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“Through some fissure the smoke of Satan has entered the temple of God.” — Pope St. Paul VI in 1972 The sex-abuse crisis, now in its episcopal phase, is certainly the worst crisis the Church [...] [...]
Thu, Nov 15, 2018
Source: Catholic World Report
By Fr. Dwight Longenecker | You've seen pictures of splendid traditional Catholic worship. The clergy and servers are robed, the incense is billowing, the church building is magnificent. Would Jesus recognize such worship? The... [...]
Thu, Nov 15, 2018
Source: National Catholic Register
"Gratitude your anxiety away" by Erika Marie (

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Do you struggle with anxiety in your motherhood? I do! Especially around this time of year when expectations are high and energy levels are low. There are many ways to deal with anxiety in motherhood but the one thing that has probably helped me the most is Gratitude.

A Gratitude Journal

When I'm caught in an anxious situation – the kids are all yelling at each other over the silliest things, we're late again, the toddler decides he has to poop right now, and oh, looks like the dog just threw up [...]

Thu, Nov 15, 2018
Source: Catholic Mom
Italian Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, the apostolic nuncio to the United States, is pictured at his residence at the Vatican in this Oct. 20, 2011, file photo. The former nuncio has accused church officials, including Pope Francis, of failing to act on accusations of abuse by Archbishop Theodore E. McCarrick.

Italian Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, the apostolic nuncio to the United States, is pictured at his residence at the Vatican in this Oct. 20, 2011, file photo. The former nuncio has accused church officials, including Pope Francis, of failing to act on accusations of abuse by Archbishop Theodore E. McCarrick. CNS photo/Paul Haring

A civil court in Milan ordered Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, a longtime diplomat and former Vatican nuncio to the United States, to return close to 2 million euro plus interest and legal fees to his brother Father Lorenzo Vigano.

After their father's death in 1961, the archbishop managed both [...]

Thu, Nov 15, 2018
Source: The Catholic Spirit


So I have been searching the internet endlessly for an answer to this problem, and have yet to find anything helpful. I asked our pediatrician, and she said to try less fiber at dinner (no results). My 11-month old has consistently been pooping at 4am for the last month or two, and it is ruining my life. She is, in general, a good sleeper. She goes to bed around 6:30 (sometimes a bit earlier or later depending on how naps go). She is still taking 2 naps a day. She eats well: 3 solid meals a day, [...]

Thu, Nov 15, 2018
Source: Alpha Mom

Pope Francis' revision to the Catechism on the death penalty says, among other things, that “there is an increasing awareness that the dignity of the human person is not lost even after the commission of very serious crimes” and that “the death penalty is inadmissible because it is an attack on the inviolability and dignity of the person”. Earlier, Pope John Paul's initial revision to the Catechism had said that public authority should limit itself to “bloodless means”, if they are sufficient to protect human safety, “because they better correspond to the concrete conditions of the common good and are [...]

Thu, Nov 15, 2018
Source: Catholic Culture

Watch this episode of Made for Glory as Father Michael Nixon discusses why Catholics make the Sign of the Cross?

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Thu, Nov 15, 2018
Source: UCatholic
Reading 1 Phmn 7-20 Beloved:
I have experienced much joy and encouragement from your love,
because the hearts of the holy ones
have been refreshed by you, brother.
Therefore, although I have the full right in Christ
to order you to do what is proper,
I rather urge you out of love,
being as I am, Paul, an old man,
and now also a prisoner for Christ Jesus.
I urge you on behalf of my child Onesimus,
whose father I have become in my imprisonment,
who was once useless to you but is now useful to both you and me.
I am sending him, that is, my own heart, back to you.
I [...]
Thu, Nov 15, 2018
Source: Today’s Readings – USCCB
Yesterday we re-read St Benedict's challenging chapter on the care of the sick; today he gives us just a few sentences about the very young and the very old, most of which concern food and the times of meals (RB 37). I think that demonstrates his first-hand experience of community life and his sympathy with ... [...]
Thu, Nov 15, 2018
Source: iBenedictines
Today the Church celebrates the optional memorial of St. Albert the Great, son of a German nobleman, who was studying at Padua when the Master General of the Dominicans, Jordan of Saxony, succeeded in attracting him to that Order. He was to become one of its greatest glories. After taking his degrees at the University of Paris he taught philosophy and theology at Paris and then in Cologne. St. Thomas Aquinas was among his pupils. His knowledge was encyclopedic. In 1260 he was named Bishop of Ratisbon and devoted himself zealously to the duties of his office. But soon resigned [...]
Thu, Nov 15, 2018
Source: Catholic Culture Liturgical Year
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The Director of Development will be responsible for cultivating and requesting gifts from individuals, foundations, and religious institutions. He/she will work closely with the President, the Director of Finance and Administration, the Board of Directors and the Resource Development Committee.


• Lead the development and oversee the implementation of a comprehensive fundraising plan that includes, but is not limited to, major gifts, planned giving, foundation support, and annual appeals.
• Manage a portfolio of donors by creating and executing strategies for the identification, cultivation, and stewardship of current and new [...]
Wed, Nov 14, 2018
Source: Catholic Jobs

The increasing importance of online social media changes how people typically interact, especially in the case of people who have lived in an online world from their youth. Social media groups are very much driven by choice: you can join and leave easily. There are many groups to choose from, and if you don't like one, you can easily find another. So what keeps people attached? Sometimes, nothing: many flit from group to group as their whims change. But when people stay, it is not so much group membership that makes the difference, it is personal relationships. In fact, some [...]

Wed, Nov 14, 2018
Source: New Evangelizers

This year, we made our own Advent Candles again… this time from dripping crayons with the hair dryer!

Finding Advent candles is always a challenge for Catholics this time of year. Pink and purple aren't typical Christmas colors, so they can be hard to hunt down. Sometimes they have the packs of taper candles, but they have trouble lasting the whole season. And ordering or finding pink and purple pillar candles can be very expensive! Even if you find some for $5 each, that's still $20 worth of candles! That's always a stretch for me this time of year, and there [...]

Tue, Nov 13, 2018
Source: Catholic Icing

How can I describe the weight of you?

Your warm cheek against my chest, limbs relaxed, eyes closed, breathing deep and even. The new baby smell from the top of your head that smells like heavenly bread. Your smiles in your sleep, the way your scrunch your face and stretch, almost waking and the relaxing again into my arms.

I watch the soles of your feet touch together. I feel your fingers grasping my shirt. I see the rolls of your legs, built from the nourishment from my body, given to you.

How can I describe the weight of you?

The perfect joy that [...]

Tue, Nov 13, 2018
Source: Carrots for Michaelmas
Tips to Soothe Irritated Intestines After the Stomach Bug

Question: My 2-year-old daughter had a stomach bug over the weekend. Monday she was feeling a lot better and yesterday she was back to herself. However, last night she vomited before going to bed. Could this be from overeating on an empty stomach after being sick?

Answer: Oftentimes, the stomach is easily upset after a stomach bug. The intestines need to heal after being sick but it can be a slow process after an infection. Your intestines are especially sensitive to eating too much, too soon, even after the actual infection has [...]

Fri, Nov 09, 2018
Source: Ask Dr. Sears

Hey guys!

I had planned to write about our Anniversary and bringing our kids back to the spot where John proposed in Glendalough, Ireland — but alas all of that will have to wait because of a little bit of housekeeping.

E-mail list housekeeping, that is.

Alas, Glendalough will have to wait.

It all started last month when I began receiving copious amounts of sign-ups for my e-mail list. At first I was left to wonder which thought-provoking post had led to all these signups?!

Then I noticed an unusual repetition of certain names from the same server which I linked back to [...]

Fri, Nov 09, 2018
Source: Modern Catholic Mom
There is an old saying, “Stop telling God how big your storm is and start telling the storm how big your God is.” In other words, we often need to shift our focus, building up our trust and confidence. Because we are so wired for fear, we tend to overestimate the power and shrewdness of demons, or of our enemies, or of whatever it is we fear... [...]
Source: New Advent