Be Of Good Courage

    Be of good courage      “Therefore, be of good courage. Let your heart be joyful, give yourself as completely as you can to God, banish any doubts, and tell God that you never wish consciously to do anything that would displease him. For the rest, do not Read More

PRACTICE WHAT YOU PREACH

. I used to love to joke around about this quote. I cannot even count how often have I said “do as I say not as I do?”  Little did I know that is exactly what Jesus meant! . Today we hear Jesus call out the chief priests and Pharisees.  As Read More

HAPPY ALL SAINTS DAY!!!

   Happy All Saints Day!   Today is the day we celebrate all those who paved the path to the Kingdom of Heaven for us.  Yes all of us who try our best to do His will each and every day of our lives. This is our chance to honor Read More

SSA, Humility, God’s Will, and Marriage

  Our very good friend Dan Mattson penned another fantastic article as it pertains to his life and what he experiences.  This tale gives us a unique insight to some questions you and I would seem as harmless but would cause consternation to others, especially those who choose to live Read More

Archbishop Fulton Sheen (Old Errors and New Labels)

    “Modern broad-mindedness is that truth is novelty and hence “truth” changes with the passing fancies of the moment. Like the chameleon that changes his colors to suit the vesture on which he is placed, so truth is supposed to change to fit the foibles and obliquities of the Read More

New words from Benedict XVI:

JMJ   Pope Benedict XVI on the Crisis of the Church, God, and the Liturgy     “In the consciousness of the people of today, the things of God and thus of the liturgy do not appear at all urgent. There is an urgency about every possible thing. But the Read More

ENCOURAGE(ment) FROM ST. VINCENT DePAUL

  Every now and again our humanness gets the better of us.  We wallow in our self misery especially when we ruminate over the lifestyle choices our loved ones make.  We beat ourselves up, dispair over what we have done, what we could have done, what we failed to do. Read More

10 Inspiring quotes from St. Ignatius Loyola

SPIRITUALITY 10 Inspiring quotes from St. Ignatius Loyola   Above is a famous saying from the founder of the Society of Jesus. How poignant are those words to all members of EnCourage  and Courage especially now still basking in the afterglow of another excellent and uplifting conference.   Here is a Read More

The Name of God is Mercy

    “I am glad that we are talking about ‘homosexual people’ because before all else comes the individual person, in his wholeness and dignity. And people should not be defined only by their sexual tendencies: let us not forget that God loves all his creatures and we are destined Read More

PARENTAL DIRECTIVES

  As parents of children with same sex attraction we often hear the song of our culture calling us to be “accepting” of our children. Like so many terms in today’s culture that too has become twisted. . As a parent of a child, any child no matter the cross, Read More