The Great American War Crime: Responding to Weigel on the Atomic Bombs — Clarifying Catholicism

By: Phillip Hadden, Holy Apostles College The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Clarifying Catholicism. We appreciate responses submitted in our comments section or through our Contact Us page. A recent article by George Weigel on First Things titled “Truman’s Terrible Choice, 75 years ago,” rehashes the ‘consensus’ school of […]

The Great American War Crime: Responding to Weigel on the Atomic Bombs — Clarifying Catholicism

Pilgrims of Christ News update! New T-Shirt Designs!

Greetings! 

Pilgrims of Christ has just created a new twitter account geared toward our new T-shirt Designs for evangelization of the faith. Our first design that was commissioned on the feast day of St. Augustine is inspired by the Confessions. 

You can click here to purchase the new design inspired by St. Augustine.

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There is also a contest for our new St. Catherine of Siena design currently, you can vote on our poll by clicking here. 

Thanks for your support! And always, if you want to see more ways you can use our designs for evangelization consider becoming a member on Patreon!

Early Access to Baltimore Catechism Lessons for Patrons

Greetings!

Pilgrims of Christ are continuing our lessons going through the Baltimore Catechism. The technical end is working itself out with recording and uploading, so the lessons will hopefully be released with more regularity! And, if you enjoy the content and want to see it improve both in quality, regularity, and mediums, please consider becoming a Patron and get some cool stuff for becoming a Pilgrim like early access to new videos!

If you haven’t had the opportunity to see the first several lessons, take a look at the latest lesson below!

The Fall of Man and Original Sin- Baltimore Catechism Lesson #5 from Pilgrims of Christ on Vimeo.

“On the Pilgrim Road” The Journal and Newsletter of Pilgrims of Christ. What is Christian Pilgrimage? Pope Francis, “Be Pilgrims of Mercy,” The True Presence of the Eucharist

Thank you for taking the time to read On the Pilgrim Road, The newsletter and journal of the new spiritual lay apostolate Pilgrims of Christ. If you want to see more and better stuff like this, please consider donating at Patreon and get some cool stuff too! https://www.patreon.com/pilgrimsofchrist

Video Catechesis: The Fall of Man and Original Sin

Pilgrims of Christ in the next month plan on starting its New Podcast! Until then here is another Catechesis video on the fall of man and Original Sin from the Baltimore Catechism. If you want more and better quality resources, please consider becoming a pilgrim of Pilgrims of Christ on Patreon.

The Fall of Man and Original Sin- Baltimore Catechism Lesson #5 from Pilgrims of Christ on Vimeo.

Discussion: Prayer is the Encounter of God’s Thirst with Ours.

“Jesus thirsts; his asking arises from the depths of God’s desire for us. Whether we realize it or not, prayer is the encounter of God’s thirst with ours. God thirsts that we may thirst for him.[1]

In our monthly discussion group, today we began our discussion on Christian Prayer. I wanted to highlight something in particular that Fr. Dominic expressed early in our discussion where the Catechism focuses on the woman encountering Jesus at the well in the Gospel of John Ch. 4. Christ asks her for a drink, and in fact, in prayer, it is here where it is revealed that God thirsts so we may thirst for Him. The woman at the well is such a beautiful image of the give and take of prayer life. The woman encounters the Incarnation is the prime revelation of God and the prime revealer. The more I thought about it today with its connection to Jesus on the cross, “I thirst” and St. Mother Teresa the more and more it became clear. So, I thank Fr. Dominic highlighting it. It is when we take up our cross and join it with Jesus that our thirst begins to be quenched by living water.
In fact, St. Teresa of Avila uses the imagery of well in her famous autobiography to illuminate the development of prayer. She explains that it is the constant struggle of pulling up buckets sometimes filled with mud that is part of the development of prayer. The more one sends down the bucket the more one begins to pull up water to grow a beautiful garden.

What is this beauty? It is the fruit of joy from our relationship with God! It must all begin with prayer or there can be no relationship with God. “Prayer is the response of faith to the free promise of salvation and also a response of love to the thirst of the only Son of God[2]” So, if prayer is the response of faith then ask yourself “how is your prayer life?” What does this tell you about your faith?

This discussion group is available for all patrons of the Pilgrims of Christ tier.

God Bless!

[1] Catholic Church, Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2nd Ed. (Washington, DC: United States Catholic Conference, 2000), 614.

[2] Catholic Church, Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2nd Ed. (Washington, DC: United States Catholic Conference, 2000), 614.

Covid-19 Cleaning Care Packages

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Pilgrims of Christ currently have several cleaning care packages for community ministries vital to the common good of our local communities ready to go.

A box has the following items:

Hand Sanitizer

2 Microfiber cloths

2 Bandannas

Empty Spray Bottle

1 Household cleaner (various)

There are other items upon request, but not knowing the need of every facility we’ve tailored it down to basic items in the care package.

Thank You for your support! If you want to see this mission continue and be able to help even more! Please consider becoming a Patron on our newly launched just today Patreon Page! There you’ll find some thank you gifts for your support!

 

New Catechesis Resources!!

Pilgrims of Christ now provides free public domain copies of the Baltimore Catechism No. 1, the Confessions of St. Augustine Trans. EB Pusey, and Summa Theologica: Part 1.

It’s the fraternity’s hope with time to provide a more detailed break down of each particular texts for reference to specific chapters and parts. Of course, until that time, the text is easily referenced using your “find” feature on your computer.

For further edification, please feel free to read my post On the Influence of St. Augustine and check out my videos where I give small lectures on main topics found in each lesson in the Baltimore Catechism.

God Bless!

Video: Catechism Lesson 4: Creation and the Angels

Greetings,

I am planning to record the next video via using some different equipment, so there may or may not be a video next week on the fall of man.

In this video, I go over the lesson on the creation of all things by God and the creation of the angels. I also go into depth about the history of Angels that is explained in more detail in my book The Birth of God in History. Many scholars point to angels being a development within Judaism either during or after the Babylonian exile. So, in the video, I discuss what exactly Christians should think about such a proposition.

AMDG