Source Archives

February 2019

The Fleet Sources – 24 February 2019 – Seventh Sunday in Ordinary time – 13-C

Be Still And Know That I Am God (N) – Pray Without Ceasing (C) – Getting Closer To God (S)

Catechism of the Catholic Church(CCC 2806)

 The Catholic Encyclopedia on the Our Father:
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/09356a.htm

 

The Church 101 (N) (C) (S)

Lumen Gentium, the Dogmatic Constitution of the Church, on the Vatican website:
http://www.vatican.va/archive/hist_councils/ii_vatican_council/documents/vat-ii_const_19641121_lumen-gentium_en.html

Dr. Jeff Mirus of Catholic Culture presents an excellent multipart commentary on Lumen Gentium:
https://www.catholicculture.org/commentary/otc.cfm?id=602

 

Catechetical Corner (N) – Catholic Passport (C) – Catholic Boarding Pass (S)

 Catechism of the Catholic Church- (CCC 1861)

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The Fleet Sources –17 February 2019 – Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 12-C

Be Still And Know That I Am God (N) – Pray Without Ceasing (C) – Drawing Near To God (S)

Reflections on the Our Father:
Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 2803, 2805)


Why did God Become Man…? (N) (C) (S)

 Catechism of the Catholic Church –  (CCC 459)


On This Day in Catholic History (N); B.U. ‘Before Us’ (C); This Week in History (S)

 NC Register – “9 Things You Need To Know About the Chair of St. Peter,” Jimmy Akin
http://www.ncregister.com/blog/jimmy-akin/9-things-you-need-to-know-about-the-chair-of-st.-peter

Catholic Online – St. Peter Damian
https://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=780

Britannica – Iconoclastic Controversy
https://www.britannica.com/event/Iconoclastic-Controversy

Wikipeda – Thomas Becket
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Becket

New Advent – St. Peter Damian
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/11764a.htm

 

Saints Preserve Us! (N) – Champions of the Faith (C) – Heroes of the Faith (S)

  St. Peter Damian:

EWTN’s biography taken from Alban Butler’s “Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs and Other Principal Saints”:
http://www.ewtn.com/library/MARY/PETEDAMI.htm

 

Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Gems (C) – Unseen Riches (S)

Agape Bible Study – 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle C)
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Ordinary_Time/Ordinary_Time_6_c

St. Charles Bible Study – 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/c_ot_6.pdf

 

Catechetical Corner (N) – Catholic Passport (C) – Catholic Boarding Pass (S)

 Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1721, 1722, 1723)

Etymology Online – beatitude
https://www.etymonline.com/search?q=beatitude

New Advent – beatitude
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/02371a.htm

Catholic Answers – beatitudes
https://www.catholic.com/encyclopedia/beatitudes

Catholic Answers – Mount of Beatitudes
https://www.catholic.com/encyclopedia/mount-of-beatitudes

Catholic Answers – “Why different beatitudes?”
https://forums.catholic.com/t/why-different-beatitudes/129257

Integrated Catholic Life – “St. Augustine on the Beatitudes,” by Steven Jonathan Rummelsburg
http://www.integratedcatholiclife.org/2014/03/rummelsburg-st-augustine-on-the-beatitudes/

New Advent – beatific vision
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/02364a.htm

Catholic Herald – “What is a ‘beatific Vision,’” by Fr. Kenneth Doyle
https://www.catholicherald.com/Faith/What_is_a__beatific_vision__/

 

 

 

 

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The Fleet Sources – 10 February 2019 – Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 11-C

Be Still And Know That I Am God (N) – Pray Without Ceasing (C) – Getting Closer To God (S)

Reflections on the Our Father:
Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 2803, 2804)

 

 Why did God Become Man…? (N) (C) (S)

 Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 458)

 

Lady of Lourdes (N) (C) (S)

 Bishop Donald Montrose discusses Our Lady of Lourdes and her message:
https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/view.cfm?id=5289

 

Saints Preserve Us! (N) – Champions of the Faith (C) – Heroes of the Faith (S)

EWTN posted this brief account of St. Bernadette Soubirous’ life and visions:
https://www.ewtn.com/library/mary/bernadet.htm

 

Scriptural Secrets – Hidden Gems – Unseen Riches

 Agape Bible Study – 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Ordinary_Time/Ordinary_Time_5_c

St. Charles Borromeo – 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time, cycle C
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Ordinary_Time/Ordinary_Time_5_c

 

Catechetical Corner – Catholic Passport – Catholic Boarding Pass

 Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy – Anselm, “Faith seeking understanding”
https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/anselm/

NC Register – ‘Faith Seeking Understanding,’ Pope Benedict XVI, Weekly General Audience September 23, 2009
http://www.ncregister.com/site/article/faith_seeking_understanding

CERC, Catholic Education Resource Center – “Faith seeking understanding,” by Fr. George W. Rutler
https://www.catholiceducation.org/en/culture/catholic-contributions/faith-seeking-understanding.html

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 208, 2233, 2466)

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January 2019

The Fleet Sources –3 February 2019 – Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 10-C

Be Still And Know That I Am God (N) – Pray Without Ceasing (C) – Drawing Near to God (S)

  Reflections on 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

 

 Why did God Become Man…? (N) (C) (S)

 Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 457)

 

 Love Is… (N) (C) (S)

 Etymology Online – Agape
https://www.etymonline.com/word/agape

Dr. Alice von Hildebrand distinguishes between natural and supernatural love:
https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/view.cfm?recnum=6565

 

Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Gems (C) – Pearls of Wisdom (S)

Agape Bible Study – 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time, cycle C
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Ordinary_Time/Ordinary_Time_4_c

St. Charles Borromeo Bible Studies – 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Cycle C
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/c_ot_4.pdf

 

Catechetical Corner (N) – Catholic Passport (C) – Catholic Boarding Pass (S)

New Advent – Docetism
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/05070c.htm

Catholic Answers – “Docetae”
https://www.catholic.com/encyclopedia/docetae

Catholic Answers – “A Heresy as Evidence of the Historical Jesus,”  by Jon Sorensen
https://www.catholic.com/magazine/online-edition/a-heresy-as-evidence-of-the-historical-jesus

Catholic Answers – “The Great Heresies
https://www.catholic.com/tract/the-great-heresies

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 465)

 

 

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The Fleet Sources– 27 January 2018 – Third Sunday in Ordinary Time – 9-C

Be Still And Know That I Am God (N) – Pray Without Ceasing (C) – Getting Closer To God (S)

 Catholic Answers – the Fatima Prayer
https://forums.catholic.com/t/origin-of-fatima-prayer/82084

Fatima Prayers
http://www.fatimaprayers.com/fatimas-message-menu/our-lady-of-fatima-history/

World Fatima – “Fatima, A Name to Recall”
http://www.worldfatima.com/en/origins

 

Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Gems (C) – Unseen Riches (S)

St. Charles Borromeo – 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Cycle C
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/c_ot_3.pdf

Agape Bible Study – 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle C)
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Ordinary_Time/Ordinary_Time_3_c

Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC 528)

 

Catechetical Corner (N) – Catholic Passport (C) – Catholic Boarding Pass (S)

The American Chesterton Society – “When Man Ceases to Worship God,” by ACS
https://www.chesterton.org/ceases-to-worship/

USCCB – “Enlisting Witnesses for Jesus Christ”
http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/how-we-teach/catechesis/catechetical-sunday/index.cfm

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1697, 2558)

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The Fleet Sources – 20 January 2018 – Second Sunday in Ordinary Time – 8-C

Be Still And Know That I Am God (N) – Pray Without Ceasing (C) – Drawing Near To God (S)

Catholic Exchange – Morning Offering
https://catholicexchange.com/the-morning-offering-–-pray-without-ceasing

Peanut Butter & Grace – “9 Ways to Say Morning Prayers with Your Kids”
https://www.pbgrace.com/7-ways-to-say-morning-prayers-with-your-kids/

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 435)

 

January 22: Day of Prayer for the Protection of Unborn Children (N) (C) (S)

 USCCB:
http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/resources/january-22-day-of-prayer.cfm

 

Marriage: Contract or Covenant? (N) – What is Marriage (C) – Marriage in Jesus’ Time (S)

Agape Bible Study – 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Ordinary_Time/Ordinary_Time_2_c

My Jewish Learning – “What makes a Jewish home Jewish?” Vanessa Ochs
https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/what-makes-a-jewish-home-jewish/

National Catholic Register – “The Significance of the Wedding at Cana,” by Mark Shea
http://www.ncregister.com/blog/mark-shea/the-significance-of-the-wedding-at-cana

Salt and Light Media – “Dressing Properly for the Feast,” by Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB
http://saltandlighttv.org/blogfeed/getpost.php?id=58875

 

Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Gems (C) – Pearls of Wisdom (S)

 Refer to sources for “Marriage: Contract or Covenant? etc., above

 

Catechetical Corner – Catholic Passport – Catholic Boarding Pass

 Catholic Men – “How much wine did Jesus create at Cana? A lot.”
http://www.catholicmannight.com/uncategorized/how-much-wine-did-jesus-create-at-cana-a-lot/

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 528, 1211, 1613, 1623, 1644)

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The Fleet Sources – 13 January 2018 – The Baptism of the Lord – 7-C

Be Still and Know That I Am God (N) –Pray Without Ceasing (C) – Drawing Nearer To God (S)

Jesus Life – proseuche,
http://jesuslifetogether.com/but-is-it-prayer-proseuche

Our Catholic Prayers – The Jesus Prayer
https://www.ourcatholicprayers.com/jesus-prayer.html

National Association of Catholic Chaplains – “Breath prayer brings God into the body,” by Kathy Quinn Anderson and Susan Flynn Boruff
https://www.nacc.org/vision/2015-nov-dec/breath-prayer-brings-god-into-the-body/

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 435, 2616, 2697)

 

Total Immersion (N) – The Immerser (C) – Q&A (S)

 Baptism—by immersion, by sprinkling or by pouring?
https://www.catholic.com/tract/baptism-immersion-only 
And
https://www.catholic.com/magazine/online-edition/dunk-pour-or-sprinkle-how-to-baptize-new-testament-style

 

Mikvah: Ritual Purification (N) – Ritual Cleansing (C) (S)

The necessity of cleanliness inside and outside the person:
https://earlychurchhistory.org/medicine/ancient-jews-cleanliness/

Jewish Practices and Rituals: The Mikveh (Mikvah)
https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/mikveh

 

Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Gems (C) – Pearls of Wisdom (S)

St. Charles Borromeo – Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, C
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/c_baptlord.pdf

CatholicCulture.org _ Baptism of the Lord
https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/calendar/day.cfm?date=2019-01-13

 

Catechetical Corner (N) – Catholic Passport (C) – Catholic I.D. (S)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1127, 1211)

 

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The Fleet Sources – 6 January 2018 – Feast of the Epiphany – 6-C

Be Still And Know That I Am God (N) – Pray Without Ceasing (C) – Getting Near To God (S)

 Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 430, 432, 435)

 

From East to West (N) – From the rising of the Sun (C) – Bright Lights From East to West (S)

Etymology – ‘epiphany’
https://www.etymonline.com/word/epiphany

Etymology Online – ‘theophany’
https://www.etymonline.com/search?q=theophany

Catholic Answers – ‘glory’
https://www.catholic.com/encyclopedia/glory

Catholic Exchange – “We are made for the glory of God,” Fr. Maurice Emelu
https://catholicexchange.com/made-glory-god

 

Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Gems (C) – Unseen Riches (S)

COMMENTARY on the NEW TESTAMENT Use of the OLD TESTAMENT, G.K. BEALE and D.A. CARSON, Editors. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2007.
*Matthew 2:1-11: pp. 5-7

Early Jewish Writings – Sibylline Oracles
http://www.earlyjewishwritings.com/sibylline.html

Jerusalem Post – “Archaeologists find first proof of ancient Bethlehem,” by Yonah Bob
https://www.jpost.com/Features/In-Thespotlight/Archaeologists-find-first-proof-of-ancient-Bethlehem

Catholic Resources – “The Gospel according to Matthew: Quotations from the Old Testament,” compiled by Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D.
http://catholic-resources.org/Bible/Matthew-OTQuotations.htm

 

Catechetical Corner (N) – Catholic Passport (C) – Catholic I.D. (S)

 Catholic Answers
https://www.catholic.com/tract/the-great-heresies

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 423)

 

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December 2018

The Fleet Sources – 30 December 2018 – Feast of the Holy Family – 5-C

Be Still And Know That I Am God (N) – Pray Without Ceasing (C) – Getting Closer To God (S)

What Christians Want to Know – 10 Popular Bedtime Prayers by DAVID PEACH
https://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/10-popular-bedtime-prayers/

Catholic.org – Angel of God
https://www.catholic.org/saints/angels/angelprayer.php

 

Family Life (N) – Family Affairs (C) – Families (S)

All about Jesus’ Nazareth- and follow all the links:
http://www.jesus-story.net/nazareth_about.htm
and
Sr. Christine Hernandez, SCTJM has posted this:
https://www.piercedhearts.org/sctjm/sctjm_talks/sctjm_works_adobe/sr_christine_jesus_dailylife.pdf

 

Holy Days of Obligation (N) (C) (S)

Modern Catholic Dictionary, Fr. John Hardon, S.J. Bardstown, KY: Eternal LIfe Publ., 1999.
*Holy Days of Obligation – p. 252
and
USCCB:
http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/what-we-believe/canon-law/complementary-norms/canon-1246.cfm

 

 Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Treasures (C) – Bible Secrets (S)

  St. Charles Borromeo – Bible Studies, Feast of the Holy Family, cycle C
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/c_family.pdf

 

Catechetical Corner (N)– Catholic Passport (C) – Catholic I.D. (S)

Catechism of the Catholic Church –  (CCC 1701, 1704, 1812)

 

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The Fleet Sources –23 December 2018 – Fourth Sunday of Advent – 4-C

The Family Tree (N) – All In the Family (C) – Our Family Tree (S)

In planning a Jesse Tree for Advent 2019, these  sources provide ideas and resources galore. Here’s to an exciting family project.

Jennifer Gregory Miller of CatholicCulture.org offers a three part view of the Jesse Tree:

The Jesse Tree, Part 1: Relating the Old Testament to Children
https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/blog/index.cfm?ID=231

The Jesse Tree, Part 2: Finding the Essential for the Family
https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/blog/index.cfm?id=271

Catholic Activity: Jesse Tree Instructions
https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/activities/view.cfm?id=545

and more from:

Loyola Press – Jesse Tree
https://www.loyolapress.com/our-catholic-faith/liturgical-year/advent/the-jesse-tree

Our Sunday Visitor – The Jesse Tree, 2016
https://www.osv.com/RSS/365DaysToMercy/TabId/2752/ArtMID/21013/ArticleID/11251/The-Jesse-Tree.aspx

Catholic Resources –The Catholic Lectionary Website, by Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D.: “How Long is Advent?”
http://catholic-resources.org/Lectionary/Overview-Advent.htm

 

Annunciation-Nativity-Incarnation (N) (C) (S)

Fr. Peter M.J. Stravinskas preached this powerful sermon on the event of the Annunciation and the Incarnation:
https://www.catholicworldreport.com/2017/03/25/the-annunciation-and-the-mystery-of-the-incarnation/

Fr. James V. Schall, S.J. offers his insights into the Nativity
https://www.catholicworldreport.com/2016/12/21/what-is-the-nativity/


Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Treasures (C) – Bible Secrets (S)

New Advent – “Genealogy of Christ
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/06410a.htm
or,
Maas, A. (1909). Genealogy of Christ. In The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. Retrieved July 13, 2018 from New Advent:
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/06410a.htm


Catechetical Corner (N) – Catholic Passport (C) – Catholic I.D. (S)

 Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1704, 1776)

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The Fleet Sources – 16 December 2018 – Third Sunday of Advent – Gaudete – 3-C

Be Still And Know That I Am God (N) –Pray Without Ceasing (C) – Getting Closer To God (S)

CatholicCulture.org – “Rejoice, the Lord is Near! Gaudete Sunday, Ember Days and O Antiphons,” by Jennifer Gregory Miller
https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/blog/index.cfm?ID=172

Liturgy Guy – “Gaudete in Domino Semper: Dom Guéranger on the Third Sunday of Advent,” by Brian Williams
https://liturgyguy.com/tag/gaudete-sunday/

 

Reasons To Rejoice! (N); Rejoice! (C) (S)

Catholic Weekly – “The major feasts of Advent,” by Catholic News Service, December 3, 2015.
https://www.catholicweekly.com.au/the-major-feasts-of-advent/

 

Saints Preserve Us! (N) – Champions of the Faith (C) – Heroes of Our Faith (S)

St. Olympias, a courageous and saintly woman:
EWTN article:
https://www.ewtn.com/library/MARY/OLYMPIAS.HTM

And an Orthodox Christian perspective:
https://oca.org/saints/lives/2013/07/25/102087-holy-woman-olympias-olympiada-the-deaconess-of-constantinople

 

Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Treasures (C) – Bible Secrets (S)

Regarding ‘dynamic’ reading of the Bible: refer to  Catechism of the Catholic Church CCC 115-119

Dr. Jeff Mirus of CatholicCulture.org addresses the Catholic approach to scripture:
https://www.catholicculture.org/commentary/articles.cfm?id=489#

 

Catechetical Corner (N) – Catholic Passport (C) – Catholic I.D. (S)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1, 355, 365)

 

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The Fleet Sources – 9 December 2018 – Second Sunday of Advent – 2-C

The Music of Luke (N); Luke’s Music (C); Poetry of Luke (S)

 Catholic Resources – The Liturgy of the Hours, Compiled by Fr. Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D.
http://catholic-resources.org/LoH/Hours-Ordinary.htm

Catholic Straight Answers – “What is the difference between a solemnity, a feast, and a memorial?”
http://catholicstraightanswers.com/what-is-the-difference-between-a-solemnity-a-feast-and-a-memorial/

EWTN – “Solemnities, Feasts, Memorials,” Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum university
https://www.ewtn.com/library/liturgy/zlitur240.htm

 

Lukan Lights (N); Luke’s Lamp (C); Luke Leads the Way (S)

 Catholic Answers – Gospel of St. Luke
https://www.catholic.com/encyclopedia/luke-gospel-of-saint

Catholic Answers – Who’s On First, Matthew, Mark, Luke?
https://www.catholic.com/magazine/print-edition/whos-on-first-matthew-mark-or-luke

USCCB – Luke, Introduction
http://www.usccb.org/bible/luke/0

CNA – Gospel of Luke
https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/resources/bible/introduction-to-the-new-testament/gospel-of-luke

 

Saints Preserve Us! (N); Champions of the Faith (C);  Heroes of the Faith (S)

 New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia – John of the Cross
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/08480a.htm

Franciscan Media – John of the Cross
https://www.franciscanmedia.org/saint-john-of-the-cross/

Christian Classics Ethereal Library – John of the Cross
https://www.ccel.org/ccel/john_cross

 

Scriptural Secrets (N); Hidden Treasures (C); Bible Secrets (S)

USCCB – Baruch
http://www.usccb.org/bible/baruch/4

 

Catechetical Corner (N); Catholic Passport (C); Catholic I.D. (S)

 Catechism of the Catholic Church- (CCC 249)

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The Fleet Sources – 2 December 2018 – First Sunday of Advent – 1-C

Lukan Lights (N), The Lamplight of Luke (C), Luke Leads the Way (S)

 Baker Publishing Group – Unique Characteristics of Luke
http://cdn.bakerpublishinggroup.com/processed/esource-assets/files/831/original/hyperlink-07-04.pdf?1417402808

CNA  – Gospel of Luke
https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/resources/bible/introduction-to-the-new-testament/gospel-of-luke

Catholic Answers – the Gospel of Luke
https://www.catholic.com/encyclopedia/luke-gospel-of-saint


Saints Preserve Us (N) – Heroes (C) – Champions (S): John Chrysostom

 John A. Hardon, S.J. Modern Catholic Dictionary. Bardstown, KY: Eternal Life, 2004.
*p. 247: heresy

 St. John Damascene aka Martyr John of Damascus:
New Advent:
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/08459b.htm
and
Orthodox Church
https://oca.org/saints/lives/2016/12/04/103473-martyr-john-of-damascus

The History of Iconoclasm:
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/07620a.htm


Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Gems (C) – Unseen Riches (S)

Catholic Teachings on End Times, Millennium and Rapture found in Revelation:
https://www.ewtn.com/expert/answers/endtimes.htm
and
Fr. Dwight Longenecker clarifies Catholic Teaching on the End Times:
http://www.ncregister.com/blog/longenecker/catholic-prophecy-of-the-end-times


Catechetical Corner (N) – Catholic Passport (C) – Boarding Pass (S)

 Catechism of the Catholic Church- (CCC 185, 199, 200)

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