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The Downward Spiral: 6 Quick Catholic Lessons on the Book of Judges

Theology

SPL Staff • February 27th, 2016

Listers, the Historical Books are paramount in understanding salvation history. The Historical Books of the Old Testament are Joshua, Judges, Ruth, I & II Samuel, I & II Kings, I & II Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Tobit, Judith, Esther, and I & II Maccabees. The Historical Books... Read More →

The 30 statements of the joint declaration between Pope Francis and Russian Patriarch Kirill

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SPL Staff • February 13th, 2016

Listers, on February 12, 2016 His Holiness Pope Francis met with the Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill in Havana, Cuba. The two leaders signed a joint declaration on several issues, which included overcoming historic antagonisms between the two Churches, the plight of Christians in the Middle... Read More →

The 13 Examples of Pride Carved into the Floor of Purgatory

Literature Theology

SPL Staff • January 11th, 2016

"The Proud" by Gustave Dore. Listers, pride is the first sin to be purged in Dante's literary work the Purgatorio. The purgation of pride represents the first ledge of purgatory. There are seven ledges - one for each of the seven deadly vices. Dante orders them according to their proximity to... Read More →

7 Illustrations of How People in the Old Testament Viewed the Universe

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SPL Staff • January 4th, 2016

Listers, the concept of ancient Hebrew cosmology is fascinating. In general, the world was a flat disc covered by a firm dome. Beneath the disc was Sheol - the place of the dead - and the deep waters. Above the dome, there was more water and finally the high heavens where God dwells. "The notion... Read More →

The Ultimate Guide to St. Genevieve: 13 Things about Her and Her Feast Day

history Theology

SPL Staff • January 3rd, 2016

Life & Works 1. General Background St. Genevieve was born around Anno Domini 419 or 422 in Nanterre, France, "a small village four miles from Paris, near the famous modern stations, or Calvary, adorned with excellent sculptures, representing our Lord's Passion, on Mount Valerien."1 She died... Read More →

Ante-Purgatory: "The 3 Ways Those Who Repent Late in Life are Punished in Dante's Purgatorio"

Literature Theology

SPL Staff • November 16th, 2015

Ante-Purgatory   1. The Excommunicated In Canto III, Dante and Virgil encounter those souls who were excommunicated. The reason, however, these souls are in purgatory and not hell is because they repented at the very end of their life. In Dante's Purgatorio, the repentant excommunicants are... Read More →

Purgatory: 8 Maps of Dante's Purgatorio

Literature Theology

SPL Staff • November 7th, 2015

"The Portals of Purgatory" by Gustave Dore. Listers, "The "Divina Commedia" is an allegory of human life, in the form of a vision of the world beyond the grave, written avowedly with the object of converting a corrupt society to righteousness: "to remove those living in this life from the state... Read More →

20 Quote Graphics from the 2015 World of Meeting of Families in Philadelphia

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SPL Staff • October 18th, 2015

Listers, the World Meeting of Families exists to strength and support family. According to the official site of the 2015 gathers: "Held every three years and sponsored by the Holy See's Pontifical Council for the Family, the World Meeting of Families is the world's largest Catholic gathering of... Read More →

7 Prayers for God to Defend & Cleanse His Holy Catholic Church

Theology

SPL Staff • October 3rd, 2015

Listers, the gates of hell have not and will not prevail against the Church. As the Catechism states: "Simon Peter holds the first place in the college of the Twelve; Jesus entrusted a unique mission to him. Through a revelation from the Father, Peter had confessed: 'You are the Christ, the Son... Read More →

Bible Study: 7 Essential Principles for Catholic Biblical Interpretation

Theology

SPL Staff • October 1st, 2015

Click to view on Amazon. Listers, "what does a Catholic approach to Scripture study look like?" This is the question Dr. Steven C. Smith takes up in his work 7 Essential Principles for Catholic Scripture Study: The Word of the Lord. The book strikes an excellent balance between academic insights... Read More →
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