About 200 people, most clutching a rosary, held a prayer vigil as a black satanic mass occurred Aug. 17 at a heavy metal club in downtown Ottawa.
Other Catholics attended adoration at Notre Dame Cathedral a few blocks away or circled the block where the widely publicized event sponsored by the Satanic Temple of Ottawa took place. The day began with Ottawa Archbishop Terrence Prendergast celebrating a Mass of Reparation.
“Though Christ has won the definitive battle against sin and evil, we are still involved in mopping up operations,” said Prendergast. “There are still skirmishes and outbreaks of violence against Christ’s Bride,
GENERAL AUDIENCE Saint Peter’s Square Wednesday, 21 October 2009 Saint Bernard of Clairvaux Dear Brothers and Sisters, Today I would like to talk about St Bernard of Clairvaux, called “the last of the Fathers” of the Church because once again in the 12th century he renewed and brought to the fore the important theology of the Fathers. We do not know in any detail about the years of his childhood; however, we know that he was born in 1090 in Fontaines, France, into a large and fairly well-to-do family. As a very young man he devoted himself to the study of the so-called liberal arts
BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Saint Peter’s Square Wednesday, 4 November 2009 Two Theological Models in Comparison: Bernard and Abelard Dear Brothers and Sisters, In my last Catechesis I presented the main features of 12th-century monastic theology and scholastic theology which, in a certain sense, we might call respectively “theology of the heart” and “theology of reason”. Among the exponents of both these theological currents a broad and at times heated discussion developed, symbolically represented by the controversy between St Bernard of Clairvaux and Abelard. In order to understand this confrontation between the two great teachers it helps to remember that theology is the search for a rational understanding, as
When Scolastica’s mother passed away, she and her sister’s life changed forever. The two sisters from Nanyuki, Kenya, had to leave their lives behind and move in with their uncle, who offered to adopt the girls into his family. Scolastica’s uncle has a wife and children of his own, and works as a casual laborer to make ends meet. The family doesn’t own land and lives in a rented house, and the financial burden of two extra children caused them to quickly fall behind.
Scolastica as an elementary school student
One day, Scholastica’s uncle shared his concerns with one of her teachers, who referred him to our Baraka site in Kenya. In 2009, at the age of nine, Scolastica was enrolled in our sponsorship program. When she was chosen by a sponsor, she was so excited! Sponsorship helped cover her school fees and supplies, and greatly eased the financial pressure on her uncle. She was able to complete her education at a wonderful school.
Upon graduation, she decided to pursue a post-secondary degree. Her sponsor encouraged and supported her throughout her program, and Scolastica proudly graduated and entered the workforce as a Community Health Worker!
Today, Scolastica works at a local not-for-profit health center, She treats patients of all ages, offering preventative care, checkups, and pre and post-natal care for mothers and babies. She truly loves giving back to her community!
“Scolastica wholeheartedly thanks all of the wonderful people who assisted her up to this point,” smiles Fr. Martin, our Baraka site director.
We offer our sincere thanks and blessings to all of our sponsors who help children like Scolastica break barriers to education and pursue their dreams. Thanks to you, we’re currently supporting over 51,000 children. May God abundantly bless all of our sponsors that selflessly choose to support a child in need!
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