Articles tagged: sacraments

RCIA: 8 Basic Questions on the Sacrament of Confirmation

Theology

SPL Staff • June 4th, 2017

Listers, Confirmation allows us to be faithful soldiers of Jesus Christ. Perfecting the grace given to us in Holy Baptism, the Sacrament of Confirmation seals our souls with an indelible mark showing we belong to Christ and grants us the grace necessary to live as faithful disciples of Christ. As... Read More →

RCIA: 12 Basic Questions on the Sacrament of Baptism

Theology

SPL Staff • May 25th, 2017

Listers, Holy Baptism is the portal of salvation. As we learned in RCIA: 12 Questions to Introduce the Sacraments, a sacrament is an outward sign instituted by Christ to give grace. The following twelve questions serve to introduce the Sacrament of Holy Baptism and provide citations for further... Read More →

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 →

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 →

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

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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 →

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 →

The Golden Calf & Our Catholic Mass: 3 Reasons Man Cannot Invent the Liturgy

SPL Staff • March 20th, 2013

Listers, "man himself cannot simply 'make' worship." This is the opening line of arguably the two most powerful paragraphs in Cardinal Ratzinger's The Spirit of the Liturgy. SPL has previously promoted this seminal work in The 2 Books by Cardinal Ratzinger that Will Change Your Life. While that... Read More →

Catholic Countdown: The Top 20 Lists of 2012

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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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

5 English Hymns Every Catholic Should Know

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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

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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 →
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