TOB Tues: Advent and the Angelus

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Can you believe we’re halfway through Advent already?! Advent is a time for Christians to prepare for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ – the Word made flesh. Some may wonder what the body and theology have to do with each other, but, according to John Paul II, the fact that theology also includes the body should not be … Read More

Pope Holds Prayer Vigil for Nascent Human Life

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This Saturday the pope, together with bishops and priests in diocese throughout the world, held a vigil of prayer for nascent human life. Here in the Jeff City Diocese, our bishop will celebrate the vigil tomorrow evening during vespers. Here is part of pope Benedict’s remarks in Rome Saturday evening (full transcript) Dear brothers and sisters, our coming together this … Read More

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Brothers and sisters: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I give thanks to my God always on your account for the grace of God bestowed on you in Christ Jesus, that in him you were enriched in every way, with all discourse and all knowledge, as the testimony to Christ was confirmed … Read More

A Prayer for You, My Readers

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May the God of peace, who brought up from the dead the great Shepherd of the sheep by the blood of the eternal covenant, Jesus our Lord, furnish you with all that is good, that you may do his will. Through Jesus Christ may he carry out in you all that is pleasing to him. To Christ be glory forever! … Read More

Great Pro-Life Prayer to St. Gerard

ChelseaCulture of Life, Faith, Prayer, Pregnancy, Pro Life1 Comment

I just got my order of these great prayer cards from Priests for Life. I think it’s a wonderful prayer, especially for those involved in 40 Days for Life. I’m going to be giving them out when our parish Gospel of Life Committee shows the movie Babies tomorrow night! St. Gerard is the patron saint of mothers, specifically pregnant women. … Read More

Pray the Rosary for Purity

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Today is the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, which comes in the midst of the Month of the Holy Rosary. At the end of one of my favorite prayers in this handbook is a call on St. Joseph to “keep our minds untainted, our hearts pure and our bodies chaste.” Keeping our minds pure is key to keeping … Read More

9/11 Overcome Evil With Love

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“To you who hear I say, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you…love your enemies and do good to them…Be merciful, just as also your Father is merciful…Forgive and you will be forgiven…For the measure with which you measure will in return be measured out to … Read More

An Edifying Cup of CoCoa

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I know, it’s not exactly cold outside yet, but temperatures are surely cooling down here in the Midwest (especially with some storms in the area here) and with the windows open and the attic fan on, there is a cool breeze coming through the house that, while refreshing, started making me a little chilly. I’m not a regular coffee drinker … Read More

Pope’s June Prayer Intention: Respect Life!

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Our Holy Father’s prayer intention for the month of June: That every national and transnational institution may strive to guarantee respect for human life from conception to natural death. Let’s pray for this every month!!

In Memoriam 2010

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Wishing you a safe and happy Memorial Day and, please, amid your boat rides, barbecue and beer, but be sure to stop at some point and remember what this day is really about. For all those who have lost loved ones in battle I pray, in the words of Abraham Lincoln: that our heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of … Read More