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  • 2012: Reading the Signs of the Times

    Jerusalem seen from the Mount of OlivesIn the plan of God’s rule over history, Israel has a great role to play in preparing the nations for the return of the Messiah in glory. In the twentieth century began the great epochal change preparing mankind for the conclusive event of history: the final coming of the Kingdom of God, for which all Christians pray every day, saying: Thy Kingdom come!

  • A Catholic View of the End Times

    The Second Coming What are Catholics to think of the end of days? Did Jesus say that we can have no idea of when He will return, or did He warn us to be aware of the "signs of the times"? What are some of these signs that we can expect to see as we approach the end of human history? How many of these signs are already fulfilled? What are we to think of the antichrist? Should we hope to see peace in the Middle East?

  • Cardinal Schönborn on Zionism

    Christoph Cardinal SchoenbornChristoph Cardinal Schönborn says European Christians' support for Israel is not based on Holocaust guilt and Christians should affirm Zionism as biblical. Schoenborn said it was doctrinally important for Christians to recognize Jews' connection to the "Holy Land" and Christians should rejoice in Jews' return to Palestine as a fulfillment of biblical prophecy.

  • Catholic Prayers

    Prayer Learn and pray some of the most important Catholic prayers.

  • Christian groups in PA to disappear

    Flames are seen at the entrance of an Anglican church hit by a firebomb in Nablus. Photo: APThe ever-dwindling Christian communities living in Palestinian-run territories in the West Bank and Gaza are likely to dissipate completely within the next 15 years as a result of increasing Muslim persecution and maltreatment, an Israeli scholar said Monday.

     

  • Christians' Plight in the Holy Land

    Palestinian Christians receiving communionIt's highly doubtful that Dr. Justus Reid Weiner's chilling forecast of the impending demise of Christian communities under Palestinian Authority jurisdiction will generate much outrage or uproar in Christendom. If, as expected, it fails to do so, it will be more than a shame. At the very least, Weiner's words of warning ought to ring powerful alarm bells among overseas coreligionists of local Christians.

  • Israel: A Prophetic Sign? Part I: The Story of Israel and the Church from Abraham to Today

    Marc Chagall - The White CrucifixionPart I: Israel and the Church from Abraham to Today - The origins of Israel: the Patriarchs; the Exodus and Mount Sinai; the kingdom of Israel; exile and return. Hebrews, Israelites and Jews.  The Messiah and his rejection by his own people.  The birth of the Church. Early Jewish-Christianity, the growth of Gentile Christianity, and the parting of ways.  Israel in the patristic writings: the rise of "replacement theology." Christian anti-Semitism in the Middle-Ages. Theological evaluation: Israel and the Church in the New Testament. 

  • Jesus and Mary on Israel and the End Times? (Part I)

    Jerusalem and the Dome of the RockRecent locutions allegedly spoken by Jesus and Mary claim that Israel and the Jewish people are at the center of the dramatic events that are about to unfold in the world. Could these words be a genuine wake-up call to the Church and to the world?

  • Jesus and Mary on Israel and the End Times? (Part II)

    JerusalemRecent locutions allegedly spoken by Jesus and Mary claim that Israel and the Jewish people are at the center of the dramatic events that are about to unfold in the world. Could these words be a genuine wake-up call to the Church and to the world?

  • Jesus and Mary on Israel and the Middle East? (Part III)

    Israel and the Middle East"Do not take your eyes off of Israel, because I never remove mine from the people who gave me birth.  Nor do I remove my protecting hand.  However, now they are surrounded by enemies, far stronger than any described in the bible, and they are deciding what needs to be done. If only they knew to call on me!  If only they had devotion to me, I could lead them on safe paths."

  • Prayer for the Salvation of Israel

    Yeshua, Messiah of IsraelLORD, that which You have given us, give to all Israel. May all Israel discover the sweet gentleness and sublimity of the Messiah, who is still waiting, and has already been with us for twenty centuries, Yeshua, the Lord. And together with the Messiah, may Israel discover the stunning beauty of the Good News that comes from heaven, the New Covenant capable of bringing to Israel the peace of her God, shalom upon Jerusalem.

  • The Grinch that Destroys Christmas

    Mahmoud Abbas and Michel SabbahIt's that time of year again - the media prepares to take a festive bash at Israel. But in the rush to blame Israel for the precarious position of Christian communities in the region, the foreign media has almost ignored the increasing pressures on Palestinian Christians, particularly since the rise of Hamas and other extremist Islamist forces.

  • The Holy Mass (External link)

    The Holy MassThe Holy Mass (Novus Ordo, 1970 Missal)

  • The Kairos of God in the Last Days

    Fr. Carlo Colonna, s.j.The New Temple will be erected when Judaism and Catholicism will be united to proclaim the only Word of God and the only one Messiah, to sing the only Glory of God that shines in all works performed in both Judaism and Catholicism, in the great works of mercy and in the great works of judgment for the sins of men. So the Nations will know that the true living God is among His people, living in His Temple, which is the Church of Jesus Christ.

  • The River of Ezekiel's Temple

    River of living water A study of the river flowing from Ezekiel's Temple (Ezek 47:1-12) and its underlying themes: Jerusalem and Zion as the Lord's cosmic mountain; water as a prophetic sign of eschatological healing; the Garden of Eden.  The Feast of Tabernacles and its water libation ceremony in the Temple actualized these themes and anticipated God's future outpouring of the Holy Spirit.  Jesus' words uttered during the same feast show that he identified himself with Ezekiel's temple and is the giver of the waters of life – the Holy Spirit. The eschatology of the book of Revelation and the vision of "a pure river of water of life" proceeding from the throne of God recapitulate and expand Ezekiel's vision by incorporating the other prophetic themes and Jesus' self-revelation.

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