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Video – Courage ’15 #11 – Testimony: Blake S. – CONF 285

Monday, August 31st, 2015
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Conferences #285 – ( 26min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

Adult themes discussed.

Courage member Blake S. gives his testimony at the 2015 Courage Conference about how he was surprised that he did not find satisfaction when acting on his same sex attraction and how he returned to the faith. He relates his joys and challenges since then, and the very practical lesson he learned, that God is the fulfillment of all our desires.

Courage is a Roman Catholic Apostolate to those who experience same sex attraction, providing them moral and community support to help them live according to the teachings of the Church. http://couragerc.org/

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Video – 15 – The Immaculate Conception in Scripture and Tradition – Mariology for Everyone

Monday, August 31st, 2015

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Mariology for Everyone #15 ( 26min) Play – In this episode Dr. Mark Miravalle covers the Immaculate Conception as it appears in scripture and tradition.

– Scripture
– – Gen 3:15 – Enmity between the seed of ‘the woman’ and that of Satan
– – – cannot refer to Eve who cooperated with serpent
– – – She or He will crush the serpent’s head
– – – Connection between Immaculate Conception and Coredemption
– – Luke 1:28 – “full of grace”
– – – Kolbe – this is her very name
– Tradition – Three stages
– – 1. First four Centuries, implicit belief
– – – New Eve before the fall, without sin,
– – – Ambrose, Ephraim “Immune from all Sin”,
– – 2. 5th 11th Century
– – – Severus calls her “pure from all taint, Immaculate”
– – – Sophronius – “pre-purified”
– – – St. Andrew of Crete – “entirely Immaculate Virgin”
– – – St. Theognostos – “conceived by a sanctifying action”.
– – 3. 11th to 1854
– – – Controversies in the West, covered next episode
– Magestrium
– – 15th Century Papal approval of the Immaculate Conception feast day.
– – Subsequent Popes Build on it until dogmatic proclamation Pius IX, 1854

This series is a complete 50 part introductory course on Mary presented by Dr. Miravalle, a theology professor specializing in Mariology, who has been teaching at the Franciscan University of Steubenville for over 25 years. General topics are as follows:

– Mary as revealed in the Sacred Scriptures, taught and explained by the Church Fathers, the Saints, and the Church’s documents
– the proper ways to show childlike love and devotion to the Blessed Mother of Jesus;
– Church’s official teaching on Marian apparitions over the centuries.

Also on:

http://www.mariantimes.com/category/mariology-for-everyone/

https://vimeo.com/user9740938

Ave Maria!

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Aug 30 – Homily – Fr Jacinto: Purity Starts Inside

Sunday, August 30th, 2015
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Homily #150830l ( 08min) Play – Fr. Jacinto on how Our Lord tells us that we need to be pure from the inside, in the heart and soul, and then we can be clean on the outside. This is in counter-distinction to the Pharisees who placed so much attention on the external while neglecting the interior.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: deu 4:1-2, 6-8
Resp: psa 15:2-3, 3-4, 4-5
2nd: jam 1:17-18, 21-22, 27
Gsp: mar 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

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Aug 30 – Homily – Fr Alan: Even nature is affected by sin

Sunday, August 30th, 2015
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Homily #150830b ( 20min) Play – This homily is reflection given by Fr. Alan Wharton for the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: deu 4:1-2, 6-8
Resp: psa 15:2-3, 3-4, 4-5
2nd: jam 1:17-18, 21-22, 27
Gsp: mar 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

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Aug 30 – Homily – Fr Dominic: Exterior vs Interior Life

Sunday, August 30th, 2015
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Homily #150830 ( 16min) Play – External religious actions are good, but what matters most is the conversion of our interior and reflecting on the values that God teaches us.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: deu 4:1-2, 6-8
Resp: psa 15:2-3, 3-4, 4-5
2nd: jam 1:17-18, 21-22, 27
Gsp: mar 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

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Video – Courage ’15 #10 – Testimony: Connie – CONF 284

Sunday, August 30th, 2015
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Conferences #284 – ( 22min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

Adult themes discussed

Courage member Connie C. gives her testimony at the 2015 Courage Conference of her experience with same sex attraction and the help she received from Courage.

Courage is a Roman Catholic Apostolate to those who experience same sex attraction, providing them moral and community support to help them live according to the teachings of the Church. http://couragerc.org/

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Aug 30 – Homily – Fr Giles: Sanctify your heart

Sunday, August 30th, 2015
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Homily #150830a ( 07min) Play – This is a reflection given by Fr. Giles M. Atherton on the readings for the 22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time, August 30th 2015.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: deu 4:1-2, 6-8
Resp: psa 15:2-3, 3-4, 4-5
2nd: jam 1:17-18, 21-22, 27
Gsp: mar 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

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Video – Courage ’15 #9 – Sr Galligan – Forgiveness in a Wounded World – CONF 283

Saturday, August 29th, 2015
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Conferences #283 – ( 72min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

Adult themes discussed.

Sr. J. Sheila Galligan, I.H.M. of Immaculata University gives her talk titled “Forgiveness: The Name of Love in a Wounded World” at the 2015 Courage Conference at the University of St. Mary of the Lake in Mundelein, IL. She relates the need for forgiveness of our offenses to God, our sins, to that of the need to forgive the mutual offenses between us and others. We need to imitate Our Merciful Lord to heal our wounded world.

Courage is a Roman Catholic Apostolate to those who experience same sex attraction, providing them moral and community support to help them live according to the teachings of the Church. Most of the content of these excellent talks is fully applicable to people of any orientation, worthwhile to all. http://couragerc.org/

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Video – 14 – Immaculate Conception – Mariology for Everyone

Saturday, August 29th, 2015
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Mariology for Everyone #14 ( 23min) Play – The Third Marian dogma to be declared is the Immaculate Conception which is one of the more controversial Dogmas in regard to the process by which is came to be accepted.

– 1854 declared a dogma by Pope Pius IX
– The nature of Conception
– Transmission of original sin
– What gifts did Adam and Eve have, Natural and Preternatural and Supernatural
– What was lost during the fall, Preternatural and Supernatural
– What is gained by sacramental grace from redemption
– How all this applies to Mary and her Immaculate Conception
– Role of free will and temptation
– Relation to her Assumption
– How the Immaculate Conception is a preservative redemption
– Sanctity of Joseph

This series is a complete 50 part introductory course on Mary presented by Dr. Miravalle, a theology professor specializing in Mariology, who has been teaching at the Franciscan University of Steubenville for over 25 years. General topics are as follows:

– Mary as revealed in the Sacred Scriptures, taught and explained by the Church Fathers, the Saints, and the Church’s documents
– the proper ways to show childlike love and devotion to the Blessed Mother of Jesus;
– Church’s official teaching on Marian apparitions over the centuries.

Also on:

http://www.mariantimes.com/category/mariology-for-everyone/

https://vimeo.com/user9740938

Ave Maria!

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Aug 28 – Homily – Fr Jacinto: St. Augustine, Late have I Loved You

Friday, August 28th, 2015
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Homily #150828l ( 10min) Play – Listen to Fr. Jacinto on the conversion story of St Augustine who found God after a long journey of searching for his heart’s fulfillment in all the wrong places.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Augustine of Hippo – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Friday 21st Week of Ordinary Time
1st: 1th 4:1-8
Resp: psa 97:1, 2, 5-6, 10, 11-12
Gsp: mat 25:1-13

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Video – Courage ’15 #8 – Fr McTeigue – Learn to Discern – CONF 282

Friday, August 28th, 2015
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Conferences #282 – ( 42min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

Adult themes discussed.

Fr. Robert McTeigue, S.J. of Ave Maria University gives his talk at the 2015 Courage Conference at the University of St. Mary of the Lake in Mundelein, IL called “Learn to Discern: Christian
Decision-Making with St. Ignatius”. He gives a crash course on Jesuit discernment which helps us in finding the will of God, obtaining the grace to do His will and then actually doing it. He does this by focusing on the practice of the “examen” which he calls a radical remedy against the modern culture of distraction, addiction and denial. Listen as Father explains with wit and wisdom this tried and true, systematic means to develop a profound spiritual life and prepare ourselves for heaven.

Courage is a Roman Catholic Apostolate to those who experience same sex attraction, providing them moral and community support to help them live according to the teachings of the Church. Most of the content of these excellent talks is fully applicable to people of any orientation, worthwhile to all. http://couragerc.org/

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Aug 28 – Homily – Fr Dominic: Raising Standards of Chastity

Friday, August 28th, 2015
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Homily #150828 ( 03min) Play – The standards of purity and chastity in society have degraded, but we must respond by raising the bar and live chaste lives according to the Gospel.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Augustine of Hippo – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Friday 21st Week of Ordinary Time
1st: 1th 4:1-8
Resp: psa 97:1, 2, 5-6, 10, 11-12
Gsp: mat 25:1-13

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Video – Variety #276: Legion of Mary

Friday, August 28th, 2015
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Variety #276 – Legion of Mary ( 28min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

A summary of the origins and the Rule of the Legion of Mary, by Canon Francis J. Ripley. (The article is taken from “Christ to the World”, Vol. 38 (1993), Number 3-4, pp.238-246)

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Aug 27 – Homily – Fr Jacinto: Monica and Prayers for Conversion

Thursday, August 27th, 2015
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Homily #150827l ( 08min) Play – Fr. Jacinto reflects on the prayers of St. Monica for the conversion of her son who became one of the greatest Doctors of the Church, St. Augustine. This fact emphasizes the need for prayer in order to convert souls who are in peril of going to hell and who may have great callings in the Church.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Monica – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Thursday 21st Week of Ordinary Time
1st: 1th 3:7-13
Resp: psa 90:3-4, 12-13, 14, 17
Gsp: mat 24:42-51

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Video – Courage ’15 #7 – Bp Seitz – Happiness by Embracing the Cross – CONF 281

Thursday, August 27th, 2015
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Conferences #281 – ( 43min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

Adult themes discussed.

Most Rev. Mark Seitz, Bishop of El Paso, gives his talk, “Surprised by Joy: Finding True Happiness by Embracing the Cross” at the 2015 Courage Conference at the University of St. Mary of the Lake in Mundelein, Il. He gives many quotes from St. Paul and others on the happiness we will have if we embrace our crosses knowing that Jesus, our creator, also embraced His cross for us. Not only will this timeless wisdom help us get through suffering much more effectively than modern platitudes, it will also help us to live with integrity and prepare us for eternal happiness with Our Lord in heaven.

Courage is a Roman Catholic Apostolate to those who experience same sex attraction, providing them moral and community support to help them live according to the teachings of the Church. Most of the content of these excellent talks is fully applicable to people of any orientation, worthwhile to all. http://couragerc.org/

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