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Catholic Quote of the Day — from Pope Francis

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“The love of Christ, which has blessed and sanctified the union of husband and wife, is able to sustain their love and to renew it when, humanly speaking, it becomes lost, wounded or worn out. The love of Christ can restore to spouses the joy of journeying together. This is what marriage is all about: man and woman walking together, […]

Catholic Quote of the Day — from Pope Francis

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“In big cities, beneath the roar of traffic, beneath ‘the rapid pace of change,’ so many faces pass by unnoticed because they have no ‘right’ to be there, no right to be part of the city. They are the foreigners, the children who go without schooling, those deprived of medical insurance, the homeless, the forgotten elderly. These people stand at […]

Catholic Quote of the Day — from Pope Francis

Pope Francis (neneo / Shutterstock.com)

“Love is shown by little things, by attention to small daily signs which make us feel at home. Faith grows when it is lived and shaped by love. That is why our families, our homes, are true domestic churches. They are the right place for faith to become life, and life grows in faith.” (Pope Francis—Homily at closing Holy Mass at […]

As a Mother Speaks to Her Child — So Also Does the Church Preach

The Sermon on the Mount by Carl Bloch

In paragraphs 135 – 144 of Evangelii Gaudium, the Holy Father speaks about the importance of the homily within the liturgical celebration. Right off the bat, Pope Francis describes what the homily can and should be, “an intense and happy experience of the Spirit, a consoling encounter with God’s word, a constant source of renewal and growth” (¶ 135). In […]

Jesus is The Good Shepherd

This past Sunday, the Fourth Sunday of Easter, is referred to as Good Shepherd Sunday because of that beautiful passage in the tenth chapter of St. John’s Gospel which is proclaimed on this Sunday each year where Jesus gives us the image of Himself as a loving shepherd who cares for us, His sheep. It is one of the most beautiful scriptural […]

Pontifical High Mass – Washington D.C.

On April 24, 2010 a Pontifical High Mass was celebrated (in the Extraordinary Form) at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Washington D.C. on the occasion of the 5th Anniversary of Pope Benedict XVI’s ascension to the throne of Peter.  If you have not visited “America’s” Catholic Church, I encourage you to do so the next time you are […]