November, 2013

Pope Francis

Pope Francis and the Wisdom of Kings

We have been blessed with another outstanding Holy Father in Pope Francis! He has an extraordinary ability to touch ordinary lives. His candor and accessibility have taken his words to places not accustom to echoes of truth and this admittedly adds the risk that his words will be re-echoed with more distortion than in times past.  It should come as […]

St. John Bosco

Daily Catholic Quote from St. John Bosco

  “When tempted, invoke your Angel. he is more eager to help you than you are to be helped! Ignore the devil and do not be afraid of him: He trembles and flees at the sight of your Guardian Angel.” (St. John Bosco, Founder of the Salesian Society) January 31 is the Memorial of St. John Bosco, Priest (1815 – […]

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Encountering the Word – Romans 6:23

“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23) 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 your thoughts below. Thank you! […]

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Thanksgiving and the Eucharist

For Americans, the term “Thanksgiving” conjures up images of turkey and cranberry sauce, parades and bowl games.  These “traditions” have come to mark an event made a perpetual institution of American life by President Abraham Lincoln. But why did Lincoln proclaim the last Thursday in November as a national holiday?  Because it was clear to him that the blessings of […]

Do you know the deeper meaning of Christmas lights?

As fall moves onward towards winter we have places to go, things to do, people to meet.  Yet as we go about our business, we notice the days are getting shorter.  Sweaters come out of storage, we close the windows, and turn on the heat. Advent is a season where we stop and remember that the light of this world […]

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Encountering the Word – 1 Thessalonians 5:5-6

“For all of you are children of the light* and children of the day. We are not of the night or of darkness. Therefore, let us not sleep as the rest do, but let us stay alert and sober.” (1 Thessalonians 5:5-6) If you liked this scripture passage, please share it with your friends and family using the Share and […]

Fearing My Daughter

A Father struggles with the birth of his Downs Syndrome daughter, “’If she dies as a result of her surgery the pain will be over for all of us,’ we thought.”  “It’s a girl!”  The nurse announced. After the birth of seven healthy sons, those words should have brought great joy. Under different circumstances, I would have done back flips.  Instead, […]

St. Catherine of Alexandria

Daily Catholic Quote — A Prayer to St. Catherine of Alexandria

Glorious Saint Catherine, virgin and martyr, help me to imitate your love of purity. Give me strength and courage in fighting off the temptations of the world and evil desires. Help me to love God with my whole heart and serve Him faithfully. O Saint Catherine, through your glorious martyrdom for the love of Christ, help me to be loyal […]

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Encountering the Word – Philippians 4:13

“I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13) 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 your thoughts below. Thank you! – The Editors Print this entry

Tis the Season

Tis the season.  Everyone’s out shopping for that special something for everyone on their list.  We are all busy, running around like worker bees, catching ourselves coming and going.  There are Christmas programs and holiday recitals and parties and gatherings and a long list of things to do. In the midst of all of that, it’s easy to forget that […]