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  • St. Justin Martyr
    Prayers, Quips and Quotes by Saintly People; June 1, St. Justin Martyr
    Feast day of St. Justin MartyrPatron of PhilosophersPalestine and RomeMartyr (d. 165)The greatest grace God can give someone is to send him a trialhe cannot bear with his own powers...and then sustain himwith His grace so he may endure to the end...
  • The Visitation
    Prayers, Quips and Quotes by Saintly People; May 31, The Feast of the Visitation
    Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed VirginGod hugs you.Quote of St. Hildegarde of Bingen; Feast day Sept. 17The Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin is celebrated on May 31. We celebrate Mary visiting her cousin Elizabeth while she was...
  • Catholic game review: Alice: Madness Returns
    Catholic game review: Alice: Madness Returns
    Do you like scary movies? If you do, keep on coming, have we a doozy for you today.Title:Alice: Madness ReturnsGenreAction/ Adventure platformerPlatformPC, Xbox 360, PS3StoryAlice Liddel, of Wonderland, has had some problems since her family died...
  • Catholic game review: The Wolf Among Us
    Catholic game review: The Wolf Among Us
    Did you ever have one of those books where you always wanted to see it in other mediums? This is one of mine.Title:The Wolf Among UsGenreRPGPlatformPC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4, PC, Xbox OneStoryThis is based off of the comic bookFables --whatOnce Upon...
  • Trinity crucifix
    Which person in the Trinity do you find it easiest to pray to?
    Trinity Sunday is celebrated the Sunday after Pentecost. The Catholic Church teaches that there is one God manifested in three unique persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.Many of our formal prayers end with the Glory Be prayer. I asked...
  • St. Joan of Arc
    Prayers, Quips and Quotes by Saintly People; May 30, St. Joan of Arc
    Feast day of St. Joan of ArcPatron of Soldiers, FranceMartyrFrance, (1442-1431)I know this now,Every man gives his life for what he believes.Every woman gives her life for what she believes.Sometimes people believe in little or nothing.One life is...
  • St. Bona of Pisa
    Prayers, Quips and Quotes by Saintly People; May 29, St. Bona of Pisa
    Feast day of St. Bona of PisaMystic and visionaryPatron of Flight attendants, travelers, pilgrims and travel guidesItaly, (115-207)The greatest method of prayer is to have none.If in going to prayer one can form in oneself a pure capacityfor...
  • Spain honors the 500th anniversary of St. Teresa’s birth in Avila
    Spain honors the 500th anniversary of St. Teresa’s birth in Avila
    The Spanish city of Avila is celebrating the birth of St. Teresa 500 years ago within its formidable stone walls. Teresa Sanchez de Cepeda y Ahumada was born March 28, 1515, to Alonso Sanchez de Cepeda and his second wife, Beatriz de Ahumada....
  • 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...
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