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Saints 365

  • 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…
    - 6 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…
    - 54 days ago28 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…
    - 61 days ago21 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 -
  • Gloria in Excelsis Deo: Spiritual Reflections on Christmas Carols
    As a child, Christmas engaged all five of my senses.  The fresh Christmas tree engulfed our Brooklyn row-house living room each year with its unmistakable scent of pine. I loved the feel of the tinsel sticking to my arms as I raced past the tree on…
    - 17 Dec 16, 5:32pm -

Catholic Apps

  • 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…
    - 2 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…
    - 23 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…
    - 30 days ago24 Mar 17, 8:38pm -
  • Review of fourmysteries.com
    This is a Rosary ‘app’ for all devices. That’s right, it’s completely universal, and it doesn’t need to be installed or downloaded. What if you have a Windows® phone, a Blackberry, or another older device that just has a browser? This webs…
    - 59 days ago24 Feb 17, 3:31am -
  • 3 Minute Catechism – 3MC
    3MC (3 Minute Catechism) (Android) consists of 72 hand drawn and animated episodes each 3-4 minutes long, that follow the the creed and explain the basics of the Catholic Faith. But this app goes beyond the basics and really tries to explain some of…
    - 66 days ago17 Feb 17, 3:38am -
  • Make This Year Your Best Lent Ever
    Each year Catholics and Christians observe the 40 days before Easter as lent, a time of sacrifice and preparation. Many observe the giving up of something valuable to them. We have a great excuse for you not to give up your iPhone or iPad by collecti…
    - 74 days ago9 Feb 17, 3:36am -
  • 13 Best Catholic Apps for 2017
    Here it is ladies and gentlemen. The crème de la crème. I thought that I would bring together some of our reviews for the best Catholic Apps to summarize the beginning of  2017. The descriptions that we have here are just a summary and they link t…
    - 81 days ago2 Feb 17, 1:47am -

Two Catholic Men and a Blog

  • 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…
    - 4 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…
    - 40 days ago14 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…
    - 58 days ago24 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…
    - 69 days ago14 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…
    - 81 days ago1 Feb 17, 1:22pm -
  • Proof of the Human Soul?
    The Catechism of the Catholic Church says that the human soul is the innermost aspect of man and the spiritual principle that separates from the body after death. The body then decays and the soul goes to meet God (CCC #363, #997). But is it possible…
    - 5 Jan 17, 10:18pm -
  • Curious & Uplifiting
    Perhaps many of us are pleased to hear religious Christmas music in all kinds of public areas and venues this time of year. Many are praising the Lord publicly, but perhaps we see it as a kind of empty praise with multitudes of earthly sinners crying…
    - 19 Dec 16, 11:10pm -

    Sterling Jaquith

    • Striving For Sainthood Class Series
      I’m taking a small break from regular Coffee & Pearls podcast episodes to bring you the Striving For Sainthood Class Series! It will feature twenty classes about how to try and become a saint in the mess of everyday life! Each class is an audio fil…
      - 27 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…
      - 88 days ago25 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 -
    • Episode 9: Five Tips To Have An Awesome 2017
      Here is the latest Coffee & Pearls Podcast: Scroll down to read it as a blog post! ANNOUNCEMENT: I am pregnant and expecting baby Jaquith #4 in July 2017! Please pray for the health of this baby. It’s been a rough first trimester but I’m almost…
      - 27 Dec 16, 7:33pm -
    • Episode 8: Find Your BFF Saint
      Here is the latest Coffee & Pearls Podcast: Scroll down to read it as a blog post! I think the Saints of the Catholic Church are the biggest untapped resource that we have. They’re Saints, which means they’re awesome. They’re hanging out in He…
      - 22 Nov 16, 3:54am -
    • How to Advent Without Losing Your Mind
      Here is the latest Coffee & Pearls Podcast: Scroll down to read it as a blog post! We less than two weeks away from Advent and this year, I think it’s really important that we have an intentional Advent season. Many of us get hit in November… Th…
      - 16 Nov 16, 2:14pm -

    Battle Beads

    • newDivine 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…
      - 43 mins 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…
      - 9 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…
      - 10 days ago13 Apr 17, 8:00am -
    • The Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
      The fact of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary is related in Luke 1:26-38. The Evangelist tells us that in the sixth month after the conception of St. John the Baptist by Elizabeth, the angel Gabriel was sent from God to the Virgin Mary, at…
      - 29 days ago25 Mar 17, 4:00am -
    • Feast of St. Joseph - the most forgotten Saint!
      St. Joseph, Patron of the Universal church is commemorated on On March 19. He is one of the most important Saints in the Catholic Church, second to the Blessed Mother. He was faithful, patient man, obedient to the demands of God and willingly ac…
      - 35 days ago19 Mar 17, 4:00am -
    • Chaplet of Protection
      This is said on regular Rosary Beads. It's very important for our day and this year in particular. Will be good to add to your regular daily prayers. I will also add it to the right side bar along with the other Chaplets.
      - 39 days ago15 Mar 17, 7:41am -
    • Our Lady of Lourdes February 11th & Day of the Sick
      History of Our Lady of Lourdes: The Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes in southern France is the most visited pilgrimage site in the world -- principally because of the apparent healing properties of the waters of the spring that appeared during the…
      - 71 days ago11 Feb 17, 5:00am -

    Sticking the Corners

    • When Warfare Doesn’t Work
      The excellent guest post at Simcha Fisher’s blog about the experience of being a Catholic woman in an abusive marriage provoked a heated discussion among several of my online friends.  What is the good solution to this problem? Sometimes there is…
      - 5 days ago18 Apr 17, 4:44pm -
    • Chastity for Thee But Not for Me?
      Here is what I find most amusing about the reactions to the Pence Anti-Adultery plan: It turns out the people who ordinarily believe that it is both impossible and undesirable to refrain from intercourse out of wedlock are, in the case of the sitting…
      - 20 days ago3 Apr 17, 10:58pm -
    • Conservative Healthcare Reform
      In reaction to the proposed Republican repeal of the Affordable Care Act, some have asserted that the only way to provide health care coverage to the poor is via an insurance mandate and a single-payer system. I don’t believe that’s true.  There…
      - 45 days ago9 Mar 17, 3:47pm -
    • Child Welfare and State Supervision of Homeschools
      In discussion online recently, the topic of child welfare came up.  Question of the day was, “How do we provide adequate state supervision in order to ensure parents aren’t using homeschooling to cover up abuse or neglect?”  My answer: State…
      - 48 days ago6 Mar 17, 2:10pm -
    • Why Conservatives Should Support Wetlands Protection Laws
      This article from The State newspaper came to my attention this morning.  It concerns a proposed law that would, its opponents say, make it easier for developers to build on wetlands and other protected areas. I haven’t researched the law, so I’…
      - 54 days ago28 Feb 17, 6:33pm -
    • 10 Minutes to Summarize American Culture
      If you want to understand where America stands, pay attention to the Super Bowl half-time show. I mean this from a purely sociological standpoint. My reasoning: The Super Bowl is the single event that unites the entire country.  It transcends race,…
      - 75 days ago7 Feb 17, 2:07pm -
    • For Your Next Film, Sound, Photography or Design Project . . .
      . . . consider calling Sean O’Halloran. I rarely blog about it, but a few readers know that I sometimes take on private writing or editing projects.  Most recently I got to work with Sean O’Halloran from SO’ Creative on a film project for a s…
      - 79 days ago3 Feb 17, 4:30pm -

    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

    • Mercy and marches in the Easter Season
      Winding up the Octave of Easter with the Feast of Divine Mercy—and Earth DayWhile we acknowledge the centrality of the Cross in salvation history, as well as the inevitable sorrows brought by sin, eco-advocates are nonetheless finding much to rejoi…
      - 2 days ago22 Apr 17, 3:24am -
    • Ecology and the Cross
      There is no Easter without Good Friday, no ecological conversion without the Cross.Consider how the environmental community speaks to the world: you must change your ways; sacrifice for the good of others; deny your desires. You must become someone m…
      - 9 days ago14 Apr 17, 3:52am -
    • Pope Francis: The purpose of science is to serve
      The Holy Father continues a series of addresses that continue the themes of Laudato Si'Following an address last week to a gathering on Paul VI's encyclical Populorum Progressio, Pope Francis spoke Monday to a gathering of the National Committee Bios…
      - 12 days ago11 Apr 17, 11:42pm -
    • Pope Francis: What is Integral Human Development?
      The Holy Father offered a beautiful catechesis today on what it means to be humanPope Francis spoke to a gathering in the Vatican's Synod Hall today in recognition of the fiftieth anniversary of Paul VI's encyclical Populorum Progressio. The pontiff…
      - 19 days ago5 Apr 17, 2:29am -
    • Trump’s executive order: proving Pope Francis right
      Laudato Si’ has a lot to say about President Trump’s nod to fossil fuels. But maybe not the way we're thinking.“There are certain environmental issues where it is not easy to achieve a broad consensus. Here I would state once more that the Chur…
      - 26 days ago29 Mar 17, 3:24am -
    • World Water Day: a matter of faith
      The Church and the world stop to ponder, celebrate, and worry over the waters of our worldThen God said: Let the water under the sky be gathered into a single basin, so that the dry land may appear. And so it happened: the water under the sky was gat…
      - 33 days ago22 Mar 17, 3:14am -
    • The case for just transitions
      For Catholics, protecting workers, families is critical when transitioning to renewable energyThe United States based Catholic Climate Covenant is tackling a critical issue on March 23rd with its free webinar “Just Transition: Shrinking our Carbon…
      - 38 days ago17 Mar 17, 2:46am -

    Connecticut Catholic Corner

    • Upcoming Catholic Events

      - 2 days ago21 Apr 17, 4:43am -
    • Taking another look at Theresa Caputo the Long Island Medium
      One of my most popular blog posts of all time was the one I did about Theresa Caputo the "Long Island Medium" back in 2013.  Each year when the cable channel TLC's new season of "Long Island Medium" begins I get more people reading the old post. I…
      - 6 days ago17 Apr 17, 7:58pm -
    • Traumatizing your child for Easter
      I haven't done a "surfing the Internet" post in a while, so today before Easter I decided to take a look at some "vintage Easter" images from Google, because nothing says "Happy Easter" like a terrifying stranger in a scary bunny costume holding your…
      - 8 days ago15 Apr 17, 6:57pm -
    • Pope Francis Appoints EWTN's Michael Warsaw as Consultor to Vatican Post
      Pope Francis Appoints EWTN CEO to Vatican Post Michael P. Warsaw Named Consultor to Communications Secretariat( EWTN Chairman & CEO Michael P. Warsaw has been appointed by Pope Francis as a Consultor to the Vatican’s Secretariat for Communication…
      - 11 days ago12 Apr 17, 9:20pm -
    • I am so happy this guy left the priesthood!
      Dan Murtah, formerly Fr. Dan Fitzpatrick ("Fr. Fitz" to most) was a terrible Catholic priest. He didn't believe much of what the Catholic Church teaches and led others into false beliefs by his public words and actions. I "met" Dan online back in 2…
      - 16 days ago7 Apr 17, 9:39pm -
    • Another Pope Francis video
      Another lost opportunity for The Walking Ignorant to be fed the Faith from our Pope and learn something to save their souls.Before clicking play on the video I read the description...Quote: April 2017 - The Pope Video: Young people have in their hand…
      - 18 days ago5 Apr 17, 8:52pm -

    If I Might Interject...

    • Because Hell is Real: Reflections on Our Lord Establishing a Church
      Last time I talked about God ultimately being in charge, so we could trust Him to protect the Church when things grew beyond our control. This time, I want to talk about the other side of that coin—the fact that God established a Church as the ord…
      - 10 days ago13 Apr 17, 5:23pm -
    • Ultimately, God is in Charge
      As you may have noticed, I'm frustrated by all the sniping and accusations going on between Catholic factions. I find it demoralizing to orthodox Catholics and likely to lead others to think we don’t have anything better to offer them. I’ve writt…
      - 12 days ago11 Apr 17, 4:33pm -
    • Prudential Judgment? Misunderstanding? Partisanship? Willful Rejection? A Reflection
      20 You sit and speak against your brother, slandering your mother’s son. 21 When you do these things should I be silent? Do you think that I am like you? I accuse you, I lay out the matter before your eyes. (Psalm 50:20–21).Four Forms of D…
      - 13 days ago10 Apr 17, 7:14pm -
    • When Catholics Judge Each Other With Anti-Catholic Mindsets
      A good analysis of what leads anti-Catholics to believe and repeat bizarre and false rumors about the Catholic Church described it as a combination of ignorance about what the Catholic Church actually teaches and did throughout history, and a willing…
      - 14 days ago9 Apr 17, 5:25pm -
    • Knowledge and Understanding
      [H]e would answer: ‘My good friend, he who would be a harmonist must certainly know this [i.e. how to pitch the highest and lowest note], and yet he may understand nothing of harmony if he has not got beyond your stage of knowledge, for you only kn…
      - 15 days ago8 Apr 17, 5:57pm -
    • To Know, Love, and Serve God
      The infighting in the Church tends to overlook something important. Some stress doctrine. Some stress mercy. People from both tend to stress it as if any acknowledgment of the other side means denying what they think is most important. As a result, s…
      - 17 days ago6 Apr 17, 4:40pm -
    • Deus Vult Illud? On Selective Obedience
      More: Roper, the answer’s ‘no’. (Firmly.) And will be ‘no’ so long as you’re a heretic.Roper: (firing) That’s a word I don’t like, Sir Thomas!More: It’s not a likeable word. (Coming to life.) It’s not a likeable thing!Bolt, Robert…
      - 21 days ago3 Apr 17, 2:31am -

    Scripture and Reflection

    • Why Looking with our Hearts Matters
      Luke 24:30-32 (GNT): Recognizing the Risen Christ29 But they held him back, saying, “Stay with us; the day is almost over and it is getting dark.” So he went in to stay with them. 30 He sat down to eat with them, took the bread, and said the bles…
      - 7 days ago16 Apr 17, 11:29am -
    • Why we Should Meditate on Jesus’ Model of Prayer
      Matthew 26:38-39, 27:46 (CEB): Jesus’ Model of Prayer38 Then he said to them, “I’m very sad. It’s as if I’m dying. Stay here and keep alert with me.” 39 Then he went a short distance farther and fell on his face and prayed, “My Father,…
      - 13 days ago10 Apr 17, 9:05am -
    • On the Obedient, Humble Love of Jesus
      Philippians 2: 4-8 (NRSV): Obedient, Humble Love3 Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves. 4 Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others. 5 Let the same m…
      - 21 days ago2 Apr 17, 1:55pm -
    • How Spiritual Sight Changes Us
      John 9:25 (CEB): Spiritual Sight25 The man answered, “I don’t know whether he’s a sinner. Here’s what I do know: I was blind and now I see.”I lived many years of my life under the veil of spiritual blindness. Some people who know me may say…
      - 28 days ago26 Mar 17, 9:04pm -
    • Our Witness to Jesus Christ
      John 4:39-42 (NRSV): Our Witness to Jesus Christ39 Many Samaritans from that city believed in [Jesus Christ] because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me everything I have ever done.” 40 So when the Samaritans came to him, they asked him to st…
      - 34 days ago20 Mar 17, 8:55am -
    • How to be Liberated by Grace
      Matthew 6:14-15 (NRSV): Being Liberated14 For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you; 15 but if you do not forgive others, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.Forgiveness is daunting, and for m…
      - 42 days ago12 Mar 17, 12:37pm -
    • Why it is Essential to Know that God Loves Everyone
      Romans 5: 2 (NLT): God Loves Everyone 2 Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of undeserved privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God’s glory.In the 1995 film Dead Man Walking, S…
      - 49 days ago5 Mar 17, 8:52pm -

    Joe Sales

    • newO My Jesus: The Meaning of The Fatima Prayer
      I recently received a beautiful book from Paulist Press to review. The book is called O My Jesus: The Meaning of the Fatima Prayer. Here are my thoughts: Stephen Bullivant and Luke Arredondo have created a beautiful book which explores the Fatima Pra…
      - 23 hours ago22 Apr 17, 5:03pm -
    • Apparition Hill
      I was fortunate to have seen the Apparition Hill film a few weeks ago. Special thanks to whomever on the team that arranged for my ticket. Before I continue on, I must state that I stand with the Church on all matters in regards to Medjugorje. I myse…
      - 2 days ago21 Apr 17, 4:29pm -
    • The Stroke of a Brush: A Look at an Unknown Canadian Nun
      It is truly amazing that Canadians do not realize what they have until it’s gone. The same could be said for Catholics as well.  Let me introduce you to an unknown Canadian nun who experienced joy and encountered God in all she did including meeti…
      - 4 days ago19 Apr 17, 1:49pm -
    • A Light in the Darkness
      Originally this was going to be a Facebook status update but I felt that it would be better as a blog post. The Sanctuary lamp is currently unlit and it’s dark around parishes worldwide as we are in a period of mourning until it is time to light th…
      - 8 days ago15 Apr 17, 4:14am -
    • The Sign of the Cross
      When, then, you make the sign of the cross on the forehead, arm yourself with a saintly boldness, and reinstall your soul in its old liberty; for you are not ignorant that the cross is a prize beyond all price. Consider what is the price given for yo…
      - 12 days ago11 Apr 17, 4:45pm -
    • Power Rangers
      Don’t believe everything you read or hear in media,etc…. Power Rangers (2017) is an excellent film. Whether or not you see the film, that’s your business. I liked it and many others do as well. Like any film, there are scenes that people are b…
      - 26 days ago29 Mar 17, 3:19am -
    • A Lent to Remember
      THEN Jesus was led by the spirit into the desert, to be tempted by the devil. – Matthew 4:1 (DRB) First of all, let me ask, how is your 40 days going so far? Have you given something up and fallen backward instead of moving forward in your Lenten e…
      - 48 days ago6 Mar 17, 3:43pm -

    Catholic Scot

    • Salvation: Is It Relevant in 2017?
                                                       Only in Him is there salvation                                                  (Acts of the Apostles 4:11)If people have no concept of themselves as p…
      - 3 days ago20 Apr 17, 1:51pm -
    • The Carthusian Option
      I will hear what the Lord God will speak in me(Psalm 84:9)The earliest martyrs of the English 'Reformation' begun by Henry VIII were Carthusian monks. They were executed because of their loyalty to the Apostolic See in Rome. There is something richly…
      - 6 days ago17 Apr 17, 6:15pm -
    • Mary Magdalene: The Beloved of The Beloved
      Give therefore your hearts and your souls, to seek the Lord your God(1 Chronicles 22:19)At His appearance by the Sea of Tiberias there is one Apostle who recognises the Risen Christ ahead of all the others 'That disciple therefore whom Jesus loved, s…
      - 8 days ago16 Apr 17, 3:11am -
    • Lectio Divina for Holy Week
      Wikipedia tells us that 'Lectio Divina (Latin for "Divine Reading") is a traditional  Benedictine practice of scriptural reading, meditation and prayer intended to promote communion with God and to increase the knowledge of God's Word. It does not t…
      - 12 days ago11 Apr 17, 6:23am -
    • Sixth Sorrow of Mary: She Receives Her Son's Body
      The Blessed Virgin was overwhelmed with sorrow and love. Once more, and for the last time, did she hold in her arms the body of her most beloved Son(Dolorous Passion LI)Hail Mary, who held the pierced and lifeless body of your Son next to your Immacu…
      - 16 days ago8 Apr 17, 3:39am -
    • Fifth Sorrow of Mary: She Stands at the Foot of the Cross
      Now there stood by the cross of Jesus, his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalen(John 19:25)Hail Mary, who fully entered into the agony and death of your crucified Son.St John is the only Evangelist to record the presen…
      - 17 days ago7 Apr 17, 3:35am -
    • Fourth Sorrow of Mary: She Meets Jesus Bearing His Cross
      He was almost sinking under the heavy weight of his cross, and his head, still crowned with thorns, was drooping in agony on his shoulder. He cast a look of compassion and sorrow upon his Mother, staggered, and fell for the second time upon his hands…
      - 18 days ago6 Apr 17, 3:04am -

    Tim Speer

    • 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  
      - 65 days ago17 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…
      - 89 days ago24 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 -
    • October – An Open Book
      This month, after being absent from this blog for a while, I am again participating in the "An Open Book" posting. The reason I haven't posted for a while is that I have been busy finishing up my latest book Seventy Times Seven. Thus, most of my "rea…
      - 6 Oct 16, 12:53am -