Worn Out Shoes: Pope Francis Renounces Clericalism

A recurring theme of Pope Francis is that of shepherds being among their sheep. To bishops and priest, the pope has said time again, “You must smell like your sheep.” This, of course, can only come when the bishops and priests live in the midst of those they shepherd, binding up their wounds, helping them […]

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MARY, “LA GUADALUPANA”: THE STAR OF EVANGELIZATION

Happy Feast Day to all Evangelists! Under the title of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Blessed Virgin Mary is known as the Patroness of the Americas and the Star of the New Evangelization. She helps the Church reach out to diverse cultures that draw near to her—and allow her to draw them into deeper love […]

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Putting the “Hallow” back in Halloween

Considering Halloween from a Catholic perspective.

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St. Francis – Book Review

A book review of G.K. Chesterton’s Biography of St. Francis of Assisi.

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Pope St. Pius X

Born Giuseppe Melchior Sarto in 1935, the some-day pope and saint, Pius X, was truly a magnificent and humble man.  His intellect shone bright, but never did he glory in it or lose grasp on his humble poverty.  He lived a life dedicated to “restoring all things in Christ” and, upon reading his biography by […]

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Reflections from Fulton Sheen

Finding True Happiness is a short book of excerpts from Venerable Fulton Sheen on happiness. It is published and is available through Dynamic Catholic. I highly recommend it this upcoming Lent (or anytime) as it has brief, digestible reflections on our desire for true happiness. There are sixteen brief chapters and I’ve pulled one quote out from each for easy reflection.

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St. Bernadette of Lourdes

St. Bernadette Soubirous, commonly known as St. Bernadette of Lourdes, is an inspirational figure for our times.  She faced a great deal of criticism over her visions of the Beautiful Lady and suffered greatly by the constant flow of those who wished to know more of the apparitions.  In fact, Bernadette said, “The Beautiful Lady has […]

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Pray with St. Francis de Sales

Morning prayer is “a general preparation for all the day’s work.” Should be made briefly and heartily, before you leave your room if possible, so that all the coming work of the day may be prospered with God’s Blessing. “Thank God and adore Him for His grace which has kept you safely through the night, […]

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St. Athanasius

Recently, I was fortunate enough to pull St. Athanasius from its dusty position upon my “need to read” bookshelf.  I was not only able to move the book to my sparsely populated “read” shelf, but I was also able to enjoy its short, sweet, and inspiring tale. Saint Athanasius, the “Father of Orthodoxy,” was born in […]

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