St. Charles Borromeo

The Paradigm for Bishop-Led Church Reform

The bishops of the United States are in Baltimore this week for their annual Fall meeting, but this year’s reunion is anything but routine. It will be focused fundamentally, with prayer, penance, and deliberation, on the response to the new wave of sexual abuse scandals; in particular, on how bishops need to be, not part of the problem, but a […]

Catholic Quote of the Day — from St. Charles Borromeo

“Be sure that you first preach by the way you live. If you do not, people will notice that you say one thing, but live otherwise, and your words will bring only cynical laughter and a derisive shake of the head.” (St. Charles Borromeo) November 4 is the Memorial of St. Charles Borromeo, Bishop (1538 – 1584). Print this entry

How to Keep Your Kids Catholic

Photography Copyright © by Colleen Duggan

I don’t remember much of the arithmetic or history my fifth grade teacher, Sister Matthew Marie, a religious with the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia, taught us. But I do remember that when she needed our attention, instead of yelling, she whispered. She sometimes played soccer with us on the playground during recess, and watching Sister run — with her […]

Daily Catholic Quote from St. Charles Borromeo

St. Charles Borromeo

“Be sure that you first preach by the way you live. If you do not, people will notice that you say one thing, but live otherwise, and your words will bring only cynical laughter and a derisive shake of the head.” (St. Charles Borromeo) November 4 — Memorial of St. Charles Borromeo, Bishop (1538 – 1584) If you liked this quote, […]

Daily Catholic Quote from St. Charles Borromeo

St. Charles Borromeo

“If a tiny spark of God’s love already burns within you, do not expose it to the wind, for it may get blown out… Stay quiet with God. Do not spend your time in useless chatter… Do not give yourself to others so completely that you have nothing left for yourself.”  (St. Charles Borromeo) Please help us in our mission to […]

Daily Catholic Quote from St. Charles Borromeo

“If a tiny spark of God’s love already burns within you, do not expose it to the wind, for it may get blown out… Stay quiet with God. Do not spend your time in useless chatter… Do not give yourself to others so completely that you have nothing left for yourself.  (St. Charles Borromeo) Please help us in our mission to […]

Daily Catholic Quote from St. Charles Borromeo

“Be sure that you first preach by the way you live. If you do not, people will notice that you say one thing, but live otherwise, and your words will bring only cynical laughter and a derisive shake of the head.”  (St. Charles Borromeo) Please help us in our mission to assist readers to integrate their Catholic faith, family and […]