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The Apostolic Church

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 6/29/17

Have you ever wondered about the twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ how the died and where their remains can be found. The diagram below reveals that these chosen disciples of Christ can be found in the Catholic churches which house their relics. I hope that you enjoy this diagram.

Novena to the Sacred Heart

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 6/26/17

Padre Pio would pray a special novena every morning to the Sacred Heart of Jesus on behalf of all of those who asked him to pray for them. I would encourage you to follow the example of such a great saint and do the same.

Padre Pio pray for us!

Efficacious Novena to the Sacred Heart of JesusI. O my Jesus, you have said: "Truly I say to you, ask and you will receive, seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened to you." Behold I knock, I seek and ask for the grace of...... (here name your request) Our Father....Hail Mary....Glory Be to the ... Read More »

The Wisdom of the Ancients

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 6/20/17

As most of you know I like to read a Catholic blog in the morning to start my day. Fr. James V. Schall S.J.  is one of my favorite writers because he has such a wealth of knowledge of history and philosophy. Today's blog is a reflection on the ... Read More »

THE BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 6/15/17

THE BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST

The Body and Blood of Christ is a feast that commemorates and promotes the real presence of Jesus Christ in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Alter. This true presence is a reminder of the promise he made to his disciples that he ... Read More »

The Protestant Reformation Explained

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 5/19/17

I have been reading a series of articles on the Protestant Reformation that are very well done. Ken Hensley is a convert to the Catholic Church which gives him a better insight into Protestant thinking. I hope you enjoy this.

Fr. Jim

Ken Hensley

Before becoming Catholic, I was ... Read More »

Our Lady of Fatima

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 5/10/17

OUR LADY OF FATIMA

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY

“The true meaning of Fatima is that God has spoken to us through Mary, the Blessed Mother of His Son. We should pause long enough to reflect that it is not strange for God to speak to us, since He loves us far ... Read More »

Saint Peter Chanel, Priest and Martyr

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 4/28/17

Saint Peter Chanel was born in the town of Cuet in France in 1803. After ordination to the priesthood, he was engaged in pastoral work for a few years. He joined the Marists and journeyed to Oceania to preach the Gospel. Despite many hardships he converted some of the ... Read More »

On Contradiction

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 3/16/17

I read this today and I wanted to share it with all of you. Fr. Schall is a brilliant scholar and teacher.

On Contradiction

James V. Schall, S.J.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

In classical philosophy, human beings are called “rational animals.” Why so? They are certainly animals with a ... Read More »

The Wisdom of Saint John Paul II

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 2/28/17

Saint Paul explains the meaning of the Cross at the beginning of his First Letter to the Corinthians. The Christian community in Corinth was going through a turbulent period, exposed to the corrupting influences of the surrounding culture. Those dangers are similar to the ones we encounter today. I ... Read More »

WHAT SHOULD I DO FOR LENT

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 2/13/17

 

WHAT SHOULD I DO FOR LENT?

What am I going to do for Lent this year?

I would like to do something that will help me to grow in my knowledge and love for Christ and his Church well beyond the Lenten season.

So then, what can I ... Read More »