Prayer & Spiritual Life

I Choose the Narrow Gate; Wanna Join Me?

April 1, 2013

Jesus said, “Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is easy, that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard, that leads to life, and those who find it are few.” (Matthew 7:13–14)

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Entering the Desert of Lent – but with Joy and the Word of God

February 13, 2013

Forty days in the wilderness; forty days of Lent. We are now embarking on the adventure we’ve called Lent since the early centuries of the Church. It may not be fun, but if our spirit is right it can be exciting and rewarding. We may even loose a few pounds.  Jesus left the opulence and […]

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Elijah, Carmelites, Stella Maris and Arriving in Israel

January 29, 2013

(NOTE: Family, Friends and all of who share this pilgrimage by video, please leave a comment below and I will read them on the bus each day. This is a great way for you all to share the experience together.) Today our group arrived at the airport in Tel Aviv. They were full of joy […]

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Evangelism Antennas: A Fun Story of One Woman’s Day and the New Evangelism :-)

December 17, 2012

I gave a talk last week in Ann Arbor Michigan. It was about the New Evangelization. As part of my talk I explained how Janet and I have our “evangelism antennas” up first thing in the morning – alertly watching for open doors and ways to share our Catholic Faith throughout the day.  After my […]

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Complete Quote on Martyrdom by Cardinal George of Chicago – and It’s Implications

December 14, 2012

This stunning quote is usually only presented in part. But there was more to the quote. It was considered reactionary by the liberal left (of course) but accurate by most Christians. In 2010, speaking to a group of priests, Cardinal George said, “I expect to die in bed, my successor will die in prison and his […]

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Sign in a Mumbai Sacristy

November 16, 2012

Maybe this applies to those attending mass too, you think?

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Perspective on the Election

November 7, 2012

Matt Warner is a blogger for NCR and the President of FlockNote. His words help redirect our thoughts away from the quick-fix of politics and back towards changing hearts. “If you’re discouraged or think the world is upside down, I have something for you. Guess what, regardless of who won the election, today we still […]

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Do Catholics Worship Idols and Pray to the Dead?

November 3, 2012

Nicely done defense and explanation of the Communion of Saints with the rapping priest. HERE

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Warnings about Being Catholics in America

October 17, 2012

Brilliant a Quotes from Archbishop Chaput and Cardinal George: “Catholics need to wake up from the illusion that the America we now live in – not the America of our nostalgia or imagination or best ideals, but the real America we live in here and now – is somehow friendly to our faith. What we’re […]

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Pope Grants Plenary Indulgence for Year of Faith

October 9, 2012

Apostolic Penitentiary Issues Decree on Occasion of the Year of Faith VATICAN CITY, OCT. 5, 2012 (Zenit.org) By Junno Arocho. In a decree signed by Cardinal Manuel Monteiro de Castro, Penitentiary Major and Bishop Krzysztof Nykiel, regent of the Apostolic Penitentiary, the Holy Father has granted the faithful a Plenary Indulgence on the occasion of the […]

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What Does this Wood Carving Mean?

August 10, 2012

When I went to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital to visit my dad in Ann Arbor Michigan, I stopped by to pray at the Blessed Sacrament in the chapel. I also went to Mass once. In front of the chapel was this wood carving. I also, like all of you, sat in front of it puzzled. […]

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How Do We Know the Holy Sites are Authentic (Protestant Skeptic)?

May 3, 2012

Today I received an e-mail from a man whose Protestant friend just returned from the Holy Land a bit disillusioned and skeptical. Here is the e-mail I received: Hi Steve, Here’s the question in brief (read more if you have time). How do we know that the sites such as the Church of the Holy […]

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Listen to the Catholic Bible as Though You Were There

April 10, 2012

Truth & Life Dramatized Bible – Endorsed by the Vatican with their Imprimatur. This is a great new product. It is the whole Catholic New Testament read/acted so you can listen in your car, at home, on your smart phone or anywhere. Download part of it for FREE. There are background sounds to bring the […]

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Teresa Tomeo on “The Year of Faith” in OSV

January 6, 2012

Are We Ready for the Year of Faith? Pope Benedict XVI is giving us a great opportunity in this New Year to make a big difference.  In October he announced the “Year of Faith” which according to Vatican statements is designed to help Catholics around the world deepen their relationship with God, better appreciate the […]

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Dr. Peter Kreeft is the Devil: Advising How to Win the World!

December 21, 2011

What a delightful and fun hour! If you have two brain cells that connect and wish to understand God and the world — and if you aren’t afraid of the truth and talk about sex — you will LOVE this. If you aren’t polltically correct about atheism and Islam and other such things, you will […]

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Tim Tebow: God’s Quarterback – Love him or Hate him

December 12, 2011

TIM TEBOW: GOD’S QUARTERBACK By PATTON DODD “On a brisk Thursday evening in mid-November, I sat high in the stands at a Denver Broncos home game, covering the ears of my 4-year-old son as the fans around us launched f-bombs at Tim Tebow, the Broncos’ struggling second-year quarterback. Mr. Tebow was ineffective and off-target for […]

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