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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
Posted by Monsignor Charles M. Mangan + J.M.J. Saint Pio of Pietrelcina (1887-1968), known as Padre Pio, was to the middle part of the twentieth century what Blessed Mary Teresa of Calcutta (1910-1997), known as Mother Teresa, was to the … Continue reading
Posted by Monsignor Charles M. Mangan + J.M.J. “Near the cross stood His Mother . . . .” Mary, the faithful Virgin, was close to her beloved Son Jesus Christ on Calvary. She accompanied Him to His painful death and participated in … Continue reading
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
Based on a talk by Fr. Jeff Norfolk Jesus could have chosen any means to dwell among us, but He chose His Mother. Mary acknowledged that favor in her Magnificat: “For he has looked upon his handmaid’s lowliness; behold, from … Continue reading
“Be not afraid.” This is a phrase used consistently by Jesus in the Gospels and repeated frequently by the late Bl. John Paul II. Fear seems so natural, and even inevitable, with the problems our world possesses and the individual trials … Continue reading
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