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Newspaper Column, Back to the Basics PONDER THESE THINGS IN YOUR HEART - July 9, 2015 For those of us who disagree with the Supreme Court decision concerning the right of gay people to marry, it should serve as a call for us Christians who are more conservative or traditional, to "get back to our basics." My next few articles will be written with this in mind. First a story. Well, actually, the story teller deserves a couple comments first. The account of the following story about St. Thais come to us from a monk named Dionysius Exiguus. Now, ...http://ponderintheheart.blogspot.com/2015/07/newspaper-column-back-to-basics.html
Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati Week JOURNEY OF A CATHOLIC NERD WRITER - June 29, 2015 ... was my go-to saint for the majority of my 20s and I know they will both remain with me into my 30s. So, what does a fangirl do on the 90th anniversary of (one of) her favorite saint's (or, blessed in this case) death / unofficial feast day? Celebrate! No, it's not morbid. I'm not celebrating the fact that he died; I'm celebrating the fact that he existed and that, through him, God was able to give us a wonderful example of how it is possible ...http://catholicnerdwriter.blogspot.com/2015/06/bl-pier-giorgio-frassati-week.html
Twelfth Sunday of Ordinary Time IGNATIAN SPIRITUALITY: SET THE WORLD ABLAZE - June 17, 2015 ... political climate and will challenge many who deny climate change is caused by human actions. Some politicians, who are not scientists, say the Pope, who is not a scientist, needs to stay out of the debate. News media speculate that the encyclical will challenge those on the political right and left alike. This tension is good. Some claim that a few bishops might not support the Pope's letter, ...http://predmore.blogspot.com/2015/06/twelfth-sunday-of-ordinary-time.html
St. Anthony of Padua (1195-1231) BATTLE BEADS BLOG - June 13, 2015 ... Franciscan martyrs went through the Portuguese city where he was stationed, he was again filled with an intense longing to be one of those closest to Jesus himself: those who die for the Good News. So Anthony entered the Franciscan Order and set out to preach to the Moors. But an illness prevented him from achieving that goal. He went to Italy and was stationed in a small hermitage where he spent most of his time praying, reading the Scriptures and doing menial tasks. The call ...http://battlebeads.blogspot.com/2015/06/st-anthony-of-padua-1195-1231.html
Saint Peregrine Laziosi COMMUNIO - May 16, 2015 On this feast of Saint Peregrine, the Church prays: Eternal Father, I wish to honor St. Peregrine, and I give Thee thanks for all the graces Thou hast bestowed upon him. I ask Thee to please increase grace in my soul through the merits of this saint, and I commit the end of my life to him by this special prayer, so that by virtue of Thy goodness and promise, St. Peregrine might be my advocate and provide whatever is needed at that hour. Amen ...http://communio.stblogs.org/index.php/2015/05/saint-peregrine-laziosi/
The International Community Must Not Resign Itself to the Tragedy of Christians in the Middle East VIS NEWS - HOLY SEE PRESS OFFICE - April 30, 2015 ... West and in the East, the governor Pilate's poignant question remains alive: 'Quid est veritas?', 'What is truth?', followed by his search and service to it. The truth is first and foremost an act of removing every veil and covering from reality. It cannot be denied that if a solution has not yet been found it is certainly because the problems are many and complex, and also touch upon the internal relations between the different groups of ...http://visnews-en.blogspot.com/2015/04/the-international-community-must-not.html
Celebrating the Feast of St. Stephen With Good King Wenceslas PHAT CATHOLIC APOLOGETICS - April 28, 2015 M any of you may have forgotten (I know I almost did!) that today is the Feast of St. Stephen, the first Christian martyr, who's life and death is accounted for us in Acts 6 and 7 . Well, a popular Christmas carol gives us a helpful reminder. Listen via the YouTube video below. Follow along with the lyrics underneath. Good King Wenceslas looked out On the feast of Stephen When the snow lay round about Deep and crisp and even Brightly shone ...http://phatcatholic.blogspot.com/2009/12/celebrating-feast-of-st-stephen-with.html