Extraordinary Faith from Ordinary Catholics

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“In the doctrine of Christ there is no invitation to mediocrity, but a clear call to Heaven, to love and to cheerful sacrifice.” (Fr. Francis Fernandez, In Conversation with God) Feeling let down by politicians and public figures who say they are Catholic, but whose words and actions are often contrary to the teachings of the Church? Do we seek good […]

Catholic Quote of the Day — from Pope Francis

Pope Francis (neneo /

“A vocation is a fruit that ripens in a well cultivated field of mutual love that becomes mutual service, in the context of an authentic ecclesial life. No vocation is born of itself or lives for itself. A vocation flows from the heart of God and blossoms in the good soil of faithful people, in the experience of fraternal love. […]

The Clown and the Fire: Just Blowing Smoke?

I am notorious for ambitious reading.  Thus, I have about seven books going right now.  One of the books is Introduction to Christianity by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, before he became Pope Benedict XVI.  Not surprisingly, I haven’t moved beyond the Introduction.  But that is okay, because it contains much for the mind to chomp on.  And mind-chomping takes time. One […]