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Saints 365

  • The Silence of Remembering
    The details of my first visit to the Tomb of the Unknown soldier at Arlington National Cemetery are permanently etched in my mind. My family and I were on a sight-seeing vacation to Washington, DC and I was a just entering my teen years. I was at tha…
    - 29 days ago29 May 17, 1:58pm -
  • Beating the Easter Monday Blues
    The overriding sentiment which prevails at my house and in my heart each Easter Monday is the same.  It is finished.  The long 40 days of Lenten fasting, prayer and penance are completed.  The late nights of the Triduum liturgies are over.  Crumb…
    - 71 days ago17 Apr 17, 10:57am -
  • How To Be Successful At Lent
    If I had to list my most "successful" Lents I would probably say the following ranked as the top three:The year I gave up shopping and did really well except for the pair of shoes that I bought and hid in my desk at work until Easter so my husband wo…
    - 28 Feb 17, 12:00pm -
  • Life Lessons From Saint Peter
    I LOVE St. Peter. The Scriptural accounts of the missteps of this outspoken, hot-tempered, passionate first Pope reveal a man who is flawed and weak. I can relate. Equally, the Scriptures reveal to us  a man whose life has been thoroughly transforme…
    - 21 Feb 17, 5:01pm -
  • "The Thrill of Hope": Reflections on O Holy Night
    Fun fact alert!  I read in the book, Stories Behind the Best-Loved Songs of Christmas , that O Holy Night was the very first song ever to be broadcast over the radio waves on Christmas Eve 1906, launching a completely new platform for music to be t…
    - 24 Dec 16, 12:43pm -
  • "He Will Bring Us Goodness and Light": Reflections on Do You Hear What I Hear?
    It's Christmas quiz time:The topic of conversation at your family Christmas dinner is (pick all that apply):How yummy the lasagna is.The number of batches of Christmas cookies Aunt Betty baked this year.Whether the Mets will trade Noah Syndegaard or…
    - 22 Dec 16, 2:03pm -
  • "I Have No Gift to Bring": Reflections on The Little Drummer Boy
    Pssst.  I have a secret.  I AM the little drummer boy. Well, not exactly... I mean,  I'm a girl and I don't play the drums, and while I am, ahem, somewhat vertically challenged, overall I don't think I'm all that little.Details, details, details.…
    - 19 Dec 16, 2:30pm -

Catholic Apps

  • Pure Rosary
    Named one of the most beautiful apps of 2012, this Catholic Rosary app is simple and beautiful. This could be what a rosary app would look like if Apple® designed an app for the rosary. In the year of 2012 the whole Europe fell into a deep financia…
    - 21 days ago5 Jun 17, 11:02pm -
  • Living Bread Radio, Catholic Radio App
    Living Bread Radio was created in response to the Second Vatican Council’s call for the laity to evangelize.  It also responds to the call of Pope John Paul II for a New Evangelization and a New Springtime for the Church, as it is using a mainstre…
    - 38 days ago19 May 17, 9:01pm -
  • Pentecost: A Holy Spirit Novena App
    As we continue to celebrate Easter in the Catholic World, we also begin to look forward to the pivotal moment in Church history, the day everything changed, the moment that Christ sent his followers the Holy Spirit.  This app for a Novena to the Hol…
    - 56 days ago1 May 17, 11:45pm -
  • His Holiness Pope Francis TEDTalk
    Pope Francis is trending today in the news because of his recently released TedTalk. Filmed at the Vatican, the talk debuted during TED’s international conference in Vancouver on Tuesday (April 25, 2017) evening. There has been a lot of positive me…
    - 61 days ago26 Apr 17, 3:42pm -
  • iCatholicMusic
    Looking for some uplifting music for your soul? The iCatholicMusic App from The Station of the Cross Catholic Radio Network (the same apostolate that brought you iCatholicRadio-The #1 Catholic Radio App in the World) allows you to stream music that w…
    - 66 days ago22 Apr 17, 3:21am -
  • Formed.org – Catholic Streaming
    There are a number of Catholic movies available on Netflix.com (and it always varies by country and region), but you have to dig a little to find them. What if there was a streaming service for Catholic content, a ‘Catholic Netflix’, wouldn’t t…
    - 87 days ago31 Mar 17, 4:09pm -
  • Moment – Screen Time Tracker
    A New App Called “Moment” is Going Help You Easily Add 15 minutes Of Prayer Time To Your Busy Day What if I could give you 15 extra minutes every day?  What if you could give yourself that time? It isn’t hard, in fact it is super easy…
    - 94 days ago24 Mar 17, 8:38pm -

Two Catholic Men and a Blog

  • What Would It Take to Convince You?
    The last Reason Rally was held June 4, 2016. Maybe the novelty has worn off because I can’t find a date for a 2017 Rally. Perhaps it will be every four years, or perhaps "reason" has left this Nation. In any case, the upcoming anniversary got me th…
    - 26 days ago1 Jun 17, 12:47pm -
  • Imprimatur Granted!
    Good news! My book, Faith with Good Reason, recently received an imprimatur (or permission to publish) from our local bishop. A book imprimatur in the Catholic Church is not an endorsement, but an acceptance or guarantee that something is of a good s…
    - 43 days ago15 May 17, 2:39pm -
  • on Climate Change
    I thought I’d look at the topic of Climate Change through the lens of the problem solving methodology we use where I work.  Whatever you think about Climate Change, you might agree that people tend to first form a conclusion and then look for data…
    - 68 days ago19 Apr 17, 11:41pm -
  • I Think...Therefore I Do
    I’ve been speaking at a few parishes within my home diocese of Joliet, IL about my new book, Faith with Good Reason. During the talks, a general theme has come up which is quite simple in concept, but perhaps sometimes forgotten; it’s the fact th…
    - 14 Mar 17, 7:39pm -
  • Quote of the Day
    What should have primacy in our lives?Secular knowledge or spiritual knowledge?Science or Faith?A magnetic compass or the Moral Compass?Philosophy or Theology?All are important to be sure, but consider this…“. . . one could live very well without…
    - 24 Feb 17, 10:42pm -
  • What's More Romantic Than Geometry?
    My high school freshmen son had to write something for Valentine's Day as an assignment for Geometry class. Deserves an "A"...Don't ya think?!?A Geometric Love Poem...Without you my life would be like a circle, pointless. My love for you is like the…
    - 14 Feb 17, 12:13am -
  • Passion, Politics and the Existence of God
    Could the current political climate in this country be used as evidence for the existence of God? Could we take the recent Women’s March and the Right to life March, which both happened within a week of each other, and point to something transcende…
    - 1 Feb 17, 1:22pm -

    Sterling Jaquith

    • newWasting The Wait
      Here is the latest Coffee & Pearls Podcast: Scroll down to read it as a blog post! Sometimes God asks us to be brave. Sometimes God asks us to stand up for what we believe in. Sometimes God asks us to show mercy to those who don’t deserve it. Ther…
      - 11 hours ago26 Jun 17, 4:36pm -
    • 5 Questions To Ask Before Buying Something
      Here is the latest Coffee & Pearls Podcast: Scroll down to read it as a blog post! As I start wrapping up my new book about Catholic minimalism, I have been seeing more and more articles pop up about the idea of owning less and being more intentiona…
      - 20 days ago6 Jun 17, 3:47pm -
    • Can’t Have Access to Mom 24/7
      Here is the latest Coffee & Pearls Podcast: Scroll down to read it as a blog post! Coffee & Pearls is finally back! After a rough first trimester of pregnancy followed by bronchitis, I took a break from C&P to put out the Striving For Sainthood clas…
      - 27 days ago30 May 17, 5:06pm -
    • Striving For Sainthood Class Series

      - 91 days ago27 Mar 17, 4:35pm -
    • S02:E12 Searching For Miracles
      Here is the latest Coffee & Pearls Podcast: Scroll down to read it as a blog post! The human body is an amazing thing, especially our brains. Simply the thoughts we have can dictate physical changes in our body. We see this often with the placebo ef…
      - 25 Jan 17, 5:50pm -
    • Episode 11: Catholics Choose Hard Things
      Here is the latest Coffee & Pearls Podcast: Scroll down to read it as a blog post! The other day I was explaining money to my daughter. We have Give, Save, and Spend envelopes for her per Dave Ramsey. If she gets $5, we put $1 into Give, $1 into Sav…
      - 11 Jan 17, 12:11am -
    • Episode 10: 5 Ways to Plan For A Year You Can’t Plan For
      Here is the latest Coffee & Pearls Podcast: Scroll down to read it as a blog post! This has been one of the strangest New Years for me. Normally I love getting out my planner, reviewing goals, setting news ones, and dreaming about the future. But th…
      - 4 Jan 17, 12:05am -

    Battle Beads

    • 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…
      - 9 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…
      - 45 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…
      - 54 days ago4 May 17, 4:00am -
    • 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…
      - 57 days ago1 May 17, 6:17am -
    • 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…
      - 65 days ago23 Apr 17, 2:58pm -
    • 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…
      - 73 days ago14 Apr 17, 6:36pm -
    • Holy Thursday
      This day, Maundy Thursday (also "Holy Thursday" or "Shire Thursday") commemorates Christ's Last Supper and the initiation of the Eucharist. Its name of "Maundy" comes from the Latin word mandatum, meaning "command." This stems from…
      - 75 days ago13 Apr 17, 8:00am -

    Sticking the Corners

    • Parsing the Data on “Childhood Gun Violence”
      Pediatrics has just released a study on childhood firearms injuries and deaths, and this CNN article is typical of the news coverage.  Unless you read very carefully, deep into the article, you would get the idea that we are having an epidemic of yo…
      - 5 days ago22 Jun 17, 3:04am -
    • Pain Bleg Update –> How’s It Going, Jen?
      So if you post something like last month’s Name this pain bleg, it’s a good idea to update sooner, rather than later, when you rejoin the happy world of healthy-type people.  Otherwise, every time you turn up some friend will peer at you with…
      - 6 days ago20 Jun 17, 7:25pm -
    • Does the Catholic Faith Permit the Use of Artificial Wombs?
      If Brave New World is coming soon to a hospital near you, what does that mean for your premature baby? Over the Register, today I’m making predictions about what the next edition of The Catechism will have to say about “artificial womb” tech…
      - 24 days ago2 Jun 17, 6:28pm -
    • Catholic? Like to Write? There’s a Conference for That
      I have always enjoyed writing.  In school and then at work as an accountant, I was the person who ended up with the writing jobs.  If you leave me with no computer for more than about a day, I will somehow get hold of pen and paper and start writin…
      - 26 days ago31 May 17, 10:49pm -
    • McDonald’s to Close Down After Accusations of Cultural Appropriation
      Just weeks after launching its Great Tastes of America burger series in the United Kingdom, McDonald’s Corporation reports it is shutting down amid accusations that they ripped off their recipes. The accusations arose after advertisements touted a…
      - 32 days ago26 May 17, 1:17am -
    • Why Does the Ascension Matter?
      Jesus isn’t just a warm feeling before we slip into eternal nothing. Heaven is no abstraction.
      - 33 days ago25 May 17, 1:05pm -
    • Bleg: Name this Pain
      Two interesting things happened this week: (1) I finally met the physician I’d been referred to last October, and now I know why there was a seven-month wait on appointments.  The guy is both competent and humane (like Tod Worner, but a different…
      - 51 days ago6 May 17, 8:43pm -

    Canadian Catechist

    • I’m Alive! 10 Commandments Coming Soon!
      Will see you shortly! I will be catechizing on the 10 Commandments.   In JM+JT, Lee
      - 3 May 16, 9:16pm -
    • Holy Week in Spain
      Holy Week in Spain Holy Week At the bottom of the post is a link from MALAGA SPAIN where we can watch the AMAZING HOLY WEEK processions that take place everyday this week. You have to watch this, it is AMAZING!    Holy Week  is a time of great p…
      - 22 Mar 16, 5:32pm -
    • The Twelfth Article of the Apostles’ Creed
      Life Everlasting The Twelfth Article of the Apostles’ Creed Before I try and give a short catechesis on The Twelfth Article of the Apostles’ Creed  I want to let my readers know that I have been having my own struggles about the direction that m…
      - 19 Mar 16, 3:33am -
    • 9 Day Novena Crusade to St Joseph
      9 Day Novena Crusade to St Joseph 9 Day Novena Crusade to St Joseph Please join us in praying a  9 Day Novena Crusade to St Joseph starting on  MARCH 10! I am proposing that we join together in prayer, like in the past during our Rosary Crusades,…
      - 8 Mar 16, 4:16am -
    • Via Dolorosa: Meditations on the Via Crucis
       Via Dolorosa: Meditations on the Via Crucis by Monsignor Florian Kolfhaus   I would really like to introduce my readers to  Monsignor Florian Kolfhaus  who serves at the Secretariat of State’s Section for the Relation with States at the Holy…
      - 10 Feb 16, 7:55pm -
    • Consecration Prayer to Jesus Through Mary
      Consecration Prayer to Jesus Through Mary Totus Tuus! Consecration Prayer to Jesus Through Mary The words of consecration are: O Eternal and incarnate Wisdom! O sweetest and most adorable Jesus! True God and true man, only Son of the Eternal Father,…
      - 3 Feb 16, 3:00am -
    • Interview With A Faithful Bishop!
      MUST READ!!!  Exclusive Interview With His Excellency Bishop Athanasius Schneider by Rorate_Caeli Please take a couple minutes to read this very instructive and informative interview of His Excellency Bishop Athanasius Schneider by Rorate_Caeli , i…
      - 1 Feb 16, 6:35pm -

    Catholic Ecology

    • Laudato Si' at 2: still offering its inconvenient truth
      On Corpus Christi, a reminder that Pope Francis's eco-teachings challenge both the right and leftThere was cheering two years today when Pope Francis issued Laudato Si’, his long-awaited encyclical on the environment.But it was two years before t…
      - 9 days ago18 Jun 17, 1:27pm -
    • A leader named Barbara
      Changing the world can be as simple as buying breadIt’s been a busy couple of weeks, which means less blogging. And while there’s much to write about on the national and international front, I have to first tell you about Barbara, and how she hel…
      - 10 days ago17 Jun 17, 2:54am -
    • Bishop Stephen Blaire: On faith rising above politics
      Speaking hours before President Trump announced a withdrawal of the Paris Climate Accord, Bishop Blaire reflected on the Church’s role in climate, eco issuesAs the world waited Thursday morning for President Donald Trump to make his big announcemen…
      - 25 days ago2 Jun 17, 3:59am -
    • US Bishops to President Trump: Honor the Paris Agreement
      Statement issued today in anticipation of the president's stated announcement With President Donald J. Trump tweeting that he will announce today his decision on the United States' commitment to the Paris agreement on climate change, the United State…
      - 25 days ago1 Jun 17, 5:56pm -
    • The pope and the president
      A reminder of what the church offers the state, and the worldLast week’s meeting between Donald Trump and Pope Francis was seen by many as a final chance to impress upon the president the urgency of supporting the 2015 Paris Climate Accord—the hi…
      - 27 days ago31 May 17, 4:35am -
    • Learning from the Left
      Overcoming division helps everyone build their better worldHere’s a question I don’t often hear from my conservative friends: what can we learn from the left?In an attempt to bring folks together, I posted earlier on ways for the left to work b…
      - 41 days ago17 May 17, 4:11am -
    • "Pray, pray very much, and make sacrifices for sinners"
      100 years after Mary's appearance in Fatima, Portugal, her warnings cry out to a world in need of salvation"Are you willing to offer yourselves to God and bear all the sufferings He wills to send you, as an act of reparation for the conversion of sin…
      - 45 days ago12 May 17, 9:51pm -

    Connecticut Catholic Corner

    • Pope's Jesus the blob crucifix
      All I seem to be doing with our current pope is asking "why"? I sincerely just don't understand Pope Francis. I am mostly scandalized by him if I am honest. Today is yet another one of those days.Actually, I am truly repelled today by another thing P…
      - 2 days ago25 Jun 17, 3:01pm -
    • Bishop Paprocki's Decree to Homosexuals
      GOD BLESS Bishop Paprocki and his decree regarding same-sex "marriage" and related pastoral issues! The Church needs more Bishops like him who teach the Faith, defend the Faith and enforce the Faith!Without such decree's the sinner is left wallowing…
      - 2 days ago24 Jun 17, 7:09pm -
    • Catholic quotes
      Going through some old files on my computer, I found a treasure trove of Catholic quotes I had squirreled away long ago. One of them them in particular struck me so much so, that I decided to change my blog header and include it. I am often amazed a…
      - 3 days ago23 Jun 17, 10:30pm -
    • Walking across Fr. James Martin's LGBT bridge
      Over on Father heretic James Martin's Facebook page, he is promoting his new book "Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity", as if the Catholic Church w…
      - 8 days ago19 Jun 17, 2:20am -
    • What the hell has Pope Francis done now?
      Pro-Abortionist Nigel Biggar appointed to the Pontifical Academy for Life by Pope Francis! Quote LifeNews: "The Pontifical Academy for Life promotes protections for human life at all stages and supports research on moral and bioethical issues. It is…
      - 12 days ago14 Jun 17, 8:27pm -
    • Sunday Review
      This post is about some things that caught my eye this week. The good, the bad, the ugly and the ironic. Before I get to that, I've come to the conclusion that the Holy Father has an extremely narrow view of the world. All his constant talk of helpi…
      - 15 days ago11 Jun 17, 8:08pm -

    If I Might Interject...

    • Knowing, Not Knowing, and Knowing You Do Not Know
      Accordingly I went to one who had the reputation of wisdom, and observed him—his name I need not mention; he was a politician whom I selected for examination—and the result was as follows: When I began to talk with him, I could not help thinking…
      - 4 days ago23 Jun 17, 2:15am -
    • Thoughts on the Emily Litella Catholics and Other Dissenters
      IntroductionBack in the 1970s, Gilda Radner played a character on Saturday Night Live called Emily Litella. The premise of her character was she was called to give an opposing opinion to the hot topics of the time. However, she constantly misunders…
      - 11 days ago15 Jun 17, 6:49pm -
    • Crito and Critics: Thoughts on Who to Listen to Regarding the Church
      Over 400 years before the Birth of Christ, the Socratic dialogue known as Crito was written. It involves Socrates in prison. His friend Crito comes to see him to arrange bribing the guards so he can escape prison before his execution. One of the arg…
      - 22 days ago5 Jun 17, 12:49pm -
    • What We've REALLY Lost
      IntroductionI encounter some Catholics who tell me we’ve lost a lot since we stopped using Latin, stopped using ad orientem, stopped using Communion on the tongue, stopped using the 1962 Missal. Other Catholics tell me we’ve lost a lot since Bles…
      - 30 days ago27 May 17, 5:54pm -
    • Do You Not Yet Have Faith?
      35 On that day, as evening drew on, he said to them, “Let us cross to the other side.” 36 Leaving the crowd, they took him with them in the boat just as he was. And other boats were with him. 37 A violent squall came up and waves were breaking…
      - 34 days ago23 May 17, 3:50pm -
    • Do We Understand? Or Do We Assume?
      IntroductionPope Francis recently issued some words of wisdom about the division of ideology and the loss of respect. These divisions are causing some Catholics to savage others they disagree with. The general assumption is that a disagreement on how…
      - 36 days ago22 May 17, 1:06am -
    • Self-Righteousness or Seeking Righteousness?
      IntroductionSome things the Church warns about gets shunted aside in different eras. If we think of them at all, we think of them as something other people do and never scrutinize our own actions. I think one of these issues is the issue of self-rig…
      - 46 days ago11 May 17, 5:20pm -

    Scripture and Reflection

    • newCelebrating the Gift of Life
      Psalm 139:13-14 (NRSV): Celebrating the Gift of Life13 For it was you who formed my inward parts;   you knit me together in my mother’s womb.14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. . .My youngest son, Luke, just turned two. He i…
      - 17 hours ago26 Jun 17, 10:17am -
    • We Are One Body
      1 Corinthians 10:17 (NLT): We are all United in ChristAnd though we are many, we all eat from one loaf of bread, showing that we are one body.In this part of St. Paul’s first letter to the faithful at Corinth, he chides them for their divisive beha…
      - 9 days ago18 Jun 17, 11:33am -
    • Remember the Love
      Philippians 4:8 (NLT): Remember the LoveAnd now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.…
      - 16 days ago11 Jun 17, 11:20am -
    • True Friendship
      John 15:13 (NRSV): True FriendshipNo one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.Sometimes truth is revealed in simple ways, and simplicity is something we often ignore. This weekend, my youngest son and I sat down to…
      - 23 days ago4 Jun 17, 10:31am -
    • Failure Builds Compassion
      Mark 14:71-72 (NRSV): Failure Builds Compassion71 But [Peter] began to curse, and he swore an oath, “I do not know this [Jesus] you are talking about.” 72 At that moment the cock crowed for the second time. Then Peter remembered that Jesus had sa…
      - 28 days ago30 May 17, 9:00am -
    • My Crossroads
      “The Exodus Hits Home”by Fr. Brian Massingale Published in U.S. Catholic MagazineThis article hit home for me. I, like Fr. Massingale's sister, am passionate about my faith and am always looking to go deeper in my relationship with Christ. And I…
      - 30 days ago28 May 17, 11:07am -
    • Love in Action
      John 14:19-21 (NRSV): Love in ActionIn a little while the world will no longer see me, but you will see me; because I live, you also will live. On that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you. They who have my commandmen…
      - 36 days ago22 May 17, 9:18am -

    Joe Sales

    • newGo to St Joseph (Part 2)
      This post is a continuation of a post I wrote on June 9th titled “Go To St Joseph“. We should, indeed, honor St. Joseph, since the Son of God Himself was graciously pleased to honor him by calling him father. The Holy Scriptures speak of him as t…
      - 10 hours ago26 Jun 17, 5:04pm -
    • What Christians support
      So it’s Pride weekend. Rainbows are being displayed worldwide as those in the LGBT+ community celebrate their sexuality.  I have seen social media bombarded with rainbows and other messages of support for those who celebrate their sexuality. For m…
      - 1 day ago25 Jun 17, 10:44pm -
    • Mio Global Slice Giveaway
      Friends, I have entered a contest to win a Mio Global Slice Activity Tracker w/ Heart Rate. You can enter by going here. This contest from Mio Global is open to all Canadians in honor of Canada’s 150th birthday. With that being said, There will be…
      - 14 days ago12 Jun 17, 5:19pm -
    • Our Lady, Mother of All
      John 19:26 (Douay Rheims) says: Woman, Behold thy Son This moment when Our Lord is speaking to his mother while he is on the Cross is a powerful moment because not only is he speaking of John but he is also speaking of all of us. The above scripture…
      - 17 days ago10 Jun 17, 3:37am -
    • Go to St Joseph
      Pope Pius XII said on May 1st, 1955 to Italian Workers: St. Joseph is the best protector to help you in your life, to penetrate the spirit of the Gospel. Indeed, from the Heart of the God-Man, Savior of the world, this spirit is infused in you and in…
      - 17 days ago10 Jun 17, 2:59am -
    • Who are you? What is your faith?
      I read an interesting book recently which I found difficult to get through. Marcelle Bartolo-Abela, Founder of Hope and Life Press published her latest book “Who are you? What is your faith?“.  This book deals with the topic of America’s 21st…
      - 27 days ago31 May 17, 12:21am -
    • Reunion: the Good News of Jesus for Seekers, Saints, and Sinners.
      As someone said in an early review of the book Reunion: The Good News of Jesus for Seekers, Saints, and Sinners, This is classic Bruxy If you’ve followed Bruxy Cavey on social media (FB, Twitter), attended the Church where he teaches at, or even re…
      - 34 days ago24 May 17, 2:22pm -

    Catholic Scot

    • Near Pavilions
      Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy presence from the pride of man: Thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues.(Psalm 31:20)If we get into a ferry boat in order to row from one side of a river to the other our oars…
      - 12 days ago15 Jun 17, 1:00pm -
    • The Silence of Pentecost
       And I will ask the Father, and he shall give you another Paraclete, that he may abide with you for ever. The spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, nor knoweth him: but you shall know him; because he shall abide w…
      - 23 days ago3 Jun 17, 5:42pm -
    • Alienated From God
      Not where the wheeling systems darken, And our benumbed conceiving soars! - The drift of pinions, would we hearken, Beats at our own clay-shuttered doors. The angels keep their ancient places- Turn but a stone and start a wing! 'Tis ye, 'tis yo…
      - 25 days ago1 Jun 17, 6:12pm -
    • Why Are We So Foolish?
       Why do you spend money for that which is not bread, and your labour for that which doth not satisfy you?(Isaiah 55:2)During the course of our lives the one object which puzzles us more often than anything else we encounter is likely to be our own s…
      - 27 days ago31 May 17, 12:47pm -
    • The Gravity of Ascension
      We believe we are rising because while keeping the same base inclinations (for instance: the desire to triumph over others) we have given them a noble object.We should, on the contrary, rise by attaching noble inclinations to lowly objects.(Simone We…
      - 30 days ago28 May 17, 12:17pm -
    • Mary & the Poets: 5 The Air We Breathe
      Mary Immaculate,Merely a woman, yet       Whose presence, power isGreat as no goddess’sWas deemèd, dreamèd; whoThis one work has to do—Let all God’s glory through,        God’s glory which would goThrough her and from her flowOff, a…
      - 31 days ago27 May 17, 12:55pm -
    • Doing Good Because It Is Good?
      Was it not thy duty to have mercy on thy fellow servant, as I had mercy on thee?(Matthew 18:33)It is sometimes argued that we should do good simply because it is good and not out of any desire for reward or fear of punishment. And, it is frequently…
      - 36 days ago22 May 17, 9:09am -

    Tim Speer

    • Chasing Liberty Trilogy Giveaway
      A young woman named Liberty lives in a dystopian society where the earth has been elevated above man and the government controls everything. Moving from one trial to another—escapes, imprisonment, secret missions, rescues, 3D games—this action-pa…
      - 7 days ago20 Jun 17, 1:00pm -
    • My Favorite Beach
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