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Catholic Quote of the Day — from St. Anthony of Padua

St. Anthony of Padua

“The man who is filled with the Holy Spirit speaks in different languages. These different languages are different ways of witnessing to Christ, such as humility, poverty, patience and obedience; we speak in those languages when we reveal in ourselves these virtues to others. Actions speak louder than words; let your words teach and your actions speak.” (St. Anthony of […]

Catholic Quote of the Day — from Pope Francis

Pope Francis (neneo / Shutterstock.com)

“No one must say that they cannot be close to the poor because their own lifestyle demands more attention to other areas. This is an excuse commonly heard in academic, business or professional, and even ecclesial circles. While it is quite true that the essential vocation and mission of the lay faithful is to strive that earthly realities and all […]

Catholic Quote of the Day — from St. Francis of Assisi

"The Vision of St. Francis" (detail) by Jusepe de Ribera

“Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance. Where there is patience and humility, there is neither anger nor vexation. Where there is poverty and joy, there is neither greed nor avarice. Where there is peace and meditation, there is neither anxiety nor doubt.” (St. Francis of Assisi, Deacon and Confessor) October 4 is the Memorial […]

Daily Catholic Quote by St. Francis of Assisi

“Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance. Where there is patience and humility, there is neither anger nor vexation. Where there is poverty and joy, there is neither greed nor avarice. Where there is peace and meditation, there is neither anxiety nor doubt.” (St. Francis of Assisi, Deacon) October 4 is the Memorial of St. […]

Daily Catholic Quote by St. Francis of Assisi

St. Francis of

“Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance. Where there is patience and humility, there is neither anger nor vexation. Where there is poverty and joy, there is neither greed nor avarice. Where there is peace and meditation, there is neither anxiety nor doubt.” (St. Francis of Assisi, Deacon) Please help us in our mission to […]

Daily Catholic Quote from Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

“We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.”  (Blessed Teresa of Calcutta) Please help us in our mission to assist readers to integrate their Catholic faith, family and work. Tell […]

Daily Catholic Quote from St. Anthony Mary Claret, Archbishop

“The man who burns with the fire of divine love is a son of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and wherever he goes, he enkindles that flame; he deserves and works with all this strength to inflame all men with the fire of God’s love. Nothing deters him;  he rejoices in poverty; he labors strenuously; he welcomes hardships; he laughs off […]

Movie Review of “Undefeated”

There’s nothing like the story of an underdog overcoming the odds to surprise everyone and come out on top. In the documentary Undefeated, the story of the Manassas Tigers, an inner city Memphis, Tennessee high school football team is a glimpse into a world of defeat. The boys have more family members who have gone to prison than to college.  […]

A Christmas Story – The Angel Tree

Photography © by Andy Coan

Advent and Christmas is a time of storytelling. After all, Christmas is the greatest story ever told. God sent his only son to be born in a manager only to ultimately die on the cross for our sins so that we could all be saved. So, the best Christmas stories have a spark of Divine love. Like in the first […]