Articles tagged: Jesus Christ

6 Books by Pope Benedict XVI Every Catholic Should Read

Philosophy Theology

SPL Staff • February 13th, 2013

Listers with the announcement of Pope Benedict XVI's resignation, we wanted to share with you part of his lasting legacy as a theologian and teacher. In the history of the popes, it is hard to find anyone as easy to read and understand. His writings are, moreover, a beautiful blend of timeless... Read More →

Catholic Countdown: The Top 20 Lists of 2012

History

SPL Staff • January 28th, 2013

Listers, in little over a year St. Peter's List has become a rapidly growing community of faithful Catholics. Our I Stand with the Catholic Church graphics have been used in religious liberty rallies around the nation and listers have sent fantastic photos of themselves and their loved ones... Read More →

Modern Man Has Lost His Way: 13 Comments on the Western Heritage of Christ and Socrates

Philosophy Theology

SPL Staff • January 7th, 2013

Listers, Father James V. Schall S.J. is one of the preeminent Catholic political thinkers of our time. Fr. Schall's "The Point of Medieval Political Philosophy" is found within his collection of excellent essays entitled The Mind That Is Catholic: Philosophical & Political Essays__ (p.... Read More →

20 Quotes from Christmas Homilies Around the World 2012

History

SPL Staff • January 4th, 2013

Listers, Merry Christmas. We've gathered quotes from Christmas messages from around world and provided links for the full texts.   No Room for God "Again and again it astonishes us that God makes himself a child so that we may love him, so that we may dare to love him, and as a child... Read More →

15 Thoughts from Pope Benedict XVI's Outstanding Christmas Eve Homily 2012

History

SPL Staff • December 31st, 2012

Listers, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI delivered a must-read homily this Christmas Eve.The following is the papal message in its entirety supplemented by SPL headlines. Moreover, SPL has highlighted some of the more memorable and acute quotes in red. "We are so "full" of ourselves that there is... Read More →

The Massacre of the Innocents in 10 Works of Art

Art & Architecture

SPL Staff • December 28th, 2012

Listers, each year on December 28th the Roman Catholic Church celebrates those who died instead of the infant Christ. The "Holy Innocents" are recorded in St. Matthew's Gospel 2:16-18: Herod perceiving that he was deluded by the wise men, was exceeding angry; and sending killed all the men... Read More →

11 Reasons the Authority of Christianity Is Centered on St. Peter and Rome

History

SPL Staff • December 19th, 2012

Listers, Bl. John Henry Newman said it best: "To be deep in history is to cease to be Protestant." History paints an overwhelming picture of St. Peter's apostolic ministry in Rome and this is confirmed by a multitude of different sources within the Early Church. Catholic Encyclopedia states, "In... Read More →

EUCHARIST: 46 Basic Questions on the Source and Summit of the Catholic Life

Theology

SPL Staff • December 10th, 2012

Listers, the following lesson is taken from the Baltimore Catechism. The Baltimore Catechism was the standard catechism of 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... Read More →

21 Questions on Why the Holy Eucharist Was Given to Humanity

Theology

SPL Staff • October 31st, 2012

Listers, the following lesson is taken from the Baltimore Catechism. The Baltimore Catechism was the standard catechism of 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... Read More →

Do This in Memory of Me: 7 Questions on the Eucharist and Consecration

Theology

SPL Staff • October 19th, 2012

Listers, the following lesson is taken from the Baltimore Catechism. The Baltimore Catechism was the standard catechism of 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... Read More →

Transubstantiation: 10 Questions on the Substance of the Holy Eucharist

Theology

SPL Staff • October 15th, 2012

Listers, the following lesson is taken from the Baltimore Catechism. The Baltimore Catechism was the standard catechism of 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... Read More →

This Is My Body: 10 Questions to Help Explain the Holy Eucharist

Theology

SPL Staff • October 10th, 2012

Listers, the following lesson is taken from the Baltimore Catechism. The Baltimore Catechism was the standard catechism of 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... Read More →

Forest of Suicides: 6 Comments on Dante's Punishment for the Self-Violent

Literature Theology

SPL Staff • October 4th, 2012

Listers, for a study of Dante's Divine Comedy Volume One: The Inferno we turn to the translation and commentary crafted by Mark Musa. Musa's translation is marked by a clear and understandable translation that allows the story to unfold and escape being bogged down in rhetorical flourishing, cf.... Read More →

Fear Not Little Flock: "All 12 Texts from the Holy Father''s Apostolic Journey to Lebanon

History

SPL Staff • September 17th, 2012

Apostolic Journey to Lebanon (14-16 September 2012) On the occasion of the signing and publication of the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation of the Special Assembly for the Middle East of the Synod of Bishops. All quotes are by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI unless otherwise cited.   1.... Read More →

Let It Be the Armor: 3 Meditations from Aquinas for After Holy Communion

Theology

SPL Staff • September 13th, 2012

Listers, the Eucharist is the source and summit of the Catholic life. However, articulating our gratitude and both intellectual and emotional response to the literal body, blood, soul, and divinity of the Second Person of the Trinity is a daunting if not impossible task for most of us.... Read More →

Aquinas: 4 Points of Meditation Before Receiving the Eucharist

Theology

SPL Staff • September 5th, 2012

Listers, the following is a prayer by the Angelic Doctor St. Thomas Aquinas meant to prepare the soul for reception of the Eucharist. SPL has taken the prayer from the Recommended Prayers chapter of the 1962 Roman Missal and has organized the Common Doctor's words into four meditations.1   1. I... Read More →

5 English Hymns Every Catholic Should Know

Art & Architecture

SPL Staff • August 7th, 2012

1. Jesus, My Lord, My God, My All Sweet Sacrament, we Thee adore. O make us love Thee more and more! This Eucharistic hymn was written by Fr. William Faber. A friend of Bl. John Henry Newman's, Fr. Faber was a prominent cleric in the Church of England, who converted to Catholicism in the... Read More →

4 of the Most Controversial Lists on St. Peter's List

History Theology

SPL Staff • July 11th, 2012

Listers, brass is mistaken for gold more easily than clay.1 It is easy to say the heathens and Hitlers of the world need Christ and His Church, but what of the Protestants? Are they saved because they worship Christ or is their Christ more a personalized term than a person? Are we prepared to... Read More →

6 Points on the Worthiness to Receive Communion by Cardinal Ratzinger

Theology

SPL Staff • July 3rd, 2012

Listers, the following is a document from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith while it was under the watchful eye of Cardinal Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI. The document is re-posted in full, and the titles have been added by SPL. _Worthiness to Receive Holy Communion: General... Read More →

Indulgences: 29 Questions On This Grace of Holy Mother Church

Theology

SPL Staff • June 13th, 2012

Listers, the following lesson is taken from the Baltimore Catechism. The Baltimore Catechism was the standard catechism of 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... Read More →
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