I Love Him Already

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The anticipation of Catholics all over the world was palpable yesterday. I could feel it, even though I was alone in front of the television. I don’t know if it was that darn seagull or what, but something indicated that last night was going to be the night. And then… And then… …Who? And then I saw this: And then … Read More

Motivation for Your Fasting Fatigue

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It’s late evening on Ash Wednesday. You’re tired and hungry and wondering why, exactly, you’re doing this again. I recently came across this helpful little nugget in one of my retreat journals that might give you some much needed motivation: Here (hopefully) is a little more inspiration for those suffering from fasting fatigue on this Ash Wednesday evening. In fasting…we … Read More

The Weak Who Shame the Strong

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In his first letter to the Corinthians, St. Paul explains how, when God calls people, he does not base his decision on human criteria – wisdom, power, nobility – but often chooses uneducated, unimportant and even despised people in the world’s eye to convert the wise, the strong and the “important”. Consider your own calling, brothers and sisters. Not many … Read More

TOB Tues: The Resurrection of Our Bodies

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Over at the TOB Institute, Christopher West reflects on the resurrection of our bodies. A little piece: During this Easter season it is fitting to reflect on the resurrection not just of Jesus’ body, but of our own bodies at the end of time. … We often speak of the “souls” in heaven. When we buried my grandmother, I saw … Read More

Christ Teaches Us How to Die, Redux

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As assisted suicide deaths rise yet again in Oregon and Switzerland and they prepare to discuss legalizing the practice in Massachusetts, over at Catholic Lane this morning, I revisited and revised a previous post from here: For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example that you should follow in his footsteps. … Read More

Video: Mother Dolores at the Oscars!

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As I predicted, Mother Dolores was never featured on any of the red carpet shows, but I heard from a few people who noticed her in the background. She even caught the attention of celebrity gossip blogger Perez Hilton! I didn’t see it live, but during this interview with Maya Rudolph, you can see her off to the right starting … Read More

TOB Tuesday: Intimacy with the Cross

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Ah, Lent! That time of year when we spend a little more time than usual reflecting on how much we have distanced ourselves from God by our sin. Personally, I can easily get discouraged and even disgusted with myself when we think about the many ways I have chosen darkness over light. But, the Lenten season is also preparation for … Read More

The Meme of the Moment on Catholics and Pro-Life Activists

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Here are a few great images I found using the meme of the moment to describe how Catholics and pro-life activists are viewed in the eyes of the world (click each source for larger image): Source Source

Christian, Remember Your Dignity and the Dignity of all Human Life!

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Happy second day of Christmas! While the rest of the world moves on from Christmas, for Catholics, the Christmas season has only just begun. I love this passage from a sermon by St. Leo the Great that is part of the Office of Readings every Christmas: “Dearly beloved, today our Savior is born; let us rejoice. Sadness should have no … Read More

TOB Tuesday: Search for the Face of God

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Time for the week four Theology of the Body Advent reflection from the TOB Institute. This time from Fr. Patrick Nwokoye: Two weeks ago, I was in Bethlehem where our Savior Jesus Christ was born. As I walked through the town amidst thousands of pilgrims, I wondered what it must have felt like two thousand years ago, how our world … Read More