Sunday, August 20, 2017
NFL Star Benjamin Watson: Abortion is ‘The Ultimate Form of Racism’:
By Ben Johnson
Live Action News
"A professional football star is exposing Planned Parenthood’s origins in the racist views of founder Margaret Sanger.."
Saturday, August 19, 2017
(Less than 10 years ago, I stood next to this statue in a beautiful courtyard of a California historical Catholic Mission. Today it is destroyed. This is so comparable to what ISIS had done in Iraq!
The article below examines 'the revolution' that has come quickly to America and the persecution of
the Church which has now begun....)
Revolution... in Real Time
"We are watching a global revolution unfold in real time... and the Church is in its crosshairs..."
by Mark Mallett
The Saintly Crusader-King:
"August 25 is the feast of St. Louis IX, king of France. To commemorate him, we offer a brief excerpt from Steve Weidenkopf’s forthcoming book, The Glory of the Crusades: Louis’s insistence on taking the cross [in December 1244] and journeying to the Holy Land was an outgrowth of his deep faith and love for Christ. He …"
Saint Louis of France: Man of the Holy Eucharist:
"On this August 25, we celebrated the feast day of Saint Louis of France, principal patron saint of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis. The feast day of Saint Louis is celebrated as a solemnity in the City of Saint Louis and as a feast in the rest of the Archdiocese. In my homily for the …"
Friday, August 18, 2017
Scripture Speaks: The Canaanite Woman’s Faith:
"Today (Sunday Mass), as Jesus travels away from Jerusalem toward the region of the Gentiles, He meets a Canaanite woman who desperately needs His help. Why did He give her the cold shoulder? Gospel (Read Mt 15:21-28) To best understand this Gospel episode, we need to know that it follows a description of the great opposition Jesus …"
The Sigh of the Heart:
"Ronda Chervin, Ph.D., professor of philosophy at Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Cromwell, Connecticut, tells the extraordinary story of how she, despite being brought up by atheist parents in a New York City home where “God was no more real to us than elves,” became a fervent Catholic and has remained even in the face of unimaginably heavy crosses including the suicide of her son..."
The Canaanite Woman:
"The apostles thought she was a nuisance and asked Jesus to get rid of her. Jesus had gone to the region of Tyre and Sidon, modern-day Lebanon, and a local woman approached him for a favor. This was pagan country, home turf of the infamous Jezebel. The inhabitants of these parts were fondly referred to …"
St. Jane Frances de Chantal:
"St. Jane Frances de Chantal (1572-1641) was born in Dijon, France. Because her mother died only eighteen months later, her father (the head of the local parliament) took on the responsibility of educating her. Jane grew up to be a lovely and refined young woman with a cheerful temperament. She married Baron de Chantal and …"
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Mary and the Great American Solar Eclipse:
"Darkness is coming over America. For the first time in nearly 100 years a total solar eclipse will be visible from coast to coast across the United States. Monday August 21st will be “The Great American Eclipse.” It will be an American-centric event. Millions of people are travelling to see the totality of the eclipse, …"
"The man walking to Confession looked ragged and poor; probably homeless. Perhaps that’s why people just ignored him when he was hit by a passing trolley and thrown to the side of the road. He was eventually taken to the hospital, but they didn’t have the resources to give the best possible care to homeless …"
Avoiding the Temptation to Over-Sentimentalize the Faith:
'There is a growing tendency in certain church circles—both Protestant and Catholic—to over-emphasize sentimentality. Sentimentality allows us to focus predominantly on our feelings. This can also come from a false sense of piety and an over-emphasis on personal devotions, which inevitably leave us spiritually dry. Our faith is true regardless of how we feel in …"
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
The Saints and Academic Difficulties:
"I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you. Psalm 32:8 Imagine, if you can, that one of the greatest professional athletes of our times absolutely hated to play sports as a boy, and was clumsy and uncoordinated. This hypothetical situations could well …"
Are You on the Path to Holiness?:
"The upcoming Fall Quarter at the Avila Institute will feature a Graduate Program course on Introduction to Spiritual Theology taught by Dr. Joseph Hollcraft. You can sign up for this course or Theology of Divine Mercy, Conversion and Suffering by applying for the Graduate Studies Program. Are you on the path to holiness? Everyone is Called to …"