Friday, October 20, 2017
Scripture Speaks: What Belongs to God:
" Jesus’ enemies try to set a trap for Him. A coin buys Him freedom from it. Gospel (Read Mt 22:15-21) For the last several weeks, our Gospel readings have shown us that Jesus used parables to help the religious elites of Jerusalem hear a call to believe in Him as their Messiah. They fell on …"
St. Paul of the Cross:
"Passionate Preacher St. Paul of the Cross (Priest and Founder) was born in 1694 to a large middle-class family which was very devout. He was the second of their sixteen children and worked for a time to help support his younger brothers and sisters. He joined the army of Venice at age twenty. In 1720, …"
Christ, Loneliness, and Redemptive Suffering:
"Christ's example teaches us not only how to cope with suffering but how to tap into redemptive suffering, by “offering up” our sufferings, joining them with Christ’s Passion, for the remission of sins and for spiritual benefits for ourselves and for others..."
Thursday, October 19, 2017
St. Isaac Jogues, St. John de Brébeuf, and Companions:
"North American Martyrs The French Jesuit priests St. Isaac Jogues (1607-1646), St. John de Brebeuf (1593-1649), and their companions St. John de Lalande, St. René Goupil, St. Anthony Daniel, St. Charles Garnier, St. Gabriel Lalemant, and St. Noel Chabanel were among the first missionaries to the North American Indians, and were the first martyrs of …"
"How often is our intent to be as helpful and charitable as possible to everyone who needs us, so that others may have the peace and help from us that they require? And how often do we fail at providing this help? Sometimes we just ignore the call for help altogether. And sometimes we give …"
Why Catholicism? Because It Offers True Forgiveness:
"The Church is not an evil force out to condemn the world. It’s a beacon of mercy, offering pardon and peace even to the worst failures among us. If that’s not good, I don’t know what is..."
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
6 Reasons to Take Your Family to Daily Mass As Often As Possible | ChurchPOP
(If this is not possible for you, I recommend watching EWTN Daily Mass on tv or online. I watch every morning and it is such a blessing, my day would not be complete without it.)
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
How to Know When Judgement is Near
"St. Paul reveals a progression of events that bears our stark resemblance to our times..."
by Mark Mallett
The 100 Years War: The Church and Communism - Crisis Magazine:
" The past 100 years from 1917 to 2017 have been an encapsulation of the protoevangelium, when God told the serpent “I will put enmity between you and the woman.” This 100-years-war has signified a most pronounced phase in the enmity. It began in 1917 with both (what are the odds?) the revelation of Our Lady …"
Have Confidence in God’s Tenderness:
"It is true that in some things man resembles God, but not in all. So great is the distance that separates them that, instead of imagining that He thinks and acts as men do, we may be sure it is far otherwise. But people have an idea that it is so and insist that this …"
Monday, October 16, 2017
Sunday, October 15, 2017
The Love & Humor of St. Teresa of Avila:
"St. Teresa of Avila was a Sixteenth Century Spanish Carmelite nun. She is credited with the reform of the Carmelite order, and she and St. John of the Cross together established the Discalced (“shoeless”) Carmelites. I first encountered her when I was an undergraduate at the University of Notre Dame. Each of the dorms at Notre …"
Saturday, October 14, 2017
The Traditional Mass: A Remedy for Modern Man's Spiritual Ills - Crisis Magazine:
"King Henri IV, after a long and bitter fight for the French Calvinist cause, finally sought to quell the fires of religious war by adopting his country’s traditional faith. “Paris is well worth a Mass,” he is rumored to have said, confirming the impression that he continued to reject Romanish ritual in his heart, even …"