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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…
    - 79 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…
    - 17 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

  • 6 Summer 2017 Music Playlists to Inspire Catholics
    I love listening to music when I am working. Our family likes to have background music going when we are together, we even take it outside on a bluetooth speaker with us. When I’m looking for music to get me through life or just a few minutes of my…
    - 30 days ago18 Jul 17, 4:46am -
  • 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…
    - 72 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…
    - 89 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…
    - 1 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…
    - 26 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…
    - 22 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…
    - 31 Mar 17, 4:09pm -

Two Catholic Men and a Blog

  • The Allure of Eastern Religions
    There are times when those who live secular lives in the West are allured by religions of the East, such as any form of Hinduism or Buddhism. At the same time the same individuals may show little or no interest in religions of the West, mainly any o…
    - 2 days ago14 Aug 17, 11:19pm -
  • Quote of the Day
    This speaks to the need for Catholic Faith & Reason in today’s world about as well as anything I’ve ever read.“When people say that in theology 2 + 2 can equal 5, or that we can’t rely on Christ’s statements as they are recorded in the Gosp…
    - 48 days ago30 Jun 17, 1:00pm -
  • 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…
    - 77 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…
    - 93 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…
    - 19 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 -

    Sterling Jaquith

    • Every Catholic Needs A Devotion
      Here is the latest Coffee & Pearls Podcast: Here is the latest Coffee & Pearls Podcast: Scroll down to read it as a blog post! One aspect of Catholicism that I’m particularly drawn to is the many beautiful devotions that you can take up. You can p…
      - 7 days ago9 Aug 17, 8:00pm -
    • Why I Despise NFP But Do It Anyway
      DISCLAIMER: If you struggle with infertility and don’t want to read about someone who gets pregnant all the time, this isn’t the article for you. If you believe that women are called to have as many children as they can regardless of their physic…
      - 21 days ago26 Jul 17, 6:18pm -
    • Yelling At God
      Here is the latest Coffee & Pearls Podcast: I’m sorry to say that this week’s podcast does not come with a complete blog post! I’m super pregnant, still on bed rest and I just don’t have the heart to type it all out…nor the ability to write…
      - 37 days ago10 Jul 17, 11:17pm -
    • Wasting 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…
      - 51 days 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…
      - 71 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…
      - 78 days ago30 May 17, 5:06pm -
    • Striving For Sainthood Class Series

      - 27 Mar 17, 4:35pm -

    Battle Beads

    • 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…
      - 2 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…
      - 15 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…
      - 32 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…
      - 60 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…
      - 96 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…
      - 4 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…
      - 1 May 17, 6:17am -

    Sticking the Corners

    • newLinking Around: Violent Racism and Christian Conversion
      Following up from yesterday’s brief blurb on Joseph Pearce’s autobiography, over at the Register you can read his latest essay, “Charlottesville Through the Eyes of an Ex-White Supremacist.” At Aleteia, Patrick McNamera tells the history of…
      - 5 hours ago16 Aug 17, 8:21pm -
    • Speaking of White Supremacists . . .
      . . . it is possible for people to change.   Joseph Pearce’s autobiography Race With the Devil is worth a look if you want to know how that can happen.  He gives a talk version of his story that makes a riveting presentation.   Look him up and…
      - 1 day ago15 Aug 17, 11:39pm -
    • 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…
      - 56 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…
      - 57 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…
      - 75 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…
      - 77 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…
      - 83 days ago26 May 17, 1:17am -

    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

    • “The true revolution comes from silence”
      Robert Cardinal Sarah’s “The Power of Silence” has much to offer Catholic eco-advocatesIt’s summer here in the States. A time for front porches at twilight. For rummaging through gardens collecting cucumbers, blueberries, and black-eyed Susan…
      - 8 days ago9 Aug 17, 3:40am -
    • Sometimes the right answer is ‘no’
      Protecting life and the planet means following laws that we may not likeA big part of my job is saying ‘no.’ No, you can’t sit for the Grade Four exam. No, you can't be a superintendent with your current license. No, you cannot cut costs by ign…
      - 21 days ago27 Jul 17, 1:02am -
    • Eco-reflections for the 15th Sunday
      Noted theologian Erin Lothes gives us much to ponder about this Sunday's readingsDr. Erin Lothes, a theologian at the College of Saint Elizabeth, stepped in front of the camera recently to reflect on the readings of the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time.…
      - 31 days ago16 Jul 17, 8:32pm -
    • A Papal endorsement fires up the faithful
      When the Vicar of Christ supports a world-saving cause, you might want to pay attention—and join in.My colleagues at the Global Catholic Climate Movement sent word today that none other than Pope Francis is supporting our campaign for one million p…
      - 34 days ago14 Jul 17, 2:46am -
    • The three marks of Catholic ecology
      A reminder that Catholics bring something (and Someone) special to eco-advocacyAs the slow days of summer roll along here in North America—and as multiple writing and eco projects take my time—I’ve been thinking about a criticism made to me a f…
      - 35 days ago13 Jul 17, 1:07am -
    • 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…
      - 60 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…
      - 61 days ago17 Jun 17, 2:54am -

    Connecticut Catholic Corner

    • EWTN Press Release: Television Schedule
      EWTN’s Best Ever Season PreviewIrondale, AL (EWTN) –  Whatever type of television program you prefer – movies, documentaries, music, talk shows, educational/inspirational/or children’s programs – this fall the Network to watch is EWTN.Lear…
      - 2 days ago14 Aug 17, 6:43pm -
    • Catholic body prayer?
      Why do the Catholic laity insist on adding things to the Mass that aren't there? And why don't priests correct them? Coming into the Church from Protestantism, I had a very clear (and apparently wrong) idea that Mass was Mass, and it would be the sa…
      - 5 days ago11 Aug 17, 11:45pm -
    • Reverend Hillary Clinton?
      When Hillary declared "deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed." I had no idea she'd decide to become a preacher and start her own religion! Quote: "After losing to President Donald Trump in the 2016 pr…
      - 9 days ago8 Aug 17, 1:00am -
    • Nothing like celebrating a Catholic Saint with paganism
      This is a Catholic celebration in honor of Saint Kateri's feast day.And what's a good old Catholic feast day without Native American smudging? Quote: "Guests and the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament gathered July 15 at the National Shrine of St. Kat…
      - 13 days ago4 Aug 17, 8:18am -
    • Is Pope Francis Catholic?
      Honestly, I wonder sometimes if Pope Francis is truly Catholic. I know I am certainly not the first to bring this up, and tragically, more than likely won't be the last.Maybe it's me. Maybe I have the wrong idea of what being Catholic means. Has the…
      - 13 days ago3 Aug 17, 6:34pm -
    • EWTN Names J.D. Flynn as Editor-in-Chief
      EWTN’s Catholic News Agency Names J.D. Flynn As Editor-in-ChiefIrondale, AL (EWTN) – Michael P. Warsaw, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of EWTN, has announced the appointment of J.D. Flynn as Editor-in-Chief of Catholic News Age…
      - 15 days ago1 Aug 17, 4:19pm -

    If I Might Interject...

    • Refusing Obedience is Disobedience
      IntroductionIn my morning Bible reading, I’m at the point of 2 Chronicles where Asa and Ahab, in two separate incidents, consider the prophets’ speaking a warning from God as treason on the part of the prophet. While Ahab was an evil king, Asa, u…
      - 4 days ago12 Aug 17, 10:03pm -
    • Avoiding the Jonah Type Catholicism
      Most people, when you mention Jonah, think of the story of Jonah and the whale. That is indeed part of the story. But I don’t think it is the most important part of the story. I think the crucial part begins when the people of Nineveh repent and Go…
      - 18 days ago29 Jul 17, 5:59pm -
    • The Hudge and Gudge Report
      G.K. Chesterton, in his book What’s Wrong With the World (Chapter IX), offers an account of two men—Hudge and Gudge—who desire to help the poverty stricken. Hudge sets out to build massive housing blocks that meet the physical shelter needs bu…
      - 26 days ago21 Jul 17, 4:04pm -
    • Thoughts on Interpretation: How We Go Wrong if we Confuse True and Perceived Meaning
      The Internet in a nutshell…IntroductionOne of the more disruptive things between Catholics on the internet is the argument over meaning. When a member of the Church speaks, people argue over meaning. Sometimes it is over whether a teaching really …
      - 27 days ago20 Jul 17, 6:37pm -
    • It's Time to Take Back the Faithful Catholic Label (and the means are different than one might think)
      IntroductionOn the internet, a battle rages over what image the Catholic Church should take. Some are all about changing Church teaching. Others are about preferring the older way to do things. But whether these factions are politically conservative…
      - 31 days ago17 Jul 17, 12:50am -
    • Assumptions: Winding Up in the Ditch (Luke 6:39)
      When it comes to hostility or suspicion towards the Church, regardless of what side it comes from, it is rooted in assumptions, not fact. People assume they understand what the Catholic Church holds, or assume they understand the words of a member of…
      - 32 days ago15 Jul 17, 8:05pm -
    • Do You Really Believe in the Power of God?
      The Promise and the Authority was from Christ, Our LordOn social media, one of the more vocal opinions is the one claiming the Church either has or is in danger of falling into error. It’s not tied to one faction. The liberal who believes the Churc…
      - 34 days ago14 Jul 17, 12:38am -

    Scripture and Reflection

    • Giving ourselves to God
      Matthew 22:19-21 (NIV): Giving ourselves to God19[The religious leaders] brought [Jesus] a denarius, 20 and he asked them, “Whose image is this? And whose inscription?”21 “Caesar’s,” they replied.Then Jesus said to them, “So give back to…
      - 4 days ago13 Aug 17, 10:36am -
    • Our Need to Detach
      Matthew 19: 21-22 (NRSV): Our Need to Detach21 Jesus said to him, “If you wish to be perfect, go, sell your possessions, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.” 22 When the young man heard this…
      - 11 days ago6 Aug 17, 10:28am -
    • Jesus, The Model of Self-Giving
      Matthew 14:13-14 (NRSV): Jesus, The Model of Self-Giving13Now when Jesus heard [of John’s death], he withdrew from there in a boat to a deserted place by himself. But when the crowds heard it, they followed him on foot from the towns. 14 When he we…
      - 18 days ago30 Jul 17, 10:35am -
    • God is the Only Just Judge
      Matthew 13: 29-30a (NRSV): God is the only Just Judge29 But [Jesus] replied, “No; for in gathering the weeds you would uproot the wheat along with them. 30 Let both of them grow together until the harvest . . .”I am fascinated by Christian-themed…
      - 25 days ago23 Jul 17, 11:36am -
    • Conquering the Enemies of Discipleship
      Matthew 13:19-23 (NRSV): Conquering the Enemies of Discipleship19 When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what is sown in the heart; this is what was sown on the path. 20 As for what…
      - 32 days ago16 Jul 17, 10:58am -
    • Unity is Without Limit
      Matthew 11:28-30 (NRSV): Unity is Without Limit28 Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you…
      - 39 days ago9 Jul 17, 10:12am -
    • Life Change
      Romans 6:13 (NIV): Life ChangeDo not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer every part of yourself to him as an instrument of r…
      - 46 days ago2 Jul 17, 10:59am -

    Joe Sales

    • Jasper
      On July 15th, my wife and I welcomed a new member to our family.  We welcomed a beautiful 3 year old Maltese mix dog named Jasper. I believe this was meant to happen as I know my wife and I both have had issues to deal with. Since Jasper became apar…
      - 23 days ago25 Jul 17, 4:24am -
    • And Mary’s Yes Continues…..
      When Our Blessed Mother said Yes to giving birth to Our Lord, Jesus Christ, That was a powerful and life changing moment. Over the years, people worldwide are faced with Yes or No decisions all the time. For a group of religious sisters from Ann Arbo…
      - 24 days ago23 Jul 17, 2:21pm -
    • The Traditional Latin Mass
      Just recently I cleaned out my library and got rid of my modern Catholic resources and kept the Traditional books I had. However, one book is particular which was apart of my modern collection really struck me and so I kept it. The book is Mother Ang…
      - 25 days ago22 Jul 17, 4:53pm -
    • Thirty Two
      I am sitting here reflecting on my 32 years of life.  I thank God for the gift of life and for the gift of faith, family, and friends. I was born three months premature at 1 pound and 15 ounces at a hospital in London Ontario,Canada. Being born prem…
      - 41 days ago7 Jul 17, 4:02am -
    • The Message of Faith Based Apparel
      The message that faith based apparel can give to others can be very powerful even when the faithful are wearing Sacramentals.  It’s all about the message and how we can share the faith with family, friends, and even complete strangers. I remember…
      - 41 days ago7 Jul 17, 3:48am -
    • Requiem
      I remember when I first served my first Requiem Mass. It was while I was Altar Serving at an Ordinariate liturgy in the last city I had resided in. The beauty, the reverence, and the overall atmosphere adds to the experience of what a Requiem Mass is…
      - 50 days ago28 Jun 17, 12:30pm -
    • Judging Angels by Tim Capps
      Judging Angels is the first book in the Rubricatae Chronicles by author and death penalty expert, Tim Capps. I’d like to start this brief review by letting people know that I had difficulty getting through it. When I think of novels that involve la…
      - 50 days ago28 Jun 17, 1:13am -

    Catholic Scot

    • A Time To Every Purpose....
      Catholic Scot has achieved a landmark of sorts. After years of (more or less) patient effort and 210 individual posts the site has now received 100 000 unique visits. Which seems as good a time as any to being the project to an end. This, then, is th…
      - 40 days ago8 Jul 17, 6:27am -
    • A Restlessness Which Leads to Peace
      You have formed us for Yourself, and our hearts are restless till they find rest in You(St Augustine, Confessions I)The 20th Century Zen teacher Charlotte Joko Beck said 'the point isn't the search, but rather the distress and unease which motivate t…
      - 42 days ago6 Jul 17, 1:31pm -
    • What Does 'Deny Yourself' Mean?
      Jesus also said to all the people-"If you wish to be a follower of mine deny yourself and take up your cross each day and follow me"(Luke 9:23)To clarify this saying of our Lord the following questions may be helpful-Who is the 'You' that must deny t…
      - 45 days ago2 Jul 17, 3:53pm -
    • 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…
      - 63 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…
      - 74 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…
      - 76 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…
      - 78 days ago31 May 17, 12:47pm -

    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…
      - 58 days ago20 Jun 17, 1:00pm -
    • My Favorite Beach
      This month I was asked to do a guest post over at Rx For Travel Blues, run by Nathan Hill. You can read it here: My Favorite Beach  
      - 17 Feb 17, 2:00pm -
    • Defining Catholic Fiction
      I’m still playing catch-up and tag-a-long a little so today I’ll share my interview on Defining Catholic Fiction that is being carried on the Indie Catholic Authors Blog. https://indiecatholicauthors.wordpress.com/2017/01/24/defining-catholic-fic…
      - 24 Jan 17, 3:29pm -
    • December – An Open Book
      Now that my latest book Seventy Times Seven has been published, I have finally had a little time to do some reading. For the December "An Open Book" posting, I am posting a review of a book I just finished. It is a historical fiction novel based on t…
      - 7 Dec 16, 2:30pm -
    • Purpose And Success In Writing
      ​Today I have a blog post being carried over at Catholic Mom. Rather than repeat it here, I am posting the link. I hope all of you had a very blessed Thanksgiving and a peaceful Black Fiday. The feature picture for this post is from where I spent m…
      - 29 Nov 16, 5:31pm -
    • New Releases from Indie Catholic Authors
      I'm once again behind on my blog posts. However, I would like to take the time to share a post from the Indie Catholic Authors blog highlighting some of their recently released books, including my new book Seventy Times Seven. I encourage you to chec…
      - 18 Nov 16, 4:46am -
    • Life In The Desert
      However, as we often discover, looks can be deceiving. The desert only looks barren, most of the time that is. Hiding within it is an abundance of life. Some of it can be seen at most any time, if one just looks closely enough. Continue reading →
      - 18 Oct 16, 1:15pm -