Articles tagged: Jesus Christ

RCIA: 8 Questions for those Interested in Becoming Catholic

Theology

SPL Staff • June 13th, 2017

Listers, all are welcome to come and know more about Jesus Christ and his Church. The following questions present many of the preliminaries of the Catholic faith. Whether you are a devout evangelical or an inquisitive agnostic, these basic questions will help introduce you to Catholicism and the... Read More →
St Joseph's Seminary in Dunwoodie, Yonkers (NY), photo by Fr. Lawrence, OP.

RCIA: 5 Questions to Show How Jesus Gave Us the Holy Eucharist

Theology

SPL Staff • June 10th, 2017

Listers, the Holy Eucharist is the source and summit of the entire Catholic faith. The Church calls the Holy Eucharist the bread of life, the bread of heaven, the food for everlasting life, the holy banquet, the perfect sacrifice, and the medicine of immortality. How can Sacred Tradition praise... Read More →

She Shall Crush Thy Head: 6 Examples of Women "Crushing" the Heads of Men in Scripture

Theology

SPL Staff • April 19th, 2016

Listers, in Genesis our first parents suffered a curse due to their fall into sin. One condition of the Fall was that God would place enmity between the woman and the serpent - but the phrase explaining the enmity and what will happen due to that enmity has been a matter of much debate. To wit,... 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 →

Pope Francis v. Donald Trump, and More! 13 U.S. Political Cartoons

history

SPL Staff • September 28th, 2015

Listers, His Holiness Pope Francis' arrival to the United States was paved by a considerable amount of political posturing. The Roman Pontiff's focus on the poor, the immigrant, and the environment was too liberal for many, while his focus on marriage, the unborn, and religious liberty was too... Read More →

Friendship in the Trinity: 4 Thoughts on Christian Friendship

Philosophy Theology

SPL Staff • March 15th, 2015

Listers, "There is nothing closer to the heart of a twenty year old," states Fr. James V. Schall, S.J., "than that of friendship: how it is gained and how it is lost. If you do not understand this, you do not understand life." [i] The ability to develop friendships is one of the greatest gifts of... Read More →

On the Privilege of Being a Woman: 7 Quotes on True Femininity

Philosophy Theology

SPL Staff • March 2nd, 2015

Click to view it on Amazon. Listers, what is true femininity? In her excellent short work entitled The Privilege of Being a Woman, Alice von Hildebrand deftly describes true femininity. In history, women have either been "denigrated as lower than men" or "viewed as privileged." In... Read More →

10 Really Short Prayers to Say During the Day

Life & Leisure

SPL Staff • January 17th, 2015

Listers, in his epistle to the Catholics in Thessalonica, St. Paul encouraged them to be in a constant state of prayer. He wrote, "Always rejoice. Pray without ceasing. In all things give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you all. Extinguish not the spirit."1 In her... Read More →

Lamentabili: The 65 Errors of the Modernists Condemned by the Church

Theology

SPL Staff • November 3rd, 2014

Listers, "there is no road which leads so directly and so quickly to Modernism as pride." Pope St. Pius X fought with all of his heart and soul to defend the Church against the heresy of modernism. One of the gifts he gave Holy Mother Church was the Syllabus of Errors entitled Lamentabili Sane... Read More →

The Real Presence: 13 Memes on the Holy Eucharist

Life & Leisure Theology

SPL Staff • August 12th, 2014

Listers, the Holy Eucharist is the body, blood, soul, and divinity of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Many of the following memes focus on the sixth chapter of St. John's Gospel, which is often referred to as the "Eucharistic Discourse."1 It is the cornerstone passage on understanding how the faithful... Read More →

The Story of the Magi in 12 Works of Art

Art & Architecture

SPL Staff • December 24th, 2013

Listers, the Three Magi are **wrapped in mystery yet remain an indispensable part of the Nativity Narrative.** The term magi has strong connections to a Persian religious caste that produced pagan priests for Medes. It is arguably the same caste from which the Zoroaster of  Zoroastrianism arose.... Read More →

Sanctifying & Actual Grace: 34 Questions on the Effects of Redemption

Theology

SPL Staff • November 18th, 2013

Listers, the following lesson is taken from the Baltimore Catechism. The Baltimore Catechism was the standard catechism for teaching the faith and catechizing children from 1885 to Vatican II. Its basic question-and-answer approach is the most natural learning style for the human mind and it... Read More →

49 Questions on the Sacrament of Confession

Theology

SPL Staff • October 14th, 2013

Listers, the following lesson is taken from the Baltimore Catechism. The Baltimore Catechism was the standard catechism for teaching the faith and catechizing children from 1885 to Vatican II. Its basic question-and-answer approach is the most natural learning style for the human mind and it... Read More →

Serving the Underserved: 22 Holy Scriptures on the Poor and Poverty

Theology

SPL Staff • September 30th, 2013

Listers, Archbishop Chaput once said, "If we don't love the poor, and do all we can to improve their lot, we're going to go to Hell." The following verses are only a sampling of the Holy Scriptures that speak on the Lord's predilection toward the poor and the Catholic's mandate to serve the... Read More →

Islam as a Christian Heresy: 8 Quotes from St. John Damascene A.D. 749

Theology

SPL Staff • September 23rd, 2013

Listers in one of the earliest polemics against Islam, the "superstition of the Ishmaelites" was viewed as a heresy of Christianity. In his  work The Fount of Knowledge, St. John Damascene (c. 675 or 676 – 4 December 749) gifts the Church with one of the earliest summa theologicas. He is... Read More →

We are an Easter People: 15 Questions on the Resurrection and Ascension

Theology

SPL Staff • April 25th, 2013

Listers, the following lesson is taken from the Baltimore Catechism. The Baltimore Catechism was the standard catechism for teaching the faith and catechizing children from 1885 to Vatican II. Its basic question-and-answer approach is the most natural learning style for the human mind and it... Read More →

36 of the Most Necessary Questions on Our Lord's Passion and Death

Theology

SPL Staff • April 22nd, 2013

Listers, the following lesson is taken from the Baltimore Catechism. The Baltimore Catechism was the standard catechism for teaching the faith and catechizing children from 1885 to Vatican II. Its basic question-and-answer approach is the most natural learning style for the human mind and it... Read More →

The Agony of the Cross: 2 Thoughts on How Christ Can Suffer Grief and Have Beatific Knowledge

Theology

SPL Staff • March 28th, 2013

Listers, St. Thomas Aquinas asks the question, "Whether Christ's entire soul enjoyed blessed fruition during the Passion?" In other words, how can Christ call out "My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?" if he has the grace of Beatific Knowledge? St. Thomas' article is presented in... Read More →

8 Considerations on Whether Christ had Acquired, Infused, or Beatific Knowledge

Theology

SPL Staff • March 24th, 2013

A Word of Caution In his epistle to I Corinthians, St. Paul writes, "I fed you with milk, not solid food; for you were not ready for it; and even yet you are not ready, for you are still of the flesh." The following Thomistic contemplation on the knowledge of Christ is meat. SPL has written... Read More →

The 2 Books by Cardinal Ratzinger that Will Change Your Life

Philosophy Theology

SPL Staff • March 9th, 2013

Listers, if Catholics are to live a life of virtue then there are two primary sciences - bodies of knowledge - all Catholics should study: the "Noble Science" and the "Queen of the Sciences." The corpus of writings from Cardinal Ratzinger is as vast and as it is impressive. An excellent survey of... Read More →
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