June, 2014

United States Supreme Court

Supreme Court Sides with Hobby Lobby 5-4 in a Narrowly Defined Decision

  In a narrowly-defined decision, the United States Supreme Court ruled that Hobby Lobby cannot be forced by the HHS Mandate to provide certain medicines/services to its employees that violate the religious beliefs of its owners.  We will need to watch for more information and analysis as the day progresses as to what this means for Hobby Lobby and other employers. Read […]

Venerable Fulton J. Sheen

Daily Catholic Quote from Venerable Fulton J. Sheen

“The greatest love story of all time is contained in a tiny white host.” (Venerable Fulton J. Sheen) If you liked this quote, please share it with your friends and family using both the Recommend and Social Media buttons below and via email. We value your comments and encourage you to leave your thoughts below. Thank you! – The Editors […]

Photography © by Andy Coan

Encountering the Word — 1 Kings 19:11-13

“And he said, ‘Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the Lord.’ And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and broke in pieces the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake; and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not […]

The World of Little Girls and Possibilities

It was not until I was sleeping in a pink ruffled bed in a pink walled room, surrounded by all things sparkly and pink, that I began to fully realize our enormous responsibility — as parents of daughters and as a society and Catholic community. Laying there in my niece’s bed, with my own girl in the neighboring bed, watching […]

Saint John Paul II

Daily Catholic Quote from Pope St. John Paul II

“The way Jesus shows you is not easy. Rather, it is like a path winding up a mountain. Do not lose heart! The steeper the road, the faster it rises towards ever wider horizons. May Mary, Star of Evangelization, guide you! Docile like her to the Father’s will, take the stages of history as mature and convincing witnesses.” (Pope St. John […]

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Encountering the Word — Matthew 16:17-19

Jesus said to him in reply, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah. For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my heavenly Father. And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it. I will give you the keys […]

"Return of the Prodigal Son" (detail) by Murillo

I’ll Forgive You If…

Have you ever held back from forgiving someone because they hadn’t met your conditions? That happened to me once. I inadvertently offended someone and I sincerely apologized three times. I noticed that the person did not accept my apology or offer forgiveness. I finally said, “You know, I have now apologized to you three times very sincerely. I really am […]

"Madonna and Child" (detail) by Sassoferrato

Daily Catholic Quote from St. Irenaeus

“The Word Himself, born of Mary who was still a Virgin, rightly received in birth the recapitulation of Adam, thereby recapitulating Adam Himself.” (Saint Irenaeus; Bishop of Lyons; ca. A. D. 140 – ca. A. D. 202; Against Heresies; Jurgens I § 223) June 28 is the Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary. If you liked […]

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Encountering the Word — Luke 1:24-33

“After these days his wife Elizabeth conceived, and for five months she hid herself, saying, ‘Thus the Lord has done to me in the days when he looked on me, to take away my reproach among men.’ In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man […]

"Christ the Consolator" (detail) by Carl Bloch

An Invitation to Come Home

“Thanks for taking care of Duke, we came back from spring break early for Palm Sunday,” Paul said to Susan while picking up his dog. “Happy Easter to you and your family” Susan answered.  She then added a bit defiantly, “But for me, I haven’t been back to Mass in 40 years.” “Why have you been away?”  Paul asked, caught […]