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II Maccabees 12:39-46 #1 – nothing unclean, nothing with the stain of sin, will enter Heaven. By this we know there has to be a transition from and world stained by sin to a pure, sinless state. (at a minimum, purgatory is a...

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St. Elizabeth of Hungary

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2016 On Nov. 17, the Catholic Church celebrates the life and example of St. Elizabeth of Hungary, a medieval noblewoman who responded to personal tragedy by embracing St. Francis’ ideals of poverty and...

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St. Ambrose on the Beatitudes

Ambrose (339-397 A.D), an early church father and bishop of Milan, links the beatitudes with the four cardinal virtues which strengthen us in living a life of moral excellence. He writes: “Let us see how St. Luke encompassed the...

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Stretch out your hand

What is the significance of Jesus’ healing the man with the withered hand? Ambrose (337-397 AD), the 4th century bishop of Milan who was instrumental in bringing Augustine of Hippo to the Christian faith, comments on this...

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St. Rita

On May 22, the Church celebrates the feast day of St. Rita of Cascia, who the late John Paul II called “a disciple of the Crucified One” and an “expert in suffering.” Known in Spain as “La Santa de los impossibiles” (the saint...

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St Damien of Molokai

Feast Day: MAY 10, 2016 The Catholic Church remembers St. Damien of Molokai on May 10. The Belgian priest sacrificed his life and health to become a spiritual father to the victims of leprosy quarantined on a Hawaiian island....

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Who is Jesus Christ Lecture Series

The Infancy Narrative http://8thgradere.com/WhoisJesusChrist/The-Infancy-Narative.mp3 Hold down Alt key and click (download) The Public Ministry http://8thgradere.com/WhoisJesusChrist/The-Public-Ministry.mp3 Hold down Alt key...

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