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Three (Simple) Ways to Observe the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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On November 21, the Church celebrates the memorial of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  You might be thinking, “Wait a minute. Didn’t we celebrate that earlier in the year?” We did indeed celebrate a presentation feast day earlier in the year – on February 2, as a matter of fact – but that was the Presentation of the […]

Daily Catholic Quote from Pope Paul VI

Pope Paul VI

“The world calls for and expects from us simplicity of life, the spirit of prayer, charity towards all, especially towards the lowly and the poor, obedience and humility… Without this mark of holiness, our word will have difficulty in touching the heart of modern man. It risks being vain and sterile.” (Pope Paul VI) If you liked this quote, please […]

Some Thoughts on Marriage

Wedding Rings

It is impossible to ignore the ongoing and hotly contested debate in our country about the definition of marriage as being between one man and one woman.  The partisans on both sides of the issue have well-articulated arguments defending their positions and the issue is now before the Supreme Court to determine the future of marriage in California and possibly […]

Daily Catholic Quote from Pope Paul VI

Pope Paul VI

“Responsible men can become more deeply convinced of the truth of the doctrine laid down by the Church on this issue if they reflect on the consequences of methods and plans for artificial birth control. Let them first consider how easily this course of action could open wide the way for marital infidelity and a general lowering of moral standards. […]

Integrating Catholicism with Our Work – Five Actionable Ideas

As we begin a new year, have you considered how to bring your Catholic faith with you to work? Made any resolutions in this area of your life? Putting God first and blending your faith with every aspect of your life will promote balance and peace, and help you on your faith journey toward a deeper relationship with God. Of […]

Daily Catholic Quote from Pope Paul VI

Pope Paul VI

“But note what is taking place here this morning. While we close the ecumenical council, we are honoring Mary Most Holy, the mother of Christ, and consequently, as we declared on another occasion, the mother of God and our spiritual mother. We are honoring Mary Most Holy, the Immaculate One, therefore innocent, stupendous, perfect. She is the woman, the true […]

Daily Catholic Quote from Pope Paul VI

Pope Paul VI

“The world calls for and expects from us simplicity of life, the spirit of prayer, charity towards all, especially towards the lowly and the poor, obedience and humility… Without this mark of holiness, our word will have difficulty in touching the heart of modern man. It risks being vain and sterile.” (Pope Paul VI) Please help us in our mission […]

Daily Catholic Quote from Pope Paul VI

Pope Paul VI

“…our evangelizing zeal must spring from true holiness of life, and, as the Second Vatican Council suggests, preaching must in its turn make the preacher grow in holiness, which is nourished by prayer and above all by love for the Eucharist. The world which, paradoxically, despite innumerable signs of the denial of God, is nevertheless searching for Him in unexpected […]

A Catholic Woman’s Journey with Contraception

I was in high school when the advent of the birth-control pill was announced to the world, and it was declared by secular society to be a wondrously liberating device. For married women, the pill was touted as offering freedom from a string of pregnancies. For single women, the pill was hailed as a way to enjoy sex without commitment – as […]

In Just a Minute

“It is never true to say that we have no time to meditate; the less one thinks of God, the less time there will always be for God. The time we have for anything depends of how much we value it. Thinking determines the uses of time…” (Archbishop Fulton Sheen) As I pulled out of the high school parking lot […]