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Super Martyrio

  • Progressive Renaissance in Central America
    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…
    - 17 days ago6 Jul 17, 7:03am -
  • Renacimiento Progresista en Centroamérica
    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…
    - 17 days ago6 Jul 17, 7:03am -
  • The cardinalature of Oscar Romero
    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…
    - 25 days ago28 Jun 17, 7:22am -
  • El cardenalado de Mons. Romero
    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…
    - 25 days ago28 Jun 17, 7:21am -
  • “I dedicate this appointment to Archbishop Romero”
    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…
    - 61 days ago23 May 17, 12:13am -
  • “Le dedico este nombramiento a monseñor Romero”
    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…
    - 61 days ago23 May 17, 12:13am -
  • “Un Obispo vestido de Blanco”—El Beato Romero y Fátima
    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…
    - 76 days ago8 May 17, 7:10am -

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…
    - 63 days ago21 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…
    - 29 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

  • newWho am I to judge?
    HOMILY FOR THE 16th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, July 23, 2017:Growing up Sunday nights always had a ritual about them. You quickly had your bath so that you could be in front of the TV in time for Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom. Wild Kingdom was alway…
    - 15 hours ago22 Jul 17, 5:16pm -
  • Loving God's Word!
    HOMILY FOR THE 15th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, July 16, 2017:A new pastor was assigned to a local Church, and was so overwhelmed with his new assignment that he didn’t have time to write a new homily each Sunday so he used the same homily four times…
    - 8 days ago15 Jul 17, 1:44pm -
  • Gentleness is the language of Christians
    HOMILY FOR THE 14th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, July 9, 2017:One of Aesop’s Fables tells of a contest between the sun and the wind over which of the two was stronger. One day a person dressed in a coat was walking down a deserted country road. The sun…
    - 14 days ago9 Jul 17, 12:39am -
  • Encountering Jesus through His wounds
    FEAST OF ST. THOMAS THE APOSTLE, July 3: “The path to our encounter with Jesus are his wounds. There is no other. In the history of the Church there have been some mistakes made on the path towards God. Some have believed that the Living God can…
    - 20 days ago3 Jul 17, 11:00am -
  • "I'm with them."
    HOMILY FOR THE 13th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, July 2, 2017:The new pastor reported to his new parish to preach, but on his first day only three people turned up to hear him preach. He asked the Deacon, “Did you let the parish know I would be preachi…
    - 22 days ago1 Jul 17, 2:07pm -
  • Müller out, Ladaria in at CDF | America Magazine
    By Gerard O'Connell | July 01, 2017 | AMERICA MAGAZINEPope Francis has appointed Archbishop Luis Ladaria Ferrer, a Spanish Jesuit, as the new prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and successor to Cardinal Gerhard Müller, the Va…
    - 22 days ago1 Jul 17, 1:42pm -
  • President Carter shakes every hand on a plane
    By Cleve R. Wootson Jr. June 12 at 3:38 PMAll kinds of things can run through the heads of people buckling themselves into an airline seat with even a remote understanding of current high-altitude events.There's the possibility of a bloody passeng…
    - 40 days ago12 Jun 17, 9:48pm -

Pauca Verba

  • Intercessions ~ Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
    Living in a dangerous world/ marred by violence and hatred,/ we entrust ourselves,/ our families,/ neighbors and parishes to God,/ asking for safety,/ and the change of heart God desires for each of us./ We pray to the Lord.We pray for all whose live…
    - 3 days ago20 Jul 17, 10:17am -
  • The Pilgrim Relics of Saint Nicholas
    When Pope Francis met with Patriarch Kirill of  Russia in Cuba in February last year, Francis agreed to allow the relics of Saint Nicholas, Patron of Russia, to be brought to Moscow and St. Petersburg this summer. The saint's relics have been kept i…
    - 5 days ago18 Jul 17, 10:00am -
  • Psalm 138 ~ Thanks for God's Goodness
    When folks are asked, "What's your favorite psalm?" Psalm 138 comes in third place after Psalms 23 and 121. It's a prayer of mindfulness and gratitude for God's goodness. We might even learn it by heart. Click on the woodland path above to hear it re…
    - 7 days ago16 Jul 17, 9:53am -
  • Intercessions ~ Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
    July ~ Lion Heart Tango LilySaturday is the Feast of Saint Mary Magdalen/ the Easter Witness/ and called the Apostle to the Apostles./ That our religious lives would be a spiritual way/ affording us enduring joy./ We pray to the Lord.Christianity was…
    - 10 days ago13 Jul 17, 9:36am -
  • "Who gave you authority...?"
    They came once more to Jerusalem. And as he was walking in the temple court the chief priests, lawyers, and elders came to him and said, 'By what authority are you acting like this? Who gave you authority to act in this way?' Jesus said to them, 'I w…
    - 12 days ago11 Jul 17, 9:49am -
  • A Prayer For Humility
    First, what humility is not. An eighteen year old young woman was sitting in front of her bedroom mirror getting ready for her high school prom night when her mother walked in and said, "What's all the fuss about, no one's going to be looking at you…
    - 14 days ago9 Jul 17, 9:28am -
  • Intercessions ~ Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
    Saint Kateri TekawithaFriday is the Feast of Saint Kateri Tekawitha, called the Lily of the Mohawks./ We ask for the protection of native populations in every place,/ and that reparations would be made to them where justice requires it./ We pray to t…
    - 17 days ago6 Jul 17, 5:33am -

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…
    - 35 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:…
    - 41 days ago11 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…
    - 85 days ago29 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…
    - 85 days ago29 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

  • newThe Three Men of the Cross
    Three Men of Calvary… We Are All Three The crucifixion as an event was filled with some points of interest. To get a good understanding of what occurred we need a sense of what was going on in the area at the time. Roman rule was fairly new to them…
    - 20 hours ago22 Jul 17, 12:48pm -
  • See What Love The Father Has For Us !
    “See what love the Father has bestowed on us, in letting us be called children of God ! Tet that is what we are. The reason the world does not recognize us, is that it never recognized the Son. Dearly Beloved, we are God’s Children now; what we s…
    - 8 days ago15 Jul 17, 12:35pm -
  • Pass the Salt …. Please!
    In the United States, Independence Day, which is a national holiday, fell on a Tuesday. As it turns out, I also received a Jury Summons for Monday. Now, for those who are not from the United States, or who might not be familiar, I will explain at lea…
    - 15 days ago8 Jul 17, 11:08am -
  • Lather….Rinse… Repeat !
    “See what love the Father has bestowed on us in letting us be called children of God ! Yet that it what we are. The reason the world does not recognize us is that it never recognized the Son. Dearly beloved, we are God’s children now; what we sha…
    - 22 days ago1 Jul 17, 3:26pm -
  • Love Is The Answer…..
    ” You know the times in which we are living. It is now the hour for you to wake from sleep, for our salvation is closer than when we first accepted the faith. The night is far spent; the day draws near. let us cast off the deeds of darkness, and pu…
    - 29 days ago24 Jun 17, 1:55pm -
  • May You Attain Full Knowledge …
    “May you attain full knowledge of God’s will through perfect wisdom, and spiritual insight. Then you will lead a life worthy of the Lord and pleasing to Him in every way. You will multiply good works of every sort and grow in the knowledge of God…
    - 35 days ago18 Jun 17, 11:14am -
  • Mind Your Business….
    “Anyone who would not work, should not eat. We hear that some of you are unruly, not keeping busy but acting like busy-bodies. We enjoin all such, and we urge them strongly in the Lord Jesus Christ, to earn the food they eat by working quietly. You…
    - 43 days ago10 Jun 17, 12:34am -

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…
    - 22 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…
    - 3 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

  • Book Review: The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan
    One book that once was standard fair in secondary schools up to the late 20th Century was John Buchan’s The Thirty-Nine Steps. And for good reason. There is something rather magnetising about a good old hide and seek novel, especially when you thr…
    - 65 days ago19 May 17, 12:00am -
  • The Young Man of Character: Part Two
    Obstacles to Character Formation There are many obstacles that might ruin the character of a young man. One common vulnerability is worrying about what others will say if a young man sets out to be virtuous. He will be teased, tempted and tortured by…
    - 69 days ago15 May 17, 12:00am -
  • Book Review: David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
    One of the most popular Dickens’ novels of all time is David Copperfield. Despite its word length, almost double that of Great Expectations, it somehow draws readers to it and keeps them reading chapter by chapter until the end. There may be some p…
    - 72 days ago12 May 17, 12:00am -
  • The Young Man of Character: Part One
    Acquiring the correct principles Adopt the Golden Rule when dealing with others. Acknowledging the correct principles is only the beginning and is far easier than applying them. Our conscience speaks to us and helps us identify right from wrong. Appl…
    - 76 days ago8 May 17, 9:20am -
  • Book Review: The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien
    “When Mr. Bilbo Baggins of Bag End announced that he would shortly be celebrating his eleventy-first birthday with a party of special magnificence, there was much talk and excitement in Hobbiton. ” Perhaps more popular than even Tolkien’s first…
    - 79 days ago5 May 17, 1:00am -
  • The Young Man of Character: Bishop Tihamer Toth
    Having recently completed our chapter by chapter look into The Catholic Book of Character and Success by Edward Garesché, it’s time to turn to another Catholic Classic on character development. This time our new material comes from Bishop Tihamer…
    - 83 days ago1 May 17, 12:00am -
  • Book Review: The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
    “In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.…
    - 86 days ago28 Apr 17, 12:00am -

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…
    - 73 days ago11 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…
    - 76 days ago8 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:…
    - 82 days ago2 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…
    - 84 days ago30 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…
    - 89 days ago25 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…
    - 93 days ago21 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

  • 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…
    - 7 days ago16 Jul 17, 4:00am -
  • 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…
    - 35 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…
    - 71 days ago13 May 17, 4:02am -
  • Our Lady of Fatima Novena - begins May 4th Through the 12th
    The same verse is said once each day for the nine days.Most Holy Virgin, who has deigned to come to Fatima to reveal to the three little shepherds the treasures of graces hidden in the recitation of the Rosary, inspire our hearts with a sincere love…
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  • St. Joseph the Worker
    St. Joseph has two feast days on the liturgical calendar. The first is March 19—Joseph, the Husband of Mary. The second is May 1—Joseph, the Worker.“Saint Joseph is a man of great spirit. He is great in faith, not because he speaks his own…
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  • Divine Mercy Sunday
    "I promise that the soul that will venerate this image will not perish,"Jesus told Faustina, according to her diary, which has been studied and authenticated by the Church over several decades."I also promise victory over enemies already here on eart…
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  • Divine Mercy Novena starts Good Friday
    The Feast of Divine Mercy Sunday is April 23rd DIVINE MERCY NOVENA STARTS ON GOOD FRIDAY Divine Mercy Novena Instructions from EWTN The Feast of Divine Mercy on April 23 is one of the most important dates in the Church calendar. This focuses on God's…
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A Follower of Francis

  • Franciscan quotation
    “God, you made me. You love me. What would you have me do? Where would you have me go? Who would you have me serve? Show me how I can be your eyes of compassion, your heart of love, and your hands reaching out to this world. Amen.”  - John Micha…
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  • Franciscan quotation
    Thank God ahead of time. - Blessed Solanus CaseyPax et bonum
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  • Post-Christian U.S. Cities - Rochester is #13

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  • Franciscan quotation
    You cannot all abandon your possessions, but at least you can change your attitude about them. All getting separates you form others; all giving unites to others. - St. Francis of Assisi Pax et bonum
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  • Franciscan quotation
    Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do. - Pope St. John XX…
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  • Franciscan quotation
    The best gift anyone can give to a friend is to pray for him.- Father Benedict GroeschelPax et bonum
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  • Franciscan quotation
    This morning my soul is greater than the world since it possesses You, You whom heaven and earth do not contain. – St. Margaret of CortonaPax et bonum
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Restless Pilgrim

  • newMere Christianity – Book II – Chapter 4 (“The Perfect Penitent”)
    As we reach the half-way mark of Book II, these are my notes for Chapter 3… Notes & Quotes 1. Jesus came to teach, but also to die and rise “…as soon as you look into the New Testament or any other Christian writing you will find they are co…
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  • Friday Frivolity: Calvin Facebook Rules
    I recently came across a Facebook Group called “Calvinism: The Group That Chooses You”, which made me chuckle because Calvinism is known for its emphasis on God’s sovereign choice. “Five Point” Calvinists often express their beliefs using…
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  • New Audrey Assad Album!
    All is right with the world once again, Audrey Assad is recording a new album! Audrey is undoubtedly my favourite Catholic musician, with a beautiful voice, wonderful melodies and soul-shattering lyrics. You can purchase her new album, Evergreen, in…
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  • Wise Words on Wednesday: Find Your Posse
    “There is a posse of men I know who really exemplify the strength and perseverance of living out the Virtue Challenge together. They confided in me that all five of them were fighting addictions to pornography and sexual sin. They got together and…
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  • The Philosophy Force Five
    Okay, this is kind of hilarious… I introduce to you “The Philosophy Force Five”, fighting the forces of illogic and scientism!
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  • Music Monday: Chase
    Bringing to a close my focus on songs my John Finch, this is “Praise to you”: For all that You are And all that You’ve done We gather in worship We lift our hands to the One Praise to You O Lord Jesus Christ You will reign forever Your name sha…
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  • Mere Christianity – Book II – Chapter 3 (“The Shocking Alternative”)
    Continuing my notes on Book II of “Mere Christianity”… Notes & Quotes 1. Christians believe that evil exists in the world. So does that mean God wills it? “If it is [in accordance with God’s will], He is a strange God, you will say: and…
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  • Mere Christianity – Book II – Chapter 2 (“The Invasion”)
    Continuing my notes on Book II of “Mere Christianity”… Notes & Quotes 1. Jack identifies two philosophies which are “too simple” (a) Atheism (b) Christianity-and-water “…the view which simply says there is a good God in Heaven and ev…
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