October, 2013

Pope St. John Paul II

Daily Catholic Quote from Blessed John Paul II

“It is Jesus in fact that you seek when you dream of happiness, he is waiting for you when nothing else you find satisfies you; he is the beauty to which you are so attracted; it is he who provokes you with that thirst for fulness that will not let you settle for compromise; it is he who urges you […]

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Encountering the Word – Colossians 3:17

And whatever you do, in word or in deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. (Colossians 3:17) If you liked this scripture passage, please share it with your friends and family using the Share and Recommend buttons below and via email. We value your comments and encourage you to leave […]

"Christ the Consolator" by Bloch

O Joyful Catholics, Where Are You?

I believe one of the greatest obstacles to evangelization and sharing our faith with others today is that many of us have forgotten how to be joyful. I know when the stresses of the world weigh me down, I struggle to maintain a joyful attitude in the presence of others. We are often so busy with our hectic schedules and […]

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Daily Catholic Quote from St. Thérèse of Lisieux

“You cannot be half a saint; you must be a whole saint” (St. Thérèse of Lisieux [of the Child Jesus], Virgin and Doctor of the Church) October 1 is the Memorial of St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the Church (1873-1897) If you liked this quote, please share it with your friends and family using the Share and […]

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Encountering the Word – Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, on your own intelligence do not rely; In all your ways be mindful of him, and he will make straight your paths. (Proverbs 3:5-6) If you liked this scripture passage, please share it with your friends and family using the Share and Recommend buttons below and via email. We value your comments and […]

A Heart for Grace!

Tax collectors have never been popular.  But in Roman Palestine, they were particularly hated.  It was bad enough that they collaborated with the foreign oppressors.  Its understandable that the Jews felt about the same thing for the Romans as the French did for the occupying Nazis in World War II. But the Roman system of “tax farming” made tax collectors […]

Dr. Peter Kreeft

Daily Catholic Quote from Dr. Peter Kreeft

  “Our culture has filled our heads but emptied our hearts, stuffed our wallets but starved our wonder. It has fed our thirst for facts but not for meaning or mystery. It produces ‘nice’ people, not heroes.” (Dr. Peter Kreeft, Jesus-Shock) If you liked this quote, please share it with your friends and family using the Share and Recommend buttons […]

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Encountering the Word – Isaiah 41:10

“Do not fear: I am with you; do not be anxious: I am your God. I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10) If you liked this scripture verse, please share it with your friends and family using the Share and Recommend buttons below and via email. We value […]

The Godliness of Motherhood

According to a Jewish proverb, “God could not be everywhere, so He made mothers.” This is a fine, enduring sentiment. I do think, however, that by reversing the statement we come closer to the truth: “God could be everywhere and proved it by creating mothers.” This image is consistent with the American novelist William Makepeace Thackeray’s remark, in Vanity Fair, […]

St. Simon the Zealot and St. Jude Thaddeus

Daily Catholic Quote from St. Jude

“But you must remember, beloved, the predictions of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ; they said to you, ‘In the last time there will be scoffers, following their own ungodly passions.’ It is these who set up divisions, worldly people, devoid of the Spirit. But you, beloved, build yourselves up on your most holy faith; pray in the Holy […]