Salvation

Thumbnail sr albert marie surmanski photo  1 A New Guide to Living a Marian Life

“By a singular gift of God’s grace, no one other than her Son was ever so meek, humble, or grace-filled as the Blessed Virgin,” a new Manual for...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 640429315 Despair as weakness rather than sin

Classically, both in the world and in our churches, we have seen despair as the ultimate, unforgivable sin. The simple notion was that neither God,...

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Thumbnail pope francis meets with former prostitutes assisted by the pope john xxiii community in rome aug 12 2016 credit losservatore romano cna God’s mercy overcomes human desperation, Pope Francis says

Vatican City, Sep 28, 2016 / 04:34 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Wednesday Pope Francis said that Jesus’ salvific mission reaches its culmination on the...

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Thumbnail crucifixion of christ pietro perugino How strange is the cross

Fleming Rutledge’s “The Crucifixion” is one of the most stimulating and thought-provoking books of theology that I have read in the past 10 years....

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Thumbnail shutterstock 107972237 Orthodoxy, sin and heresy

Recently, while on the road giving a workshop, I took the opportunity to go the cathedral in that city for a Sunday Eucharist. I was taken aback by...

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Thumbnail christ s descent into hell bosch Our fear of hell

Hell is never a nasty surprise waiting for a basically happy person. Hell can only be the full-flowering of a pride and selfishness that have,...

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Thumbnail pope francis leads the bishops of italy in a solemn profession of faith in st peter s basilica for their 65th general assembly may 23 2013 credit stephen drsicoll cna 5 cna Pope: Do we try to be saved on our own or through Christ?

The Holy Father reflected on today’s Gospel reading from Luke 10:13-16, saying that it was the leaders of Christ’s day who “close(d) the door to...

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Thumbnail pilgrim holds up statue of baby jesus during the angelus in st peters square dec 11 2016 photo daniel ibanez cna Pope Francis prays for Aleppo, victims of recent terrorist attacks

Vatican City, Dec 11, 2016 / 07:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- During the Angelus for the third Sunday of Advent, also called Gaudete Sunday, Pope Francis...

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Thumbnail pope francis and the cross at the liturgy of the lords passion at st peters basilica on april 3 2015 credit  losservatore romano cna 4 3 15 Pope: Jesus is the only door to eternal life

Speaking at morning Mass at the Santa Marta residence, Pope Francis on Monday urged the faithful to seek salvation through anyone but Jesus alone,...

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Thumbnail pope francis delivers his homily during mass for the feast of the epiphany on jan 6 2013 credit kyle burkhart cna cna Pope: only the humble, marginalized 'obtain salvation'

In his daily homily Pope Francis dedicated his reflections to the virtue of humility, explaining that only the “outcasts” who recognize their need...

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Thumbnail sunday readings  emmaus scott hahn Sunday Readings for April 29 & 30 - Third Sunday of Easter

We should put ourselves in the shoes of the disciples in the Gospel. Downcast and confused they’re making their way down the road, unable to...

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Thumbnail pope francis blesses pilgrims in saint peters basilica on the feast of pentecost may 24 2015 credit bohumil petrik cna We were made to be God's children, Pope says on Pentecost

Although sin separates us from God, Pope Francis stressed on the feast of Pentecost that we haven’t been left as orphans, but that thanks to Jesus...

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