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Shoulder Your Wounds

It is not important that people know all our wounds. Padre Pio hid his most painful wound, which he suffered silently in his shoulder. Always keep secret a little suffering — and it will become

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The Repentant Knight

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In olden times, there lived in a certain part of England a rich and powerful knight, who kept a great estate and lived royally. But he forgot God, and thought people fools who confessed their

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Maximilian-izing Indifference

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Franciscan priest and martyr St. Maximilian Kolbe had much to overcome in his fruitful and dynamic life. Often regarded as the father of modern Catholic media he is the inspiration of much of Pope Saint

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Choosing Divine Mercy

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Have we really looked at the image of Divine Mercy, looked at it honestly? Yes, we’ve seen it a hundred times and it strikes us on the immediate level — that of God’s great act

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Our Popes in Times of War

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Our popes have always been in the middle of war; the great war that wages in the heavens and spills into our streets. That is what a good father does for his family, he places

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Christianity is more than a survival guide

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Christianity is more than a survival guide… it is a Person, a Person raised on the cross, a Person who annihilated himself to save us. – Pope Francis

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When Google Was Holy

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“If a man wants to be always in God’s company, he must pray regularly and read regularly. When we pray, we talk to God; when we read, God talks to us.” — St. Isidore of

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Say Yes and Allow God to Work the Unexpected

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With a single ‘fiat’ Mary fulfills Abraham’s journey of faith. It was Mary’s word that allowed the Eternal Word to walk among us and to speak to each one of us. So what does that

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What Does God See?

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There is something poetic and scriptural about stones and archways. Go through, go through the gates, prepare the way for the people; build up, build up the highway, clear it of stones, lift up an

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Two Faces of Silence

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Although Christ is the new Adam restoring all that was lost through first sin, still St. Joseph shares in the Adamaic re-play of the events of Eden. He stands behind the Woman, as she engages

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Contemplating the Crucified One

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Here is the Vatican translation of the address Benedict XVI delivered (…) before reciting the midday Angelus with several thousand people gathered in St. Peter’s Square. Dear Brothers and Sisters, This year the Message for

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Disobedience makes for a weak voice

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When one’s teaching voice is weak it is often because it lacks obedience. No amount of intonation, of “add-on” liturgy, will help make Holy Mass, or that voice, more efficacious, penetrating, and meaningful than when

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Turning To Transience In Faith

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St. Francis’ troop of men were all transient beggars. Transience was and is the hallmark of the Franciscans. It was also the mark of a knight, being sent in the service of his liege lord.

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Happy Fat Tuesday!

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“Every one must study his own nature. Some of you can sustain life with less food than others can, and therefore I desire that he who needs more nourishment shall not be obliged to equal

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You’re Gonna Have to Serve Somebody

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Today, Pope Francis speaking on vocations gives us the example of the devout rich man. “His heart was restless, because the Holy Spirit was pushing him to get closer to Jesus and to follow him.

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An Extraordinary Woman

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March 2nd is the anniversary of a saint who like our Mother Angelica, founded both Clarian and Franciscan monasteries, and an order of Franciscan brothers that evolved into the Order of the Knights of the

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Where are today’s knights?

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That’s a little like asking, show me proof of a miracle. I was once asked that question by students preparing for the sacrament of confirmation. Well, where does one begin? The word “miracle” is almost

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What Would Sts. Francis and Clare Do?

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Looking at the violence this past week in Nigeria and Ukraine, I had to ask myself what would Saints Francis and Clare do? They were no strangers to the blight of war as their city

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Knowing Then Sowing a Eucharistic Encounter

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Pope Francis asks us to go right to the bedrock in an exhortation yesterday which stressed that our Christian belief without works is lifeless. He points out that theoretical knowledge, knowing and not sowing the

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A Reminder of Perfect Joy

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A landscape of glistening snow bathed in sunlight tends to lift the spirits, even in Alabama. But in reality snow has a rather cold bite. Here Alex and Evan, postulant and aspirant respectively, call to

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Racing for Imperishable Victory

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Pierre de Coubertin convinced Pope Pius X that “organized sport can create moral and social strength” and it was the Pope’s support that helped launch the modern Olympics in 1908. Pope Pius X didn’t need

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The Silence of God is Different

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Max Picard warns in his book The World of Silence, (a philosophic-poetic reflection on the meaning of Silence), that modern man is becoming a “word-machine”, a “noise-machine.” He says that true speaking emerges only from

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In D.C. for the 2014 March For Life!

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Here we are with fellow pilgrims in faith and witness — our very own Bishop Robert Baker of Birmingham in the Crypt Church of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and Cardinal Sean O’Malley of

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