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Daily Reflection — A New Day

How do you begin your day? How many times in the movies and on television have you watched the early morning scene of a person smashing the snooze button on a blaring alarm clock in a frantic effort to grab just a few more moments of sleep? Maybe that describes a few of your mornings! Maybe even more than a few of […]

St. Peter's Basilica at Night (and Ponte Sant Angelo over the Tiber)St. Peter's Basilica at Night (and Ponte Sant Angelo over the Tiber)

Daily Reflection — The Gift of the Church as Teacher

There have been many times in my life when I needed guidance about what to do. I am sure that has been true for you also.  Indeed, when we were young, we learned primarily from teachers. As we progressed, our teachers guided us to learn also from our experiences and observations. Unfortunately, there have also been times in my life […]

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Catholic Quote of the Day — from Pope-emeritus Benedict XVI

“In silence, we are better able to listen to and understand ourselves; ideas come to birth and acquire depth; we understand with greater clarity what it is we want to say and what we expect from others; and we choose how to express ourselves. By remaining silent we allow the other person to speak, to express him or herself; and […]

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Daily Reflection — You Are Never Alone

Do you sometimes feel all alone, overwhelmed by life’s challenges, sufferings and injustice? The truth is that you are never alone. Our Lord is always with you. Some may find that difficult to accept, but it is true nonetheless. He told us himself that his yoke is easy and his burden is light (see Matthew 11:30). Christ crucified is God’s […]

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Catholic Quote of the Day — from St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

“On the question of relating to our fellowman—our neighbor’s spiritual need transcends every commandment. Everything else we do is a means to an end. But love is an end already, since God is love.” (St.Teresa Benedicta of the Cross—Edith Stein) August 9 is the Optional Memorial of St. Benedicta of the Cross (1891 – 1942). Print this entry

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Catholic Quote of the Day — from Fr. Romano Guardini

“The Christian heart has always known Mary as the essence of compassion and love, to whom man can turn with particular and unreserved confidence. This is expressed so well by the intimate name that was given her from the beginning the name of mother.” (Fr. Romano Guardini, The Rosary of Our Lady) Print this entry