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  • ISIS versus Pope
    Pope Francis under ISIS threat
    In an annual greeting to his public security team, Pope Francis warned that there are “shadows and dangers” hovering over mankind, as the Vatican faces new threats from Islamic State (IS) militants.The Pope lauded his the safety...
  • Parish of Sts. Francis and Clare
    Welcome and welcomed back home
    One of the joys of attending Mass at a small Independent Catholic Community like the Parish of Sts. Francis and Clare is the sense that not only is everyone welcome, but even more important, everyone is welcome to find a home in the community....
  • There is no such thing as private salvation, Pope preaches
    There is no such thing as private salvation, Pope preaches
    Pope Francis said in his homily for daily Mass Thursday that Christians need to follow Jesus Christ in the way that Christ has asked us to follow him, not turn our Christian experience into a kind of "elitism" where our faith becomes ...
  • Glorious sky
    How to conquer dryness in your prayer life
    If only we promote God with passion, we would be able to convert many sinners. But where do we put our efforts and works? Sadly, to things that are passing. We try to obtain security in this life when the only security we need is in the afterlife....
  • 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...