Monday, April 3, 2017

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Patrick Madrid - A Wealth of Links

Over the past 27 years, Patrick has published numerous popular articles on Scripture, Church history, patristics, and apologetics in Envoy Magazine, This Rock Magazine, and various other Catholic and Protestant periodicals. Here is a small selection of them:
Looking for more articles and essays by Patrick Madrid? Be sure to check out his recent book Envoy for Christ: 25 Years as a Catholic Apologist (Servant Books), which is a compendium of many of his writings collected into a single volume. (Also available as an audiobook.)


Thursday, December 29, 2016

Primary Teachings of Every Religion?

Not the primary teaching of Christianity!
That would be "Jesus Christ, who is fully God and fully man, has been crucified for our transgressions and raised to life for our justification. Therefore, receive him as your Savior and become a participant in the life of the Blessed Trinity by receiving the sacraments and imitating him--including that bit about doing unto others as you would have them do unto you."

H/T: Mark Shea

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

St. Nick

At the Council of Nicaea in the 4th century, St. Nicholas famously smacked Arius, a priest who denied the divinity of Christ.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Intercession of Mary

Monday, February 22, 2016

Recording of Leo XIII Singing the Ave Maria

Yes, there exists a recording of Pope Leo XIII singing the Ave Maria! 

This makes him both the oldest born person to be recorded (b. 1810) and the first pope in history to have his voice recorded.

    Pope Leo XIII, born Vincenzo Gioacchino Raffaele Luigi Pecci to an Italian comital family, reigned as Pope from 20 February 1878 to his death in 1903. 
    Born:  March 2, 1810, Carpineto Romano, Italy 
    Died:  July 20, 1903, Vatican City 
    Successor: Pope Pius X  
    Predecessor: Pope Pius IX 
    Sibling: Giuseppe Pecci 
    Cool Facts:
  • Under Leo the Catholic Faith made great progress; during his pontificate two hundred and forty-eight episcopal orarchiepiscopal sees were created, and forty-eight vicariates or prefectures Apostolic.
  •  Historical scholars are indebted to him for the opening of the Vatican Archives(1883)
  • Civilization owes much to Leo for his stand on the social question. As early as 1878, in his encyclical on the equality of all men, he attacked the fundamental error of Socialism.

Link to the recording:
New Advent

Sunday, January 10, 2016

I Shall Not Want

 I Shall Not Want  by Audrey Assad  is based on the Litany of Humility  and on Psalm 23.  This song models the humility Christ gave us in Philippians 2:5-8:
"Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross."
The Litany of Humility is a prayer from the perspective of one who recognizes our naturally wicked disposition, but also recognizes the grace given through Jesus who reshapes and reforms our hearts into ones that beat in rhythm with his - hearts that look like the heart of Jesus shown in Philippians 2:5-8.

Audrey Assad’s song I Shall Not Want  blends the words of this prayer with an echo of Psalms 23 and 34 as the refrain: “When I taste your goodness, I shall not want.”

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