Archive for January 2013

The Feast of St. John Bosco

The Feast of St. John Bosco
Today is the feast day of St. John Bosco (1815-1888), a man of great faith, thrust into a century of unbelief.  The gifted saint, did not let that stop him and he used his gifts to guide others and bring them to the Catholic faith. In 1841, shortly after his ordination, St. John Bosco arrived... Read more »

What Every Catholic Should Read

What should every Catholic read? I watched this video with my mouth open because, well, I haven’t read any of these books. I’ll come up with my short list in a day or two. Let me know if you’ve read any of these and what you thought about them.

Ask Fr. Barron: What to Say to Catholics Who Struggle with Church Teaching

What do we say to Catholics who struggle with Church teaching? Fr. Barron answers Fr. Martin’s question.
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The Commitment of Saint Thomas Aquinas

The Commitment of Saint Thomas Aquinas
“We remember Thomas Aquinas most as a high-powered theologian, whose stature we could never equal.  But Aquinas is a saint, not because of his accomplishments, but because he lived a committed Christian life of humble prayer and service.  That we can imitate, no matter what we do for work.” – Bert Ghezzi, Voices of the... Read more »

A Reflection on Sunday Mass

A Reflection on Sunday Mass
I was asked to write a reflection on the Mass for this week’s bulletin of St. Thérèse Chinese Catholic Church: As a convert to the Catholic faith, I have found that my love for the Mass has grown over the years.  When I first converted, I would have moments where I would be profoundly moved by... Read more »

The Conversion of Saint Paul

The Conversion of Saint Paul
Yesterday, (Friday January 25) was the Conversion of Saint Paul.  Saint Paul literally saw the light on the road to Damascus, “A great light from the sky suddenly shone around me.” (Acts 22:6) My own conversion was similar.  I had a “light bulb moment,” when my husband to be said, “I’m worried about your soul,”... Read more »
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Forty Years of Abortion: Women Reflect on Having an Abortion and Surviving Being Aborted

Forty years of abortion have given women a lot of time to reflect. The stories of those that have had abortions and those that have miraculously survived are poignantly told in this video. Thanks to Sr. Helena Burns for posting this on her blog site. Please pray for all those that are in D.C. today.

The Introduction to the Devout Life

The Introduction to the Devout Life
The Introduction to the Devout Life is St. Francis de Sales classic book that shows through repentence, prayer, the spiritual disciplines and virtues that all people can live a life of holiness.  I think we make it out be harder than it is at times.  I know I do! St. Francis has a great visual: Ostriches... Read more »

If I Were the Devil by Paul Harvey

Paul Harvey’s 1965 audio recording of “If I Were the Devil,” is eerily prophetic.
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Roe v. Wade: a Look at the Anatomy of Pregnancy

Today on the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, let’s take a close look at what pregnancy is about.