Young woman with SSA writes to the Synod

Young woman with same-sex attraction writes a letter to the Synod — and it’s beautiful Avera Maria Santo is a 22-year-old U.S. Catholic who lives in Alabama and blogs at her website, Inside My Holy of Holies, about being same-sex-attracted and remaining faithful to the goodness, truth and beauty of what Read More

ST. FRANCIS of ASSISI

Today we remember Saint Francis of Assisi Francis of Assisi was a poor little man who astounded and inspired the Church by taking the gospel literally—not in a narrow fundamentalist sense, but by actually following all that Jesus said and did, joyfully, without limit, and without a sense of self-importance. Read More

ARCHANGEL FEAST DAY

Today is the Feast of the Archangels. O God, who dispose in marvelous order ministries both angelic and human, graciously grant that our life on earth may be defended by those who watch over us as they minister perpetually to you in heaven. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, Read More

HEROES EACH ONE

Without pretense or glory, I would like to share my sermon from this morning’s mass. . No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. (John 15:13) . Yet today, we remember countless who laid down their lives for strangers.  Because of their call Read More

SAINT AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO, PRAY FOR US!

Today is the feast day of Saint Augustine of Hippo, perhap the most human of all saints and a true challenge to Saint Monica!  Here is a collage of his best sayings for us to ponder upon.

WITNESS versus ADVICE?

  Recently, I have been presented a most difficult and awkward situation.  A reality which will truly challenge my resolve in certain Catholic teachings.  I find myself swimming against the tides of social acceptance, especially within my own family, direct and extended.  I just need to look on social media Read More

ST. BENEDICT AND COURAGE CONFERENCE EVE

  On the feast of Saint Benedict, I think back on one of our modern day saints, Father Benedict Groeschel who taught us in today life how to live and love Christ among the trials and tribulations and evil’s lurking.  He truly embraced St. Benedict as a role model, taking Read More