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

FR. GERALD MURRAY’S REVIEW OF BUILDING A BRIDGE

  For the past month or do, a big uproar erupted over a relatively short book, a mere 160 pages long to be exact.   Why,  you Ask?  Because a secularity popular Jesuit jumped on the bandwagon and  securely attached himself to the apron strings of one of the worst Read More

PRAYER FOR LOVE OF GOD’S LAW

  Father of mercy, hear our evening prayer of praise, and let our hearts never waver from the love of your law. Lead us on through night’s darkness to the dawning of eternal life. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you Read More

Of Lost Sheep and Wavering Shepherds

  Father Gerald Murray had some thoughts on this subject in light of the comments by two bishops who are not professing the teaching of Holy Mother Church in regard to same sex attraction.   What is the duty of a Catholic bishop regarding the moral teaching of the Church Read More

COMFORTABLE SUFFERING

    “Take comfort because your suffering is in God’s will. If human nature is resentful of suffering and resists it…. that is because human beings were created for happiness, and crosses are a consequence of sin. As long as we are on this earth, we will always feel a Read More

FOR LOVE, BY LOVE, FROM LOVE

Being a parent of a same sex attracted child I am often asked how did I deal with being told.  Well the truth is, a couple of weeks before a Lighthouse media CD of Fr. Michael Schmitz arrived in the mail.  I was hesitant to listen at first but one Read More

ST. THOMAS AND THE NATURAL LAW

  Today on the feast of St. Thomas Aquinas, the Angelic Doctor of the church.  With that introduction, what better way to grasp the church’s stance on same sex attraction than to visit the words of this great Theologian!     No one has written more clearly or concisely about Read More

12 steps up the mountain of pride//St. Bernard of

Msgr. Charles Pope once again challenges our hearts and minds while provoking us to examine our conscience. From his blog:   St. Bernard of Clairvaux identified twelve steps up the mountain of pride. These are detailed in a work by him entitled Steps of Humility and Pride.  The good priest Read More

Seems So Simple, Yet So Hard To Enact

  The Catholic church teaches truths whether we want to accept them or not.  One truth is every person has difficulties whether it is money issues, substance abuse or sexual temptings.  Each person in these scenarios are called to seeking forgiveness and to strive to do better, yet, those with Read More

DEFENDING TRADITIONAL MARRIAGES MAKES ME A HATER?

Father Mike Schmitz is a revelation when it come to talking common sense about SSA.  His words and inspiration has gotten me through some hard times.  Below is an article he penned a  while back that still resonates today.     IT SEEMS LIKE EVERY TIME I TRY TO EXPLAIN Read More