Every now and then a special book comes along that grabs you and leaves a mark. BIG HEARTED: Inspiring Stories from Everyday Families is such a book. Deacon Mike and I are blessed to know and work with co-authors Theresa Thomas and Patti Maguire Armstrong who are also popular contributing writers for Integrated Catholic Life.
Editor’s Note: A reader from Ohio writes in a note sent along in the same envelope with his check for the fifth anniversary fund drive: “Don’t you dare go out of business.” I’d like to assure him – and all of you – that we have no intention of doing any such thing. But we can only continue this vital work so long as our readers and friends – meaning you and others you can send our way – will help meet our costs.
Just in time for the long Memorial Day weekend, Archbishop Chaput’s weekly column notes the IRS scandals, the HHS Mandate, and what it all means for Catholics and religious liberty. Religious Freedom And the Need To Wake Up By Archbishop Charles J. Chaput “IRS officials have, of course, confessed that they inappropriately targeted conservative groups [...]
The video below is a humorous reminder that, in times like these, when technology changes so rapidly, a few of us can easily get left behind. There is also something in the video of an admonition to the Church lest we be too much like the old man in the video. And this is so [...]
I didn’t either, until earlier this year when I picked up a copy of The Aquinas Catechism, published by Sophia Institute Press. Alert! This is a very long post
“O Lord and Master of my life, give me not the spirit of sloth, meddling, lust for power and idle talk. But grant unto me, Thy servant, a spirit of chastity (integrity), humility, patience and love. Yea, O Lord and King, grant me to see mine own faults and not to judge my brother. For [...]
Editor’s Note: We received several significant donations yesterday, so I’m happy to report that we are now only $4300 short of our goal for this drive. Have I told you lately that your contributions are entirely tax-deductible ? (Note: I was looking up our 501 c 3 non-profit letter the other day and was surprised to see that it was signed in 2004 by none other than Lois G
There are a few lines at the end of today’s gospel that I would account as among the lesser known sayings of Jesus. They occur at the end of Mark 9: “Everyone will be salted with fire
Does God have one right choice for me in each decision I make? When we pray for wisdom to discern God’s will when it comes to choosing a mate, a career, a job change, a move, a home, a school, a friend, a vacation, how to spend money, or any other choice, big or little, [...]
Am I right? Or am I right! The above photograph was shared on His Holiness’s Facebook page yesterday. Evidently, he is in Kentucky for a conference. The caption with the photo says, His Holiness the Dalai Lama having a warm conversation with Archbishop Joseph Kurtz before the start of his teaching at the Yum Center [...]
“If we truly think of Christ as our source of holiness, we shall refrain from anything wicked or impure in thought or act and thus show ourselves to be worthy bearers of his name. For the quality of holiness is shown not by what we say but by what we do in life.” (St. Gregory [...]
Editor’s note: Thanks to a generous gift from a generous man in Big Sky country last evening, we’ve got just $4700 to go in our fifth anniversary fund drive.