Catholic Answers speaker and apologist Matt Fradd explains to a caller the difference between pornography and nude art.
Matt Fradd is Australian by birth and Catholic by choice. After experiencing a profound conversion at World Youth Day in Rome in 2000, Matt committed himself to inviting others to know Jesus Christ and the Church He founded. As a missionary in Canada and Ireland, Matt proclaimed the Gospel to over ten thousand teens and young adults. Matt has also served the Church through full-time lay ministry in Australia, Ireland, Canada, and Texas.
Matt has been seen or heard on the BBC, EWTN, The Irish Morning Show, and Catholic Answers Live, where he has shared his personal story of sin, redemption, and healing to people all over the world.
Recently, Matt, his fearless Texan wife, and their three beautiful children (Liam, Avila, and baby on the way) moved to sunny San Diego where Matt now works as an Apologist and Speaker with Catholic Answers. Matt best demonstrates his infectious passion for the faith when he speaks about the many wounds that pornography inflicts, the healing that Christ offers in the Sacraments, and the freedom that the Church proposes in Her teachings on the virtue of chastity.
Fr. Ignatius identifies three traits of St. John Vianney from the collect of today’s Mass that should be characteristic of all priests.
Mass: St. John Mary Vianney, Confessor – 3rd Cl – Form: EF, Os Iusti
1st: sir 31:8-11
Gsp: luk 12:35-40
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This is a somewhat abridged/alternative version of the most famous litany of the Church, the Litany of the Saints. While creating the video I have not included lyrics, as it is quite easy to understand what is being chanted and uses simple and oft repeated words which even a beginner can follow. Instead, I have included several art works, that depict the Saints. The great men and women of God, who have lived and died in His grace, are always there to intercede for us and to be our loving role models. Not only those mentioned by name in this version, or in other versions of the prayer, but all the Saints of God, please pray for us!
An excellent 11th century Marian hymn. This version is from the CD ‘sublime chant’. The Latin lyrics and English translation:
Salve Mater misericordiae, Mater Dei et Mater veniae, Mater spei et Mater gratiae, Mater plena Sanctae Letitiae,
Salve decus humani generis. Salve Virgo dignior ceteris, quae virgines omnes transgrederis et altius sedes in superis. O Maria!
Salve felix Virgo puerpera: Nam qui sedet in Patris dextera, Caelum regens, terram et aethera, Intra tua se clasit viscera. O Maria!
Esto, Mater, nostrum solatium: Nostrum esto, tu Virgo, guadium, et nos tandem post hoc exsilium, Laetos juge choris caelestium. O Maria!
Hail mother of mercy, mother of God and mother of pardon, mother of hope and mother of grace, mother full of holy gladness. O Mary!
Hail, honor of the mankind. Hail worthier Virgin than the other ones because you overcome all of them and in the heaven you occupy the highest seat of honor. O Mary!
Hail Blest Virgin yet bearing child: For he who sits at the Father’s right hand. The ruler of heaven, of earth and sky, has sheltered Himself in your womb. O Mary!
Become, O mother, our solace: Be for us our source of joy, and at the last, after this exile, unite us rejoicing to the choir of angels. O Mary!
This Marian hymn is from around the 18th century. This particular version, by the Cathedral Singers of Richard Proulx, is highly abridged of the original. The three beautiful paintings are ‘The Annunciation’ (Francesco de Mura), ‘The Song of the Angels’ (William Bouguereau), and ‘The Annunciation’ (supposedly Andrea del Sarto, but I have my doubts). The lyrics of this version and the rough English translation are as follows:
O sanctissima, O piissima, Dulcis Virgo Maria!
Mater amata, Intemerata:
Ora, ora pro nobis!
Tua guadia Et suspiria Juvent nos, O Maria!
In te speramus, Ad te clamamus,
Ora, ora pro nobis!
O most holy one, O most lowly one,
Loving virgin, Mary!
Mother of tender love,
Queen of the heavens above,
Pray for us here below!
Virgin ever fair, hear our fervent prayer,
Look upon us, Mary!
Bring to us your treasure, grace beyond measure;
Pray for us here below!