TOB Tues: Hollow Hearts Waiting to be Filled

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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 more, shall we say, visible: … Read More

Relic to Promote Motherhood, Discourage Contraception and Abortion in Russia

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Russia needs all the help they can get (h/t Fr. Shelton)

Don’t Put off Sanctity

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Earlier this year I agreed to write for a new Catholic blog that launched for young adults in August. It’s now November and I haven’t written a thing – until now…finally! It’s definitely not some of the best writing I’ve ever done. I have not been in the mood to write at all lately, which is why it took me … Read More

My Catholic Revolver Radio Interview

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I don’t think I ever shared this on here. Last year I was a guest on The Catholic Revolver online radio show with Jerry Weber. The interview starts a little after the 4 minute mark and runs for almost the whole hour. So, if you’ve got some time to kill and want to know a little bit more about your … Read More

TOB Tuesday: Xtranormal TOB

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Very well done. Watch it in Spanish Portuguese

Veni, Sancte Spiritus!

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I really love this: The disciples spoke in the language of every nation. At Pentecost God chose this means to indicate the presence of the Holy Spirit: whoever had received the Spirit spoke in every kind fo tongue. We must realize, dear brothers, that this is the same Holy Spirit by whom love is poured out in our hearts. It … Read More

The Mother of My Unborn Lord

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“Most blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. And how does this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For at the moment the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the infant in my womb leaped for joy. Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken … Read More

This Woman is My Pro-Life Hero

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Alright! I finally got around to reading this entire feature in Nature about cellular physiologist Theresa Deisher…and this woman is my new hero. She used to be “very left-wing,” especially when it came to life issues, but now Deisher is an “adamant right-to-lifer” fighting against embryonic stem cell research…in court! First, her mind was changed about the moral status of … Read More

Catechism: Gestational Carriers “Gravely Immoral”

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On my post this week about Nicole Kidman’s new baby via “gestational carrier” a reader reminded me that Kidman is Catholic. She and husband Keith Urban are married in the Church, their first daughter is baptized Catholic and according to this Catholic News Service article she once told the Philippine Daily Enquirer, “Catholicism guides me. I certainly have a strong … Read More

Music for Your Monday: Prince of Peace

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The real “Christmas season” has finally begun! Here is another one of my favorite TSO songs performed by the late great Daryl Pediford. MERRY CHRISTMAS!! I hope you’re all are having a wonderful Christmas. Today I’ll be flying home from South Florida where I’ve been with family since last Wednesday. It’s actually been a little chilly here, but thankfully we … Read More