December 1, 2019, First Sunday of Advent
Nov26

December 1, 2019, First Sunday of Advent

According to the Catechism, “[t]o die in mortal sin without repenting and accepting God’s merciful love means remaining separated from him forever by our own free choice. This state of definitive self-exclusion from communion with God and the blessed is called ‘hell.’” In just a few words, the Catechism succinctly explains that Hell is the place reserved for those (mortal) sinners who deliberately choose to die in their sin...

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November 24, 2019 Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
Nov18

November 24, 2019 Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

HEAVEN “There is the problem with finding good writing about Heaven: it is impossible to describe it. St. Paul writes that “eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither hath it entered into the heart of man, what things God hath prepared for them that love him.” (I Cor. 2:9). We really cannot describe Hell or Purgatory, either, but we certainly find it easy enough to describe the pain and torments that will be inflicted upon the souls...

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Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time, November 10, 2019
Nov07

Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time, November 10, 2019

At the end of each liturgical year, it is traditional to focus in on the Four Last Things: Death, Judgment, Hell, and Heaven. Unfortunately, this is no longer considered “popular” and so has often been left by the wayside. Unwilling to bend to the ways of the world, however, we as Christians must keep up with such a venerable tradition, for it is part of what makes saints out of us. For if we go through life with the end (in all...

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Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time
Oct31

Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

Part III Continuation of questions about Confession. 20. Can a priest reveal what he has heard to others? No.  A priest can never reveal the sins a person has confessed. This is known as the “Seal of confession,” which admits of no exceptions (CCC 1467 <http://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG0015/__P4E.HTM>). If a priest were to violate the seal of confession he would be automatically excommunicated (CIC 1388...

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Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Oct24

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

       Continued from the earlier article on the Sacrament of Confession. 8. What are the qualities of a good confession? A good confession is humble, sincere and complete. -It’s humble when we accuse ourselves of our sins with a deep sorrow for having offended the Lord while imploring his loving mercy. -It’s sincere when we tell all of our sins honestly and truthfully, without exaggerating or excusing...

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October 20, 2019, Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Oct16

October 20, 2019, Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

The 107th Annual Sacred Heart Cathedral Bazaar will be held on Sunday, November 3,    2019 from 12:00 noon until 4:00 p.m. at the Sacred Heart School Gymnasium. We need your help to assure that this year’s Bazaar will be a success—if you would like to assist in a booth, set-up or break-down—you’re just the person we need! Call the parish office at (505)722-6644 and let us know you can help. We need help in all areas of the bazaar....

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Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 13, 2019
Oct09

Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 13, 2019

Every week we offer 10 hours of Confession time at the Cathedral.  Many people took advantage of the opportunity this spring and summer  to “Fulfill their Easter Duty”.  Those of you under the age of about 55 are likely asking yourself what exactly is meant by the term Easter Duty.  One of the ongoing duties of Catholics is to participate in the life of the Church.  In order to assist in this, the Church...

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