This stood out to me
"Do not work for food that perishes but for the food that endures for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For on him the Father, God, has set his seal." (Jn 6:27)
My reflections as a Catholic young adult passionate about the Faith, seeking to grow in knowledge and understanding of God and discerning the will of the Lord in my life.
"Lord, I pray that the students' exams would reflect what they have studied."
"Lord, I pray that the exams these students are writing would provide a true reflection of the effort they have put into the course."
"Lord, I ask you to help these students remember all that they have read and studied for this course."
What are the similarities and differences between traditional Catholic and Orthodox views on "original sin" (or "the ancestral curse"), and the process of salvation?And those are only three out of the six questions. Don't get me wrong, these are good questions, and very important to consider, but they're rather huge.
What are the similarities and differences between Catholic, Orthodox, and Evangelical views on Purgatory?
Describe the differing viewpoints of Catholic and Orthodox mainstream Traditions on the "filioque" clause of the Ecumenical Creed.
"According to The Preachers by James Morris, she was buried with a live telephone in her casket to ensure her survival in the event of bodily resurrection, although other biographers do not mention this and groundskeepers at Forest Lawn deny it."Don't forget to pack your cell phone. You just might need it. You'd think you'd need an outlet and a charger though in case your cell phone battery ran out before the resurrection of the dead. I know the first thing I'm going to want to do when I rise from the dead is get on the cell phone and check up on my friends and family.
As always, remember to pray for your own parish priest and all priests, especially those from whom you have received the sacraments.
It is notable that the Code makes specific mention of frequent reception of the Holy Eucharist and of the Sacrament of Penance. This would indicate that the parish priest, in establishing the times for Masses and confessions in his parish, would take into consideration those times which are convenient for the majority of the faithful, while bearing in mind also the need to facilitate those who have difficulty in easily attending the celebration of the sacraments.
The parish priest should devote special attention to individual confession, understood in the spirit and form established by the Church. He should be mindful that confession must precede first Holy Communion. Moreover, the individual confessions of the faithful, for pastoral reasons and for the convenience of the faithful, may also be received during the celebration of the Holy Mass.
Care should be taken to ensure respect “for the sensibilities of the penitent concerning the manner in which he wishes to confess, either face to face, or from behind a grill”. The confessor may also have pastoral reasons for preferring the use a confessional equipped with a grill.
Heroic and angelic Saint Maria Goretti, we kneel before you to honor your perserving fortitude and to beg your gracious aid. Teach us a deep love for the precepts of our Holy Church; help us to see in them, the very voice of our Father in Heaven. May we preserve without stain our white baptismal robe of innocence.
May we who have lost this innocence kneeel humbly in Holy Penance; and with the absolution of the priest may the torent of Christ's precious Blood flow into our souls and give us new courage to carry the burning light of God's love through the dangerous highways of this life until Christ our King shall call us to the courts of heaven.
"When Jesus went into the region of Caesarea Phillipi he asked his disciples, 'Who do people say that the Son of Man is?" They replied, "Some say John the Baptist, others Elijah, still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets." He said to them, 'But who do you say that I am?" Simon Peter said in reply, "You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God." Jesus said to him in reply, "Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah. For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my heavenly Father. And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it." (Matthew 16:13-18)