In the important article below, Dr. Grondelski explains the philosophical, cultural, and theological backdrop to a few important maxims that I regularly propose. This piece and these maxims are helpful to lead us to an important traditional reflection on the last four things as we head into Advent. Here are the maxims:
The human person has an infinite capacity for self-deception
Please join us in praying this novena to Our Lady of Good Success of the Reform for the following intentions:
that the revelations that need to be uncovered to heal the Church be uncovered,
in reparation for the sins of those who allowed the idolatrous activity at the Amazonian Synod,
for the healing of the Church,
for the protection of good priests, bishops, and cardinals, and that...
A Powerful Prayer for Difficult Times in the Church
Mary - Mother of the Church, Guardian Angels of the Church, our parish, and diocese, St. Peter - Father of the Church, St. Joseph - Protector of the Church, we beseech you to join with us in prayer for the Pope, Cardinals, Bishops, leaders, and all Apostoli Viae members around the world.
Merciful Father, we beg You by Your boundless lov...
HOW TO EARN PLENARY INDULGENCES FOR THE HOLY SOULS IN NOVEMBER:
Every year, from November 1-8, the Church grants a plenary indulgence that can be applied only to the souls in purgatory. We can receive one indulgence each of the eight days to anyone in purgatory (many people give them to Mary to hand out as she sees fit).
Every day, do this:
Visit a cemetery and pray, if only mentall...
There is a kind of cynicism that can set in when you come to a certain age, or when you work in the Church - in the news... then something breaks through. In an instant this morning, the Holy Spirit pierced my heart and reminded me where I came from... a broken desperate Jewish boy who was in despair to the point of suicide.
The boy didn't know it, but his heart longed for the Messiah to...
Novena to St. Teresa of Avila
by St. Alphonsus of Liguori - Doctor of the Church
To be prayed by the Apostoli Viae community beginning on October 7th and ending on October 15th, the Feast of St. Teresa. Our prayer in 2019 is for the following intentions:
For the intentions of and holiness of Pope Francis
For the protection and elevation of faithful Laity, Religious, Priests, Bish...