The Narrow Gate Blog

Reflections about faith, life, struggles, and our hope for our ultimate home, Heaven. But the only way through, is via the Narrow Gate.

IS NFP “CATHOLIC BIRTH CONTROL”?

IS NFP “CATHOLIC BIRTH CONTROL”?

What’s the truth Jesus comes to bear witness to in this last Gospel of the Church’s year?

It’s the truth that in Jesus God keeps the promise He made to David of an everlasting kingdom, of an heir who would be His Son, “the first born, highest of the kings of the earth”

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Parousia News – November 2022

Parousia News – November 2022

Month of the Holy Souls Welcome to November! This is the month the Church dedicates to the Holy Souls. It is a reminder for all of us that we will not be here on Earth forever and we must prepare for life after death. It is a month where we pray for the Holy Souls in...

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The Devil’s Lies Are Subtle

The Devil’s Lies Are Subtle

What’s the truth Jesus comes to bear witness to in this last Gospel of the Church’s year?

It’s the truth that in Jesus God keeps the promise He made to David of an everlasting kingdom, of an heir who would be His Son, “the first born, highest of the kings of the earth”

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Do Catholics Believe in Ghosts?: Church Teaching on Purgatory

Do Catholics Believe in Ghosts?: Church Teaching on Purgatory

What’s the truth Jesus comes to bear witness to in this last Gospel of the Church’s year?

It’s the truth that in Jesus God keeps the promise He made to David of an everlasting kingdom, of an heir who would be His Son, “the first born, highest of the kings of the earth”

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Guardians of the Tradition

Guardians of the Tradition

This article first appeared at: adoremus.org. Adoremus was founded in 1995 with the mission to promote authentic reform of the liturgy of the Roman Rite. To alleviate any confusion as to what the promotion of “authentic reform” meant, its charter of...

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Parousia News – October 2022

Parousia News – October 2022

3,000 Turn out for the Be Not Afraid Tour! Above: Deacon Harold, Charbel Raish & Tim Staples in Sydney We just finished our second Australian Speaking tour of 2022 and wow, what an impact! We named this tour "Be Not Afraid: Re-Awakening the Church". We could not...

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What Does the Church Say about Freemasonry?

What Does the Church Say about Freemasonry?

This article first appeared at: catholic.com.Question:What is the Catholic Church's official position on Freemasonry? Are Catholics free to become Freemasons?Answer:Freemasonry is incompatible with the Catholic faith. Freemasonry teaches a naturalistic...

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Our Lady’s Heart Aflame at Lepanto

Our Lady’s Heart Aflame at Lepanto

This article first appeared at: catholic.com.The victory at Lepanto is the most important naval contest in human history, and the battle that saved the Christian WestThe year 1571 is not well known to Americans. October 7, the Feast of Our Lady of the...

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If the Bible Doesn’t Say It, Can You Do It?

If the Bible Doesn’t Say It, Can You Do It?

This article first appeared at: catholic.com.Whenever we’re talking about whether it’s appropriate to ask the saints to intercede for us, an objection that’s inevitably made is, “The Bible never instructs us to pray to the saints, or make our request known...

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Parousia News – September 2022

Parousia News – September 2022

Holy Land Pilgrimage Above: 33 pilgrims came together to join Tim and Fr Terry Staples outside the Church of the Annunciation. I just got back from the Holy Land with Tim Staples and, I have to say, it was one of the most moving experiences in my life. To be able to...

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The Sanctity of Marriage

The Sanctity of Marriage

This article first appeared at: stpaulcenter.com.Our civilization is crumbling from within, and one of the reasons is no-fault divorce. Many celebrities seem to mock marriage, with multiple extravagant weddings, tabloid-reported affairs and public court...

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A Mother’s Guide to Confession

A Mother’s Guide to Confession

This article first appeared at: stpaulcenter.com. Baptism takes care of original sin and all actual sin committed up to that point. But what about sins committed after Baptism?   Saint John admonishes us to deal forthrightly with our sin: “If we say we...

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