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Catholic Quote of the Day — from Pope St. John Paul II

“Jesus Christ meets the man of every age, including our own, with the same words: ‘You will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.’ These words contain both a fundamental requirement and a warning: the requirement of an honest relationship with regard to truth as a condition for authentic freedom, and the warning to avoid every kind […]

Catholic Quote of the Day — from St. Thérèse of Lisieux

St. Thérèse of Lisieux

“Jesus, help me to simplify my life by learning what You want me to be — and becoming that person.” (St. Thérèse of Lisieux — of the Child Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the Church) The Memorial of St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the Church (1873 – 1897) is October 1. Print this entry

Daily Lenten Reflection — Hunger and Thirst for God

“O God, thou art my God, I seek thee, my soul thirsts for thee; my flesh faints for thee, as in a dry and weary land where no water is. So I have looked upon thee in the sanctuary, beholding thy power and glory. Because thy steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise thee. So I will […]

Daily Reflection — Light of Christ

“Hark! a herald voice is calling through the shadows of the night. Cast away the dreams of darkness, Christ descends with heavenly light.” (from a hymn for Lauds on December 17). This life that we directly experience and live through our five material senses can seem to be all that there is. But the reality is that we see only […]

So Many Voices… Who Should I Listen To?

“Christ at 33” (detail) by Hofmann

There are so many voices in our day claiming to speak to us with authority, it is no wonder that so many are confused and misled. These voices come to us through our news and talk-show media, our entertainment industry, our government, our schools and universities, our religion and even from our friends and associates. And even from the Blogosphere! […]

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

St. Anthony of Padua

“It is useless for a man to flaunt his knowledge of the law if he undermines its teaching by his actions.” (St. Anthony of Padua, Doctor of the Church) June 13 is the Memorial of St. Anthony, Priest and Doctor of the Church (c.a. 1195 – 1231). Print this entry