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


  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


  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

Act of Confidence in God

  Confidence in God Saint Claude de la Colombière . We realize that we are not in charge. It is very apparent to us when our adult children and loved ones make choices and walk paths that are not faithful to the teachings of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Yet, God Read More

Let’s have a grown-up conversation about one’s conscience

  First in a series on an essential, often misunderstood element of the moral life, Father Robert McTeigue discusses how a well defined conscience influences one’s morals. . TRUE OR FALSE: “Let your conscience be your guide.” In school we were taught that if asked a true-or-false question, if the Read More


  MARY, LADY OF FATIMA, MOTHER OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD, I entrust myself to you and through you to Jesus. With full awareness and here in the presence of all the heavenly court, I renew the promises made in holy Baptism. I renew the resolution, which I place in your Read More