Posts Tagged ‘Temptation’
 
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Pope Francis: The interior life, faith in God, and the certainty of God’s love are remedies for temptations

(CNA) Pope Francis said Sunday that the nine Spanish seminarian martyrs beatified this weekend provide a witness to priests and bishops to remain pure and generous.
Publish date: 2019 - 3 - 13


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Jesus and Satan

Jesus Christ our Saviour was born into the world, true God with divine nature and human nature. At age 30, Jesus began His ministry. During the three years that followed, the devil was tempting Him in different ways, attacking His humanity. Fountain of Grace takes you to the Holy Land in Israel, to visit a few places where Jesus fought with the devil. We will recall what happened at these locations and learn from Our Lord ways to resist Satan.
Publish date: 2018 - 3 - 3


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Pope Francis: We are called to face the Evil one through prayer, with God’s help, to overcome him in our daily life

(CNA/EWTN News) Lent is a time to face our temptations and be converted by the Gospel, Pope Francis said in his Angelus address on the first Sunday of Lent.
Publish date: 2018 - 2 - 22


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Pope Francis: See and contemplate the face of Crucified Love

(CNA/EWTN News) At Mass for Ash Wednesday, Pope Francis invited everyone to live the 40 days of Lent as a time to “pause” from things which keep us from virtue and to return home to the loving and merciful embrace of God the Father.
Publish date: 2018 - 2 - 15


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Pope Francis: Lent isn’t just about penance – it’s also a time of hope

(CNA/EWTN News) On Ash Wednesday, Pope Francis said that while Lent is certainly a time of mortification, it’s also a journey of hope that leads to the joy of Christ’s Resurrection – a journey that requires both daily sacrifice and love.
Publish date: 2017 - 3 - 1


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Little-Known Facts about the Holy Land: Mount of Temptation, Judean Desert

A sparsely vegetated mountain, a monastery built along a cliff, reminds us what is truly important in our lives. Little-Known Facts about the Holy Land, a new segment of Fountain of Grace, takes you see the mountain on which Jesus was tempted.
Publish date: 2017 - 2 - 25


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Pope Francis: Wealth and power are good, but only when used to serve

(CNA/EWTN News) On Wednesday Pope Francis cautioned that unless wealth and power are put at the service of society, especially the poor, they risk becoming instruments of corruption, private interests and various forms of abuse.
Publish date: 2016 - 2 - 24


 
Spiritual Talk – First Sunday of Lent (Year B)

This Sunday is the First Sunday of Lent (Year B) and Fr. Anthony Ho explains to us the story of Jesus being tempted by the devil in the Gospel of Mark. If we want to enter the kingdom of heaven, we must reject the temptations of the devil to sin, to repent and receive the sacrament of reconciliation, do penance and believe in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Publish date: 2015 - 2 - 21


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Spiritual Talk Year A 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time

On the 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time Year A, Fr. Anthony Ho explains to us the story of Jesus walking on water in the Gospel of Matthew. In life, we are often met with stormy obstacles one after the other. Fr. Anthony expounds on the advice of the Saints on how to resist the Devil's temptations, why we must focus our attention on Jesus Christ, and patiently await His time and power.
Publish date: 2014 - 8 - 9


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Why are you fearful, O you of little faith?

As Jesus got into a boat, his disciples followed him. Suddenly a violent storm came up on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by waves; but he was asleep. They came and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We are perishing!” He said to them, “Why are you terrified, O you of […]
Publish date: 2014 - 7 - 1


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Spiritual Talk – 1st Sunday of Lent 2014

On the 1st Sunday of Lent, Fr. Anthony Ho takes an in-depth look at Satan's 3 Temptations of Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew. Jesus overcame the devil's temptations and set a good example for us to follow, blessing us with the grace we need to fight the devil. These 3 temptations are actually still very relevant and real to us today in our daily lives. They are pleasure (or desires), power and pride. We must rely on God's help in order to avoid or defeat these many forms of temptations in our lives.
Publish date: 2014 - 3 - 8


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Feast of St. Michael the Archangel

9月29日,多倫多總教區慶祝聖彌額爾主保瞻禮。聖彌額爾是七位總領天使之一,亦被視為眾總領天使之首。在今天的讀經二,聖若望默示錄這樣記載:「天上就發生了戰爭:彌額爾和他的天使一同與那龍交戰,那龍也和牠的使者一起應戰,但牠們敵不住,在天上遂再也沒有牠們的地方了。於是那大龍被摔了下來,牠就是那遠古的蛇,號稱魔鬼或撒殫的。那欺騙了全世界的,被摔到地上,牠的使者也同牠一起被摔了下來。」 聖彌額爾的名字的意思是:誰相似天主?面對邪惡,當魔鬼的惡意似乎得逞時,這名字提醒我們沒有任何困難比天主的愛更大。聖彌額爾是我們緊急時可以請求的援助。教宗良十三世撰寫了一篇祈求聖彌額爾的禱文,當我們覺得力有不逮或面對誘惑時,讓我們懇求聖彌額爾把魔鬼擊退: 聖彌額爾總領天使,在戰爭的日子裏保衛我們,免我們陷入魔鬼邪惡的陰謀,和奸詐的陷阱中,我們謙卑地祈求,但願上主譴責牠。上主萬軍的統帥,求你因上主的威能,把徘徊人間,引誘人靈,使其喪亡的撒殫及其他邪靈,拋下地獄裏去。亞孟。 On September 29, the Archdiocese of Toronto celebrates the feast of St. Michael the Archangel, patron of our Archdiocese. St. Michael is one of the seven archangels, and is also known to be the leader of all the archangels. In today’s second reading, St. John wrote in Revelation: “War broke out in […]
Publish date: 2013 - 9 - 28


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Pope Francis: Triumphalism impedes Christians

(生命恩泉文摘編輯小組翻譯)教宗在週三的彌撒講道中談及必勝心態妨礙教會:就是一種沒有十字架的基督信仰,是一個不願意走畢救贖旅途全程的教會,過於關注架構和成功,不理解真正的勝利是要先經歷失敗,就像基督在十字架上得勝一樣。 這天的福音講述耶穌和門徒正在往耶路撒冷的途中,祂告訴他們祂將要受的苦難、死亡和復活。教宗方濟各稱這旅程為「信德之旅」。他指出門徒心中有另一個計劃,他們只想走旅程的一半,門徒討論如何籌組教會,如何安排救贖。因此雅各伯和若望問祂可否在祂受光榮時,一個坐祂右邊,一個坐祂左邊,引起其他門徒爭論在教會中誰最重要。 教宗方濟各察覺到門徒受的誘惑跟耶穌在曠野所受的誘惑相同,「這誘惑是一種沒有十字架的基督信仰,不徹底的基督信仰」。還有另一個誘惑,就是「沒有耶穌在十字架上的基督信仰」,教宗說他會再在另一場合談這點。 「沒有十字架的基督信仰」,或作一個「不徹底的基督徒,不徹底的的教會」就是不依循天父的旨意,「這誘惑是一種必勝心態。我們不想走向十字架而馬上得勝,取得一種世俗的勝利。」 「必勝心態妨礙教會。必勝心態阻礙基督徒(成聖)。一個求勝心切的教會安於自己完善的架構…但這是一個否定殉道者的教會,因為它不知道在步向十字架的旅途上,我們需要殉道者。一個只想著要得勝、成功的教會,不明白耶穌的常規:要經過失敗才得勝。我們都會受這樣的誘惑。」 教宗方濟各憶述他一個經歷:「我記得一次在我屬靈生活處於黑暗的時候,我向天主祈求一個恩惠。然後我為修女主持週年避靜,在最後一天,她們辦告解。一位超過八十歲,眼睛明亮的修女到來辦告解:她是一位聖善的人。當我發現她是一個聖善的人後,我說:『修女,作為你的補贖,你為我祈禱好嗎?因為我需要恩寵。如果你為我代求,我一定可以得到的。』她停下來一會兒,彷彿在祈禱,然後說:『天主當然會賜你恩寵,以祂自己的方式。』這令我得到莫大禆益。她讓我知道天主一定賜給我們所祈求的,只是以祂自己的方式。天主的方式包含十字架,這不是『被虐待狂』,而是出於愛。一直愛到底。」 教宗以祈禱作結:「我們向天主祈求恩寵,讓我們不要成為一個求勝的教會,而是一個謙卑的教會,就像耶穌一樣。一直向前。而是有一顆對天父旨意開放的心,就像耶穌一樣。我們祈求這恩寵。」 資料來源 Source: Pope at Mass: The temptation of triumphalism
Publish date: 2013 - 5 - 29