Most of us won’t be cloistered religious, but we should all be Catholic. Michael explains how to manage this most-common of vocations. “Having been divinely sent to the nations that she might be ‘the universal sacrament of salvation,’ the Church, in obedience to the command of her founder and because it is demanded by her own essential universality, strives to preach the Gospel to all men” (Mt 16:15; CCC: 849).read more
Michael opens this conference with a discussion of these concepts and God’s forgiveness. “Mortal sin is a radical possibility of human freedom, as is love itself. It results in the loss of charity and the privation of sanctifying grace, that is, of the state of grace. If it is not redeemed by repentance and God’s forgiveness, it causes exclusion from Christ’s kingdom and the eternal death of hell, for our freedom has the power to make choices for ever, with no turning back. However, although we can judge that an act is in itself a grave offense, we must entrust judgment of persons to the justice and mercy of God” (CCC: 1861).read more
Michael continues with a discussion of this misunderstood and underused sacrament. “Conversion is accomplished in daily life by gestures of reconciliation, concern for the poor, the exercise and defense of justice and right (cf. Amos 5:24; Is 1:17), by the admission of faults to one’s brethren, fraternal correction, revision of life, examination of conscience, spiritual direction, acceptance of suffering, endurance of persecution for the sake of righteousness. Taking up one’s cross each day and following Jesus is the surest way of penance (Lk 9:23; CCC: 1435).read more
Develop a deep appreciation for one of the most misunderstood, maligned teachings of the Catholic Church. Far from being ‘made-up’ in the Middle Ages, Purgatory has been an essential element of the Faith back to the Apostolic Age. Host Michael Voris explains how it is an extension of the Mercy of Almighty God, even in the next life.
One of the most famous prophets – whose book was hacked up by Martin Luther. The Book of Daniel was written during a time when the Jews were suffering greatly under the persecution and oppression of a pagan king. Using stories and accounts of visions, the writer encourages the people of his time with the hope that God will bring the tyrant down and restore sovereignty to God’s people.
The first of the Minor Prophets. The prophet Hosea preached in the northern kingdom of Israel, after the prophet Amos, during the troubled times before the fall of Samaria in 721 B.C. He was especially concerned about the idolatry of the people and their faithlessness toward God. Hosea boldly pictured this faithlessness in terms of his own disastrous marriage to an unfaithful woman. Just as his wife Gomer turned out to be unfaithful to him, so God’s people had deserted the Lord. For this judgment would fall on Israel. Yet in the end God’s constant love for his people would prevail, and he would win the nation back to himself and restore the relationship. This love is expressed in the moving words: “How can I give you up, Israel? How can I abandon you? … My heart will not let me do it! My love for you is too strong”(Hos 11:8).read more
Far from being a secret coded text for end of the world secrets, join host Michael Voris as he lays out the REAL meaning of the Book of Revelation by exploring its author’s meaning, how the first hearers would have understood it and how the Church Fathers viewed it.
In this first episode of our new series, Father Pablo talks about what truth is to us and what it really is.
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