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Daily Catholic Quote — from Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict XVI (Philip Chidell / Shutterstock.com)

“Without God man neither knows which way to go, nor even understands who he is. In the face of the enormous problems surrounding the development of peoples, which almost make us yield to discouragement, we find solace in the sayings of our Lord Jesus Christ, who teaches us: ‘Apart from me you can do nothing’ (Jn 15:5) and then encourages […]

Encountering the Word — Psalm 119:145-149

Photography © by Andy Coan

“With my whole heart I cry; answer me, O Lord! I will keep thy statutes. I cry to thee; save me, that I may observe thy testimonies. I rise before dawn and cry for help; I hope in thy words. My eyes are awake before the watches of the night, that I may meditate upon thy promise. Hear my voice […]

Encountering the Word — Psalm 119:145-149

Photography © by Andy Coan

A Daily Quote from Sacred Scripture “With my whole heart I cry; answer me, O Lord! I will keep thy statutes. I cry to thee; save me, that I may observe thy testimonies. I rise before dawn and cry for help; I hope in thy words. My eyes are awake before the watches of the night, that I may meditate […]

Catholic Quote of the Day — from Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict XVI (Philip Chidell / Shutterstock.com)

Without God man neither knows which way to go, nor even understands who he is. In the face of the enormous problems surrounding the development of peoples, which almost make us yield to discouragement, we find solace in the sayings of our Lord Jesus Christ, who teaches us: “Apart from me you can do nothing” (Jn 15:5) and then encourages […]

Encountering the Word — Psalm 119:145-149

Photography © by Andy Coan

A Daily Quote from Sacred Scripture “With my whole heart I cry; answer me, O Lord! I will keep thy statutes. I cry to thee; save me, that I may observe thy testimonies. I rise before dawn and cry for help; I hope in thy words. My eyes are awake before the watches of the night, that I may meditate […]

Tightening my grip

"Madonna and Child" (detail) by Sassoferrato

There are few things in life that make you desire to be a child again more than being sick. (Other than Disney World, but that’s a completely different and much nicer feeling.)  When I had the misfortunate of being waylaid by a bug earlier this week, all I could think was that I wanted my mommy. There was no one […]

Catholic Quote of the Day — from Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict XVI (Philip Chidell / Shutterstock.com)

Without God man neither knows which way to go, nor even understands who he is. In the face of the enormous problems surrounding the development of peoples, which almost make us yield to discouragement, we find solace in the sayings of our Lord Jesus Christ, who teaches us: “Apart from me you can do nothing” (Jn 15:5) and then encourages […]

The Freedom of Astonishment

“And they were astonished…”  (Mark 1:22) To be “astonished,” a word coming from the Greek ekplēssō, means to be struck with amazement.  When are we struck with amazement? A good example of astonishment would be the birth of a child.  Here, the very being of the child is displayed… this new, unrepeatable, completely unique human being is thrust into the […]