Category: Hope

What do the Saints Say About Complaining?

No doubt, that sometimes many of us feel we have much to complain about. As a result of our own concupiscence we often, myself included, fail to see how blessed we are in this life. As a result, the sight of God’s plan for us, to spend eternity with Him in heaven, is lost. All

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The Signs of Predestination

By Supertradmum Yes, the Catholic Church believes in Predestination, but not as the Calvinists teach it. The Council of Trent teaches that no one, without special divine revelation to one’s self, knows if a person will persevere until the end of his life. However, many of the Early Church Fathers, according to Garrigou-Lagrange, wrote that

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Fear vs Fear Not

One of the most resounding phrases of St. John Paul II was his reiterated “Fear Not.” If he were on earth today, and I am sure he sees this from his place in heaven, he would say it again. The West, especially Great Britain, has fallen into a fear future. Those who are lukewarm at

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The Humanity of Our Holy Priests

During my life I been fortunate to have the opportunity to meet and interact with a number of men with the indelible mark of Holy Orders. I can honestly state, the vast majority are hard working, honest men striving for holiness. Some of whom, I love and appreciate as I would a member of my

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Please Help the Nuns at Tyburn

Dear Friends and Benefactors, I hope that this email finds you all well and . . . .warm! As some of you already know, we have started fundraising for a heating system because the archaic one on the side of our Convent where our Infirm and elderly Mothers as well as our Community Sisters live,

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Millennials, Marriage and Families

In the past five years, people have been writing and decrying the fact that the last three generations, the Baby Boomers, Gen X and the Millennials have created a larger amount of men and women who do not want to be married than in previous generations. These authors who are upset that men are not

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Virtue Conquers Temptation

From the moment we are able to reason all humans are tempted to sin throughout our lives. In an effort to overcome this temptation a holy spiritual director will help is develop virtues which will detach us from our predominant fault. The Catechism of the Catholic Church defines virtue as: A virtue is an habitual

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A Gift of God’s Grace – A Wish Granted

Having become perfect in a short while, he reached the fullness of a long career; for his soul was pleasing to the LORD, therefore he sped him out of the midst of wickedness. (Wisdom 4:13-14) The now quiet old man has grown accustomed to the deepening heat of spring that has accompanied him throughout the

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