Monthly Archives: March 2011

Do Beautiful Churches Produce Vocations?

Father Dwight Longenecker thinks they might along with beautiful liturgy. Excerpt We then have to ask what these churches say about the faith, for the church building is a sacramental. It states what we believe. A building, whether we like … Continue reading

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Saint of the Day: Toribio de Mogrovejo, Bishop

VIA Catholic News Agency. Excerpt                                                     Catholics in Latin America and throughout the world will celebrate the life and ministry of St. Turibius of Mogrovejo on March 23. The 16th century bishop upheld the rights of Peru’s indigenous peoples, and became … Continue reading

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Philosopher’s new book appeals to reason alone to make pro-life case

Via New Advent. Catholic News Agency reports that Doctor Christopher Kaczor, a professor of philosophy, has a new book out where he argues the pro life position from reason without appealing to religious or theological arguments. Excerpt Instead of appealing … Continue reading

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Shaw: Contraception one reason for Catholic flight from confession

Russell Shaw of Our Sunday Visitor thinks that  one of the reasons Catholics avoid confession is because they are pro contraception. Excerpt This year as in other recent Lents, dioceses and parishes across the country are making a push to … Continue reading

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Confession and the Lost Son

Chapter 15 of the Gospel of Luke consists of three Parables: The parable of the Lost Sheep, the lost Coin and the lost Son.   The “moral” of these stories is that God rejoices when sinners repent.  All of Heaven rejoices! … Continue reading

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Look Through the Priest and See Jesus

Fr. Dwight Longenecker, commenting on Fr. Corapi, offers much food for thought.  Although we do not know if the accusations against Fr. Corapi are true, we should be careful not to put Priests on pedestals. Yes they represent Christ, but … Continue reading

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Fr. Corapi placed on administrative leave amidst accusations

Fr. Corapi is a popular speaker who has a show on EWTN. While I have never heard him speak or watched his show (I prefer to read), he has brought many people into our RCIA. I pray that the accusations … Continue reading

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Second Sunday in Lent

Readings: Genesis 12:1-4,Psalm 33:4-5,18-20, 22;2 Timothy 1:8-10;Matthew 17:1-9 A reflection. In the first reading, the elderly Abram (who will become Abraham) is called by God to leave his country and everything he knows for an unknown and far off land.  … Continue reading

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Solemnity of Joseph, Husband of Mary

From the Office of Readings, by St. Bernadine of Sienna, priest:  There is a general rule concerning all special graces granted to any human being. Whenever the divine favor chooses someone to receive a special grace, or to accept a … Continue reading

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Saint of the Day: St. Cyril of Jerusalem

St. Cyril, who is a Doctor and Father of the Church, is one of my favorite saints. Cyril, bishop of Jerusalem, was banished from his see on three occasions. With St. Athanasius and others, he belongs to the great champions … Continue reading

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