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Spiritual Smoothie: The Journey To Trusting God Begins Here

Find out about the infused virtues that we all received at Baptism. Do you put them to good use in your life?  Read More →

St Barbatus of Benevento

February 19, 2018

Dear Barbara, That’s not the only way of looking at it.  In fact, that’s a childish way of looking at it.  I mean, just think about it for a minute: “There are all kinds... Read More

Sts Leo and Paregorius

February 18, 2018

Dear Greg, Watch out – I know I’m going to sound like an old crone, but I’m going to say it anyway: choose your friends carefully.  That is, unless you don’t care about... Read More

Seven Founders of the Order of Servites

February 17, 2018

Dear Sergey, You are forgetting something very, very important.  I am afraid that if I just tell it to you, you won’t take me seriously.  What can I do to make sure you remember... Read More

PREFACE I FOR THE DEAD

PREFACE I FOR THE DEAD For more information on prefaces in general, see The Eucharistic Prayer (2) and The Eucharistic Prayer (3) This preface is used in Masses for the dead,... Read More

Sts Elias, Jeremy and Companions

February 16, 2018

Dear Jerry, Let us talk plainly.  I commend your many apostolic activities, your letters to the editor of the campus newspaper, your participation in the debates and open forums. ... Read More

St Claude de La Colombière

February 15, 2018

Dear Colombo, Sometimes I feel like a broken record.  (And you retort, “Yah, sometimes you ARE a broken record!”)  But with nephews like you, broken records can be helpful. Remember,... Read More

St Cyril and St Methodius

February 14, 2018

Dear Kyle, Happy Valentine’s Day.  Today is still the feast of St Valentine of Rome, who was one of our great early Christian martyrs.  He was beaten and beheaded in 269, in... Read More

St Polyeuctus

February 13, 2018

Dear Polly, Take courage, my much esteemed niece!  It is not for a young Christian soldier like you to be discouraged by obstacles.  If those who propagate unchristian ideas... Read More

Rose Petals and Ashes: Weekly Message for 2-13-18

Dear Digital Pilgrim, pax Christi: This year Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day coincide.  Just a coincidence?  I doubt it.  As the Catechism reminds us, “The witness of... Read More

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