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Do Not Be Afraid of Holiness

Pope Francis encourages us to aspire to holiness though God’s grace, in his most recent general audience. I couldn’t help but think of St. Francis giving a beggar his cloak as his hero, the noble

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Commemorating the Transitus of Holy Father St. Francis

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As we commemorated the Transitus of Our Holy Father St. Francis, we reflected on the passing of this great saint into the Beatific Vision of God. The Transitus and Solemnity of St. Francis is, as

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Mary, Our Model of Faith

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The journey of faith made by Mary, whom we see praying in the Upper Room, is thus longer than that of the others gathered there: Mary “goes before them,” “leads the way” for them. The

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Holy Innocents and Holy Innocence

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In a special way, this great feast of the Holy Innocents, draws me to reflect on refugee families and those parents who have been willing to lose everything in order to give their children life,

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Jesus, I trust in You.

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I began reading the diary of St. Faustina shortly after I entered community. I want to share the endless mercy of God with every soul throughout the world. Our Lord spoke the following words to

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This Storm of Evils

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The story of Our Lady of Ransom is, at its outset, that of Saint Peter Nolasco, born in Languedoc about 1189. He conceived the idea of establishing a religious order for the redemption of captives

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From Adoration to Catholic Action

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Something remarkable happened this quiet Sunday in a little country tucked away in central Europe. 80,000 people took to the streets in the city of Kosice, Slovakia, for the country’s first Pro Life March. Kosice

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The Idol-Maker, Worry.

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Pope Francis had a tremendous insight and caution last week about those things that stifle faith; namely, hidden idols. It got me thinking about what lies in the deeper currents to my own daily distractions.

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Besieged Christians and the Holy Name of Mary

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Litanies, always remind me of a march towards a battle on the horizon. I always hear Sousa and the drums, each title and invocation, a horn blast. Devoted to Our Lady, on September 11th of

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In Search of Christian Manliness

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Several threads in recent news have woven together to create one great tug! Let’s revisit what it means to be a Christian man in an age of uni-sex metro mono culture where man strength, those

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The Real Intervention – Mary, Queen of Peace

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Here is the full text of Pope Francis’ homily at the Vigil of Prayer and Fasting in Saint Peter’s Square, Saturday 7 September 2013. “And God saw that it was good” (Gen 1:12, 18, 21,

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The Lord Is Our Shield and Our Strength

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Then all who trust in you will be glad and forever shout for joy. You will protect them and those will rejoice in you who love your name. For you, LORD, bless the just one;

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What are the chief effects of a worthy Holy Communion?

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What are the chief effects of a worthy Holy Communion? An increase of sanctifying grace; Preservation from mortal sin the and remission of venial sin; The lessening of our inclinations to sin and the help

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A True Knight Receives His Mission From Above

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In the words of Pope Francis, “Obedience as listening to God’s will, in the interior motion of the Holy Spirit authenticated by the Church, accepting that obedience also passes through human mediations. … Poverty, which

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Humility Gives No Traction to Evil

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Rick Becker has a wonderful article in the NCRegister about Bishop Bonaventure F. Broderick who served 30 years pumping gas until he was “accorded all honors that befitted his episcopal rank” by Cardinal Spellman. It

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A Great Harvest in the Vineyard

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Brother Michael working in the vineyard. Such great yield. It reminds me of a passage from Archbishop Sheen’s, Life of Christ. “Why did Our Blessed Lord use bread and wine as the elements of this

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The Eucharist Is the Sacrament of Love

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There is an ancient Latin proverb — Principiis obsta, sero medicina paratur cum mala per longas convaluere moras. Or, stop the illness at the beginning. Medicine may be too late if you delay. We encourage

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The Proper Role of Eucharistic Ministers

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Every three years as the Church is reading the Gospel of Mark, during the dog days of summer it stops for five weeks and turns instead to the Gospel of John for instruction on the

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We Are Servants

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How does one reconcile these two images, a man charging in full armor into battle and a man jousting with a carpet? Simple. As Knights of the Holy Eucharist we serve Christ and his Church.

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Making Men, The Sacrament of Confirmation

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Today I had a thought, or rather connections of thoughts, that led to an unexpected sacramental destination. A friend had asked me to look at the Rite of Passage Weekend, an offshoot of the Blessing

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The Transfiguration, Humility, and St. Francis

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The cornerstone of St Francis’ imitation of Christ, was simplicity, a wellspring found in the seeming desert of humility. St. Francis longed to be transfigured by the Lord; a transfiguration by the work of divine

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An Encyclical Written By Two Popes

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Perhaps the only encyclical written by two popes, Lumen fidei or The Light of Faith, contains a beautiful passage on the centrality of the Blessed Sacrament with the life of faith. We read in the

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The feast of a saint knight!

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July 27 is the feast of a great saint and knight – St. Theoblad, or Thibaut, of Marly. Born at Marly Castle, Montmorency, France; died December 8, 1247. Saint Theobald, son of Bouchard of Montmorency,

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