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Torch: May 10-16, 2008
A weekly report on the Holy Father’s messages and activities.

Obama vs. The Right to Life
Obama’s votes and official positions deny the right to life to three categories of human beings: the unborn, the “accidentally” born and, at least in one case, the adult “unfit.” Let’s look at each.

Disappointment Over California Marriage Ruling
"Activism Run Amok," Says Legal Expert

Call No Man Father
Is It Unbiblical to Call Priests “Father”?

"You Are a Priest Forever"
Learn about the origins and purposes of the priesthood.

Saint Celestine V, Pope
May 19

Saint Eric of Sweden, Martyr
May 18

Saint Paschal Baylon, Franciscan brother
May 17

Privilege of Prayer
Challenge: Start your work or study today with a short prayer to the Holy Spirit.

Mystery and Reality of God’s Love
Challenge: Each time you make the sign of the cross, do it conscientiously and lovingly.

Gospel: May, 19
"Everything is possible to one who has faith." (Mark 9:14-29)

Gospel: June 19, 2011
"God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him." (John 3:16-18)

Gospel, May, 17
"This is my beloved Son. Listen to him." (Mark 9: 2-13)

Torch: May 3-9, 2008
A weekly report on the Holy Father’s messages and activities.

Gospel: May, 16
"For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and that of the Gospel will save it." (Mark 8:34–9:1)

Saint Peregrine, Bishop of Auxerre
May 16

Religion on Page One
For a great many people, issues of faith are, well, important issues.

Real Woman, Real Mother
Who was Mary, really?

Holy Water
Holy water: symbol of life and death. Learn what the Church teaches about this popular sacramental.

Left Behind: Will There Be a Rapture?
The Catholic Church’s Teachings on the End Times

Obama’s Position on Life Issues Is a Stark Contrast to McCain’s
Is the Democratic Frontrunner Most Pro-Abortion Ever?

St Isidore the Farmer, Patron of Madrid
May, 15

Gospel: May, 15
“But who do you say that I am?” (Mark 8:27-33)

Breaking Any Borders
A heroic act of charity

Saint Matthias, Apostle
May 14

Commit and Discover
Challenge: Prepare yourself to make a good sacramental confession this week. Ground your heart in a more sincere and honest commitment to Christ.

Gospel: May, 14
“As the Father loves me, so I also love you." (John 15:9-17)

The Catechism of the Catholic Church
The Catechism of the Catholic Church is the best source to learn what the Church really teaches. There you will find the proper interpretation of Biblical passages, moral guidance, and historical references. The CCC is a must read! Watch an overview.

Saved by Faith Alone?
Are we saved by faith alone, or are good works necessary for salvation? See what the Bible actually teaches on salvation and the Catholic Church’s official teaching.

Saint Glyceria, virgin and Martyr
May 13


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