Articles Tagged ‘corporal works of mercy’

The Ascension of our Lord


Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking up toward heaven? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw Him go into heaven (Acts 1:11). Our Lord’s Ascension which we celebrate today is both a historical and transcendent event (Catechism of the Catholic Church 660). Sacred Scripture speaks of this event as both an established historical fact observed by sensible experience (Cf. Lk 24:50) and as a theological event; that is to say ... (Continue reading)

Chalice: Christ-centered child sponsorship

For Christians who wish to live the commandment of loving our neighbours by making a commitment to perform corporal works of mercy, charitable gift giving and child sponsorship is very appealing. Many sponsorship programs help entire communities. Most importantly, sponsorship provides children with proper nutrition, medical care, and an education that helps them improve their future outcomes. There are many sponsorship programs asking for our donations. For the sake of our hard-earned dollar as well as for the sake of the ... (Continue reading)

Defeating euthanasia, one person at a time

The news story about the Belgian twin brothers who were euthanized on 14 December 2012, was the first story I read when I got home from work. The brothers, while in relatively good health at present, were given a prognosis of blindness and the thought of not being able to see each other put them in a state of despair. In the peace and quiet of an empty house, I became sadder and sadder as I continued to read.... (Continue reading)

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