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Super Martyrio

  • Blessed Romero at the UN opening
    THE LATEST IN THE CANONIZATION PROCESSJUBILEE YEAR for the CENTENNIAL of BLESSED ROMERO, 2016 — 2017 Compendium of texts and documents in English Compendio de textos e información en español Conpemdium di testi ed informazione in italiano E…
    - 5 days ago15 Sep 17, 7:07am -
  • El Beato Romero en la apertura de la ONU
    LO ÚLTIMO EN EL PROCESO DE CANONIZACIÓNAÑO JUBILAR por el CENTENARIO del BEATO ROMERO, 2016 — 2017: Compendium of texts and documents in English Compendio de textos e información en español Conpemdium di testi ed informazione in italia…
    - 5 days ago15 Sep 17, 7:06am -
  • Mi pregunta para Francisco
    LO ÚLTIMO EN EL PROCESO DE CANONIZACIÓNAÑO JUBILAR por el CENTENARIO del BEATO ROMERO, 2016 — 2017: Compendium of texts and documents in English Compendio de textos e información en español Conpemdium di testi ed informazione in italia…
    - 13 days ago7 Sep 17, 7:15am -
  • My question for Pope Francis
    THE LATEST IN THE CANONIZATION PROCESSJUBILEE YEAR for the CENTENNIAL of BLESSED ROMERO, 2016 — 2017 Compendium of texts and documents in English Compendio de textos e información en español Conpemdium di testi ed informazione in italiano E…
    - 13 days ago7 Sep 17, 7:15am -
  • La mia domanda per Francesco
    L’ULTIMO NEL PROCESSO DI CANONIZZAZIONEANNO GIUBILARE per il CENTENARIO del BEATO ROMERO, 2016 — 2017 Compendium of texts and documents in English Compendio de textos e información en español Conpemdium di testi ed informazione in italian…
    - 13 days ago7 Sep 17, 7:15am -
  • Un año de la Coronilla en la Cripta: como el Papa Francisco quiere
    LO ÚLTIMO EN EL PROCESO DE CANONIZACIÓNAÑO JUBILAR por el CENTENARIO del BEATO ROMERO, 2016 — 2017: Compendium of texts and documents in English Compendio de textos e información en español Conpemdium di testi ed informazione in italia…
    - 16 days ago4 Sep 17, 9:40am -
  • Blessed Romero in canonization poll
    THE LATEST IN THE CANONIZATION PROCESSJUBILEE YEAR for the CENTENNIAL of BLESSED ROMERO, 2016 — 2017 Compendium of texts and documents in English Compendio de textos e información en español Conpemdium di testi ed informazione in italiano G…
    - 26 days ago25 Aug 17, 7:44am -

The Catholic Travel Guide

  • Prayers Answered & on the road again with Tom & Sue
       We want to thank you all for your prayers.  Thanks to my wonderful wife, Susan, the prayer warrior, half the world was again praying to St. John Paul II on my behalf.    In March I had a pet scan and a small area of the upper lobe of my liver…
    - 21 May 17, 6:10pm -
  • Will the First African-American Saint come from New Orleans?
    Will the First African American Saint Come from New Orleans? By Teresa Bergen During a recent trip to New Orleans, I was startled to learn there are no African American saints. Linda Harris was showing me around Saint Augustine Church when the matter…
    - 5 Jan 17, 4:45pm -
  • Archbishop Sheen’s body to be moved to Peoria, Illinois
    In a strange legal battle, Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen’s body has been in New York.  The Diocese of Peoria, Illinois, where he was originally ordained has been fighting to have his body returned.  He was born in El Paso, Texas. The Peoria Diocese…
    - 18 Nov 16, 1:47pm -
  • Where is the original painting of Divine Mercy?
    As we end the Year of Divine Mercy,   Check out our Twitter poll….Possibly not where you think it is.   OK, here is the answerThe post Where is the original painting of Divine Mercy? appeared first on Catholic Travel Blog.
    - 11 Nov 16, 6:18pm -
  • Holy Doors of Mercy Closing Soon..here is where to find one
    Although Pope Francis has declared that the Year of Mercy will end November 20, 2016, some dioceses in various countries are closing their Holy Doors before that….this weekend, in fact. You don’t want miss this unique opportunity for Catholics to…
    - 10 Nov 16, 11:06pm -
  • Earthquake destroys Basilica of Saint Benedict
    Here is the storyThe post Earthquake destroys Basilica of Saint Benedict appeared first on Catholic Travel Blog.
    - 30 Oct 16, 12:31pm -
  • Four Best Travel Destinations Based on Public Transport
      Photo via Pixabay by Unsplash Public transportation–such as buses, subways, and trains–can provide some of the best ways to get around a city. The average driver spends 42 hours per year sitting in traffic, which contributes to stress, anxiety…
    - 25 Oct 16, 9:29pm -
  • Heroic Early Catholic Women Who Shaped Montreal
    By Teresa Bergen As a travel writer, I’m fortunate to often have tourism professionals help me devise itineraries. My contacts at Tourism Montreal were especially helpful in routing me through a bunch of religious museums and churches in 2 ½ days…
    - 29 Sep 16, 3:11pm -

Franciscan Quote of the Day

  • We have to make it happen!
    The ministry of promoting justice and peace must, therefore, touch the attitudes and actions of every Secular Franciscan. As important as it is, it is not enough merely to pray for social justice to happen. We have to make it happen! “Individually…
    - 88 days ago24 Jun 17, 7:16pm -
  • A path for the Holy Spirit
    Conversion has two elements for its completion. First, we need to rid ourselves of the things that hinder gospel living. That includes not only "stuff" but also habits, attitudes, mindsets, lifestyles etc. that hinder hearing and living the Gospel. S…
    - 22 Aug 16, 1:26pm -
  • With joy and hope
    Without diminishing our beliefs, we approach others with love rather than domination. We approach others with a desire to share what is important to us rather than make them feel insignificant or stupid. We approach others with a readiness to underst…
    - 1 Aug 16, 1:16pm -
  • Sincerely dedicated
    Perhaps, you will not be required to pour out your blood as a martyr, but you will certainly be asked to give a coherent and steadfast witness in fulfilling the promises made at your Baptism and Confirmation, which you renewed and confirmed with your…
    - 25 Jul 16, 1:06pm -
  • The Secular Franciscan Monthly Pledge
    We realize the importance of giving glory to God, of striving for holiness and of working for the spiritual and temporal welfare of others.  We see the great value of the Secular Franciscan Way of Life to achieve these all important goals in life. …
    - 19 Jul 16, 12:55pm -
  • Remember
    As we proclaim the good news, remember that it is "good" news and not a set of condemnations and prohibitions. The gospel message is a call to intimacy, to love, to forgive, to embrace, to include, to bring joy, to offer hope, to develop relationship…
    - 15 Jul 16, 12:48pm -
  • If you accept your emptiness
    If we loved our poverty more, we would take it a lot better. I want to strive with intellectual and spiritual possessions, but that is not the way to union with God, nor the way to sanctity and perfection of love. Blessed are the poor in spirit is to…
    - 13 Jul 16, 1:15pm -

A Friar's Life

  • Called to forgiveness
    HOMILY FOR THE 24th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, September 17, 2017:“Wrath and anger are hateful things, yet the sinner hugs them tight. Forgive your neighbor's injustice; then when you pray, your own sins will be forgiven.” “Peter approached Jesus…
    - 4 days ago16 Sep 17, 5:49pm -
  • Love’s voice must be louder than hate’s
    HOMILY FOR THE 23rd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, September 10, 2017:A man was walking on the beach praying when all of a sudden he said, “Lord grant me one wish.” Instantly, the clouds parted and a booming voice said, “Because you have been faithfu…
    - 11 days ago10 Sep 17, 12:04am -
  • Why do we suffer?
    HOMILY FOR THE 22nd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, September 3, 2017:Eugene Orowitz was a skinny, 100-pound sophomore at Collingswood High School in New Jersey in the 1950s. One day in gym class, the coach was teaching everyone how to throw a javelin. One…
    - 18 days ago2 Sep 17, 3:41pm -
  • We are what the Church is made of
    HOMILY FOR THE 21st SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME, August 27, 2017:Four years ago when Pope Benedict did the stunning act of resigning from the papacy, he showed us a model of humility. And in his final public address, he said, “I always knew that the bo…
    - 25 days ago26 Aug 17, 2:04pm -
  • Hate cannot be allowed to win
    HATE CANNOT BE ALLOWED TO WIN. It is almost unthinkable that we as a nation find ourselves in this same place again. As I saw the images of scores of neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and others spewing hateful slogans and carrying torches in the street…
    - 30 days ago21 Aug 17, 9:48pm -
  • Get out of the boat!
    HOMILY FOR THE 19th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, August 13, 2017:Roger Bannister and John Landy were two runners who within days of each other were first to break the four-minute mile in the 1950s. Shortly after this feat, a race was held between the two…
    - 39 days ago12 Aug 17, 1:51pm -
  • Transform me, Lord
    HOMILY FOR THE TRANSFIGURATION OF THE LORD, August 6, 2017:Many years ago, for one summer, I got to be a member of the Fighting Irish as I took summer courses at the famous University of Notre Dame. At the center of Notre Dame’s campus is the Basil…
    - 46 days ago5 Aug 17, 1:34pm -

Pauca Verba

  • Psalm 65 ~ A Psalm of Worship and Wonder
    Gathered around the glorious temple with their fields and flocks, this psalm suggests that Israel has settled into an agricultural way of life. We can also hear the psalmist taking delight in God while standing in the midst of wonder and seasonal be…
    - 1 day ago19 Sep 17, 7:36am -
  • Mother of God Who Dries Tears
    Forgive us, O Ladyfor seating you on a thronewhen you'd more likely preferthe simplicity of your Nazareth home,where you'd sing songs to your Golden Boyand bounce him on your knee. You know, we're always looking for some new wayto express our affec…
    - 3 days ago17 Sep 17, 9:05am -
  • Intercessions ~ Twenty Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
    Florida Flamingo RescuePope Francis has said this week that DACA is a pro-life issue./ May we understand and embrace with increasing depth/ the meaning of the words pro-life,/ and so share the mission of Jesus./ We pray to the Lord.In todays' Gospel…
    - 6 days ago14 Sep 17, 8:13am -
  • Prayer For Anytime - But Especially In Autumn
    Bend Oregon Aspen Grove ~ Mike Putnam PhotographyO Jesus, make us young again,young at heart,for all the world, Jesus!Fill us with delightand awe and wonderbefore everything that isbeautiful, good and true.
    - 8 days ago12 Sep 17, 9:17am -
  • Father Pedro Arrupe's Prayer
    The Centurion at the Foot of the Cross ~ The Passion of the ChristFather Pedro Arrupe (1907~1991) was the superior general of the Society of Jesus, SJ (Jesuits) from 1965~1983. Here is his meditative prayer, Teach Me Your Ways.Teach me your way of lo…
    - 10 days ago10 Sep 17, 9:49am -
  • Intercessions ~ Twenty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
    Monday remembers the events of September 11, 2001./ We pray for a safer,/ more peaceful world,/ strength and healing for those whose health has been compromised for their recovery work./ For those who died that day;/ for those who mourn./ We pray to…
    - 13 days ago7 Sep 17, 6:00am -
  • Into the hands of Jesus ~ A Prayer of Surrender
    Trip Advisor: Cathedral Notre Dame d'AmienIn the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius we find a prayer commonly called the Suscipe. It is a prayer of surrender, asking God to receive all of my self. It begins, "Take Lord, receive..."Older Catholics mi…
    - 15 days ago5 Sep 17, 9:17am -

Unburdened by The Rule

  • She’s Fianlly Home!
    This morning I finally got the call that Nikki’s remains were ready to be picked up at the vet. I had been dreading this moment and hoping for it all at the same time. These past few days have been anything but good. Getting her back home begins th…
    - 12 Feb 17, 5:53am -
  • Broken Beyond Words
    Today I lost the best friend of my life. I had to say goodbye to a dog that I have loved for so many years.  Nikki was an extraordinary creature, one that I know was created for me and I for her. Her personality was astounding and she went through t…
    - 7 Feb 17, 8:41pm -
  • Saying goodbye…
    I’m losing a friend. My best one actually. She’s been my friend and companion for over 11 years, and yes she is a dog.  I don’t want to go into much right now because it’s just to hard, but she’s dying of kidney failure and has only a few…
    - 1 Feb 17, 4:01am -
  • Beauties of Consecation to Jesus through Mary
    I know that I have written about this before but after going through the process of St. Louis de Montfort’s “Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary,” and then consecration everything that I have and am, my spiritual life has grown in signific…
    - 27 Jan 17, 4:33am -
  • Feast of St. Meinrad / My Spiritual Home
    Today we celebrate the Feast of St. Meinrad who is called the martyr of hospitality.  I won’t get into that too much here so that I don’t ruin his life story, which you can check out here.   What I would like to talk about is how thankful I am…
    - 22 Jan 17, 3:56am -
  • 1 Year Anniversary of Oblation
    Today is the 1 year anniversary of my oblation as a Benedictine Oblate of St. Meinrad Archabbey. This evening I will be renewing my promises in my chapel. As I have spent the day reflecting over the past year I have to acknowledge the failures of the…
    - 17 Jan 17, 10:28pm -
  • Letting go…
    I have had a difficult time over the past few weeks being sick.  It stinks!  I know that we are called to delve into the mystery of redemptive suffering but let’s be honest, it’s not easy!  The cross isn’t something that is easy to carry esp…
    - 13 Jan 17, 1:29am -

The Silversmith Collective

  • THE COASTER - EP002: FATHER'S DAY
    ​Recorded: 6/11/17​Uploaded: 6/11/17ON THIS EPISODE:What's on your coaster?Lance talks fatherhood and the love of God the Father.THANK YOUsThank you for listening! Please share and subscribe!Thank you to all of the amazing fathers and father figu…
    - 94 days ago18 Jun 17, 1:30pm -
  • THE COASTER - EP001 - Graduation
    Recorded: 6/11/17​Uploaded: 6/11/17ON THIS EPISODE:What's on your coaster?Lance talks about his convocation experienceTHANK YOUThank you for listening! Please subscribe!SOCIALFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/silversmithcollectiveTwitter: https:…
    - 11 Jun 17, 11:16pm -
  • Being John: Walking with Those who Grieve
    I don’t know why, but this past year has been one of many trials and tragedies around the world and close to home. It would be a much different blog post if I were writing about these events that hit me personally but I am writing as a bystander lo…
    - 29 Apr 17, 5:26pm -
  • Fear of Death
    “Since, therefore, the children share flesh and blood, Jesus himself likewise shared the same things, so that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, and free those who all their lives were held in sla…
    - 29 Apr 17, 5:14pm -
  • My Epiphany Epiphany
    First of all, I want to say that I am convinced that this "epiphany" is a result of me going to confession right before Mass. Confession rids your soul of sin and allows you to be more open to the Holy Spirit working in your life. Yesterday we celeb…
    - 9 Jan 17, 12:07am -
  • Finibus by Jonas Perez -  Reviewed
    Q: Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?A: The lack of the whole image of Christ and God. Really. I just wanted to show and make art that had to do with Christ as a warrior and King... rather than mercy and kindness that we all see an…
    - 7 Jan 17, 6:44pm -
  • Catholic Education Podcast: Ep. 002
    Want audio only? iTunes  |  RSS Show Notes On this episode:We explore the permeation of faith within the Music Education? What are some strategies and tips that can help bring about permeation? How can we build relationships between parishe…
    - 8 Dec 16, 3:39am -

Reflections of a Secular Franciscan

  • Looking in the Mirror
    Looking in the Mirror….. “Keep this in mind , dear brothers. Let every man be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for a man’s anger does not fulfill God’s justice Strip away all that is filthy , every vicious excess. Humbly welcome t…
    - 4 days ago16 Sep 17, 2:14pm -
  • They Will Beat Their Swords into Plowshares…
    ” He shall judge between the nations, and set terms for many peoples. They shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks; One nation shall not raise the sword against another, nor shall they train for war again. House…
    - 18 days ago2 Sep 17, 1:14pm -
  • Do To No One What You, Yourself Dislike..
    ” Do to no one what you yourself dislike. Give to the hungry some of your bread, and to the naked some of your clothing. seek counsel from every wise man. At all times bless the Lord God, and ask him to make all your paths straight and to grant suc…
    - 24 days ago27 Aug 17, 4:01pm -
  • Imagining …..Love !
    Imagining …. Love ! Over the course of the last few years, there has been surges of hate.. surges of violence. Surges of new labels to affix to people in order to put them into categories. Then once we have affixed a label to the idea, we can affix…
    - 33 days ago18 Aug 17, 11:39pm -
  • Three Men of the Cross – Part IV
    Here we have come to the crucifixion of our Lord Jesus. The third man crucified on Calvary, and the focal point upon which we find ourselves. Like the first two men, the time Jesus spent on the cross was really not spent in a vast amount of conversat…
    - 39 days ago12 Aug 17, 10:43am -
  • Three Men of the Cross- Part III
    Three Men of the Cross – Part III The third robber on Calvary was Gustus. Gustus is seen as the unrepentant robber. He is the one who echoed the taunts of the crowds and the soldiers who said to Jesus, that if he was truly the Son of God that he sh…
    - 46 days ago5 Aug 17, 1:16pm -
  • 3 Men of the Cross, Part II
    Last week, we took a walk through a historical perspective of the crucifixion of Jesus. This week, I would like to take a look at Dismas . Dismas, was the man who guilty of robbery, and was executed , it happens, on Jesus’ right . Gustus the other…
    - 53 days ago29 Jul 17, 12:28pm -

Always a Joy

  • "THEREFORE I TELL YOU, DO NOT WORRY ABOUT LIFE" (Matthew 6:25)
    I am usually not a person who worries very much....until about 6 years ago when a seemingly unsolvable personal problem arose. My faith began to falter and the worries quickly found a way into my mind. That is when the logic in my mind and the prompt…
    - 81 days ago1 Jul 17, 5:01pm -
  • REACHING OUT TO THE HUNGRY IN HONG KONG / MALAYSIA / SINGAPORE
     Whenever Lenten Season  comes around, as Catholics, we focus on Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving.  Often, it is a priority just for this sacred season and then we go back to our normal lives. Usually our almsgiving is just in the form of cash do…
    - 5 Mar 17, 11:40pm -
  • LENT 2017 - JESUS BE THE CENTRE OF OUR LIVES!
    The Holy Season of Lent begins this Wednesday (01 March 2017)   - the start of 40 days (excluding Sundays) season of penance, reflection, and fasting which prepares Catholics for Holy Easter Sunday - when Jesus' Resurrection gained redemption and Et…
    - 26 Feb 17, 11:46am -
  • STARTING RIGHT NOW I'LL BE STRONG!
    There are some of us who constantly worry about the future - about being financially secure and healthy in our old age and in the other extreme is some who rarely think about what could happen when we reach the golden years of our life. Until two ye…
    - 16 Jan 17, 11:19pm -
  • KEEPING CHRISTMAS ALIVE WITHIN US EACH DAY!
    Christmas is just 7 days away. I find it a little hard to believe that 2016 is coming to an end in a fortnight's time. How have I lived my life in 2016? What should Christmas signify to me in my life? Christmas has always been special for me since ch…
    - 17 Dec 16, 1:32pm -
  • GOD IS PRESENT EVEN IN HIS SILENCE
    We often ponder more deeply about the lyrics of the hymns that are sung during retreats more than when we attend Holy Mass in our church in our own parishes. At least, I have often heard these comments from retreatants and even felt so myself before!…
    - 22 Oct 16, 1:41pm -
  • MY LIFE IS MY MESSAGE - Mahatma Gandhi
    Life is a mystery...we never know what is ahead of us - even in the next moment. The longer I live, the more I realize that every moment of my life is a precious gift from God. Yet, have I been truly appreciative of every moment of my life? Have I fe…
    - 16 Aug 16, 5:49am -

Designs by Birgit

  • Who Is My Neighbor in the World of Today?
    In the book of Luke, an expert in the law asks, "Who is my neighbor?" Jesus responds with the parable of the Good Samaritan. His examples guide us through several encounters with an injured man - all with diverse responses. Jesus then turns to the l…
    - 63 days ago19 Jul 17, 10:18pm -
  • The Painful Punishment of Silence
    Silence, they say is golden, yet under some circumstances silence can also be a form of bullying. While the basic needs of mankind include sustenance and shelter God has also endowed us with an intrinsic need for love. That love often relies on commu…
    - 6 Mar 17, 7:00pm -
  • Soldier or Saint – Leave No One Behind
    In his book, Church Militant Field Manual, Father Richard Heilman relates the Soldier’s Creed of the United States Army."I am disciplined, physically and mentally tough, trained and proficient in my warrior tasks and drills."Military discipline, th…
    - 16 Jan 17, 7:51pm -
  • The Gift of Unanswered Prayer
    We all have things that regularly appear in our prayer petitions. Some are wants, some needs, and some are desires. As the saying goes, “God has three ways to answer our prayers – yes, no, and not now.” Like any good parent, God the Father indu…
    - 2 Jan 17, 9:53pm -
  • Which Christmas Traditions Help You Become the-Best-Version-of-Yourself?
    I've been following Matthew Kelly's 'Best Advent Ever' to discover how to best lead up to experiencing genuine Christmas Joy with my family. During these weeks we have been instructed on how to discover the best version of ourselves - which aspects o…
    - 27 Dec 16, 7:00pm -
  • We Are the Reason for the Season
    As children, many of us enjoyed carefully studying the Highlights pages to find the hidden objects. I remember diligently seeking for each one until all had been found. Our adult lives are like that as well, although our diligence may not mirror that…
    - 15 Dec 16, 6:08pm -
  • The Fr. Pavone Controversy - guest post
    There has been a lot of controversy surrounding Fr. Frank Pavone’s video on the 7th day of the Election Novena. This controversy exists on at least three levels: 1) the use of the unborn child’s body, 2) the use of the altar and 3) a priest open…
    - 2 Dec 16, 7:20pm -

Smart Catholic Teacher

  • 10 points about Shakespeare that every Catholic Teacher should know.
    Despite the established academic line that Shakespeare was a conforming cog of the Elizabethan and Jacobean protestant milieu, growing evidence suggests that Shakespeare was a covert Catholic in a politically dangerous and violent anti-catholic regi…
    - 34 days ago18 Aug 17, 12:00am -
  • Saint of the Day: St Hyacinth – 17th August
    Saint of the Day: St Hyacinth Confessor Biography Hyacinth, the glorious apostle of Poland and Russia, was born of noble parents in Poland, about the year 1185. In 1218, being already Canon of Cracow, he accompanied his uncle, the bishop of that plac…
    - 35 days ago16 Aug 17, 7:00pm -
  • Saint of the Day: The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – 15th August
    The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary In this festival the Church commemorates the happy departure from life of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and her translation into the kingdom of her Son, in which she received from Him a crown of immortal glory, an…
    - 36 days ago15 Aug 17, 10:10am -
  • Saint of the Day: St Philomena – 11th August
    Saint of the Day: St Philomena Virgin and Martyr Biography St. Philomena was the daughter of the king of a small Grecian state and her mother was also of royal lineage. They were pagans who worshipped false gods. They had no children and prayed to t…
    - 41 days ago10 Aug 17, 8:00pm -
  • Differentiation in 3 easy steps
    In Australia and no doubt many other parts of the West, the concept of differentiation has become the number one hot ticket item, in the area of education. Differentiation, in a nutshell, is nothing more than ensuring that you make meaningful connect…
    - 44 days ago7 Aug 17, 9:45am -
  • Book Review: Helena by Evelyn Waugh
    “It has not been my primary aim to disillusion this famous lady but to retell an old story. This is a novel.” Evelyn Waugh (Preface to Helena) The story of Saint Helena and the finding of the true cross of Christ, is the stuff of high legend. Thi…
    - 48 days ago4 Aug 17, 12:00am -
  • Saint of the Day: St Dominic – 4th August
    Saint of the Day: St Dominic  Biography St Dominic was born in Spain, in 1170. As a student, he sold his books to feed the poor in a famine, and offered himself in ransom for a slave. At the age of twenty-five he became superior of the Canons Regula…
    - 48 days ago3 Aug 17, 8:00pm -

Courageous Priest

  • Kick Contraception to the Curb
    What Causes the Breakdown of the Family? By Fr. John Hollowell: Fr. John Hollowell I was at an event recently where an evangelical Christian was speaking about the problem our society faces being the breakdown of the family. He made fine and true poi…
    - 11 May 17, 12:01pm -
  • Bishop Conley: The Pro-Choice Political Dictatorship of Relativism
    Bishop James D. Conley An Irrational Ideology of Abortion By Bishop James D. Conley, Southern Nebraska Register: In 2005, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, who would soon be elected Pope Benedict XVI, preached that “we are building a dictatorship of relat…
    - 8 May 17, 4:30pm -
  • Kansas City Archdiocese Ending Ties Girl Scouts
    Statement Regarding Kansas City Archdiocesan Transition from Girl Scouts to American Heritage Girls By Archbishop Joseph F Naumann: Courageous Priest Note: This was a 10 year on-going dialogue with the Girls Scouts. To get greater detail click here:…
    - 2 May 17, 10:33am -
  • My First 5 Years as a Collar Wearing Priest
    Why the Collar: A Visible Witness By Fr. Chris Pietraszko, Fr. Pietraszko’s Corner: Whenever my parents got into an argument, as a child it was somewhat of a confusing experience. I didn’t understand how two people who loved each other could disa…
    - 30 Apr 17, 11:49am -
  • Cardinal Sarah: The Mass and the Serious Crisis of Faith
    Adapting the Liturgy to Our Decadence Cardinal Robert Sarah, The Catholic Thing: Cardinal Robert Sarah Certainly, the Second Vatican Council wished to promote greater active participation by the people of God and to bring about progress day by day in…
    - 25 Apr 17, 10:56am -
  • This is Super Serious: Fortune Telling, Ouija Boards, Tarot Cards . . .
    Ouija Boards and Demonic Oppression By Fr. John Hollowell, On This Rock: I spoke with a young man who was battling authentic demonic oppression for over twenty years after being in a room where a Ouija Board was being used when this young man was in…
    - 21 Apr 17, 1:31pm -
  • Satan’s Great Evangelizer: Judas
    The Vital Importance of Knowing the Judas in Ourselves By Fr. Paul Scalia, The Catholic Thing: During we remember Palm Sunday, Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem, that brief moment before he was betrayed. Every Gospel writer points out that our…
    - 12 Apr 17, 10:48am -

Battle Beads

  • Immaculate Conception: December 8th ... NOON TIME ... Special Hour of Grace
    The Hour of GraceThe 8th of December is an important day - the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. It is also the day on which in 1947 Our Blessed Mother gave us the Hour of Grace. Our Lady said as follows: "It is my wish that every year, on 8th Dece…
    - 12 days ago8 Sep 17, 3:47pm -
  • Mother Teresa & Charity : Hand in Hand
    Today the Missionaries of Charity and their friends will be celebrating the feast day of St. Teresa of Calcutta.September 5th is the anniversary of her death, and at present is acknowledged as her feast day. “By blood, I am Albanian. By citizenship…
    - 15 days ago5 Sep 17, 11:39pm -
  • THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
    The Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary on August 15 has been a part of Christian faith-tradition from the earliest centuries. This feast emphasizes the universal dimensions of Mary’s role in God’s plan of salvation. We do not celebrate her exalt…
    - 36 days ago15 Aug 17, 4:00am -
  • August 2nd: Our Lady of the Angels (of the Portiuncula)
    From the Franciscan supplement to the Divine Office:OUR LADY OF THE ANGELS OF THE PORTIUNCULA FeastOur Seraphic Father Francis in keeping with his special love for the Blessed Virgin was especially fond of the chapel of Saint Mary of the Angels kn…
    - 49 days ago2 Aug 17, 4:00am -
  • OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL
    On July 16, the Church celebrates on the feast of the Our Lady of Mount Carmel which is symbolized by the brown scapular. The scapular, which derives its name from the Latin word scapula, meaning shoulders, is a dress which covers the shoulders. It i…
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  • Novena to Our Mother of Perpetual Help - Feast Day: June 27th (Begins 6/18)
    Recite these prayers each day for 9 days...Mother of Perpetual Help you comforted Jesus your Son as He faced His passion. We are now your children, called to follow Jesus in His suffering, death and rising to new life. Comfort us too and help us so t…
    - 94 days ago18 Jun 17, 4:00am -
  • Our Lady of Fatima
    First apparition of the AngelIn spring in 1916 Lucia Dos Santos age 9, and her cousins, Francisco and Jacinta Marto, ages 8 and 6 respectively, were at a meadow with their sheep in (hamlet of Fatim…
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A Follower of Francis

  • newFranciscan quotation
    Take care to have around you people, whether clerics or laymen, who are wise, upright, and loyal, and free from covetousness. Talk with them often, but shun and fly from association with the wicked. - King St. LouisPax et bonum
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  • Franciscan quotation
    As in heaven Your will is punctually performed, so may it be done on earth by all creatures, particularly in me and by me.- Saint Elizabeth of Hungary Pax et bonum
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  • Franciscan quotation
    Many apply themselves to prayers and offices, and practise much abstinence and bodily mortification, but because of a single word which seems to be hurtful to their bodies or because of something being taken from them, they are forthwith scandalized…
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  • Franciscan quotation
    There are many who if they commit sin or suffer wrong often blame their enemy or their neighbor. But this is not right, for each one has his enemy in his power,—to wit, the body by which he sins. Wherefore blessed is that servant who always holds c…
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  • Mason Proffit - Sweet Lady Love / Terry Talbot & John Michael Talbot
    Pax et bonum
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  • Saul Alinsky - with a nod to Lucifer and Hell
    Saul Alinsky, the father of community organizing whose writings and tactics influenced political parties - he taught methods to demonizing foes, destroying them on a personal level, and taking adversarial approaches just to name three tactics - and…
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  • Franciscan quotation
    “Every grace granted to man has three degrees in order; for by God it is communicated to Christ, from Christ it passes to the Virgin, and from the Virgin it descends to us.” - St. Bernardine of SienaPax et bonum
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Restless Pilgrim