Monthly Archives: November 2010

Saint of The Day: St. Andrew

I have been neglecting our Saints lately.  On the last day in November we celebrate St. Andrew, Apostle and martyr. “St. Andrew was a native of Bethsaida in Galilee, a fisherman by trade, and a former disciple of John the … Continue reading

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Advent Conspiracy

Who knew.  H/T Deacon Greg Kandra There is an Advent Conspiracy to: Worship Fully Spend Less Give More Love All Their motto? Give presence.

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Celebrate Advent. Christmas Can Wait

Bishop John C. Wester, of the Diocese of Salt Lake City is inviting his flock to not decorate or celebrate Christmas until December 24th when Christmas begins. Excerpt: “As we renew our sense of the liturgical celebration of time, I … Continue reading

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Advent Retreat With St. Alphonsus Liguori

Yesterday I started posting on a book of Excerpts from Saint Alphonsus Liguori, Preparation For Death. I have decided to turn this into a mini online retreat based on a suggested plan at the end of the book. There is … Continue reading

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First Sunday in Advent. Awake! Prepare!

Happy New (liturgical) Year! Advent. We anticipate the celebration of the time in human history when God the son entered into his own creation. We wait in joyful hope for his second coming and the end of time. It is … Continue reading

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Make Thanksgiving A Day of Prayer

Deacon Greg Kandra reminds us to count our blessings and “Make this very day a kind of prayer”. Where are the blessings for these and others who are feeling, in a particular way, burdened, afflicted, cursed? The simple, indisputable fact … Continue reading

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Abortion Doctors. Seduced by the Devil

Jesus turned to them and said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me; weep instead for yourselves and for your children, for indeed, the days are coming when people will say, ‘Blessed are the barren, the wombs that never … Continue reading

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Pope Approves Condoms

NO. No. Absolutely not. The pit bulls of the media have sunk their teeth into the story and will not let go. The two clarifications by the Vatican spokesman, Fr. Lombardi, here and here have their (the media) jaws firmly … Continue reading

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The Persecuted Church in Iraq

The LA Times is reporting that more Catholic Christians have been murdered in Iraq. “Two brothers of the Syrian Catholic denomination were working as blacksmiths in their workshop in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on Monday when gunmen stormed … Continue reading

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Note to TSA: Dig Into my Profile Not My Pants

As a Catholic who understands the importance of human dignity and modesty the new TSA procedures make me furious. Catholic Online has a sane editorial on the new ogle or grope enhanced airport screening. H/T Mark Shea. “3 year-old girls … Continue reading

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