Let no one overreach or defraud others in this matter

The following comes from an Apr. 14 column by Msgr. Charles Pope on the Washington D.C. archdiocese website. Over the years, as I have taught on the matter of sexual morality to both young people and couples preparing for marriage, I have noticed a pattern in the Biblical texts: sexual immorality is quite often linked to or closely associated with greed and theft. This link … [Read more...]

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Forty percent of children in U.S. now raised without two parents

The following comes from a Dec. 29 posting by Msgr. Charles Pope on the website of the Washington D.C. archdiocese. It is not difficult to demonstrate that most of our modern problems center around struggles and misunderstandings regarding marriage, sexuality, and the family. Collectively as a nation and the culture, we have departed significantly from the teachings of God … [Read more...]

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How a Catholic church should look

By: Msgr. Charles Pope The following comes from a Sept. 23 posting on the Washington D.C. archdiocese website. Catholics have often endured the charge that we are an unbiblical Church. Strange accusation, really, for the Church that collected the Scriptures, determined the canon of Scripture and preached it for 1,500 years before there ever was a Protestant denomination. … [Read more...]

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Some simple ways for priests to enhance the beauty of the Mass

The following comes from a Sept. 16 story by Msgr. Charles Pope on the websire of the Archdiocese of Washington. 1. When making the sign of the cross upon himself at the beginning of mass the Celebrant uses his right hand. But his left hand should not be left suspended in the air or dangling. He ought to place it on his chest, just at the bottom of the breast bone as he … [Read more...]

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