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Christ’s Church: the Four Marks of the One True Church of Jesus Christ

Christ’s Church: the Four Marks of the One True Church of Jesus Christ

When we profess our belief in the Church Christ established, we proclaim that it is one, holy, catholic, and apostolic. These four marks must necessarily be present in the religion founded by the God-man.

The Things That Are Caesar’s – Employing Justice to Render Unto Caesar

The Things That Are Caesar’s – Employing Justice to Render Unto Caesar

The question then becomes, What is it that we owe to Caesar? What kind of obligations do we have toward the political community to which we belong and the government that guides and directs it?

The Common Good: State Identity and the Cultivation of Virtue

The Common Good: State Identity and the Cultivation of Virtue

The common good is essentially a moral good, which is to say that it is a good which, once established and faithfully adhered to, enables the members of a political community, the citizens of a state, to live virtuous lives.

The Parables of Christ Part X: Parable of the Great Feast

The Parables of Christ Part X: Parable of the Great Feast

The parable, which is divided into two parts, illustrates in its first part that the Jews who had spurned the divine invitation were rejected in favor of the Gentiles. In the second part it demonstrates that the condition of holiness is necessary for entrance into eternal life.

Parables of Christ Part IX: Parable of the Wicked Tenants

Parables of Christ Part IX: Parable of the Wicked Tenants

Christ, the Word made flesh, is the only Son of the Eternal Father who by means of this parable prophecies that He will be slain by the leaders of the Jews.

The Priest as Sacrifice and Victim: the Sacrificial Nature of the Sacred Priesthood

The Priest as Sacrifice and Victim: the Sacrificial Nature of the Sacred Priesthood

The history of the Church shows what happens when priests do not live their priesthood in imitation of the suffering Christ, for it spills over into the lives of the faithful.

Parables of Christ Part VIII: the Hidden Treasure and Leaven

Parables of Christ Part VIII: the Hidden Treasure and Leaven

It is the kingdom of God or certain aspects of it that Christ explains in His parables, like the leaven, the hidden treasure, and the pearl of great price.

Parables of Christ Part VII: the Parable of the Prodigal Son

Parables of Christ Part VII: the Parable of the Prodigal Son

I say to you that, even so, there will be joy in Heaven over one sinner who repents more than over ninety-nine just who have no need of repentance.

Identity in Ad Orientem Worship

Identity in Ad Orientem Worship

In order to assist us at the greatest prayer, Holy Mass, we face the Altar upon which the Sacrifice of Calvary is made present, and, together with the priest, we adore and beseech God.

Spiritual, But Not Religious – Distinction, or Rationalization?

Spiritual, But Not Religious – Distinction, or Rationalization?

A popular distinction is stating you are not “religious,” but you are “spiritual.” How is this distinction to be understood, from the point of view of those who propound it and presumably guide their lives by it?

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Preparing for Eternity, the Four Last Things:
the Consequences of Hell
Fr. George Rutler

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