Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Mother Angelica on the Latin Mass

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Mother Angelica on the Latin Mass
Brian Williams

The Wisdom Of Saint Mary Of Bethany

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The Wisdom Of Saint Mary Of Bethany - Crisis Magazine

"Six days before the Passover, one day before Palm Sunday, and not long before Holy Week, Jesus came to Bethany to where Lazarus was with his siblings, Martha and Mary (John 12:1-8). Parallel accounts in Matthew (26:6-13) and Mark (14:3-9) tell us that they were at the house of Simon the leper. While Martha served …"

Is the Benedict Option the Answer to Neo-Barbarianism?

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Is the Benedict Option the Answer to Neo-Barbarianism? - Crisis Magazine

"At a recent talk, I compared our days to the times of the barbarian invasions and the fall of the Roman Empire. It is a fairly common comparison that applies to decadent societies like our own. In the end, I highlighted the need to continue to fight the Culture War and thus oppose the neo-barbarians …"

The Miraculous Image of Our Lady of Las Lajas

The Miraculous Image of Our Lady of Las Lajas

The Miraculous Image of Our Lady of Las Lajas:

" In 1754, an event took place in Colombia that continues to baffle geologists and other scientists. This event was the miraculous appearance of the image of Our Lady of Las Lajas (Our Lady of the Rocks)."

Learning the Fatima Vocabulary

Learning the Fatima Vocabulary

Learning the Fatima Vocabulary

"The Catholic world is all a buzz with Fatima.  2017 commemorates the 100th anniversary of Mary’s monthly apparitions to three shepherd children in Portugal from May-October 1917.  Pope Francis will be visiting Fatima in May and this past week the Vatican announced that two of the three visionaries will be canonized during this centennial year.  …"

Knowing the Novena

Knowing the Novena

Knowing the Novena

"Succinctly, a novena is a nine-day period of private or public prayer to obtain special graces, to implore special favors, or make special petitions. (Novena is derived from the Latin novem, meaning nine.) As the definition suggests, the novena has always had more of a sense of urgency and neediness. In our liturgical usage, the …"

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Highest Love

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"The highest Love is given without thought of cost or reward--anything less is not Love." 
 ("Elijah in Jerusalem", Michael D. O'Brien)

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Soldier or Saint – Leave No One Behind



Soldier or Saint – Leave No One Behind 



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How to Save the Soul of Our Catholic Schools - Crisis Magazine

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How to Save the Soul of Our Catholic Schools - Crisis Magazine

“How can we make our school more Catholic?” This is a real question schools ask, some with perplexity. Is it a new curriculum? Better religion classes? Having the kids come to Mass? The answer is vital for the future of Catholic education. The sociologist Christian Smith notes, from his extensive research on the life of … "

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How to Recognize If You Have Consented to Temptation

How to Recognize If We Consented to Temptation

How to Recognize If You Have Consented to Temptation

"We have not much difficulty in seeing that temptation is no evil and that consent alone makes the sin. That which troubles and disquiets those whom God subjects to this painful trial is the fear of offending God and their ignorance of the principles by which they may reassure themselves, not being able to distinguish … "



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God's Desire: The Conversion of Sinners

God's Desire: The Conversion of Sinners

God's Desire: The Conversion of Sinners

"One of the greatest desires of Almighty God is the conversion of sinners. That poor sinners will leave their sinful lifestyles and turn back to the love of God is high on the list of God’s desires. Furthermore, Our Lady, who is the one closest to God Almighty,  shares this same desire: that poor sinners … "



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What I Found At My Parish On A Weekday

What I Found At My Parish On A Weekday

What I Found At My Parish On A Weekday

'Where once I saw a bonus activity for the ready, I now see an opportunity for anyone. What seemed a harder practice for spiritual athletes now seems a simple way to magnify the prayers of the feeblest sinner. Driving to church and participating in communal prayer isn’t the long way round, it’s a short cut. Go head, give it a try. Just take a quick right at your local parish."



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The Handmaid of the Lord

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The Handmaid of the Lord

"The Handmaid of the Lord Presence of God – O Mary, you who called yourself the handmaid of the Lord, teach me how to consecrate all my strength and life to His service. MEDITATION All the splendors—divine filiation, participation in divine life, intimate relations with the Trinity—which grace produces in our souls are realized in … "



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Monday, March 27, 2017

St. Clare Quotes

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One With the Catholic Church in Spiritual Battle

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Spiritual Warfare Demands Return Fire 

"In this historic spiritual battle, we are one with the Catholic Church — and that is no small thing. "

Patti Armstrong

Christ’s Battle Against False Images of Man and God

Christ’s Battle Against False Images of Man and God

Christ’s Battle Against False Images of Man and God

"What is ultimately at issue in Christ’s temptations, according to Pope Benedict XVI, are false images of God and man. A traditional reading of the temptations is to see each one concerning a virtue and its corresponding vice. The first temptation, involving bread, might seem to represent gluttony. The offer of all worldly kingdoms then …"

Suspect the Good

Suspect the Good

Suspect the Good

"It’s nearly impossible to have a civil conversation nowadays with someone who disagrees with you. For example, take Sally, who is pro-choice, and her friend Alice, who is pro-life. Sally and Alice had never talked about this issue before, but now that they have, they suddenly find themselves at odds. Does this have to spell …"

The Value of Obedience

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The Value of Obedience

"The Value of Obedience Presence of God – O Jesus most obedient, make me understand the value of obedience. MEDITATION St. John of the Cross has said, “God wants from us the least degree of obedience and submission, rather than all the works we desire to offer Him” (Spiritual Maxims: Words of Light, 13).

Why? …"

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Remembering Mother Angelica

Mother Mary Angelica of the Annunciation, foundress of EWTN Global Catholic Network. (Source: EWTN)
Fr. Joseph Mary Wolfe Remembers Mother Angelica 

 "One year after Mother entered eternal life on March 27, 2016, Fr. Joseph Mary Wolfe shares a behind-the-scenes look at the spunky nun who founded the EWTN Catholic media empire."

Kathy Schiffer