Many Protestants believe we are saved by Faith Alone and they say Catholics believe they can “work” their way into Heaven. How do you answer that?
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“As Jesus passed on from there, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax office; and he said to him, ‘Follow me.’ And he rose and followed him. And as he sat at table in the house, behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and sat down with Jesus and his disciples. And when the Pharisees saw this, they said to his disciples, ‘Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?’ But when he heard it, he said, ‘Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. Go and learn what this means, “I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.” For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.’” -Matthew 9:9-13
St. Anthony was a Franciscan, a man of great prayer and an amazing teacher of Scripture and theology in France and Italy. St. Anthony gives us a beautiful example of what happens when one completely surrenders his life to Christ. He is the patron saint of lost items, the poor, and travelers.
“Attribute to God every good that you have received.” -St. Anthony of Padua
St. Anthony, pray for us!
Does the Catholic Church interpret the Bible literally?
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“I have told you these things so that you will have peace in Me. In the world you will have trouble, but take courage! I have conquered the world.” John 16:33
What troubles are you facing in life right now? Are you letting those worries and trials keep you from maintaining your interior peace? God is bigger than those burdens…He has conquered them! Do not allow yourself to lose peace, for the devil knows that you are at your weakest when he has caused you to lose the interior peace you have in Christ. God promises us he has everything under His control. Trust in that.
Challenge: What concrete things can you do this week to cultivate peace in your life?
“In fasting, Moses shows he is waiting for the gift of God’s law as a source of life: it will reveals God’s will and nourish the human heart, making him enter into a covenant with the Almighty that the source of life: it is Life itself!”
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Can you think of more powerful examples of intercessory prayer in Scripture or in the lives of the saints?
Catholics Come Home is excited to be a sponsor for the 2011 National Catholic Bible Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, July 22-23. Mark your calendars early! The theme of the conference is “The Great Conversation: Encountering God’s Word.” This is a can’t-miss event with fantastic speakers and an opportunity to learn more about the Word of God and how better to share it with others. See the NCBC’s website (http://catholicbibleconference.com/) for a speaker list and more details about the event. Hope to see you there!
Today is the feast of St. Hilary, who, raised a pagan, found God in his encounter with Scriptures and would go on to become bishop of Poitiers in France and a great fighter of the Arian heresy. St. Hilary is a great example for us of how Scripture should guide our lives.
Are you taking time to read and pray with the Scriptures every day? If not, include this activity with your resolutions for 2011…it’s not too late! You’ll be surprised what God has in store for you when you take time to read the story of Christ’s life–to see how you fit into it!
CCH highly recommends Dr. Edward Sri’s new book, A Biblical Walk through the Mass, from Ascension Press.