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  • St. Hyacintha of Manincotti
    Prayers, Quips and Quotes by Saintly People; Jan 30, St. Hyacintha
    St. Hyacintha of ManincottiThird Order FranciscanItaly (1588-1640)Lord, give me the graceto work to bring aboutthe things I pray for.St. Thomas More; Feast day June 22St. Hyacintha was born near Viterbo, Italy. Her father was a count and her...
  • Al Franken
    From Burke to Limbaugh and the Latin Mass
    Pity no one can stumble onto this topic area, as the headline is a grabber. It is a reaction to Michael Sean Winters piece in the National Catholic Reporter on Conservatism. I miss conservatism, which ou will see in my comments. You can see what I...
  • Clouds
    Are you struggling with the will of God?
    Know that he who is restless and lacking in peace is struggling with the will of God. As you draw nearer to His being, and try to seek for his will, you'll find that your will is still so strong. This causes unrest.If your mind troubles you a...
  • Bl. Archangela Girlani
    Prayers, Quips and Quotes by Saintly People; Jan 29, Bl. Archangela Girlani
    Feast day of Bl. Archangela GirlaniCarmeliteItaly, (1460-1495)My God,may everythingI do and suffer todaybe for love of You.St. Bernadette; Feast day April 16Bl. Archangela Girlani was born to a noble family at Trino, Italy. She was educated by the...
  • Pope Francis calls on fathers to be present for their children
    Pope Francis calls on fathers to be present for their children
    Pope Francis called on fathers to be present and active in the lives of their children as part of remarks for his Wednesday General Audience today, and he said that the lack of a "father figure" in the life of any child can have "...
  • St. Thomas Aquinas
    Prayers, Quips and Quotes by Saintly People; Jan. 28, St. Thomas Aquinas
    Feast day of St. Thomas AquinasSicily, (1225-1274)Order of Preachers (Dominican)Patron of students and universitiesDoctor of the ChurchO Lord my God, make me submissive without protest,poor without discouragement, chaste without regret,patient...
  • Give up your indifference for Lent this year, Pope urges
    Give up your indifference for Lent this year, Pope urges
    Pope Francis officially released his message in advance of the Holy season of Lent today, and rather than merely giving up fatty foods, sugar, caffeine, or "bad habits," the Pope urged the world's Catholics to abandon something else...
  • St. Angela Merici
    Prayers, Quips and Quotes by Saintl People; Jan. 27, St. Angela Merici
    Feast day of St. Angela MericiThird Order FranciscanFoundress of the UrsulinesPatron of the sick and the disabledItaly (1474-1540)Remember,the Devil doesn't sleep,but seeks our ruinin a thousand ways.St. Angela MericiSt. Angela Merici was born...
  • Bl. Michal Kozal
    Prayers, Quips and Quotes by Saintly People; Jan. 26, Bl. Michal Kozal
    Feast day of Bl. Michal KozalPriestPolandMartyr (1893-1943The virtuous soul that is aloneand without a master,is like a lone burning coal...it will grow colderrather than hotter.St. John of the Cross; Feast day December 14Bl. Michal Kozal was born...
  • Jesus wants Christians to be united, Pope Francis proclaims
    Jesus wants Christians to be united, Pope Francis proclaims
    Pope Francis concluded the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity on Sunday with remarks as part of his Sunday Angelus message which declared that it was the prayer of Jesus that the Church be united, and that Christ wanted his followers to be a...
  • Tears of Paradox, Daniella Bova
    Tears of Paradox, a review
    James Clavell's short,The Children's Story, simply opens that "the" war is over, and "they" have won.Daniella Bova's dystopian novelTears of Paradoxshows us what happens when the war on God is over, and "they...
  • The Conversion of St. Paul
    Prayers, Quips and Quotes by Saintly People; Jan 25, The Conversion of St. Paul
    Feast day of the Conversion of St. PaulApostle and martyrO my Jesus,what a soulinflamed in Your loveaccomplishes!St. Teresa of Avila; Feast day October 15St. Paul was not one of the original twelve Apostles. He persecuted the early Christians. He...
  • The Conversion of St. Paul
    Celebrating conversion on the Feast day of the Conversion of St. Paul
    St. Paul was not one of the original apostles. While persecuting Christians after the death of Jesus, he was thrown to the ground by a bright light. He heard a voice asking him “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?” He responded with ...
  • St. Francis de Sales
    Prayers, Quips and Quotes; Jan. 24, St. Francis de Sales
    Feast day of St. Francis de SalesPatron Saint of the deaf and writersBishop of GenevaCo-Founder of the Order of the VisitationDoctor of the ChurchFrance (1567-1622)We shall steer safely through every stormso long as our heart is right,our...
  • March for LIfe
    March for Life: The Pro-Life Stance
    I went to the March for life this year and it was inspiring to see so many young people rally for those who have no voice. It also got me thinking about how many Christians are torn on the Pro-life debate. Some are undecided. Some are...