Articles tagged: john-chrysostom

Constantinople: 25 Quotes from the Eastern Fathers on the Petrine Ministry


SPL Staff • January 25th, 2013

Listers, St. Peter is the Prince of the Apostles and our First Pope. SPL has reproduced a portion of a popular article that has been shared on many Catholic sites – though we think it originated with Fisheaters - cataloguing the Eastern Fathers of the Church and their statements on St. Peter and... Read More →

The Path to Hell is Paved with the Skulls of Bishops: 8 Quotes and Sources

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SPL Staff • October 17th, 2012

Listers, priests and bishops having been erring as long as humans have occupied those offices. However, the quotes that most strongly articulate this truth are shrouded in ambiguity regarding their primary sources. SPL has complied the most common germane quotes shared on Catholic blogs and given... Read More →

Spiritual Things in Material Things: 5 Quotes from St. John Chyrsostom on the Sacraments

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SPL Staff • October 8th, 2012

**Listers, the sacraments are an essential element to the birth, growth, and transformation of every Catholic believer. ** We are in some way affected by each of these sacraments every day of our lives. We are reborn in baptism, we are overshadowed by the Holy Spirit at confirmation, we are fed... Read More →

Pre-Cana with St. John Chrysostom: 7 Tips to a Successful Marriage

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SPL Staff • September 10th, 2012

**Listers, next to converting to Catholicism, the second best choice of my life was marrying my husband. ** Before I converted and before I met my husband, I did not believe that marriage was a sacrament. Not recognizing this great mysterious gift as one of the major sources of grace caused me to... Read More →

8 Quotes from St. John Chrysostom on How to Raise Children

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SPL Staff • May 25th, 2012

Listers, one of the most important basis for children's spiritual formation is a strong foundation of faith made by their parents. This task is a massive long-term undertaking, which requires the parents to approach their vocation with fear and trembling. St. John Chrysostom was not ignorant of... Read More →

6 Quotes from the Church Fathers on Mourning the Loss of a Child or Loved One

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SPL Staff • April 13th, 2012

Listers, when there is a death in the family, it is always very hard to find the right words to say. I always struggle with this and end up bumbling through my condolences. In the end, I always feel that whatever I say is trite even though my attempts were heartfelt and well-meaning. It is... Read More →

The Idiot's Guide to Fasting and Abstinence: 5 Things to Know


SPL Staff • February 24th, 2012

"Then Jesus was led by the spirit into the desert, to be tempted by the devil. And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterwards he was hungry." St. Matthew 1. Tradition and Canon Law Christians have always set aside Wednesdays and Fridays as penitential days. Wednesday... Read More →
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