Fr. Paul O’Sulivan’s book, Read Me or Rue It, read out from an old audio tape recording. This is part 2 of the original audio tape recording.
Fr. Paul O’Sulivan’s book, Read Me or Rue It, read out from an old audio tape recording.
In your prayers do not babble as the gentiles do, for they think that by using many words they will make themselves heard (Matthew 6:7).
An ancient but mostly unknown custom of the Church is the offering of a daily Mass for 30 days for a soul in Purgatory. After the Masses are said, the soul would immediately be freed from Purgatory and enter Heaven.
A quick history behind the origins of the devotions to the Infant of Prague.
The word “lent” is derived from the Old English term, “lencten” which means “springtime”. It’s a period of 40 days (including 6 Sundays) which lasts from Ash Wednesday to the Vespers of Holy Saturday.
There are 2.1 billions Christians in this world. We are the largest religious group and the closest rival are the 1.7 billion Muslims. Catholics number 1.3 billion and Protestants are around 350 million. In spite of the much larger number of Catholics, Protestants are very active in western nations. Many Catholics have been converted over to their faith, but this is mainly due to the Catholics ignorance of their own faith and being unable to respond to attacks against it. While this chapter will not be a complete course on Catholic apologetics, it will give you enough information to defend the doctrine of Purgatory.
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a hero as a “mythological or legendary figure of great strength or ability; or a man admired for his achievements and qualities.” A hero goes above and beyond the call of duty to help others. It is someone who has made a sacrifice for the benefit of those who could not help themselves.
“If one knew what we may obtain from God by the intercession of the Holy Souls, they would not be so much abandoned.”