THE CATHOLIC CHURCH: 2018 STATISTICS.

THE CATHOLIC CHURCH: 2018 STATISTICS. A LOOK AT SOME OF THE CHURCH’S 2018 STATS SHOWS US THAT THERE ARE MORE THAN 1.2 BILLION CATHOLICS, 414K PRIESTS 116K MAJOR SEMINARIANS, 66 MILLION STUDENTS, 5,287 HOSPITALS (without including the dispensaries, leprosaria, homes for the elderly or chronically ill…making the Church the largest health care provider and charitable…

29th Sunday of Ordinary Time. Mass prayers and readings.

29th Sunday of Ordinary Time. Mass prayers and readings. ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Ego clamávi, quóniam exaudísti me, Deus; inclína aurem tuam, et exáudi verba mea. Custódi me, Dómine, ut pupíllam óculi; sub umbra alárum tuárum prótege me. To you I call; for you shall surely heed me, O God. Turn your ear to me; hear my…

LORD JESUS, SORRY FOR HAVING OFFENDED THEE.

LORD JESUS, SORRY FOR HAVING OFFENDED THEE. Thank you for your loving mercy and for forgiving us through the Sacrament of Confession. Help us love Thee with more determination, detesting everything which might offend Thee. Mother Mary, help us follow Our Lord faithfully and carry our Cross with perseverance, co-redeeming with Our Lord and gaining…

Pope Francis on the 5th Commandment: “Do not kill” (II).

Pope Francis on the 5th Commandment: “Do not kill” (II). General Audience, Oct. 17, 2018 Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! Today I would like to continue the catechesis on the Fifth Word of the Decalogue, “Do not kill.” We already stressed how this Commandment reveals that in God’s eyes human life is precious, sacred…

OUR LADY OF VICTORY, PRAY FOR US!

OUR LADY OF VICTORY, PRAY FOR US! Sharing you a vid of the post coronation procession of Our Lady of Victory I stumbled upon here in Seville. Happy viewing! CSFH VIDEO

28th Sunday of Ordinary Time Mass prayers and readings.

28th Sunday of Ordinary Time Mass prayers and readings. ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Si iniquitátes observáveris, Dómine, Dómine, quis sustinébit? Quia apud te propitiátio est, Deus Israel. If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities, Lord, who could stand? But with you is found forgiveness, O God of Israel. COLLECT May your grace, O Lord, we pray, at…

BLESSED POPE PAUL VI ON THE HOLY ROSARY.

BLESSED POPE PAUL VI ON THE HOLY ROSARY Paul VI teaches that, through the rosary, “we try to pay our Lady the honour that is her due in accord with the excellence of her being and mission: a singular, surpassing honour, though we regret never being able to equal the honour God has shown her…

27th Sunday of Ordinary Time Mass prayers and readings.

27th Sunday of Ordinary Time Mass prayers and readings. ENTRANCE ANTIPHON In voluntáte tua, Dómine, univérsa sunt pósita, et non est qui possit resístere voluntáti tuæ. Tu enim fecísti ómnia, cælum et terram, et univérsa quæ cæli ámbitu continéntur; Dóminus universórum tu es. Within your will, O Lord, all things are established and there is…