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Inviting Catholics to Come Home

I sometimes wonder why I don’t have more faith. If only my faith was stronger, I think, what amazing things I could do for the Lord. If only I more deeply appreciated the gift of faith I have received. Right? I bet you sometimes wonder the same things about yourself. In today’s Gospel (cf. Matthew 13:44-52), Jesus tells us in no [...]

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Daily Catholic Quote from St. Francis de Sales

“Consider all the past as nothing, and say, like David: Now I begin to love my God.” (St. Francis de Sales, Bishop and Doctor of the Church) January 24 is the Memorial of St. Francis de Sales (1567 – 1622), Bishop and Doctor of the Church. If you liked this quote, please share it with your friends and family using [...]

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Daily Catholic Quote from Pope St. John Paul II

“This woman of faith, Mary of Nazareth, the Mother of God, has been given to us as a model in our pilgrimage of faith. From Mary we learn to surrender to God’s will in all things. From Mary, we learn to trust even when all hope seems gone. From Mary, we learn to love Christ, her Son and the Son [...]

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Encountering the Word — Isaiah 40:31

“But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:31) If you liked this scripture passage, please share it with your friends and family using the Recommend and Social Media buttons below and via email. We [...]

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Daily Catholic Quote from Thomas à Kempis

“Disciple: My Lord, God, what can I depend on in this life, what is my greatest solace on earth? Is it not You, my God, Whose mercy is infinite? Where have things gone well for me without You, and where have things gone badly for me when You were with me?” (Fr. Thomas à Kempis, The Imitation of Christ, Book 3 [...]

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A Faith-Filled Heart — The Story Continues

Why my heart is filled with faith; a true story of near-death experiences and the undeniable truth that there is a greater power. Feeling like you have your life all figured out is one heck of a feeling. But finding out you are nowhere near that point, after thinking you were, is devastating. By the time I was 20 I [...]

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Daily Catholic Quote from Pope Benedict XVI

“And so, today, with great strength and great conviction, on the basis of long personal experience of life, I say to you, dear young people: Do not be afraid of Christ! He takes nothing away, and he gives you everything. When we give ourselves to him, we receive a hundredfold in return. Yes, open, open wide the doors to Christ – and you [...]

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How Big is the Container of Your Heart?

Here in New Mexico, where the drought has hardened our soil making gardening so-very-un-fun, rain is considered a miraculous blessing. I was thinking about this today because it is kind of like the parable of the Sower. In that story Jesus said the Sower (God) throws out the seeds freely…but the seeds that fall on the ground are eaten by [...]

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Daily Catholic Quote from Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

“Because I cannot rely on myself, I rely on Him, twenty-four hours a day.” (Blessed Teresa of Calcutta) If you liked this 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 to leave your thoughts below. Thank you! – The Editors Print this [...]

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Daily Catholic Quote from Pope Francis

“Ask Jesus what he wants from you and be brave!” (Pope Francis,  Regina Caeli – April 21, 2013) If you liked this quote, please share it with your friends and family using the Recommend and Social Media buttons below and via email. We value your comments and encourage you to leave your thoughts below. Thank you! – The Editors Print [...]