The Temptation When Feeling Shepherd-less

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“Do not let your anger and your wounds become uncharity.” Feeling Shepherd-less  A few years ago, probably after something surfaced with the McCarrick scandal, I distinctly remember a moment in prayer when struggling with feelings of being shepherd-less. Many of you can relate, I am sure. In my prayer and struggle, I was trying to… Continue reading The Temptation When Feeling Shepherd-less

Daily Catholic Quote — Fr. Thomas Dubay, S.M.

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A Daily Quote to Inspire Your Catholic Faith “The human person is authentic to the extent that he lives the truth. He conforms his mind, words, actions to what is. His mind reflects reality, and his speech reflects his mind. Synonyms therefore are: honesty, fidelity, reliability, trustworthiness, genuineness.” (Father Thomas Edward Dubay, S.M., 1921-2010, Authenticity)… Continue reading Daily Catholic Quote — Fr. Thomas Dubay, S.M.

Living with the Proper Perspective

“Do we live with this same hope? Do we have this proper perspective on eternity?” “You accursed fiend, you are depriving us of this present life, but the King of the world will raise us up to live again forever.” The first reading for this Sunday is part of the stunning story of the martyrdom… Continue reading Living with the Proper Perspective

Daily Catholic Quote — Fr. Thomas Dubay, S.M.

Father Thomas Edward Dubay, S.M.

“The human person is authentic to the extent that he lives the truth. He conforms his mind, words, actions to what is. His mind reflects reality, and his speech reflects his mind. Synonyms therefore are: honesty, fidelity, reliability, trustworthiness, genuineness.” (Father Thomas Edward Dubay, S.M., 1921-2010, Authenticity) Please share on Facebook and other social media… Continue reading Daily Catholic Quote — Fr. Thomas Dubay, S.M.

Encountering the Word — Hebrews 3:12-14

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“Take care, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God. But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called ‘today,’ that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. For we share in Christ, if only… Continue reading Encountering the Word — Hebrews 3:12-14

Daily Reflection — Neither Hot or Cold

A Daily Reflection on the Scripture Readings at Mass… “I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew you out of my mouth.” (Revelation 3:15-16) It is human nature to take the foot off… Continue reading Daily Reflection — Neither Hot or Cold

Daily Reflection — Don’t Go Your Own Way

A Daily Reflection on the Scripture Readings at Mass… For many deceivers have gone out into the world, men who will not acknowledge the coming of Jesus Christ in the flesh; such a one is the deceiver and the antichrist. Look to yourselves, that you may not lose what you have worked for, but may… Continue reading Daily Reflection — Don’t Go Your Own Way

Anchors in the Storm

I have tried in recent columns to respond to some of the many questions that people have been asking about the scandals that began with the revelations about the predations of former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, were magnified by the release of the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report and have now expanded further with the publication of… Continue reading Anchors in the Storm

Staying Faithful As We Endure the Crisis

Two weeks ago I wrote a column attempting to respond to many of the questions friends and reporters had about the crisis of sexual infidelity among clergy. Since that article, I have received many more emails and phone calls, and I would like to continue attempting to answer the questions posed as candidly as I… Continue reading Staying Faithful As We Endure the Crisis

Daily Quote — from Dr. Donald DeMarco

“Fidelity is not contrary to freedom . . . The marriage vow, expressed by the words ‘I do’, represents a gift of self that is freely given. Moreover, it implies a continuing renewal over the course of a lifetime.” (Dr. Donald DeMarco, The Heart of Virtue) Please share on social media. Print this entry