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Daily Catholic Quote — from St. Alphonsus Maria de’ Liguori

“How pleasing to Him it will be if you sometimes forget yourself and speak to Him of His own glory, of the miseries of others, especially those who mourn in sorrow; of the souls in purgatory, His spouses, who long to behold Him in Heaven; and of poor sinners who live deprived of His grace.” (St. Alphonsus Maria de’ Liguori, […]

Avoiding Fatal Attractions

Editor’s Note: This is the third in a series of articles written by Dr. Edward Sri on Saint John Paul II’s Love and Responsibility. The series is reprinted here with permission and originally appeared in the May/June 2005 issue of Lay Witness magazine. © 2005 Catholics United for the Faith / www.cuf.org/Laywitness/index.asp A man eating lunch at a restaurant notices an attractive woman at another table, […]

"The Exhortation to the Apostles" (detail) by James Tissot

“See How They Love One Another”

“See how they love one another”—this was the observation that the pagans made, to their own bewilderment, about the early Christians. Our earliest brothers and sisters in Christ lived lives of such unprecedented joyful service that it astounded the world around them, a world that had never seen anything like it before. These first Christians lived according to the model […]

St. Alphonsus Maria de' Liguori, C.Ss.R. Bishop and Doctor of the Church

Daily Catholic Quote from St. Alphonsus Maria de’ Liguori, C.Ss.R.

“How pleasing to Him it will be if you sometimes forget yourself and speak to Him of His own glory, of the miseries of others, especially those who mourn in sorrow; of the souls in purgatory, His spouses, who long to behold Him in Heaven; and of poor sinners who live deprived of His grace.” (St. Alphonsus Maria de’ Liguori, […]

St. Katharine Drexel

Daily Catholic Quote from St. Katharine Drexel

“Ours is the spirit of the Eucharist – the total gift of self.”  (St. Katharine Drexel) March 3 is the Optional Memorial for St. Katharine Drexel (1858 – 1955). If you liked this Catholic quote, please share it with your friends and family using the Share and Recommend buttons below and via email. We value your comments and encourage you […]

Five Important Lessons from Saint Joseph

As the father of a teenager with high-functioning autism, I am sometimes challenged to give my oldest child the focus and patience he needs from me.  I frequently feel inadequate when I advise and guide my 12 year old son through the minefields of today’s culture.  My loving wife should expect my best efforts as a husband, yet I often […]

Christ on the Cross (detail) by Velazquez

Humility – Holy Forgetfulness

In a best case scenario, the sin of pride can make a fool out of you. The worst case scenario is hell, thus its inclusion in the list of the Seven Deadly Sins.  The other six are wrath, sloth, greed, lust, envy, and gluttony.  It has always seemed to me that pride is the one that can sometimes be hard […]

Letting Our Kids Struggle and Fail

One of the defining moments in my youngest son’s life occurred on a Saturday a few years ago.  He had been working hard for over two years to earn his black belt in Taekwondo and was participating in an all-city testing event to determine if he was ready.  He executed his kicks and moves flawlessly during the day and you […]

The Good Samaritan by Eugene Delacroix

Is there Something Attached to your Giving?

“What’s wrong?”  Jennifer asked as Rick walked in the house with a sour look on his face. “Nothing… everything… I don’t want to bother you with something this petty.  I’ll be okay in a few minutes.” “Oh no you don’t!  I want to help… please tell me what’s wrong.  Clearly something is weighing on you.” He looked at his wife […]

The Heart of a Business

My team and I spent yesterday afternoon doing something fundamentally crucial for the future of our company.  We didn’t have an offsite strategy session or an inspiring sales meeting.  We didn’t have a great client meeting or close a big deal.  No, we spent the afternoon giving back to the community. We visited My Sister’s House, which is part of […]