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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, […]

Posted at: September 4th, 2012 - 10:14 pm - Number of Comments » 4

It doesn’t get much more beautiful than this. From St. Augustine, whose feast was today: Late have I loved you, Beauty so ancient and so new, late have I loved you! Lo, you were within, but I outside, seeking there for you, and upon the shapely things you have made I rushed headlong — I, […]

Posted at: August 28th, 2012 - 10:25 pm - Number of Comments » 1

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 […]

Posted at: April 17th, 2012 - 8:55 pm - Number of Comments » 0

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 […]

Posted at: April 6th, 2012 - 8:39 am - Number of Comments » 0

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 […]

Posted at: February 27th, 2012 - 8:03 am - Number of Comments » 19

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 […]

Posted at: February 21st, 2012 - 4:59 pm - Number of Comments » 0

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

Posted at: February 17th, 2012 - 9:47 am - Number of Comments » 0

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 […]

Posted at: December 26th, 2011 - 9:59 pm - Number of Comments » 0

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 […]

Posted at: December 20th, 2011 - 10:38 pm - Number of Comments » 0

A Theology of the Body Advent reflection from TOB Institute‘s Bill Donaghy: Hollow Hearts Waiting to be Filled Six hundred years before the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, Isaiah was dreaming. In a very modern sounding lament, he was yearning for a glimpse of the glory of the “old days” when God was […]

Posted at: November 29th, 2011 - 3:13 pm - Number of Comments » 0