Articles tagged: marriage

RCIA: 12 Questions to Introduce the Sacraments of the Church

Theology

SPL Staff • April 20th, 2017

Listers, all seven sacraments--Baptism, Confirmation, Holy Eucharist, Confession, the Anointing of the Sick, Holy Orders, and Holy Matrimony--are outward signs instituted by Jesus Christ to give grace. Rooted in Holy Scripture, the Sacraments are deeply Trinitarian. They are works of the Holy... 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 →

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 →

26 Quotes from Pope Francis' Visit to Washington D.C. and New York City

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SPL Staff • September 26th, 2015

Listers, Pope Francis' visit to the United States is one marked with historic firsts. His Holiness Pope Francis was the first Roman Pontiff to address a full joint session of the U.S. Congress. Second, Pope Francis was the first Vicar of Christ to address the United Nations at the opening of a... 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 →

47 Questions & Answers on the Sacrament of Matrimony from the Late Nineteenth Century

Theology

SPL Staff • September 26th, 2014

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 →

15 Catholic Quotes in Response to the SCOTUS Rulings on DOMA and Prop 8

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SPL Staff • June 27th, 2013

Recommended Reading Full PDF Text: U.S. v. Windsor (DOMA Case) Full PDF Text: Hollingsworth v. Perry (Prop 8) Early Church: 12 Quotes on Homosexuality and Other Sexual Sins Homosexuality: 4 Teachings from the Catechism of the Catholic Church 5 Catholic Documents on Family, Sex, and... Read More →

5 Catholic Documents on Family, Sex, and Homosexuality

Philosophy Theology

SPL Staff • May 28th, 2013

Listers, though not an exhaustive list, we want to bring several Catholic documents to the forefront 0f the discussion of family and marriage. One of the many reasons our society cannot have a thoughtful conversation on homosexuality is because we've lost our vocabulary to even discuss the... Read More →

Lust and Our Common Good: 4 Observations by St. Thomas Aquinas

Theology

SPL Staff • October 3rd, 2012

Listers, a portion of St. Thomas Aquinas' brilliance is attributed to his ability to state that which we all already know but struggle to articulate. The question Is lust a sin? seems absurd, but by asking these questions and answering them in thomistic fullness the Angelic Doctor is able to lead... Read More →

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

Life & Leisure Theology

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 →

The Character Imprinted on the Soul: 12 More Questions About the Sacraments

Theology

SPL Staff • May 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 →

Sacraments of the Dead: 12 Questions on Sacrilege and Grace

Theology

SPL Staff • May 9th, 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 →

What Grace Is Given in the Sacraments? - And 10 Other Questions

Theology

SPL Staff • May 2nd, 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 →

11 Basic Questions Over the Sacraments

Theology

SPL Staff • April 30th, 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 →

4 Questions that Help Explain "What is a Sacrament?"

Theology

SPL Staff • April 26th, 2012

Listers, what is a sacrament? The following list explores the relationship of signs and grace in order to better understand the sacraments of Holy Mother Church. The list has taken its structure from St. Thomas Aquinas' Summa Theologica III, Question 60, Articles 1-3 over the sacraments   1. Is... 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 →

Natural Sex: 11 Points on Unity and Life

Philosophy Theology

SPL Staff • March 2nd, 2012

Listers, the following list reproduces Humanae Vitae paragraphs 11-13 in full. The main titles in red are from the encyclical and the individual quote titles in black are provided by SPL. The list is part of St. Peter's List's ongoing catalogue and commentary on the long neglected papal... Read More →

Humanae Vitae: 12 Quotes on On Marital Love and Parenthood

Theology

SPL Staff • February 23rd, 2012

Listers, the following quotes represent in full Humanae Vitae paragraphs 8-10 by Pope Paul VI. The pope has laid down the groundwork for understanding the family as natural and sacramental institution. Marriage is unique among the sacraments, because it is the only sacrament that is also a... Read More →

5 Questions About the Eastern Catholic Churches

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SPL Staff • November 4th, 2011

Listers, let us consider the simple but much needed work of Deacon Ed Faulk **: ****101 Questions and Answers on Eastern Catholic Churches****. Deacon Faulk has dual faculties: Roman Catholic a****nd Melkite-Greek Catholic, and has produced a wondrous primer to understanding our Eastern... Read More →
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