Confession is about the Future by Fr. John Harris

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Confession is about the Future by Fr. John Harris Catholics are Guilt Ridden It is often said that we Catholics are guilt-ridden. It is said that the Church is obsessed with sex and most of this criticism is particularly focused on the Sacrament of Confession. People say that Confession is about raking-up the past and being stuck in one’s shame. Nothing could be further from the truth. Secular Media Smearing People It is the secular media and...

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Crisis in our Life by Br. Marius

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Crisis in our Life by Br. Marius An extract from a letter by Fr. Sopocko to the Sisters of Merciful Jesus during World War II “I have spent a second week in isolation, where I have been contemplating and adoring Divine Mercy in action. At the same time, I have been passing through my whole fatherland immersed in bereavement. I am united with my countrymen all over the world, as the Mercy of God has been sculpturing in their souls the...

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Living Mercy Daily

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Living Mercy Daily The Pope reminded us that the very essence of the Good News is its message of hope and real optimism. He wrote “Optimism is the fruit of Christian hope and the result of its action on the Christian soul. It flows from the trust of man in Divine Providence. This optimism is evident in the kind of character that is restrained and modest, who recognizes what is the inherent weakness in man, and that which hinders his fight...

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A Crisis of Faith by Val Conlon

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A Crisis of Faith by Val Conlon Today in Ireland many people whom I knew as solid Catholics most of my life, that is, in their own quite reserved way, they went to Mass every Sunday, said their prayers at night, supported the Church when it made a decision on political or social matters, and when push came to shove they stood up and supported the faith publicly when called upon. They were the mature, intelligent, sensible, silent majority, of...

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The Good Thief by Fr. Sopocko

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The Good Thief by Fr. Sopocko On each side of Our Lord hung a thief on a cross. “Now one of those robbers who were hanged was abusing him, saying: ‘If thou art the Christ, save thyself and us!’ But the other in answer rebuked the first and said, ‘Dost not even thou fear God, seeing that thou art under the same sentence? And we indeed justly, for we are receiving what our deeds deserved; but this man has done nothing...

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St. Faustina’s Praises of God’s Mercy

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St. Faustina’s Praises of God’s Mercy The love of God is the flower – Mercy the fruit. Let the doubting soul read these considerations on Divine Mercy and become trusting: Divine Mercy, gushing forth from the bosom of the Father, I trust in You. Divine Mercy, greatest attribute of God, I trust in You. Divine Mercy, incomprehensible mystery, I trust in You. Divine Mercy, fount gushing forth from the mystery of the Most Blessed...

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