April 2013

Jesus, I Trust in You

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Today marks the anniversary of the canonization of Saint Faustyna Kowalska in the Jubilee Year 2000.  A humble nun who did not...

Why Do We End the Creed with Amen?

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“Amen” 1061    The Creed, like the last book of the Bible,[1] ends with the Hebrew word amen. This word frequently...

St. Gianna Molla: Mother’s Love in Suffering

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“If you must choose between me and the baby, do not hesitate: choose the child- I insist on it. Save him!” Gianna Molla...

Let Christ’s Love Be Seen

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Love has come into our world.  Love has been manifested before our eyes.  Love has been poured out for us.  Now we hear that...

Joy Beyond All Joys

Joy Beyond All Joy

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“Eye has not seen, and ear has not heard, and it has not entered the human heart, what God has prepared for those who love...

St. Mark the Zealous

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The young man who left his “Mark” on the Bible “MMaaarrrrrrkkkkkkkkk!” She shouted, letting all in our suburban...

I Believe in Life Everlasting

I Believe in Life

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“I BELIEVE IN LIFE EVERLASTING” 1020    The Christian who unites his own death to that of Jesus views it as a step...

Looking Forward to the Resurrection of the Dead

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At the very least, we as Catholics recite the words “I look forward to the resurrection of the dead” once a week on Sunday...

Vocations Begin in the Home

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“Vocations begin in the home”. These are words from both Bishop D'Arcy and Bishop Rhoades that we have all heard. For...

Good Shepherd Sunday: Pray for Vocations!

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In 1963 Pope Paul VI designated Good Shepherd Sunday (today!) as the World Day of Prayer for Vocations.  Why Good Shepherd...

Filled With Joy: Good Shepherd Sunday

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Apart from the briefly mentioned excitement of the Gentiles, there is an incredibly sharp contrast in the first reading...

I Believe in the Forgiveness of Sins

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“I BELIEVE IN THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS” 976   The Apostle's Creed associates faith in the forgiveness of sins not...

Gluten-Free Catechesis

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Editor's Note:  We welcome Jane Sandor to the blog today!  Jane works for the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend in...

Marathon to the Monastery

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I visited my very first monastery in 2012, and all it took was one day of prayer with the young Norbertines before I realized I...

Celebrating BXVI’s Birthday

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Today, our beloved Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI celebrates his 86th birthday!  Please join us in offering up prayers for him,...



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Hard to believe that it has been over a month since Pope Francis was elected, isn't it?  In that month, he has certainly...

Proclaiming with Conviction

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Homily of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, Holy Mass for the New Evangelization, given October 16, 2011 at the Vatican...

Jesus Has Been Raised

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There was a pretty famous non-Catholic scripture scholar in the last century named Rudolf Bultmann. Bultmann had a famous...

Caring for Women

Caring for Women

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Editor's Note:  April is “National Women’s Health Care Month” and we wanted to celebrate by featuring a...

Passion and Love

Passion and Love

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When I was thirteen years old, I chose St. Gemma Galgani as my Confirmation saint. She was suggested to me by my oldest sister...

Welcomed Home

Welcomed Home

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Jesus, in the Eucharist, first spoke to my heart when I was a senior in high school.  Up until that point, my experience with...

I Believe in the Communion of Saints

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“I believe in the communion of saints…” It is no coincidence that this statement is linked with “the holy...

Announcing Salvation

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Dominicans love to contemplate and preach about this mystery of our faith, the sending of the Archangel Gabriel to Mary. He...

Daughters of Divine Mercy

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Editor's Note:  Today is Divine Mercy Sunday!  To celebrate this feast in a special way, we invited some ladies from...

Our “Twin” Thomas

Our “Twin

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We all want to touch Jesus; we all want to put our hands in his side, and our fingers in his hands.  We all want to see that...