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The Evangelical and Pastoral Heart of Francis De Sales SHAMELESS POPERY - February 26, 2014 ... role in returning tens of thousands of Calvinists to the Catholic Church. You'll often find a Saint who was accomplished as a theologian, or as a mystic, or as an apologist, or as a devotional author. Francis was all of these, in addition to being a successful evangelist, and then the bishop of a persecuted Diocese. I. Francis De Sales as a Man for All Seasons St. Francis de Sales His Introduction to the Devout Life was focused on the need for laypeople to be Saints. In this ...http://catholicdefense.blogspot.com/2014/02/the-evangelical-and-pastoral-heart-of.html
Friday, 21 Feb – Naughts and Crosses OXYGEN - February 20, 2014 21 Feb – Memorial of Saint Peter Damian Youngest child in a large but impoverished family of local nobility. Orphaned young, Peter was sent to live with a brother who mistreated him and forced him to work as a swine-herd. A pious boy, Peter was eventually sent to live with another brother, Damian, a priest in Ravenna, Italy; Peter was so grateful that he took the name Damian. Well educated in Ravenna, in Faenza and in Parma Italy. Professor. He was known for his life ...http://thecatholicwriter.com/oxygen/2014/02/friday-21-feb-naughts-and-crosses/
Monday Musings – We Need More Holy Priests HARVESTING THE FRUITS OF CONTEMPLATION - February 17, 2014 ... the advice of Venerable Fulton J. Sheen to make a daily Holy Hour! Unless and until the Eucharist is the source and center of every priest's daily life, we will neither have the number of holy priests we need nor the requisite zeal for the salvation of all souls. Thank God He still places in our midst, men who see this need and dedicate their lives to doing something about it. One such group is the Benedictine Monks of Perpetual Adoration of the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar located at ...http://harvestingthefruitsofcontemplation.blogspot.com/2014/02/monday-musings-we-need-more-holy-priests.html
Orthodox Ethics in St. Francisville, LA EST QUOD EST - January 6, 2014 http://contrapauli.blogspot.com/2014/01/orthodox-ethics-in-st-francisville-la.html
Parish News & Notes...December 1, 2013 HOLY CROSS FAMILY OF GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN - November 29, 2013 ... hundred churches in his honor! Nicholas is the patron of seafarers because he was said to have safely seen a ship he was sailing in to shore when he took the tiller in the midst of a great storm. He is the patron of prisoners because legend has it that he appeared to the Emperor Constantine on behalf of three unjustly condemned men. And he is the patron of children because of the story in which he threw small bags of coins through the window ...http://holycrossfamily.blogspot.com/2013/11/parish-news-notesdecember-1-2013.html
Saturday, 23 Nov – To Err Is Human; To Forgive, Divine OXYGEN - November 22, 2013 23 Nov – Memorial of Saint Clement I, Pope Convert, brought to Christianity either by Saint Peter or by Saint Paul. One of the Seventy Apostles. Consecrated as a bishop by Saint Peter the Apostle. Mentioned in Philippians 4:3. Fourth Pope. Apostolic Father. The Basilica of Saint Clement in Rome, Italy, one of the earliest parish churches in the city, is probably built on the site of Clement's home. ...http://thecatholicwriter.com/oxygen/2013/11/saturday-23-nov-to-err-is-human-to-forgive-divine/