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Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

  • Myrrh Christmas?
    Merry Christmas! Today is, of course, the 12th day, the Feast of the Three Kings, Epiphany - though it will be celebrated this Sunday by most of us (which, as it was last year is certainly commented on, but decidedly not the point of this post).…
    - 6 Jan 17, 3:27pm -
  • Victory
    So I was talking with my buddies Paul and Matt the other day, and Paul was all,Where, O death, is your sting?Oh man. You have no idea how hard it was for me to not sarcastically retort, "It's in my heart, Paul, where do you think it is?" We…
    - 7 Nov 16, 7:27am -
  • There is Hope, Even in Loss
    This is a pretty brief note, I want to share a new ministry that I've had the honor of being a part of for the last year or so. We have finally launched our website, HopeInLossDSM.com. Hope In Loss DSM is an independent ministry for those grieving…
    - 27 Aug 16, 4:56am -
  • God Has Healed
    Who is like God?God is my strength.God has healed.Before we were even married, the Mrs. and I had chosen these three names for our first three boys. Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, the three Archangels named in the bible. On the first of the mo…
    - 8 Jun 16, 5:10am -
  • Perceiving the Essential
    It seems that many people take umbrage with the phrase, "Happy Holidays." (You may take umbrage with me posting about Christmas after Christmas, but 'Tis the Season until the 12th day, so deal with it.) I don't know if that many people are really…
    - 23 May 16, 2:26pm -
  • I Stand Alone?
    "If you believe what you like in the Gospel, and reject what you don't like, it is not the Gospel you believe, but yourself."Recently I was a little more blunt than usual with a friend. We were discussing religion and attending different churches,…
    - 23 May 16, 2:24pm -
  • Yes, but what is Mercy?
    We make a mistake if we attempt to read Pope Francis as a philosopher in the manner of Pope Saint John Paul the Great, and likewise err if we attempt to read him as a theologian in the manner of Pope Benedict XVI. However, we similarly make a mis…
    - 23 May 16, 2:22pm -

Standing On My Head

  • newCan I Judge Another Person or Not?
    In  Matthew 7. 1-5 Jesus says, Do not judge, or you too will be judged.  For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.  “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brothe…
    - 3 hours ago27 Jun 17, 12:54am -
  • Is Doctrine Divisive?
    From time to time one hears from the progressives that “doctrine is divisive”. We’re to have “a pastoral approach” and not speak about doctrine and discipline in the church. This is a lie, and not even a very smart one, and yet it is amazin…
    - 1 day ago26 Jun 17, 1:30am -
  • St John Fisher: A Lone Voice
    Why was St John Fisher–the holy Bishop of Rochester– the only English bishop to stand up to Henry VIII? It is easy, with hindsight, to dismiss the other English bishops as cowards and compromisers. However it is not so easy. Consider the circumst…
    - 5 days ago22 Jun 17, 2:06pm -
  • On Doctrine, Diamonds and Fluffernutters
    A Fluffernutter Catholic is one who combines sweet fluffy sentimentality with a certain nutty-ness in their opinions....
    - 5 days ago22 Jun 17, 2:07am -
  • Faith, Grace and Good Works
    An email came in the other day which showed some confusion about the role of grace, faith and good works in our salvation. The Catholic was worried because a friend said salvation was by grace alone. I think he confused this with the Protestant heres…
    - 6 days ago21 Jun 17, 11:45am -
  • Some Straight Talk on Sex
    This is the radical view of sexuality that is taught by the Catholic Church.
    - 6 days ago20 Jun 17, 5:43pm -
  • Growling the Gospel
    What if we were to actually breathe as much hell fire into the world and growl out the gospel like we meant it?
    - 11 days ago15 Jun 17, 8:29pm -

Society of Saints

  • Prophetic Intercession
    This is a transcription of the workshop held in Rome on 1 June 2017 with this topic as part of the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal #ccrgoldenjubilee2017 The speakers were Cyril John and Denise Bergeron, with…
    - 6 days ago21 Jun 17, 2:28pm -
  • A Rant and a Plea, or three
    Some of you may recall that I took the plunge last year and began an Instagram account so that I could follow our young people through their World Youth Day Krakow adventures. This was in addition to our family Facebook and Twitter accounts. Since th…
    - 9 days ago18 Jun 17, 2:07pm -
  • Proclaim 2016 Conference - Saturday 3 September - Discussion Panel
    The final session of Proclaim 2016 was a plenary one, with a Discussion Panel made up of many of the keynote speakers and workshop presenters. The Discussion Panel consisted of:Fr David Ranson, Parish Priest of Wahroonga and Vicar General of Broken B…
    - 16 days ago11 Jun 17, 3:04pm -
  • Novena of Prayer prior to Pentecost
    As we look to this momentous Pentecost, #ccrgoldenjubilee2017 can we do better than pray prayers to the Holy Spirit inspired by the very person God chose to remind the Church of the power and action of the Holy Spirit?The Holy Spirit Chaplet by Bless…
    - 34 days ago24 May 17, 2:29pm -
  • Archbishop Prowse - Homily - 19 Feb 2017
    Homily by Archbishop Christopher Prowse at Our Lady of Lourdes, Seven Hills, Sunday 19 February 2017. This Mass was the final event of a weekend-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal #ccrgoldenj…
    - 39 days ago19 May 17, 2:14pm -
  • Let us Pray 2017
    ​This Pentecost, 4 Jun 2017, is going to be an extraordinary one. Read the long version of why here. The short version is that this year marks 100 years since Fatima, 50 years since the start of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, 120 years since the…
    - 53 days ago5 May 17, 1:15pm -
  • Proclaim 2016 Conference - Saturday 3 Sep - Workshop 5G - Parishes Proclaiming Jesus Christ
    Workshop 5G – Who do you say I am? Parishes proclaiming Jesus Christ: Opportunities and Challenges.This workshop was led by Shane Dwyer, the new director for the National Centre for Evangelisation. https://www.facebook.com/evangeliseaustralia/Shan…
    - 69 days ago19 Apr 17, 2:40pm -

Ordinary Time

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  • St. John the Baptist (Feast Day – June 24)
    St. John the Baptist, the son of Zachary and Elizabeth was chosen to prepare the way for our Lord Jesus Christ. He is the Patron Saint of Baptism, Converts, Convulsions, Epileptics & Tailors Prayer to St John the Baptist – O Holy St. John, from al…
    - 3 days ago24 Jun 17, 2:26pm -
  • St. Aloysius Gonzaga (Feast Day – June 21)
    St. Aloysius Gonzaga was born in Northern Italy. His father wanted him to join the military but at the age of 9, St. Aloysius had decided he wanted to join the religious life. He received his First Holy Communion from St. Charles Borromeo. He suff…
    - 6 days ago21 Jun 17, 10:00am -
  • St. Germaine Cousin (Feast Day – June 15th)
    St. Germaine Cousin was a poor shepherd girl born in a small village in France. She is the patron saint of victims of child abuse. She lost her mother shortly after her birth and her father remarried. She was born with a right hand that was deformed…
    - 12 days ago15 Jun 17, 10:00am -
  • St. Anthony of Padua (Feast Day – June 13th)
    St Anthony is one of the most beloved and admired saints of the Church. He was canonized less than a year after his death. He is also the patron saint of finding things or lost people. Unfailing Prayer to St. Anthony – O Holy St. Anthony, gentlest…
    - 14 days ago13 Jun 17, 1:00am -
  • St. Justin Martyr (Feast Day – June 1st)
    St Justin Martyr was a Christian apologist and Martyr, who converted to Christianity about A.D. 130. He  taught and defended the Christian faith in Asia Minor and at Rome, where he suffered martyrdom. He is the Patron Saint of  philosophers, apolo…
    - 26 days ago1 Jun 17, 10:00am -
  • St. Joan of Arc (Feast Day – May 30th)
    St. Joan of Arc is the patron saint of soldiers and of France. On January 6, 1412, Joan of Arc was born to into a pious peasant family in France. At a very early age, she heard voices of St. Michael, St. Catherine and St. Margaret. In May 1428, the v…
    - 28 days ago30 May 17, 10:00am -
  • Today is Precious, forget yesterday
    Forget yesterday. It has already forgotten you. Don’t sweat tomorrow. You haven’t ever met. Instead, open your eyes, and your heart to a truly precious gift; today.The post Today is Precious, forget yesterday appeared first on Share Catholic - S…
    - 12 Mar 17, 2:00pm -

Meeting Christ in the Liturgy

  • "The Living Father sent Me": Celebrating Eucharist and Fathers' Day
    "Honor thy Father”God Himself commands the love and respect we show for our earthly fathers on Father’s Day. On this day we focus in a more intense way on the gratitude and reverence we owe to the men who, committed to marriage and family life, h…
    - 9 days ago17 Jun 17, 4:52pm -
  • "Ad cæli Reginam": Encyclical Letter of Pope Pius XII on the Queenship of Mary
    From Ad cæli Reginam, diei 11 Octobris 1954"From the documents of ancient Christianity, from the prayers of the liturgy, from the innate religious sense of the Christian people, from works of art, from all sides we gather witnesses which assert that…
    - 27 days ago31 May 17, 12:05pm -
  • June 26: S. Cleti et Marcellini Summorum Pontificum et Martyrum ~
    Cletus was a Roman, and ruled the Church in the time of the Emperors Vespasian and Titus. In accordance with the precept of the Prince of the Apostles he ordained twenty-five priests for the City. He was the first Pope who made use in his letters of…
    - 62 days ago26 Apr 17, 2:44pm -
  • Holy Saturday: "Something strange is happening today... a great silence ..."
    From an ancient homily for Holy SaturdayThe Lord's descent into the underworldSomething strange is happening – there is a great silence on earth today, a great silence and stillness. The whole earth keeps silence because the King is asleep. The ea…
    - 73 days ago15 Apr 17, 2:36pm -
  • Not "fake news": Jesus reads the conscience of the Samaritan woman at the well
    Third Sunday of Lent Year AJesus and the Samaritan woman at the well: Not fake news.What is news?What is fake news?We are often played between people on both sides of the spectrum, but no matter what happens we have to do what is best for ourselves a…
    - 100 days ago19 Mar 17, 11:28am -
  • Saturday, first week of Lent: "Love your enemies"
    "But I say to you, love your enemies,and pray for those who persecute you,that you may be children of your Heavenly Father"Matthew 5"Christ died out of love for us, while we were still 'enemies.' The Lord asks us to love as he does, even our enemies…
    - 11 Mar 17, 1:06pm -
  • Tuesday, Lent I: "If you forgive men's sins"
    "This is how you are to pray:"Our Father who art in heaven,hallowed be thy name,thy Kingdom come,thy will be done,on earth as it is in heaven.Give us this day our daily bread;and forgive us our trespasses,as we forgive those who trespass against us;a…
    - 7 Mar 17, 11:45am -

Veils and Vocations

  • #7QT: Random facts and a Giveaway
    I am linking up with Kelly today to bring you some ramblings.1June is my "off" month.  No school, no activities---just lounging and relaxing bliss! Well, that is how I imagine it each year but it seems every year there is more going on and more to d…
    - 4 days ago23 Jun 17, 12:48pm -
  • Beauty Tuesday: Beautiful Woman
    My Lovie-Lu is six months old today!  Time is going by too quickly.  I know she has always been known as Little Lady on this blog, but Lovie-Lu is her nickname in real life so I may just change that.Anyway, her half-birthday got me thinking of all…
    - 7 days ago20 Jun 17, 4:13am -
  • Beauty Tuesday: The Communion of Saints
    Welcome to another Beauty Tuesday.  Please link your post below and remember to link back to this post. Thanks.We live in a fallen world. Whatever can go wrong will. It is easy to feel alone or discouraged even when we know that God is always with u…
    - 14 days ago13 Jun 17, 1:53am -
  • Beauty Tuesday: My Journey to Veiling
    Welcome back to the Beauty Tuesday linkup.  I greatly apologize for the lack of linkup last week.  I was traveling and tried for hours to get into Blogger but my Kindle just wouldn't let me.  Even though, I could get into every other Google accoun…
    - 21 days ago6 Jun 17, 4:30am -
  • My week in #7QT
    Ok, so I am linking up with Kelly to bring you a little glimpse at the past 8 days at the Veils and Vocations homestead.1Last Friday, Cowgirl spent a day at the Parish Visitors convent.  She had a great time at the "girls day."  What an amazing exp…
    - 32 days ago26 May 17, 12:59pm -
  • Beauty Tuesday: A Link-up
     I decided to add a new tradition to Veils and Vocations.  Each Tuesday, we will be having a link up party where you can share your latest post about the beauty of the world, the Church, your life, etc. We are bombarded with darkness everywher…
    - 35 days ago23 May 17, 7:30am -
  • #7QT Big Doings
    Linking up with Kelly to bring you some coming attractions and, as my mother would have said, "Big doings!"  here at Veils and Vocations.1I have reopened my etsy shop and am stocking it to the brim!  In honor of my grand re-opening, I am offering f…
    - 38 days ago19 May 17, 4:48pm -

Plot Line and SInker

  • Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
    Today is the beautiful Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus!  I found this gem of a picture in my mother-in-law’s possessions and thought it would be ideal to post for today’s feast. At this link is the Efficacious Sacred Heart Novena tha…
    - 3 days ago23 Jun 17, 6:28pm -
  • Rest in Peace, Mumsy
    It’s been a few weeks since I posted here on my blog.  My mother-in-law (who already had advancing dementia) started declining rapidly with the diagnosis that she had cancer. Despite her dementia, she had made it clear to my husband that she did n…
    - 5 days ago22 Jun 17, 1:52pm -
  • An Open Book – June 2017 #openbook
    I’m joining with Carolyn Astfalk and Catholic Mom for An Open Book. Here’s what I’ve been reading: Dying for Compassion: Book 2 Lady Doc Murders by Dr. Barbara Golder Now available on Kindle! Synopsis: What happens to a new love when an old one…
    - 20 days ago7 Jun 17, 9:00am -
  • The Path to Forgiveness
      My latest article at Catholic Mom: “Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.” In the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus taught us to “Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.” Many of us say…
    - 26 days ago31 May 17, 7:01pm -
  • Dying for Compassion Cover Reveal
    FQ Publishing (my company) has a new book coming out!  It’s Book #2 in the Lady Doc Murders called Dying for Compassion by Dr. Barbara Golder! “It is rare indeed to find an author who not only tells a good story but writes with real literary fla…
    - 31 days ago26 May 17, 3:25pm -
  • Goodreads Giveaway – Rightfully Ours by Carolyn Astfalk
    FQ Publishing is hosting a giveaway for three paperback copies of Rightfully Ours. Enter here to win a copy! Young Adult Religious Fiction. A coming-of-age story of first love, buried treasure, and discovering some things are worth the wait. Sixteen-…
    - 32 days ago25 May 17, 4:08pm -
  • Prominent Catholic Writers to Speak at Catholic Writers Conference in Schaumburg, Illinois
    Contact: Ann Lewis, Catholic Writers Guild, 317-755-2693 Schaumburg, Illinois– Several prominent Catholic writers will speak at the ninth annual Catholic Writers Conference LIVE taking place July 18-21 at the Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center…
    - 48 days ago10 May 17, 2:54pm -