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Published on Jun 13, 2011

EWTN Global Catholic Television Network: EWTN Bookmark – Doug Keck – Fr. Mitch Pacwa, SJ – How to Listen when God is Speaking: a Guide for Modern-Day Catholic.

 

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Published on May 25, 2018

MOST REV. JOSEPH NAUMANN, Archbishop of Kansas City, Kansas, incoming Chair of the USCCB Committee on Pro-Life Activities, and keynote speaker at this year’s National Catholic Prayer Breakfast joins us to talk about the Trump administration’s efforts at defunding Planned Parenthood, the state of religious liberty here in the US, the abuse crisis in Chile and much more.

 

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“Private Revelations

St. John of the Cross, a Doctor of the Church and one of the greatest of mystic theologians, who had had so many special favors himself, is very severe with persons who desire to be the recipients of visions and revelations. He never wearies of repeating that the proximate means of union with God in this life is the three theological virtues of faith, hope, and love. True growth consists in intensified love, which is founded on faith and hope. Now although St. John encourages everyone to aim at infused contemplation, even though relatively few attain it, he strongly reproves anyone who desires to be the recipient of a vision or revelation. They desire to see; faith holds on without seeing.

St. Teresa of Avila, who herself had an abundance of visions, takes a similar stand. She admits that great profit can be had from such things when they are genuine and are received in the proper spirit. Yet she says (Interior Castle 6. 9): “I will only warn you that, when you learn or hear that God is granting souls these graces, you must never beg or desire Him to lead you by this road. Even if you think it is a very good one… there are certain reasons why such a course is not wise.”

She then goes on at length to explain her reasons: First, such a desire shows a lack of humility; second, one thereby leaves self open to “great peril because the devil has only to see a door left a bit ajar to enter”; third, the danger of auto-suggestion: “When a person has a great desire for something, he convinces himself that he is seeing or hearing what he desires.” Fourth, it is presumption for one to want to choose his own path, as only the Lord knows which path is best for us. Fifth, very heavy trials usually go with these favors: could we be sure of being able to bear them? Sixth, “you may well find that the very thing from which you had expected gain will bring you loss.”

She then adds that there are also other reasons, and continues with some wholesome advice that one can become very holy without this sort of thing: “There are many holy people who have never known what it is to receive a favor of this sort, and there are others who receive such favors even though they are not holy.” We think of the frightening words of Our Lord in Mt. 7.22-23. Speaking of the last day, He said: “Many will say to me on that day: “Lord , Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out devils in your name, and work many miracles in your name? And then I will tell them: I never knew you. Depart from me you workers of iniquity.” St. Teresa adds: “It is true that to have these favors must be a very great help towards attaining a high degree of perfection in the virtues; but one who has attained the virtues at the cost of his own work has earned much more merit.”  CONTINUE ARTICLE BELOW:

Source Article: https://www.ewtn.com/faith/teachings/maryd8.htm

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“What is the feminine?

This Christian anthropology of the sexes is far more profound than the simple biological reductionism advanced by some of the social constructivism asserted by many. It provides the answer to the pilot’s question of where to steer between the Scylla of biological determinism and the Charybdis of contemporary pervasive constructivism.

Thus, Christians and non-Christians as well ought to study the rich and deep anthropology of the sexes in Catholicism in order to find solutions to pressing problems in the areas of family and women’s policies.

The analysis presented by this Letter is something novel and promising in a world where biology has often been given too much emphasis — women are seen merely as child-bearers, as is still the case in many cultures even today — and where also the constructed nature of certain sex roles has been overemphasized, making the differences between the sexes insignificant, a mere “social construct”. This latter ideology is a major problem in the West today.”

Source:  https://www.ewtn.com/library/ISSUES/CATHFEM.HTM

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Published on Apr 13, 2018

THE PAPAL POSSE…FR. GERALD MURRAY, canon lawyer and priest of the Archdiocese of New York and ROBERT ROYAL, editor-in-chief of The Catholic Thing.org, discuss REJOICE AND BE GLAD, the new Apostolic Exhortation by Pope Francis released by the Vatican this week.

 

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Streamed live 7 hours ago

Join a LIVE Bible Study with Fr. Mitch Pacwa studying the question of “Why we need a Divine Savior?” and the New Testament links between Christ’s Divinity and His Saving Death.
Scripture Highlights: Matthew 16:13-21; John 8:24-28; Philippians 2:5-11; Colossians 1:19-23; Hebrews 1:4-14; 2:14; 9:25-26.

 

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Published on Nov 12, 2017

Fr. Robert Spitzer speaks on new scientific evidence surrounding the Shroud of Turin during his presentation, “A Remarkable Relic of the Resurrection: The Shroud of Turin and New Scientific Evidence” at the 2017 Napa Institute Conference in California.

 

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