Monday, March 31, 2014

New Liturgical Movement: Extraordinary Faith TV on EWTN - Debut Episode April 14

 

New Liturgical Movement: Extraordinary Faith TV on EWTN - Debut Episode April 14

"....showcases the beauty of classic Catholic sacred art, architecture, liturgy, and music." 

"Over two years in the making, Extraordinary Faith was co-founded by two veteran promoters of traditional liturgy: Executive Producer, Writer, and Host Alex Begin, a long-time organizer of Latin Masses in the Archdiocese of Detroit, Michigan and the Diocese of London, Ontario, Canada; and London, England-based journalist Mary O’Regan, who served as Writer, Producer, and Co-Host on the first two episodes."

Favorite Quotes from St. Clare of Assisi


 
Favorite Quotes from St. Clare of Assisi

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Be open to the light of Christ, encourages Pope



 Pope Francis preaches during a Penitential service at St. Peter's Basilica, March 28, 2014. Credit: Lauren Cater / CNA.

Be open to the light of Christ, encourages Pope :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

"During his Sunday Angelus message, Pope Francis urged the faithful to open themselves to the light of Christ and not be hindered by pride or interior blindness.

“Sometimes unfortunately ... from the height of our pride we judge others, and even the Lord! Today, we are invited to open ourselves to the light of Christ to bear fruit in our lives, to get rid of the behaviors that are not Christian.”

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Gift of Vatican II Document



Pope Francis, Vatican II show love for poor Professor to discuss mission of Church, gift of Vatican II document 

  "Blessed Pope John Paul II once said Vatican II and its documents are like a gift the Holy Spirit gave the modern Church, (Prof. Douglas) Bushman shared.

 “Well, people love to open gifts, so they should open up the documents of Vatican II and read them,” Bushman said. “When my students study these texts, they always express their surprise at how profoundly relevant, biblical and spiritual they are.” 

 “Gaudium et Spes” (Joy and Hope) is no exception, Bushman said."

"Gaudium et Spes"

Fight the Good Fight



"The Coming Persecution"

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Pope lauds Mary's meekness on feast of the Annunciation





Pope lauds Mary's meekness on feast of the Annunciation :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

 
“In order to receive this salvation, we need a humble heart, a meek heart, an obedient heart. Like that of Mary,” the Pope affirmed in his March 25 daily Mass.

And then, the Holy Spirit Chose Pope Francis


 

The face of Christ shines forth even through thick clouds


· Cardinal Prosper Grech’s meditation to the 115 cardinals at the opening of the Conclave that elected Pope Francis

 "...This most delicate task belongs to the Holy Spirit, who in recent decades has endowed us with a series of excellent holy Pontiffs. My intent is to draw from Scripture several reflections to make us understand what Christ wants from his Church, reflections that will help you in your discussions."...

Monday, March 24, 2014

Humble Submission Into The Lord's Hands




"Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word."

OF HUMBLE SUBMISSION

MAKE no great account of who may be for you or against you, but mind and take care that God be with you in everything you do. 


Have a good conscience, and God will sufficiently defend you; for he whom God will help, no man's malice can hurt.

If you know only how to be silent and to endure, doubt not that you should not experience help from the Lord. 

He knows the time and the manner of you deliverance; and, therefore, it is thy part to resign thyself into His hands.

Imitation of Christ Book II Ch 2

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Upcoming day of reconciliation announced by Pope Francis

 Pope Francis delivers his first Sunday Angelus on March 17, 2013. Credit: InterMirifica.net



Upcoming day of reconciliation announced by Pope :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

Finding Jesus in the Catholic Church

 

Finding Jesus in the Catholic Church 

Our mission (as Church) is to bring about that meeting that can change lives, that can make disciples. Then, as a loving mother Church, we are to nurture and guide those disciples into fruitful holiness in Christ.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Interview with Univeristy of Michigan Basketball Coach and Catholic




University of Michigan Basketball Team has advanced to the March Madness Sweet-Sixteen Tournament next week.

From " The Jesuit Post" :  (11/2013)

TJP Sits Down with Coach John Beilein


"Coach Beilein was generous enough to speak openly with Dennis Baker, S.J. about his experience with Jesuit education as a student-athlete and coach, his odyssey to last year’s Final Four, and his deep love for Ignatian spirituality."

Great Gratitude



I am so grateful to Our Lord Jesus Christ, Our Father, and Our Blessed Mother Mary for all the blessings and protection through the years. Four decades have passed since I first gave my life to God, and He has blessed me much more than I deserve, since there have been many ups and downs in the evidence of my dedication.  Lord have mercy and help me to stay close to you each moment.

Thank you to all those in my life who have led me back to God, taught me how to pray, took me to confession, and constantly guided me to what matters most  in life.... the sacred love of and humble obedience to Our Lord Jesus Christ.




Friday, March 21, 2014

Thursday, March 20, 2014

How Good is the Son of God Movie? | Crisis Magazine


How Good is the Son of God Movie? | Crisis Magazine



By Monica Migliorino Miller who is the Director of Citizens for a Pro-life Society (www.prolifesociety.com) and Associate Professor of Theology at Madonna University in Michigan. She holds a degree in Theatre Arts from Southern Illinois University and is the author of The Theology of the Passion of the Christ (Alba House).

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

What Happened to Catholic Ireland: An Irish-American Historian’s View




What Happened to Catholic Ireland: An Irish-American Historian’s View

by John P. McCarthy, Ph.D

"Just like the Church in the United States, the Irish Church is enduring hard times. However, what makes it so upsetting in Ireland … is the disappearance of what had been a Catholic society."


"Pope Francis for Dummies": Helpful Resources




 Extensive resource for online articles about Pope Francis' first year:



"Pope Francis for Dummies": Helpful Resources for Folks Who Are Puzzled, Perplexed, or Bamboozled by Ubiquitous Media Imbecilities and Remarkably Christlike Words and Actions

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Called to a Holy Life



"Beloved:  Bear your share of hardship for the gospel with the strength that comes from God.

He saved us and called us to a holy life, not according to our works but according to his own design and the grace bestowed on us in Christ Jesus before time began, but now manifest through the appearance of our savior Christ Jesus, who destroyed death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel."

II Timothy 1

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Catholic Mass...Holy and Profound



"If by chance a poorly instructed Catholic, or even a non catholic should find himself at Mass, it ought to be immediately obvious to him that he was witnessing something tremendously significant, holy and profound"
 - Cardinal Feltin of Paris at the II Vatican Council.

Irish Saints


Utah Catholics shared a link.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Meaning of Fasting



Msgr. M. Francis Mannion

Meaning of Fasting
 
www.osv.com
"Fasting from meat — or from other foods — during Lent continues to hold a certain fascination for non-Catholics and, indeed, for nonbelievers. Many people take up this practice simply as a way of losing weight or becoming.."

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Catholic Churches of Utah





An impressive, detailed and beautiful blog about the Catholic Churches and Missions in Utah:

Catholic Churches of Utah


Also, Visit New Page on Facebook:
 Utah Catholics

Cardinal Burke on Pope Francis

Pope Francis:

Cardinal Burke: Does the Pope Affirm the Teachings of the Church?  
 
From "Courageous Priests":
 
Pope Francis Through the Lens of Cardinal Burke:

An Honest,  Surprising, Re-assuring and Revealing Peek
  "We know many feel uncomfortable with Pope Francis.  Can we let Cardinal Burke put your mind at ease?  If you only read one thing today, than read this.   To the surprise of many, “the Holy Father has in fact affirmed the unchanging and unchangeable truths of the Church’s teaching on the inviolable dignity of innocent human life, and the integrity of marriage and the family.” Cardinal Raymond Burke

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Praying for A New Pentecost



From the Archdiocese of Detroit:

"Archbishop Vigneron has asked that we gather together in prayer this year, for the Year of Prayer for a New Pentecost. This prayer is a modification of the prayer used by Blessed John XXIII in his announcement of the Second Vatican Council. May our hearts be united as we join in prayer for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit!"

Pray that all Archdioceses and Dioceses in the United States will follow the example of the Church in Detroit! 


Our country needs a new Pentecost!




Saturday, March 8, 2014

Have I Grown Closer To Jesus Today?

Catholic Speaker and Author Gary Zimak offers advice for assessing the status of your relationship with Jesus


 Some good questions in the following article to ask daily during Lent:

Have I Grown Closer To Jesus Today?



Hoping your Lent is going well!

  I pray we are all learning to surrender more and more to God's Will.

Only His Will can bring us joy, happiness and eternal Love!
 
"Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and all these things will be added unto ye."


Great Quote:  

"We can think of Lent as a time to eradicate evil or cultivate virtue, a time to pull up weeds or to plant good seeds.
Which is better is clear, for the Christian ideal is always positive rather than negative. A person is great, not by the ferocity of his hatred of evil, but by the intensity of his love for God.."

Venerable Fulton J. Sheen

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Utah Catholics



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Saturday, March 1, 2014

Year of Prayer...in Archdiocese of Detroit!


"Archdiocese of Detroit Begins a Year of Prayer for a New Pentecost 

 On Ash Wednesday, the Archdiocese of Detroit will begin a “Year of Prayer for a New Pentecost” which will last through Easter Sunday of 2015." 

As a native of Detroit, Redford, and Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, I will be praying along with the Archdiocese of Detroit for a New Pentecost. And I will pray that this might also happen in my present Diocese of Salt Lake City.  If anyone can forward me a copy of the prayer card to be distributed in the Archdiocese of Detroit for the "Year of Prayer for a New Pentecost", I would be most grateful!  (Just received in the mail today the new book by Ralph Martin, "The Urgency of the New Evangelization: Answering the Call")....Detroit is "on fire"...in a good way, igniting for Our Lord Jesus Christ! Magnificent to see!

Read more Here

Thank You Teachers!


Do Not Be Anxious ~ Scott Hahn


Keep Calm

Do Not Be Anxious: Scott Hahn Reflects on the 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time | St. Paul Center For Biblical Theology