Monthly Archives: May 2012

Holy Spirit, Come

Posted by Monsignor Charles M. Mangan +J.M.J.  Invoking the Holy Spirit—the Third Person of the Most Blessed Trinity—is to be a constant exercise of love and adoration on the part of all Christians. Our genuine attention to the Consoler is to … Continue reading

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The Vocation Story of Fr. James Mason

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The Ascension of Our Risen Lord Jesus Christ

Posted by Monsignor Charles M. Mangan + J.M.J.  About 1,600 years ago, Saint Augustine of Hippo (354-430) captured well the essence of the Solemnity of the Ascension by asserting: “Today our Lord Jesus Christ ascended into Heaven; let our hearts ascend with … Continue reading

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The Conversion of Charles Colson

Posted by Dr. Martin Albl: Some thoughts on the death of Charles Colson, an evangelical Christian who was also a collaborator with Catholics such as Fr. Richard John Neuhaus, the founder of the journal First Things. “Pride is the complete anti-God … Continue reading

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The Brown Scapular’s Perennial Allure

Posted by Monsignor Charles M. Mangan + J.M.J. Yesterday—Wednesday, May 16th—is the traditional Memorial of Saint Simon Stock (about 1165-1265), the English Carmelite who, on July 16, 1251, received the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel from the Mother of God … Continue reading

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Pentecost Novena Begins Friday

In today’s Gospel, Jesus prepares his Apostles for his Ascension by teaching them about the Advocate who is to come.  “I have much more to tell you, but you cannot bear it now. But when he comes, the Spirit of … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Fatima, Our Mother

Posted by Monsignor Charles Mangan +J.M.J.  Happy Mother’s Day, O Mary! 95 Years after Our Lady’s Visit to Fatima “If my requests are heeded, Russia will be converted, and there will be peace; if not, she will spread her errors … Continue reading

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Confidence in God’s Love

Today’s Gospel from John is the same as the theme of this website.  Before his passion and death, Jesus teaches his apostles, “I am the vine and you are the branches.  Whoever remains in me and I in him will … Continue reading

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Our Blessed Lady’s “Living Faith”

Posted by Monsignor Charles M. Mangan + J.M.J. Our Blessed Mother possessed a “living faith”, meaning that she believed actively all the truths revealed by God on the basis of His authority. If He revealed them, then that was enough for Our … Continue reading

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