Below is a video of a homily given by Fr. Edward Meeks on October 11, 2020 at a Catholic Church in Maryland.Read More »
The priesthood is something I’ve wanted to write about for a long time.
Because of its complexity and importance, I haven’t brought myself to write about it.Read More »
You may already know that basketball legend Kobe Bryant and eight others died tragically on Sunday.
You may not already know, however, that he was Catholic.
I’d like to share an interesting article I saw posted on social media about the late Kobe Bryant.
In my previous post I explained the Sacrament of Confession by using information from the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
The purpose of Part I was to describe the theology of the sacrament.
The purpose of Part II is to provide tools and guidance for participating in it.
After reading this post, I hope you feel excited to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation!
In this post I’ll focus on:
In my mid-twenties I began to practice my Catholic Faith more seriously and attend Mass regularly. During that time, I kept hearing a priest talk about confession during his homilies.
Even though I wanted to go to confession, I didn’t know much about it because I wasn’t taught to go regularly.
I desired to understand why I need to receive the sacrament, what it is and the effects.
Once I discovered this information and received the sacrament, it was life-changing!
Throughout the centuries, the testimony of many Christians, including a number of saints, confirms that objects blessed by a priest, through the power of the Church’s intercession, can repel demonic powers. Again and again, evil spirits have recoiled in dread, not just from the Sign of the Cross, but also from holy water and blessed oil, crosses, crucifixes, medals, candles, or salt (Manual for Spiritual Warfare, 55).
In a previous post, Spiritual Warfare, I mentioned that sacramentals provide protection from the devil.
Someone close to me suggested that I write a post on these valuable weapons.
In honor of Saint Benedict of Nursia, a champion in spiritual warfare whose feast we celebrate today, here’s a post dedicated to sacramentals.