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Posted by Fr. Thomas Fitzpatrick, Rector of St. Joseph Cathedral Lots of wind and chill this week; and just as we declare victory over our icy sidewalks and begin to believe that our salt stockpiles might just make it through … Continue reading
Posted by Fr. Thomas Fitzpatrick, Rector of St. Joseph Cathedral The Transfiguration of Christ gives great insight to the meaning of the adage ‘action follows Being’. It points to this theological reality and our desire as children of God; we … Continue reading
Posted by Fr. Thomas Fitzpatrick, Rector of St. Joseph Cathedral As we begin this season of Lent, what really matters is where it leads us. We know by our place in the history of Salvation that Lent ends in Easter … Continue reading
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