Holy Apostles College & Seminary Catholic Holy Apostles stands on the two-millennium tradition of the Catholic Church, fostering a love and understanding of the Magisterium and ecclesiology of Christ's Church. Receive instruction that respects academic integrity and the Truth as interpreted by the Magisterium. These are of the utmost importance in the efforts of Holy Apostles to form the servants of God. Saint General characteristics The English word saint is from the Latin sanctus, in origin a term in indigenous tradition connected to the name of the god Sancus, but in Christian context used to translate the Greek ἅγιος (hagios), derived from the verb ἁγιάζω (hagiazo), which means "to set apart", "to sanctify" or "to make holy". The word appears 229 times in the Greek New Testament,[clarification needed] and 60 times in the corresponding text of the King James Version. As used by the apostolic authors of scripture, saint did not refer to deceased persons who have been granted sainthood, but rather to living persons who had dedicated themselves to God. The word was originally a technical term in ancient Roman religion, but due to its "globalized" use in Christianity, the modern term (in English or Romance languages) is now also seen as translation of comparable terms for people "worthy of veneration for their holiness or sanctity" in other religions. Christianity Rev.
Evangelii Gaudium, Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis, 2013 The joy of the gospel  I. A joy ever new, a joy which is shared [2-8] 10 incredibly hot date night conversations Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 12:31 — 28.6MB) Subscribe: iTunes | How would you like to seriously spice things up on your next date night? We’ve got 10 things you can ask that are, dare I say, guaranteed to get an amazing response from your lover. Beyond Countercultural Catholicism - Catholic Exchange Over the last three years, serving the Church professionally in various ways, I have heard a lot about the need for a “countercultural” Catholic witness. Clergy and lay leaders regularly stress certain ways in which our faith goes against the grain of popular culture, especially regarding secularization and certain moral issues. We have heard often about the “countercultural” nature of pro-life advocacy, authentic marriage, and sexual morality. Likewise, it is said that Christian belief itself – and orthodox Catholicism in particular – is countercultural, in an age of relativism and hyper-pluralism.
Discipleship In a Consumer World - Catholic Exchange It is hard to live a Christian life in the modern world. But the main difficulty does not come from the overt enemies of the Church, or the issues on which the so-called “culture wars” turn. Of course, I acknowledge the threat from those who would usurp the Church’s freedom, and degrade cultural morality. In our everyday lives, however, such radicalism is not the main obstacle to discipleship. The difficulty of Christian life in our culture has more to do with a general atmosphere of indifference to truth, made worse by a culture of consumerism. Our challenge is to live faithfully in a society that tries to reduce everything – even God Himself – to the level of a lifestyle accessory.
The Screwtape Letters The Screwtape Letters is a satirical Christian apologetic novel written in epistolary style by C. S. Lewis, first published in book form in February 1942. The story takes the form of a series of letters from a senior Demon Screwtape to his nephew Wormwood, a Junior Tempter. The uncle's mentorship pertains to the nephew's responsibility for securing the damnation of a British man known only as "the Patient". Summary In The Screwtape Letters, C.S. Popin' Ain't Easy: Evangelii Gaudium, Part One One of my (many) resolutions for 2014 is to keep up with this blog on a more regular basis, which includes finishing off our series on Sacrosanctum Concilium and Our Favorite Popes. On another point, though, we're going to go through Evangelii Gaudium. For no other reason, we pretty much have to from all the emails we've gotten about it. Just a note first.
The Divine Mercy Message from the Marians of the Immaculate Conception The message of The Divine Mercy is simple. It is that God loves us — all of us. And, he wants us to recognize that His mercy is greater than our sins, so that we will call upon Him with trust, receive His mercy, and let it flow through us to others. Thus, all will come to share His joy. The Divine Mercy message is one we can call to mind simply by remembering ABC: 47 Best Quotes From Pope Francis’ Cultural Manifesto Pope Francis recently wrote an Evangelii Gaudium– an apostolic exhortations on the Church’s gospel mission in the modern world – for all clergy and lay people. Given the popularity of the pope, it is worth knowing the implications of this, in what has been called, a “cultural manifesto.” I have chosen some of the most digestible quotes for you all. Please remember that context always matters and you can find the full document here. p.s.
Psychological Wholeness Here are the remaining 4 individual books of the Series aimed at improving the emotional, spiritual, and relationship well-being of any adult or teen wanting to feel more whole. Doctor Mari Teaches About Healthy Relations With Things - BOOK #6 In today’s world, adults and youth everywhere are using objects like food, drink, money, and computers in ways that are immature, addictive, or foolish. Frequent psychological reasons for irresponsible handling of such things include stress relief, dulling painful emotions, disappointment in love, and feeling more normal. Of course, these ends do not justify the means. COUNSELING PSYCH SHOP Teaching Resources Denise Marie Mari, Ph.D. is a New York City health professional, college and church conference presenter, plus leadership consultant who has been an interview guest on almost two dozen radio and T.V. shows. Dr. Mari has been on the staff of Roosevelt Hospital, the Fordham University Counseling Center, NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation, and the Terrence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center. Dr. Denise Mari is currently the Director of the Institute For Personalist Psychology. During the past four decades, Denise Mari has received awards in areas as varied as biology, art, French, and mathematics, and was distinguished with an award in 1987 from the Parent's Roundtable for Outstanding Leadership in service of family life.
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