January, 2014

St. John Bosco

Daily Catholic Quote from St. John Bosco

“Fly from bad companions as from the bite of a poisonous snake. If you keep good companions, I can assure you that you will one day rejoice with the blessed in Heaven; whereas if you keep with those who are bad, you will become bad yourself, and you will be in danger of losing your soul.” (St. John Bosco, Founder […]

Daily Catholic Quote by St. Francis of Assisi

“One day a rather worldly friend asked St. Francis of Assisi, ‘What do you do during those long hours before the Blessed Sacrament?’ ‘My son, in return I ask you what does the poor man do at the rich man’s door, the sick man in the presence of his physician, the thirsty man at a cool stream? What they do, […]

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Encountering the Word — Jude 1:24-25

“To the one who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you unblemished and exultant, in the presence of his glory, to the only God, our savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord be glory, majesty, power, and authority from ages past, now, and for ages to come. Amen.” (Jude 1:24-25) If you liked this scripture verse, please […]

"Christ the Consolator" by Bloch

On “Snowmageddon” and Answered Prayers

Even if you don’t live in Atlanta, it is likely you have read or heard about the rare snowstorm we experienced on Tuesday of this week and the chaos which followed as the snow turned our roads into sheets of ice when temperatures plummeted into the teens by early evening.  In fact, we are still dealing with significant road issues […]

G.K. Chesterton

Daily Catholic Quote from G. K. Chesterton

“There are two ways to get enough. One is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less.” (G. K. Chesterton; The Crimes of England) If you liked this quote, 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 […]

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Encountering the Word — 1 Peter 5:8

“Be sober and vigilant. Your opponent the devil is prowling around like a roaring lion looking for (someone) to devour” (1 Peter 5:8). 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 your comments and encourage you to leave your thoughts below. Thank […]

Candlemas — Light to the Nations

I recently led a group of pilgrims to Jerusalem.  As we stood at the foot of the Temple Mount and remembered the Presentation of Jesus, several people had questions.  There were questions about the redemption of the first-born son.  About the rite of purification after childbirth.  About how to put Matthew and Luke together in terms of chronology and geography […]

St. Thomas Aquinas, Doctor of the Church

Daily Catholic Quote from St. Thomas Aquinas

“To love God is something greater than to know Him.” (St. Thomas Aquinas, Doctor of the Church) January 28 — Memorial of St. Thomas Aquinas, Priest and Doctor of the Church (1225 – 1274) If you liked this quote, please share it with your friends and family using the Share and Recommend buttons below and via email. We value your […]

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Encountering the Word — Galatians 2:19-20

“For through the law I died to the law, that I might live for God. I have been crucified with Christ; yet I live, no longer I, but Christ lives in me; insofar as I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God who has loved me and given himself up for me” (Galatians […]

Deacon at Holy Mass

When a Phone Rings at Mass, It Could be God Calling

The priest in the small church in Seffner, Florida, where I attended Christmas Eve Mass, assured us that God loves us so much he came down from heaven to live with us. “God is with us,” said the priest, “in every moment of our lives, and he always”—but he didn’t get a chance to finish his sentence because some idiot’s […]