Friday, February 5, 2016

Grow with Mary Each Week

Grow with Mary Each Week 

 FREE from Saint Paul Center for Biblical Theology
 Dr. Scott Hahn
All-new Online weekly Bible Study beginning Ash Wednesday

A Lenten Retreat with Mark

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A Lenten Retreat with Mark

Pope Francis: God Triumphs through Humility


Pope Francis: God triumphs through humility

Ted Cruz Exclusive with Raymond Arroyo, EWTN, "World Over Live"



World Over - 2016-02-04– Ted Cruz Exclusive with Raymond Arroyo

TED CRUZ, US Senator from Texas and GOP presidential candidate on his win in the Iowa Caucuses and his thoughts on the important issues in the 2016 race.

Catholics for Ted Cruz 2016 (on Facebook)

Year of Mercy, “...Time to Heal Wounds”: 8 Ways



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Year of Mercy, “...Time to Heal Wounds”: 8 Ways

The Call to Forgive Others as We Have been Forgiven



The Call to Forgive Others as We Have been Forgiven

The Call of Lent: Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving

Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving

The Call of Lent: Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving

Memorial of Saint Agatha



"Today we are celebrating the memorial of St Agatha, martyred in Catania probably during the persecution of Decius in the third century. Agatha means Her name corresponds to reality: St Agatha "is truly a good woman", we read in the Liturgy of the Hours this morning, "coming forth from God in whose goodness she shares. She is good to her Spouse, Christ, and good also to us through sharing with us her goodness. 'Good' is the force and meaning of her name."
~Saint Pope John Paul II 12 February 1997

In our culture today we seldom hear the words purity or chastity. (Chastity-purity- means not having any sexual relations before marriage. It also means fidelity to husband or wife during marriage. In Catholic morality, chastity is placed opposite the deadly sin of lust, and is classified as one of seven virtues. The moderation of sexual desires is required to be virtuous.)

Agatha lived a life of purity. Many young women did, such as the Blessed Virgin Mary, Martha of Bethany, Maria Goretti, Ursula and many others that became Saints. They put God first. Revelation 14:4 says: “…They are virgins and these are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. They have been ransomed as the first fruits of the human race for God and the Lamb.”
Lord may we live chastely and pure for You.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Christ is Our Peace



"A quiet mind is the effect of strong faith. It is not a mere byproduct of tranquil times. The awareness of Christ's presence in our life will be the road to a more profound freedom from disturbance. Christ is our peace, not in the future but in the present, not held back but freely given, not hoped for, but obtained! Like the apostles in the boat, we need to turn to Jesus when storms rage." ~ Michael Casey based on a text from Saint Bernard of Clairvaux




"...we must [first] find the courage to enter into the desert of our loneliness and to change it by gentle and persistent efforts into a garden of solitude.. ..it it is the movement from the restless senses to the restful spirit, from the outward-reaching cravings to the inward-reaching search, from the fearful clinging to the fearless play.” ~ Henri J.M. Nouwen

We Are Loved

Hear God Speaking to You

Hear God Speaking to You

Hear God Speaking to You

God I only want to do your will.  Let only your will be done on earth, as it is in Heaven.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The True Path to Peace

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The True Path to Peace



(The news items in this article are from last year, but the principle stated is just as valid.  There can be no peace without truth. This is especially true in an election year.)

Saints Never Deny Hell

What to Give Up for Lent?


What You Should Give Up for Lent, Based on Your Personality Type

I think probably I'm an INFJ...Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling, Judging

Yes, we're all Catholic,  but what kind?  What are you?  What is your personality?

The author tells us what we might want to give up for Lent based on our personality.

Why Doctrine and Pastoral Practice are Indivisible - Crisis Magazine

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Why Doctrine and Pastoral Practice are Indivisible - Crisis Magazine

Fr. Mitch Pacwa Homily on Memorial of St. Blaise on EWTN on 2/3/16




Fr. Mitch Homily, St. Blaise, Bishop and Martyr (Optional Memorial) Gospel and Homily begin at 4:30 on video

St. Blaise, Saint of the Day

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St. Blaise

Monday, February 1, 2016

The Download—Socialism a ‘Deadly Plague’

The Download—Socialism a ‘Deadly Plague’

The Download—Socialism a ‘Deadly Plague’

Why It’s Important that Jesus Founded the Church

Jesus Founded the Church

Why It’s Important that Jesus Founded the Church:

Jesus founded the Church. This means that the Church was not something that just happened to evolve after the resurrection—that it was not a human institution formed in response to the message of Christ. It means that not even Peter and the apostles were the founders of the Church....

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Yes!  This is the second great article on this point I've read today.
 It's something we must never forget or compromise on!