Category Archives: Catholic

Father and Doctor of the Church: St. Augustine

From his Confessions:    Urged to reflect upon myself, I entered under your guidance the innermost places of my being; but only because you had become my helper was I able to do so. I entered, then, and with the vision … Continue reading

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Catholic University Students Design Hermitage

When I get overwhelmed and tired, I often quip that I want to retreat to a hermitage. But I could never make it in a rustic one like the ancient hermitage pictured. No indoor plumbing. But this is a hermitage … Continue reading

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Light of Christ

The Easter Season begins. Now after forty long days of fasting we feast for seven weeks until Easter ends on Pentecost. Alleluia! The Easter Vigil was beautiful.  Eleven adults and seven children entered into the waters of baptism. They died … Continue reading

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Are You Willing to Die for Christ?

Monsignor Pope has a challenging post up for Holy Week. Excerpt: “So to stitch the questions together: Has Christ given you life and joy, and thus made you an effective witness, that turns many from the sinful and confused world … Continue reading

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Discerning Hearts

Need a spiritual retreat?  Having trouble jump starting your Lent?  Check out this great blog, Discerning Hearts .  H/T Dr. Tom Neal.

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Lent: Prepare for Easter

I almost forgot. This deacon’s wife has a post up at our diocesan St. Joseph Educational Center.  They have a blog, Bite-sized faith which consists of concise articles to help parents pass on the faith. I was assigned the topic … Continue reading

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Great Tongues of Fire

Consider how small a fire can set a huge forest ablaze. The tongue is also a fire. It exists among our members as a world of malice, defiling the whole body and setting the entire course of our lives on … Continue reading

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Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia: Pray and Fast for Religious Freedom

H/T Creative Minority Report and Neal Obstat.     We beg God for the preservation of our great and beautiful country, and of the freedom we have all enjoyed and been privileged to share with others.  The Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia … Continue reading

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Home (Bitter) Sweet Home

Well my favorite Deacon and I are home after a wonderful visit with our daughter and grandchildren. It was hard to leave, but it is good to be home. I usually don’t get jet lag from the journey home, but … Continue reading

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The Irish Monk Who Was Burned by a Demon

I love being Catholic.  The Catholic Hearld (U.K) on St. Fursey: “Fursey (died 648) was an Irish monk who helped to advance Christianity in both East Anglia and northern France. Precisely where and when Fursey was born is unknown. According … Continue reading

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