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Catholic Quote of the Day — from Pope Francis

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“The Holy Spirit would appear to create disorder in the Church, since he brings the diversity of charisms and gifts; yet all this, by his working, is a great source of wealth, for the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of unity, which does not mean uniformity, but which leads everything back to harmony.” (Pope Francis, Pentecost Homily 2013) Print this […]

Encountering the Word — John 17:20-21

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A Daily Quote From Sacred Scripture “I do not pray for these only, but also for those who believe in me through their word, that they may all be one; even as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me.” (John […]

Encountering the Word — Ephesians 4:4-7

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“There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of us all, who is above all and through all and in all. But grace was given to each of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift.” (Ephesians 4:4-7) If you […]

Encountering the Word — Ephesians 4:1-6

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“I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all lowliness and meekness, with patience, forbearing one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called […]

Daily Catholic Quote from St. Cyprian

“He who deserts the chair of Peter, upon whom the Church was founded, does he trust himself to be in the Church?” (St. Cyprian, Bishop of Carthage and Martyr, De Catholicae Ecclesiae Unitate, A.D. 251) September 16 is the Memorial of Saints Cornelius, Pope ( † A.D. 253) and Cyprian, Bishop ( † A.D. 258), Martyrs February 22 is the Feast of the Chair […]

Encountering the Word – Matthew 16:17-19

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Jesus said to him in reply, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah. For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my heavenly Father. And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it. I will give you the keys […]

Encountering the Word — John 17:11

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“And now I am no more in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to thee. Holy Father, keep them in thy name, which thou hast given me, that they may be one, even as we are one.” (John 17:11 — from the High Priestly Prayer of Jesus). If you liked this scripture verse, please share […]

Encountering the Word – John 17:20-21

Photography © by Andy Coan

“I do not pray for these only, but also for those who believe in me through their word, that they may all be one; even as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me.” (John 17:20-21) If you liked this scripture […]

Christian Disunity

Often Christians act surprised when they try to do good and things don’t go according to plan.  Sometimes it’s small but irritating annoyances that get in the way, other times serious calamities. The Bible says that, “He shall wipe every tear from their eyes, and there shall be no more death or mourning, crying out or pain, for the former […]

Daily Catholic Quote from St. Ignatius of Antioch

“You must all follow the lead of the bishop, as Jesus Christ followed that of the Father; follow the presbytery as you would the Apostles; reverence the deacons as you would God’s commandment. Let no one do anything touching the Church, apart from the bishop. Let that celebration of the Eucharist be considered valid which is held under the bishop […]