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Last Saturday, Pope Francis spoke out about the definition of a family saying only in the image of God, only the union between man and woman can be considered one.

The Supreme Pontiff's remarks came last Saturday whilst speaking to a delegation of Italy's Forum of Family Associations in Rome on the 25th anniversary of their founding. The group is a network of over five hundred Catholic lay associations that work to influence society on the family in a positive way. Following a prepared speech, Pope Francis chose to give some off-the-cuff remarks about the identity of families in the image [...]

Thu, Jun 21, 2018
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The Lord can make saints anywhere, even amid the brutality and license of Renaissance life. Florence was the “mother of piety” for Saint Aloysius Gonzaga despite his exposure to a “society of fraud, dagger, poison and lust.” As a son of a princely family, he grew up in royal courts and army camps. His father wanted Aloysius to be a military hero.

At age seven he experienced a profound spiritual quickening. His prayers included the Office of Mary, the psalms and other devotions. At age nine he came from his hometown of Castiglione to Florence to be educated; by age 11 [...]

Thu, Jun 21, 2018
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Sirach 48:1-14
Psalms 97:1-7
Matthew 6:7-15

Sirach 48:1-14
1 Then the prophet Elijah arose like a fire, and his word burned like a torch. 2 He brought a famine upon them, and by his zeal he made them few in number. 3 By the word of the Lord he shut up the heavens, and also three times brought down fire. 4 How glorious you were, O Elijah, in your wondrous deeds! And who has the right to boast which you have? 5 You who raised a corpse from death and from Hades, by the word of the Most High; 6 who brought kings down [...]

Thu, Jun 21, 2018
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Please comment below to leave your prayer request. As your request will be prayed for, please also pray for the petitions of others! Remember in your prayers, those in purgatory, all those suffering around the world, and for the intentions of the Pope! Lord, hear our prayer!

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Thu, Jun 21, 2018
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Saint Paulinus of Nola was of a family which boasted of a long line of senators, prefects, and consuls. He was educated with great care, and his genius and eloquence, in prose and verse, were the admiration of St. Jerome and St. Augustine. He had more than doubled his wealth by marriage, and was one of the foremost men of his time. Though he was the chosen friend of Saints, and had a great devotion to St. Felix of Nola, he was still only a catechumen, trying to serve two masters. But God drew him to Himself along the way [...]

Wed, Jun 20, 2018
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iBenedictines

Information from Benedictine nuns from Holy Trinity Monastery.
Midsummer's Day in the monastery is what we call a dies non. The only obligations on us are to pray, read, eat, sleep, and do whatever is necessary to make the first four possible. It is the nearest we come to a holiday and is meant to ensure a little leisure to enjoy the sunshine. ... Midsummer Madness v. Midsummer Sanity [...]
Thu, Jun 21, 2018
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One of the few facts I recall from Peter Damian's Life of St Romuald (whose feast we celebrate today) is that he was a kind of monastic itinerant. His zeal for reform meant that he was constantly either abandoning the monastery he had entered as being too lax or being forced from it by monks ... Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Displaced Persons 2018 [...]
Tue, Jun 19, 2018
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Father's Day is a wonderful opportunity for those blessed with good fathers (living or dead) to celebrate all that is usually left unsaid with cards, gifts, and shared memories of the past. Those whose experience of fatherhood has been less positive often shy away from the day and ignore it as best they can, while ... Father's Day 2018 [...]
Sun, Jun 17, 2018
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There is something peculiarly inhumane about separating children from their families. Of course, it has always gone on. War and poverty have always divided people while different attitudes to childhood and family have led to some surprising instances of what we would now regard as callous behaviour. In recent years the adoption policies of various ... Suffer Little Children [...]
Fri, Jun 15, 2018
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New Advent

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The Archdiocese of New York announced on Friday that the Trustees of St. Patrick's Cathedral are appealing a court decision that would allow Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen's body to be moved to Peoria, Illinois, as his cause for beatification proceeds. The trustees, who oversee archdiocesan seminaries, “believe that the recent court case concerning the earthly remains of Venerable Archbishop Fulton J... [...]
Source: New Advent
On Election Day 2008, I was not following the historic election of Barack Obama to the presidency. Instead, I was meeting up with a priest. At the time, I was religion editor for the Washington Times. The documents he gave me were sensational. At first I thought it was about a priest who'd been forced out of the priesthood because he'd been caught fondling two teen-aged boys... [...]
Source: New Advent
At least fifteen years ago, I wrote a confidential email message to a few trusted friends, telling them to brace themselves. Within a few days, I said, a major secular newspaper would break a sensational story about Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. To my surprise, the newspaper never ran the story—which finally came out today. [...]
Source: New Advent
Starting this weekend, an estimated 3.2 billion people the world over will tune in to watch the 2018 World Cup, an international soccer tournament founded by a Catholic man from a small village in France. Jules Rimet was born on October 14, 1873, in the small village of Theuley in Eastern France to a modest family; his father was a grocer... [...]
Source: New Advent
The movie Tag, in theaters June 15, may not be worth watching, but the story it is based on is well worth hearing. The movie is a raunchy take on a very sweet tale. It's about Father Sean Raftis and nine childhood friends who have played an elaborate, coast-to-coast game of tag for nearly 30 years, a game that has meant that... [...]
Source: New Advent

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