Monthly Archives: August 2011

Milestone: The 5th Anniversary of My Favorite Deacon’s Ordination

                                                                                                                                                                                               It is hard to believe that five years ago today, my favorite deacon was ordained. It has been five years of learning on the go; five years of struggle; five years of many grace filled moments; five years of … Continue reading

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Viral Discipleship

Then Jesus approached and said to them, “All power in heaven  and on earth has been given to me.  Go, therefore,* and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and … Continue reading

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Diocese of Orange Really, Really Wants the Crystal Cathedral

It has been in the news for some time that The Diocese of Orange (California) has been  trying to buy the Crystal Cathedral. I ignored it, because I really hoped that it would fall through. It looked like it would … Continue reading

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The Scandal of Christians Who Support Torture

Bill Knight (of GateHouse News Service) writes, H/T Mark Shea:  A favorite Psalm sings, “You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day.” But when modern “arrows” are explosives, it’s awfully difficult to be … Continue reading

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Snowfall at the Basilica

Today the Church celebrates the Dedication of the Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome. August 5, 2011. ( According to tradition, on the morning of August 5th, back in the year 358, the Esquiline Hill in Rome was completely … Continue reading

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Freedom to Practice Religion Threatened in Alabama

From the Archdiocese of Mobile (H/T Catholic Culture)      Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Lord, If someone who has worldly means sees a brother in need and refuses him compassion, how can the love of God remain in him? Children, … Continue reading

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Photo: Mass Before the Relics of St. Vianney

Today is the feast day of St. John Marie Vianney, patron of all the world’s priests. Taylor Marshall has a great picture posted on his blog: Do pray for our many good and faithful priests!  

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