Prayer & Spiritual Life

Enough Evidence?

August 3, 2010

If you were on trial for being a Catholic Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you?

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My Open Letter to the Filipino People

July 9, 2010

This has gone around the world many times but for those who’ve not read it, here it is for your edification. http://www.catholic-convert.com/documents/FilipinoPeople.pdf If you are unable to open the file I posted the whole letter below in the comments.

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Christians Fare Far Better than Others

July 8, 2010

Scholar: Worshippers fare better ‘on every observable outcome’ “It’s little known to the public or to elite commentators in the national discourse,” notes Patrick Fagan, director of the Marriage and Religion Research Institute at the Family Research Council. “But an amazing phenomenon has been uncovered in the social sciences: the more frequently Americans worship the [...]

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Inspiring Story of Garvan Byrne

June 15, 2010

A Wonderfrul Testimony. A twelve-year-old trapped in the body of a five-year-old, Garvan Byrne, of an Irish background, endured intense pain as he flirted with certain death. Throughout all of the trauma, he remained hopeful and optimistic, finding peace and meaning in life that most adults have never seen. Part 3 on the Eucharist is [...]

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OUR FATHER in many languages – Universal Church

June 12, 2010

Our pilgrims spoke over 12 languages and here are all of them sharing the OUR FATHER in their languages. What a beautiful way to show the universality of the one, holy, Catholic and apostolic Church!

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Bringing Little Sister to Jesus

May 23, 2010

Here is a fantastic picture of my granddaughter Maria Faustina Ray bringing her little sister Elizabeth Arabella Rose to Jesus. What a great picture!! Click on the picture of a larger image.

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Spirituality of Young Pilgrims

May 23, 2010

Here is a picture of young Jacob Gallucci with his sister Adriana who were a lot of fun on our trip. Click on any image for larger picture. You can see Jacob’s picture drawing of St. MIchael to the right. And here is a prayer written along the way by James Toups (left in picture [...]

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Ran to See the Shroud

May 12, 2010

All the pilgrims arrived. It was actually miraculous the way some of it worked out. Missed connections due to the miserable volocano, but the Lord’s blessing overcame at every turn. All are here, had a great dinner and are settled in for the night. More soon, but I ran today in Turin (Torino) and was [...]

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Rapping to Warn — Some Day you Die!

May 3, 2010
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Lenten Exercizes

February 17, 2010

Thought I’d pass this along. A friend sent this to me saying, ” A few S.J. friends of mine have started a blog for Lent using the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius. It could be a handy resource. http://sedaily.wordpress.com/

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My Friends on Oprah: Sisters of Mary on their Recent Show

February 12, 2010

This is worth watching. I know the Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist. These sisters are nine minutes from my house and we know many of them and visit their convent frequently. They do a delightful job of explaining and presenting themselves on the Oprah Winfrey Show. This is one of many things that [...]

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Confrontation at Mass

November 29, 2009

I usually mind my own business and worship God at Mass, but there are times I step out of my comfort zone. Once was when the priest said no miracle took place at the multiplication of loaves and fish. Today if was for other reasons. My wife Janet said I was antsy and nervous at [...]

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22,000 Young People Fill the Streets

November 27, 2009

There is hope for our land when we Catholics rise up and demonstrate our love for God and the Church. It is time again for bishops to take the lead and promote and teach and demonstrate the truth of the Catholic faith! I love seeing things like this. Click on this impressive picture for a [...]

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Interviews with Ex-Planned-Parenthood Employee

November 15, 2009
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St. John of the Cross: Contemplative or Charismatic

October 13, 2009

A great article by Ralph Martin, Professor at Sacred Heart Major Seminary, author and President of Renewal Ministries. One paragraph from Ralph Martin’s article: This experience opened in me a great desire to read all of St. John of the Cross, all of Teresa of Avila, all of Therese the Little Flower and to really [...]

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Adjusting to Rome; Beauty of the Church

September 4, 2009

It is HOT and HUMID. It is taking some time to adjust. But it is great to be in Rome any time of year. Last night we had dinner with Fr. Alfonso Aguilar LC who is a great friend. Tonight we have dinner with Teresa Tomeo and her husband Dominic. We’ve Fr. Alfonso to join [...]

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