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  • St. Germanus of Auxerre
    Prayers, Quips and Quotes by Saintly People; May 28, St. Germanus
    Feast day of St. Germanus of AuxerreBishop of Paris (496-576)For the Christian there is no such thing as a "stranger."There is only the neighbor.....the person near us and needing us.St. Edith Stein; Feast day August 9St. Germanus of...
  • St. Augustine of Canterbury
    Prayers, Quips and Quotes by Saintly People; May 27, St. Augustine of Canterbury
    Feast day of St. Augustine of CanterburyArchbishop of CanterburyMonk and abbotEngland (d. 605)God's works are not regulatedby our plans and wishes.St. Vincent de Paul; Feast day September 27St. Augustine was the prior of the Benedictine...
  • scalia
    Notre Dame, religious freedom and Justice Scalia
    Michael Sean Winters of National Catholic Reporter writes on how Notre Dame can blame Scalia for the evolution of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. You can read his piece at http://ncronline.org/blogs/distinctly-catholic/remember-scalia...
  • Ireland
    The impact of the Irish gay marriage vote
    Monday, Michael Sean Winters of National Catholic Reporter published his reaction to the vote in Ireland legaling gay marriage. His comments are athttp://ncronline.org/blogs/distinctly-catholic/irelands-reality-check-and-ours Mine follow:There is...
  • Specter, by John Desarlais
    Review: Specter
    In Bleeder, by John Desjarlais, we were introduced to philosophy professor Reed Stubblefield, who thought in Aristotle quotes. During a bit of R and R in the countryside, in a quiet, sleepy little village right out of a Miss Marple novel, he meets...
  • St. Joanna
    Prayer, Quips and Quotes by Saintly People; May 24, St. Joanna
    Feast day of St. JoannaFriend and follower of JesusThe instruments of Godare always humble.St. John Chrysostom; Feast day September 13St. Joanna was a devoted follower of Jesus. We learn about her in Luke's Gospel, Chapter 8. She was the wife...
  • St. John Baptist Rossi
    Prayers, Quips and Quotes by Saintly People; May 23, St. John Baptist Rossi
    Feast day of St. John Baptist RossiPriest, Italy (2698-1764)From silly devotions and sour faced saints,good Lord, deliver us!St. Teresa of Avila; Feast day October 15St. John Baptist Rossi was born in Voltaggio, Italy in 1698. He was one of four...
  • Pentecost
    Pope's message on Pentecost: No sinner is turned away!
    In Pope Francis' Regina Coeli address on Pentecost Sunday, Pope Francis greeted the thousands of pilgrims gathered in St. Peters's Square. He commented on the beatification yesterday of Archbishop Oscar Romero who was a zealous pastor and...
  • Pope Francis
    Twelve reasons I'm Catholic
    The other day one of my Protestant friends asked me why I remained Catholic all these years. ”Don’t grab for a book or pamphlet for your answers“, he said, “speak the first things that come to your mind.” Here’s...
  • St. Rita of Cascia
    Prayers, Quips and Quotes by Saintly People; May 22, St. Rita of Cascia
    Feast of St. Rita of CasciaPatron of impossible causes, abuse victims, widowsWidow, Augustinian NunCascia, Italy (1386-1457)Be at peace with your own soul,then heaven and earth will be at peace with you.Quote of St. Jerome; Feast day September...
  • St. Eugene de Mazenod
    Prayers, Quips and Quotes by Saintly People; May 21, St. Eugene de Mazenod
    Feast day of St. Eugene de MazenodBishop, FrancePatron of dysfunctional familiesBishop, France (1782-1861)In spiritual life, when you cease to climb,you begin to descend.Quote of St. Bernard; Feast day August 20St. Eugene Mazenod was born in Aixen...
  • St. Bernadine of Siena
    Prayers, Quips and Quotes by Saintly People; May 20, St. Bernadine of Siena
    Feast day of St. Bernadine of SienaFranciscan priestItaly (1380-1444)God must be the king of our minds,the Lord of our minds, so that the thought of Himnever leaves us, and we speak, think, and act always eitherfor Him or guided by love of Him.Let...
  • Parents are the primary educators of their children, declares Pope
    Parents are the primary educators of their children, declares Pope
    At his weekly general audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis begged that violence and murder committed against Christians in the Middle East and in various other parts of the world should cease, and he referred to it as an “unspeakable crime....
  • wuerl
    DC Cardinal Wuerl at climate event in Rome
    Thursday, Michae Sean Winters of National Catholic Reporter analyzes the remarks of Donald Cardinal Wuerl (how you are supposed to say it) at the second event running up to the climate change encyclical (literally circular letter). You can read...
  • St. Ivo of Kermartin
    Prayers, Quips and Quotes by Saintly People; May 19, St. Ivo of Kermartin
    Feast day of St. Ivo of KermatrinPatron saint of lawyers, judges, orphans, widowsThird Order Franciscan, PriestBrittany (1253-1303)The truth that many people never understand,until it is too late, is that the more you try to avert sufferingthe...
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