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  • Marx
    Inequality - recent books and no progress
    Michael Sean Winters of the National Catholic Reporter is reviewing a few book reviews on the topic of ecnonomic inequality and the way any talk of religion is absent from the discussion. He has not read me lately, even though I comment on his...
  • St. Benjamin
    Prayers, Quips and Quotes by Saintly People; March 31, St Benjamin
    Feast day of St. BenjamenDeaconPersia, Martyr (3. 424)The cross means there is no shipwreck without hope;there is no dark without dawn;nor storm without haven.St. John Paul II; Feast day July 15St. Benjamin was a deacon serving in Persia. There...
  • St. John Climacus
    Prayers, Quips and Quotes by Saintly People; March 30, St. John Climacus
    Feast day of St. John ClimacusHermit and Abbot of Mt. Sinai (525-605)Humility is the only virtue no devil can imitate.If pride made demons out of angels,there is no doubt that humility can makeangels out of demons.St. John ClimacusSt. John...
  • What is Palm Sunday?
    What is Palm Sunday?
    Palm Sunday is the beginning of Holy Week. Palm Sunday is when Jesus Christ enters Jerusalem, and is greeted by people. They seem so happy to see him that they fan him with palms as he enters the city,Palm Sunday is the start of the Holy Week. On...
  • St. Mark of Arethusa
    Prayers, Quips and Quotes by Saintly People; March 29, St. Mark of Arethusa
    Feast day of St. Mark of ArethusaBishop of Arethan, Syria (d. 389)Our discovery of God is, in a way,God's discovery of us.We cannot go to heaven to find Him becausewe have no way of knowing where heaven is or what it is,He comes down from...
  • Pope Francis
    Pope Francis gives Apostolic blessing to Carmelites on St. Teresa's birthday
    St. Teresa of Avila was born on March 28, 1515. Pope Francis has marked the 500 year anniversary of the saint's birthday by imparting a special blessing on the Carmelite family. He noted that St. Teresa's life is a great treasure that can...
  • Palm crosses: How to make a perfect palm cross for Palm Sunday 2015
    Palm crosses: How to make a perfect palm cross for Palm Sunday 2015
    Palm crosses are a worldwide symbol of Palm Sunday, which for 2015 is tomorrow, March 29. Catholics throughout Long Island are gathering in local parishes to begin Holy Week, and collect palms, the symbol of Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem...
  • St. Sixtus III
    Prayers, Quip and Quotes by Saintly People; March 28, St. Sixtus III
    Feast day of St. Sixtus IIIBishop of Rome (d. 440)Take care of your bodyas if you were going o live forever,and take care of your soulas if you were going to die tomorrow.St. Augustine of Hippo; Feast day August 28St. Sixtus III was born in Rome,...
  • Pope Francis speaks of the joy of the covenant
    Pope Francis speaks of the joy of the covenant
    Pope Francis on Thursday reflected on two Gospel passages which he said spoke of the “joy of trusting in God’s promises” in his homily for daily Mass in the Chapel of the St. Martha Residence. The first was Genesis 17:3-9, where...
  • Catholic priests are causing yogaphobia
    Catholic priests are causing yogaphobia
    Yoga is seen as an universal accepted exercise. Millions of people practice yoga at any age. Yoga is seen all around us including malls, parks, schools and libraries. Many use yoga as exercise and a way of becoming closer to spiritual aspect in...
  • St. John of Egypt
    Prayers, Quips and Quotes by Saintly People; March 27, St. John of Egypt
    Feast day of St. John of EgyptHermit (214-304)The trouble is that everyone talks about reforming othersand no one things about reforming himself.St. Peter of Alcantara; Feast day October 19St. John of Egypt was born in Lycopolis, which is now...
  • Kids & Sacraments
    Preparing Children for Sacraments (DVD Review)
    Kids & the SacramentsDVD available from Paraclete Press.Running Time, 50 minutesCopyright 2013REVIEW:The content in this DVD is particularly good for children of catechetical age going through RCIA or younger elementary school kids...
  • St. Margaret Clitherow
    Prayers, Quips and Quotes by Saintly People; March 26, St. Margaret Clitherow
    Feast day of St. Margaret ClitherowMartyrEngland, (1555-1586)Spirit of truth, You are the reward of saints,the comforter of souls, light in the darkness,riches to the poor, treasure to lovers,food for the hungry, comfort to the wanderer;to sum up...
  • St. Lucy Filippini
    Prayers, Quips and Quotes by Saintly People; March 25, St. Lucy Filippini
    Feast day of St. Lucy Filippini Italy (1672-1732)The Church of God is not a restful garden,but a working vineyard.St. Lucy FilippiniSt. Lucy Filippini was born in Corneto-Tarquinia, Italy in 1672. Her mother died before she turned a year old. Her...
  • The Annunciation of the Lord
    Prayers, Quips and Quotes by Saintly People; March 25, The Annunciation
    Solemnity of the Annunciation of the LordBehold, I am the handmaid of the Lord.May it be done to me according to Your word.Mary, Mother of GodThe Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord celebrates the actual event of the Angel Gabriel visiting...