Monthly Archives: September 2015

Michaelmas Day

Today is the feast of St. Michael the archangel who cast Satan out of heaven. (Rev. 12:7-9) Most Catholics are familiar with the short St. Michael prayer. Here is the original longer version which was written by Pope Leo XIII … Continue reading

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It’s Friday: O Bona Crux

O good cross, made beautiful by the body of the Lord, long have I desired thee, ardently have I loved thee, unceasingly have I sought thee, and now thou art ready for my eager soul. Receive me from among men … Continue reading

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For the Forgiveness of Sins

Who Can forgive sins but God alone? This question is often leveled at Catholic and Orthodox Christians by Protestants. “Go directly to Jesus” we are told “the priest is a man he can’t forgive sins” we are told. Really… Jesus … Continue reading

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It’s Friday: Why the Cross?

His body shall not remain upon the tree, but shall be buried the same day: for he is accursed of God that hangeth on a tree: Deuteronomy 21:23 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made … Continue reading

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Exaltation of the Holy Cross: September 14th

Today is the feast of the “Exaltation of the Holy Cross”. It commemorates the seventh century recapture of a substantial relic of the True Cross from Persian forces who had taken it. For incites from the Church Fathers on the Cross of Christ … Continue reading

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It’s Friday: Death has Died

We adore you O Christ and we praise you, for by your Holy Cross you have redeemed the world. He died, but he vanquished death; in himself he put an end to what we feared; he took it upon himself … Continue reading

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It’s Friday: The Judgement Seat

We adore you O Christ and we praise you for by your Holy Cross you have redeemed the world. Yea, even the cross, if you consider it, was a judgment seat: for the Judge being the middle, one thief, who … Continue reading

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