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Daily Catholic Quote from Pope Francis

“The message which Christians bring to the world is this: Jesus, Love incarnate, died on the cross for our sins, but God the Father raised him and made him the Lord of life and death. In Jesus, love has triumphed over hatred, mercy over sinfulness, goodness over evil, truth over falsehood, life over death.” (Pope Francis, from Urbi et Orbi [...]

Daily Catholic Quote from the Liturgy of the Hours for Holy Saturday

“Today a great silence reigns on earth, a great silence and a great stillness.  A great stillness because the King is asleep.  The earth trembled and is still because God has fallen asleep in the flesh and has raised up all who have slept since the world began… ” I order you, O sleeper, to awake.  I did not create [...]

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Daily Catholic Quote by St. Francis of Assisi

“We adore you and we bless you, Lord Jesus Christ, here and in all the churches which are in the whole world, because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world.” (St. Francis of Assisi, Deacon) October 4 is the Memorial of St. Francis of Assisi (1181 – 1286) If you liked this quote, please share it with your [...]

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Encountering the Word — Luke 23:34

“And Jesus said, ‘Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.’” (Luke 23:34) If you liked this scripture verse, 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 Print this [...]

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Daily Catholic Quote from Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

“Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want. This is why the greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion.” (Blessed Teresa of Calcutta; National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C, February 5, 1994) If you liked this quote, please share it with your friends and family [...]

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Encountering the Word — Luke 12:49-53

“I came to cast fire upon the earth; and would that it were already kindled! I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how I am constrained until it is accomplished! Do you think that I have come to give peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division; for henceforth in one house there will be five divided, three against [...]

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Daily Catholic Quote from Pope Francis

“… I think of the steadfast faith of those mothers tending their sick children who, though perhaps barely familiar with the articles of the creed, cling to a rosary; or of all the hope poured into a candle lighted in a humble home with a prayer for help from Mary, or in the gaze of tender love directed to Christ [...]

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Encountering the Word — 2 Timothy 1:7

“God did not give us a spirit of timidity but a spirit of power and love and self-control.” (2 Timothy 1:7) If you liked this scripture verse, 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 [...]

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What God Did When I Thought My Crosses Were Too Small

This Lent, I resumed my favorite Lenten prayer tradition, praying for a different person, couple, or family each of the 40 days, offering all of my prayers, petitions, frustrations, joys, and sufferings that day for their intentions. It was a particularly amazing experience for me this year. Before the Lenten season, I had become unusually fixated on the fact that [...]

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What Should We Make of the Movie, “Heaven is for Real”?

When a four-year-old boy almost dies and later reports having visited heaven, it’s easy to brush it off as a child’s feverish imaginings. But when he knows things that no one ever told him and reports that he learned about it in heaven, it is hard to brush off.  In the movie, Heaven is for Real, from the 2010, #1 [...]