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My Father's Legacy: St. Anthony of Padua CATHOLIC FIRE - June 12, 2013 ... in 1195 in Lisbon, Portugal and was baptized Fernando Martins de Bulhões. His parents sent him to be educated by the clergy at the Cathedral of Lisbon. At the age of 15, he joined the Canons Regular of St. Augustine. At 17, he transferred to the Abbey of the Holy Cross at Coimba. For a period of eight years, he devoted himself to study and prayer. When he was 25, Fernando met five Franciscan friars who were on their way to Morocco to serve as missionaries. Five months later, when the ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2013/06/my-fathers-legacy-st-anthony-of-padua.html
An Excellent Take on a View of Pope Francis and How We Must Look at Catholicism Today A TRADITIONAL CATHOLIC IN IOWA - May 29, 2013 ... support homosexuality and abortion tighten their pressure on me, will I smile and look the other way or will I have the courage to speak the truth in love and, if necessary, lose their support? So too must the layman ask himself: Do I want a priest who can be my buddy or do I want a priest who will help me become Holy? Do I want a priest who will challenge me or do I want a priest who will let me stay comfortable? Will I support my priest, pray for my priest and make sacrifices for my parish ...http://traddyiniowa.blogspot.com/2013/05/an-excellent-take-on-view-of-pope.html
Saturday, 18 May – What Are You Distracted About? OXYGEN - May 17, 2013 ... Jerusalem and handed over to the Romans. They examined me and would have set me free, since they found me guilty of nothing involving the death penalty; but the Jews lodged an objection, and I was forced to appeal to Caesar, not that I had any accusation to make against my own nation. That is why I have asked to see you and talk to you, for it is on account of the hope of Israel that I wear this chain.' Paul spent the whole of the two years in his own rented lodging. He welcomed all who came ...http://thecatholicwriter.com/oxygen/2013/05/saturday-18-may/
Notes on Peace and Justice CNS BLOG - May 16, 2013 ... ICCR campaign urges investors to consider companies' human rights policies The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility in New York has embarked on a campaign to help investors judge the human rights record of the companies in which they invest. Called "Investing the Rights Way," the campaign offers investors tools to help guide their investment practices. The Institute for Human Rights and Business and Calvert Investments are part of the effort. A copy of "Investing the Rights Way: A ...http://cnsblog.wordpress.com/2013/05/16/notes-on-peace-and-justice-3/
Empty Nest Syndrome ASK SISTER MARY MARTHA - May 10, 2013 ... saint to pray with (in the new vernacular) for my baby sister, who starts college in the fall. Our mother died when she was 13, and I had the great blessing of being more involved in her "growing up" than we had anticipated. I'm not looking forward to her leaving, and would like to be able to direct that energy in prayer. Any suggestions? Thanks. I enjoy this blog. :) The actual patron saint for young people leaving home for ...http://asksistermarymartha.blogspot.com/2013/05/empty-nest-syndrome_3993.html
St. Isidore of Seville, Patron Saint of the Internet CATHOLIC FIRE - April 4, 2013 Today is the optional memorial of St. Isidore of Seville, the patron saint of the Internet and the author of the first encyclopedia. A Confessor, Doctor of the Church, and Bishop of Seville, Isidore was born in Cartagena, Spain, 560 and died in Seville, Spain in 636. He was younger brother to Saint Fulgentius of Astigi and Saint Florentina and succeeded his brother, Leander, a monk, to the See of Seville in 599. He began as ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2013/04/st-isidore-of-seville-patron-saint-of.html
From Mark Mallett: Two Pillars and the New Helmsman MARY, OUR MOTHER - March 14, 2013 ... sophisms… which confuse and deceive even people of good will. That is why I turn to you and ask from you prayer and sacrifice, the two invincible weapons which Saint Thérèse confessed to have. Cry out to the Lord that he may send his Spirit to the Senators who are to place their votes. That they may not do it moved by error or by circumstantial matters, but rather according to what the natural law and the law of God tell them. Pray for them, for their families; ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/YVVY/~3/M9tWrde5ss8/from-mark-mallett-two-pillars-and-new.html