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“To an Authentic and Renewed Conversion”: Vatican II and the Year of Faith

In his Wednesday audience address of October 10, 2012, Pope Benedict XVI declared: “The Second Vatican Council is a strong appeal to us to rediscover every day the beauty of our faith, to know it deeply for a more intense relationship with the Lord, in order to live our Christian vocation to the full.” How can we Catholics rediscover the beauty of our faith, intensify our relationship with Our Lord, and more fully live out our Christian vocation during this Year of Faith? Here are a few suggestions.

Three Little Frogs

This article presents the dilemma between the sovereignty of God and the free will of man. Is the freedom to choose a gift God grants to man? Has God limited his sovereignty so free will can be experienced by men?

Was Emperor Constantine Really a Saint?

There is a huge question mark over the sainthood of Emperor Claudius Constantine. He was murdered of the most violent order and the chances are he was a role-model for Hitler, who appeared to follow in his footsteps.

“To an Authentic and Renewed Conversion”: Vatican II and the Year of Faith (Part 3)

The Second Vatican Council can only fulfill its potential for renewing the Church if we interpret and implement it guided by the proper hermeneutic of continuity and reform. By declaring this Year of Faith, Benedict XVI has called us to return to the basic essentials of our Christian faith that Vatican II proclaimed anew to the modern world.

Are You Aware Of Whom You Are Talking To?

This article is an attempt to remind us that our relationship and daily walk with God is no less than a magnificent miracle. We must ask with Isaac Watts, “Would he devote that sacred head for such a worm as I”?

Grace And Gratitude – Part I

Many people think if we preach or teach a strong message on the grace of God, people will begin to live a very loose life and dishonor the Christian standard. My experience, however, is just the opposite. If the message of grace is ministered and received in its truest form, the result will be a deep abiding and humbling gratitude that flows from a life of humility.

Why Is This Happening To Me? (Part Three)

This article tries to answer the question: “Why is this happening to me?” What does it look like when you are lost in the valley and what are some successful strategies for finding your way out?

A Grand Canyon Tightrope Religious Revival?

A piece written about the feat of Nik Wallenda, who became the first man to cross the Grand Canyon. His focus on God for strength and what it might mean for Americans doubting religion and spirituality is examined.

Why Is This Happening to Me? (Part Two)

This article tries to answer the question: Why is this happening to me? Why does God allow us to experience difficult trials? What does the valley of despair look like?

Warning: Don’t Ignore The Symptoms Of Black Magic

This article focuses on the symptoms of black magic or how to detect that you have been under the influence of black magic. It also shows the importance of curing black magic.

There’s Method In The Mire Of Mosaic Law

Some Mosaic laws are crude and violent. St Paul justified this by comparing spiritually immature people to children who need to be brought up with a firm hand. Some Mosaic regulations may have been borrowed from paganism. But this article shows that the Jewish annual festivals not only foreshadowed gospel concepts but they both appeared in exactly the same order. I doubt if paganism can match that.

Can I Know For Sure If I Am Going To Heaven?

Everyone wants to go to Heaven, but few know for sure if they’re going there. The Bible is where we learn of Heaven and the Bible tells us how to get there. Don’t be confused any longer – Learn the Way! Don’t gamble on where you’ll spend eternity!

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