Fortitude

Surpass the Pharisees — Cut it Off!

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The sham holiness of the Pharisees was hard on others sin but made excuses for its own faults.The sham holiness of the Pharisees was hard on others sin but made excuses for its own faults. We so often condemn the Pharisees that we totally miss a sneaky way that we are often like them.  The hard saying of Jesus “if […]

Encountering the Word — Isaiah 11:1-3

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“There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots. And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord. And his delight shall be in the fear […]

Encountering the Word — Isaiah 11:2

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“The spirit of the Lord shall rest on him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.” (Isaiah 11:2) Please share on social media. Print this entry

Daily Catholic Quote — from Saint John Paul II

Saint John Paul II

“The way Jesus shows you is not easy. Rather, it is like a path winding up a mountain. Do not lose heart! The steeper the road, the faster it rises towards ever wider horizons. May Mary, Star of Evangelization, guide you! Docile like her to the Father’s will, take the stages of history as mature and convincing witnesses.” (Pope St. John […]

Encountering the Word — Isaiah 11:2

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A Daily Quote from Sacred Scripture “The spirit of the Lord shall rest on him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.” (Isaiah 11:2) Print this entry

The Swiss Guard: Do we have the same courage?

  Every year on May 6, the new members of the Swiss Guard swear allegiance to the Holy Father, making the bold promise to give everything to protect him: “I swear I will faithfully, loyally and honorably serve the Supreme Pontiff Francis and his legitimate successors, and also dedicate myself to them with all my strength, sacrificing if necessary also […]

Encountering the Word — Isaiah 11:2

Photography © by Andy Coan

A Daily Quote From Sacred Scripture “The spirit of the Lord shall rest on him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.” (Isaiah 11:2) Print this entry

Daily Catholic Quote from Pope St. John Paul II

Saint John Paul II

“The way Jesus shows you is not easy. Rather, it is like a path winding up a mountain. Do not lose heart! The steeper the road, the faster it rises towards ever wider horizons. May Mary, Star of Evangelization, guide you! Docile like her to the Father’s will, take the stages of history as mature and convincing witnesses.” (Pope St. John […]

Time to Take Aggressive Action – NOW!

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Editor’s Note: Reflection on the Mass readings for the Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) –  Numbers 11:25-29; Psalms 19:8, 10, 12-13, 14; James 5:1-6; Mark 9:38-43, 45, 47-48. This series usually appears each Wednesday. Radio talk show hosts make a living on it.  Day after day, they bring before our eyes stupid, unjust and wasteful situations in order to […]