Category Archives: Vanity

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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Immaculate Conception

“O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.”  These words don the Miraculous Medal.  They are also repeated frequently at Lourdes, a place of pilgrimage where Mary appeared to a young peasant girl and reminded … 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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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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Examination of Conscience

Sin is a peculiar reality because we hate it, yet desire leads us to do it anyways.  Paul in Romans 7:19 states: “For I do not do the good I want, but I do the evil I do not want.”  … Continue reading

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Lent is upon us

The temptation of Jesus Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil. He fasted for forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he was hungry. The tempter approached and said to him, … Continue reading

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