castro.

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In confession, priest sees mercy, love and humility

In confession, priest sees mercy, love and humility

| Father Mike Schmitz | December 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

Confession is always a place of victory

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What does the Church teach about Marriage?

What does the Church teach about Marriage?

| September 12, 2012 | 5 Comments

– Catholic marriage: Sacramental, communitarian and missionary
– What happens if marriage is redefined?
– Why is the marriage amendment necessary?

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Why do we need a marriage amendment?

Why do we need a marriage amendment?

| September 12, 2012 | 1 Comment

Q & A

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What happens if marriage is redefined?

What happens if marriage is redefined?

| September 12, 2012 | 6 Comments

When a court or legislature adopts a definition of marriage as the union of any two people regardless of gender, legal experts — on both sides of the marriage debate — agree that there will be important consequences for society. Scholars from some of the nation’s most respected law schools have written that the issue impacts a host of other issues, ranging from religious liberty, to individual expression of faith, to education and the professions.

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Sex and marriage: An expression of love  that is open to new life

Sex and marriage: An expression of love that is open to new life

| September 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Church, in its official teaching, has always taken a positive view of sexuality in marriage. Marital intercourse, says the Catechism of the Catholic Church, is “noble and honorable,” established by God so that “spouses should experience pleasure and enjoyment of body and spirit.”

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Catholic marriage: Revealing Christ, building community and reaching out to others

Catholic marriage: Revealing Christ, building community and reaching out to others

| JoAnn Heaney-Hunter | September 12, 2012 | 1 Comment

“Spirituality” is a way to live out one’s religious beliefs. A spirituality of marriage, therefore, is a way to help husbands and wives live out the vocation of marriage in light of faith. Catholic marriage has a distinctive spirituality that is sacramental, communitarian and missionary.

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A faithful, exclusive, lifelong union between a man and a woman

A faithful, exclusive, lifelong union between a man and a woman

| September 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

A faithful, exclusive, lifelong union between a man and a woman

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Just going to Mass? No, it’s more than that

Just going to Mass? No, it’s more than that

| Deacon Robert Schnell | July 5, 2012 | 1 Comment

When I mention that the former-speaker and his wife were at St. Richard’s, people say: “Why were they there?”

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Five tips for making a better confession

Five tips for making a better confession

| Father Michael Van Sloun | March 15, 2012 | 1 Comment

“Repent, and believe in the Gospel.” These are the words for the signing of ashes on Ash Wednesday.

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How should I select godparents for my child?

How should I select godparents for my child?

| Father Michael Van Sloun | February 1, 2012 | 2 Comments

When it comes time to baptize a child, it is also time to select the godparents. This is a major decision. It is a spiritual matter, and the choice should be based upon spiritual criteria.

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Retreat to explore Eucharist as model for marriage

Retreat to explore Eucharist as model for marriage

| Susan Klemond | September 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

If we could apply that insight that the Eucharist offers every time we gather to our marriages, it would greatly enhance our intimacy.

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