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Reading 1 Acts 18:9-18One night while Paul was in Corinth, the Lord said to him in a vision,
"Do not be afraid.
Go on speaking, and do not be silent, for I am with you.
No one will attack and harm you,
for I have many people in this city."
He settled there for a year and a half
and taught the word of God among them.

But when Gallio was proconsul of Achaia,
the Jews rose up together against Paul
and brought him to the tribunal, saying,
"This man is inducing people to worship God contrary to the law."
When Paul was about to reply, Gallio spoke to the [...]
Fri, May 26, 2017
Source: Today’s Readings – USCCB
By Tito Edwards | Religious Brothers Day Celebrates a Forgotten and Misunderstood Vocation in the Church - Brother Silas Henderson S.D.S., Aleteia Peter Kreeft's Book Introduces Readers to the Brilliance... [...]
Fri, May 26, 2017
Source: National Catholic Register

The Holy See naturally has an air of mystery and intrigue to it. It's no secret that some may speculate on the Church's most private affairs. Among the Church's most closely guarded possessions is the Vatican Secret Archives. People have long speculated that the Vatican Archives contains evidence of extraterrestrial life, or evidence disproving the historical existence of Jesus Christ and His resurrection.

But what really lies hidden in the Vatican Secret Archives?

The misconception about the true contents contained in the Vatican Secret Archives stems from a mistranslation of its Latin name to English. The true name of the Vatican archives [...]

Fri, May 26, 2017
Source: UCatholic

“To listen carefully to one another, especially those who disagree with me, and to consider others' feelings and needs rather than insist on having my own way.” (#3, Family Pledge of Nonviolence) Could your family say “Yes” to this? World peace begins at home.

Fri, May 26, 2017
Source: For Your Marriage
St. Philip Neri (1515-1595) was born in Florence and died in Rome. He lived a spotless childhood in Florence. Later he came to Rome and after living for fifteen years as a pilgrim and hermit was ordained a priest. He gradually gathered around him a group of priests and established the Congregation of the Oratory. He was a man of original character and of a happy, genial and winning disposition. A great educator of youth, he spent whole nights in prayer, had a great devotion to the Blessed Sacrament, and burned with an unbounded love for mankind. He died on [...]
Fri, May 26, 2017
Source: Catholic Culture Liturgical Year
Before youth and young-adult themed synod, the Pope wishes to hear from youth around the world via a Vatican-produced survey sent to all dioceses. Survey results will be processed at the Vatican in time for the 2018 synod. Young people ages 18-30 can take the survey at WWW.ARCHSPM.ORG/YOUNGADULTVOICES. [...]
Thu, May 25, 2017
Source: The Catholic Spirit
"God chooses the weak" by Tommy Tighe (

By Francisco Moreno via (2017), CC0 Public Domain

As a marriage and family therapist, my entire career is based around helping people when they find themselves walking in the lowest valleys in their life.

Recently, a woman who experienced an early pregnancy loss said to me, “My husband is so strong. I wish I could be more like him, rather than sitting around crying all the time.”

This struck me quite deeply as a perspective we all share: the idea that people who appear to be strong in the face of adversity are the ones we should aspire to be [...]

Thu, May 25, 2017
Source: Catholic Mom
Since its founding in SouthernCalifornia in 1971, Thomas Aquinas College has been offering a uniqueexperience to students interested in an education in the great works of WesternCivilization with a firm grounding in the Catholic faith. In many ways theschool and its mission stand in direct opposition to prevailing trends inCatholic higher education that have pushed schools closer to a purely secularmodel of university life and further from the Catho [...]
Thu, May 25, 2017
Source: Catholic World Report

When I was a child, there were four Catholic schools in our little city of 50,000. Each covered K-12. There was the German parish, the Irish parish, the Polish parish and the non-parish-affiliated all girls school. The Felician Sisters taught at the Polish parish school. It wasn't until I read about St. Felix that I understood about the Felician Sisters.
St. Felix was the first Capuchin Franciscan canonized. And with good reason did the pope take this step!
Saint Felix was born the third of four sons to Santi and Santa Porri, poor illiterate farmers in Cantalice, Apulia, a very agriculturally [...]

Thu, May 25, 2017
Source: New Evangelizers
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Thu, May 25, 2017
Source: Catholic Jobs


I feel like I know you, because I've been reading your blog for many years. I'm reeling tonight after the latest Trump healthcare debacle, and I just needed this to go out into the internet unknown and find someone who would read it and understand.

I'm deep deep in a red state surrounded by people who say things thing “the gender pay gap doesn't exist” and “employers shouldn't pay for you birth control– birth control is free! it's called don't have sex” and “if you are living life right, preexisting conditions aren't an [...]

Wed, May 24, 2017
Source: Alpha Mom

I suspect we all know people who are so invested in their jobs that they have little time for anything else. This may be how they define success, which is in itself unfortunate, but there can be a similar imbalance in the Christian life. Have you also known lay persons who work so hard in various apostolates that they seem somehow out of balance? Or have you encountered priests and religious whose particular apostolic work consumes nearly all of their time? Perhaps you even find yourself caught in this same trap.

Tue, May 23, 2017
Source: Catholic Culture
Coming Fall 2018....

That's me on the left. That's also me on the right.

I've been sitting on some exciting news about becoming a legit published author that I've been dying to share with the world. I've also been clapping my hand to my mouth so I didn't blab it before knowing it was actually, truly going to happen.

It hasn't happened yet, you fool. Said me to me.

If you didn't grow up with the Kevin Sullivan sequel to Anne of Green Gables as one of the 10 movies your family owned, my apologies. This photo might not mean anything to you. Let me explain [...]

Tue, May 23, 2017
Source: Carrots for Michaelmas
News of the terrible events in Manchester broke last night, and immediately both the internet and the airwaves were filled with clamour and speculation. Nineteen confirmed dead; at least 59 hospitalised; many children still being searched for by their parents. (…)

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Tue, May 23, 2017
Source: iBenedictines

This Sunday is one of the few days of the year that Catholics (who attend the Ordinary Form) will be hearing different readings depending on where they live. Either they will hear the readings for The Feast of the Ascension of the Lord or for the 7th Sunday of Easter.

The Feast of the Ascension of the Lord celebrates the bodily ascension of Jesus into heaven. Two of the evangelists give an account:

“Then he led them [out] as far as Bethany, raised his hands, and blessed them. As he blessed them he parted from them and was taken up to heaven.”-Luke [...]

Tue, May 23, 2017
Source: Mass Explained
One of the greatest privileges I have as a bishop is the opportunity to preside at the sacrament of Confirmation. I want to share with you in this article some of the key ideas in the latest iteration of my Confirmation sermon. [...]
Tue, May 23, 2017
Source: Word on Fire – Articles & Commentaries

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (published 1877)

Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, while clearly diagnosing the problems of lust and adultery through the main protagonist, also offers a more sanguine view of love, marriage and family through the relationship of Levin and Kitty.

Five elements for consideration:

Emotional maturity is important in love.

Levin persists in caring for Kitty even after she rejects him—she, like Anna, was infatuated with the dashing Vronsky at the time that Levin proposed. Levin does not nurse his feelings of rejection, reproach her, or demand some sort of apology for her not choosing him first. Instead, [...]

Fri, May 19, 2017
Source: Marriage – unique for a reason

Guest article by: Felicia Fitzgerald, BSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, Perinatal Outreach Educator, Chicago, Illinois. Last revised: May 15, 2017

While each of your baby's “first” moments are exciting and memorable, some activities, such as feeding, bathing or diapering your baby, can turn into every day, habitual tasks over time. However, it's important to keep in mind that if you mentally “check out” during diapering, (a task that you might do up to 12 times a day if you are the parent of a newborn!) you're potentially missing out on opportunities to hug, bond, and connect with your baby daily. By [...]

Wed, May 17, 2017
Source: Ask Dr. Sears
Please remain committed to the Paris Climate Accord! [...]
Wed, May 17, 2017
Source: CRS – Action Center Alerts

Today we continue our regular series called “Learning from the Saints.” Our guide is expert Bert Ghezzi, a dear friend of mine and the author of numerous books including Voices of the Saints, Saints at Heart, and Discover Christ: Developing a Personal Relationship with Jesus.

His more recent books are The Power of Daily Mass and The Heart of Catholicism. You can learn more about Bert and his work at

Today, Bert profiles Servant of God Elisabeth Leseur, the patron of cancer sufferers and incurable diseases.

After Elizabeth Leseur's death, Felix, her husband, [...]
Wed, May 03, 2017
Source: Brandon Vogt

First-time filmmaker Robert Eggers' extraordinary horror film The Witch begins with an earnest, gravel-voiced dissident named William (Ralph Ineson) boldly defying a grim-faced panel of Puritan judg... [...]

Mon, Apr 24, 2017
Source: Catholic Digest – Food & Fun

2017 is an exciting year for Catholics who have a devotion to the Blessed Mother. Like every year, May is a very important month for Marian devotion, with May crowning and celebrating Marian feasts. This year, May 13 has special importance because... [...]

Mon, Apr 24, 2017
Source: Catholic Digest – Faith
Thu, Mar 30, 2017
Source: USCCB Media Blog

If you're looking for ways to observe Lent with your kids this year, you've come to the right place! Browse all my Lenten resources for families by subject below. Click on the link for full directions or printables. Be sure to save this link- I update this post every time I come out with new Lenten resources for kids.

Click here to download my printable Lenten calendar- FREE!

Print my Lenten Countdown Calendar!

Lenten Planning Pages– an 18 page pack to help you lay out your Lenten and Easter plans for a smooth journey [...]

Sun, Feb 26, 2017
Source: Catholic Icing
Fri, Feb 03, 2017
Source: Catholic Retreats

Manual for Spiritual Warfare
Paul Thigpen
Tan Books
ISBN 9781618906533

Like it or not, you are at war.

This book is excellent. To be honest I had no idea where to begin with writing a review. So I went back to the book and copied my highlighted texts from the introduction and first chapter to give you a taste. To begin with we have: “First, belief in Satan's existence and activity is today widely dismissed as an outdated superstition. As a result, most Catholics hear very little about him, leaving them unprepared to understand and defeat him. They need to [...]

Tue, Feb 24, 2015
Source: Catholic Dads
Jesus and the Money Changers in the Temple

Jesus and the Money Changers in the Temple

This phrase frequently comes up during in the course of counseling. Many have injuries from past and even current relationships that continue to cause pain thus hindering advancement to fuller productive lives. The desire to move on is present but former feelings of being hurt, mistreated, ignored, and/or neglected keep cropping up causing re-injury. The desire to eliminate these sensations and memories is strong but for some reason there is an inability to move on. Efforts to “stuff it down” and “forget about it” just don't seem to [...]
Sun, Jul 20, 2014
Source: Catholic Counselor Lady
Mon, Dec 26, 2011
Source: That Catholic Show

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Thu, Nov 10, 2011
Source: Total Consecration

Rosary Army the apostolate is still going strong, but after 244 great shows, this is the last episode of the official Rosary Army podcast. Join Greg and Jennifer as they say goodbye, talk about the future of Rosary Army, and embark down the next path God has set before them.

Links and songs from this episode:

The Catholic Channel on Sirius 159/XM 117 Continue Following Greg and Jennifer at their New Family Website

Subscribe to the feed | Subscribe with iTunes

Wed, Nov 19, 2008
Source: Rosary Army
After more than 30 years as a football official, Butch Hannah has seen it all, but the normally proper Peyton Manning getting a little salty really stands out. "Peyton's next-to-last year, the Broncos were facing the Dolphins in Denver and the whole game was a struggle for them," Hannah told the Chattanooga Times Free Press... [...]
Source: New Advent