Evangelization

"The Incredulity of Saint Thomas" (detail) by Caravaggio"The Incredulity of Saint Thomas" (detail) by Caravaggio

Witnesses for Christ and the Breaking of the Bread

The joy of Easter and the Risen Christ is upon us!  Christ is risen!  Truly He is risen! Do you know that you are a witness for Christ? When I was growing up in the southern part of the United States, I would from time to time encounter young, protestant teens and adults who would excitedly take to the streets […]

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Catholic Quote of the Day — from St. Catherine of Siena

“Ponder the fact that God has made you a gardener, to root out vice and plant virtue.” (St. Catherine of Siena; Sermon in a Sentence, John P. McClernon, Ignatius 2004) April 29 is the Memorial of St. Catherine of Siena, Virgin, Doctor of the Church (1347 – 1380). Print this entry

St. Catherine of Siena, Virgin and Doctor of the ChurchSt. Catherine of Siena, Virgin and Doctor of the Church

Catholic Quote of the Day — from St. Catherine of Siena

“If you are what you should be, you will set the whole world on fire.” (St. Catherine of Siena) April 29 is the Memorial of St. Catherine of Siena, Virgin, Doctor of the Church (1347 – 1380). Print this entry

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Catholic Quote of the Day — from Pope Francis

“The Gospel is the real antidote to spiritual destitution: wherever we go, we are called as Christians to proclaim the liberating news that forgiveness for sins committed is possible, that God is greater than our sinfulness, that he freely loves us at all times and that we were made for communion and eternal life. The Lord asks us to be […]

"Christ and the Woman of Samaria" (detail) by Paolo Veronese"Christ and the Woman of Samaria" (detail) by Paolo Veronese

Evangelization is not a Protestant Thing

Last spring, my husband and I signed up to take a nine-week class on financial management held at a local Protestant church.  We chose a class at this particular place because they offered babysitting for our five children, thereby removing the largest obstacle to our commitment.  Without the worry of what to do with our brood while we were off […]

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Encountering the Word — Philippians 2:14-15

A Daily Quote From Sacred Scripture “Do all things without grumbling or questioning, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world…” (Philippians 2:14-15) Print this entry

"Supper at Emmaus" (detail) by Caravaggio"Supper at Emmaus" (detail) by Caravaggio

The Art of Catholic Charity

The Gospel in the Secular Culture I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like art, and really, what’s not to like? Art, in all of its forms, inspires us and expresses who we are as a society, as a culture. Recently, a priest friend of ours shared some of his artwork with us. They were extraordinarily beautiful depictions of saints who […]

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Encountering Jesus on Epiphany

Even though I’ve been at this mom thing for ten years, I catch myself learning things all the time in the arena of motherhood. In the past, I’ve blamed this on the fact that I’m a rookie, but I don’t know…can I still use that excuse after a decade of experience? Yesterday morning at Mass, contemplating the magi who traveled across countless […]

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Catholic Quote of the Day — from St. Frances Xavier Cabrini

“I will go anywhere and do anything in order to communicate the love of Jesus to those who do not know Him or have forgotten Him.” (St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, Virgin and Foundress) November 13 is the Memorial of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini (1850 – 1917). Print this entry