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Personal Dimension of Forgiveness

Personal Dimension of Forgiveness

Presenter: Leonardo Defilippis, St. Luke Productions Length: 2 minutes A brief reflection from the March 31 daily meditation of Pope Benedict XVI on the personal dimension of forgiveness available to ...
The Great Miracle Of Mercy - The Holy Eucharist

The Great Miracle Of Mercy – The Holy Eucharist

In His great love for us, the Lord Jesus gave us a great miracle of mercy: the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist. God did not only become man in the ...
Freedom From Eternal Death

Freedom From Eternal Death

Do you listen to Jesus’ words as if your life depended on it? Jesus made a claim which only God can make – “if any one keeps my word, he ...
History Of The Sacrament Of Reconciliation

History Of The Sacrament Of Reconciliation

Presenter: Dr. Arthur Hippler, Theology Instructor, Providence Academy, Plymouth, MN Length: 14 minutes This is an excerpt from a bible study of the Book of John. In this segment, Dr ...
How To Get Over Your Fear of Confession

How To Get Over Your Fear of Confession

Confession. Sin. Reconciliation. Do those words strike fear in you? We may know that we are supposed to go to the Sacrament of Confession at least once a year and whenever ...
Divine Mercy for Everyone?

Divine Mercy for Everyone?

I love the image of Divine Mercy devotion. I’m delighted by Pope Francis’ emphasis on mercy. I think the Year of Mercy is a great idea. The new church we’re ...
Story of the Prodigal Son Reflects God's Mercy

Story of the Prodigal Son Reflects God’s Mercy

Jesus’ story of the Prodigal Son is meant to illustrate for us the infinite mercy of God if we simply seek His forgiveness.  Fr. Andrew Jaspers, Associate Pastor of St ...
Walk Through the Holy Doors of Mercy

Walk Through the Holy Doors of Mercy

I recently visited the Cathedral of St. Paul and was able to walk through the “Porta Sancta”, the “Holy Door”.  Even though I am already utterly convinced of God’s amazing ...
The Need For A Well Formed Conscience

The Need For A Well Formed Conscience

Because there are such things as good and bad, because we all sin, and because we all have consciences (even if they may be malformed and suppressed), we all have ...
The Virtue of Shame

The Virtue of Shame

Did you know that Pope Francis has said that shame is a virtue?  To find out why, listen to this homily given by Fr. Michael Skuzacek on the Second Sunday ...