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  • 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...
  • March for Life
    March for Life 2015
    Michael Sean Winters of National Catholic Reporter gives us his annual column on why we should do better as Catholics on the abortion issue. He marched anyway (I did not - never have after 31 opportunities). You can find his piece athttp:/...
  • St. Marianne Cope
    Prayers, Quips and Quotes by Saintly People; Jan 23, St. Marianne Cope
    Feast day of Marianne CopeFranciscan SisterPatron of outcastsGermany and United StatesTo receive the grace of Godyou must go to the desertand stay awhile.Bl. Charles de Foucauld; Feast day December 1.St. Marianne Cope was the first Franciscan...
  • Obama SOTU
    Obama's last hurrah
    Wednesday, Michael Sean Winters of National Catholic Reporter commented on the prior evening's State of the Union Address. I am a day later because I was gains working and could not take the time to write this. I think it is worth the wait. As...
  • MLK Day
    Want to celebrate MLK? Free DC!
    Tuesday, Michael Sean Winters delivered his MLK commemoration in the National Catholic Reporter and work has me fininsh reading and commenting on it now. As always, please read the original column so my comments make sense to you. You can find it...
  • St. Vincent Palliotti
    Prayers, Quips and Quotes by Saintly People; Jan. 22, St. Vincent Palliotti
    Feast day of St. Vincent PalliottiFranciscan priestHumility isnothing but truth,while prideis nothing but lying.St. Vincent de Paul; Feast day Sept. 27St. Vincent Palliotti was born in Rome in 1795. He had a devotion to the Bl. Virgin from an...