Category Archives: Chastity

Search 2013 – Be one of God’s troopers

Ephesians 6:10-17 Battle against Evil. 10  Finally, draw your strength from the Lord and from his mighty power. 11  Put on the armor of God so that you may be able to stand firm against the tactics of the devil. 12 … Continue reading

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Taking a Stand for the Truth

Post by Fr. Thomas Fitzpatrick, Rector of St. Joseph Cathedral “For Zion’s sake I will not be silent, For Jerusalem’s sake I will not be quiet. Until her vindication shines forth like the dawn And her victory like a burning … Continue reading

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Finding True Hope and Joy in Christ

Posted by Fr. Thomas Fitzpatrick, Rector of St. Joseph Cathedral These last days before Christmas were absolute torture growing up. The expectation, coupled with the struggle to stay on Santa’s good list while trying to tame our excitement meant each minute passed … Continue reading

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The Hidden Gift of Suffering

A unique characteristic of the Christian life is the call to carry our crosses – not only to carry them but embrace them.  In our convenience-driven culture, we are apt to feel that struggles are mistakes.  We work quickly to … Continue reading

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Prayer for Purification

From a talk by Fr. Jeff Norfolk: Three Hail Mary’s Protection of Mind, Heart and Body Purification of Thoughts, Words and Actions One of the first to practice this and to recommend it was St Anthony of Padua (1195–1231). His … Continue reading

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Welcome to Natural Family Planning Awareness Week!

A new child is one of the most amazing gifts that a couple can receive.  The child serves as a sign of his parents’ love and becomes a lifelong adventure for the couple as they learn to form and nurture … Continue reading

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A Revolt Against Artificial Contraception

The debate about religious freedom has heated up in recent months as new health care laws lay down the mandate that health care providers will be required to cover artificial contraceptives, abortifacients, and sterilizations.  For many, this has brought up the … Continue reading

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Fortnight for Freedom

Last night began our “Fortnight for Freedom” where Catholic Americans around the country united together to defend the rights guaranteed by our Founding Fathers and endowed by our Creator: the right to Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. Believing … Continue reading

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Terror of Demons

Posted by Monsignor Charles M. Mangan + J.M.J. The Universal Church exults daily in the memory of Saint Joseph but especially each March 19th—the Solemnity of Saint Joseph. It is often said that we know little information about Joseph and his life … Continue reading

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St. Joseph Novena

NOVENA PRAYER – “a devotion of prayer on nine consecutive days” Oh, Saint Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the throne of God, I place in you all my interests and desires. Oh, Saint Joseph, do assist me by … Continue reading

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