Monthly Archives: August 2014

Adopt a Christian from Mosul | Asianews.it

The PIME missionaries (Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions), publishers of the online journal asianews.it, have been calling  for donations to a fund they set up almost a fortnight ago to assist Christians displaced or otherwise adversely affected in northern Iraq. … Continue reading

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Memorial of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary – 22nd August

By Dr. Peter Howard on Catholic Spiritual Direction ‘Hail Holy Queen, Hail our Life, our Sweetness and our Hope!’ What a beautiful salutation to call upon Our Most Blessed Mother! One may be tempted to think that these words are … Continue reading

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Slate Book Review: Know Nothing, the True Story of Atheism

Originally posted on Teilhard de Chardin:
What would Plato and Aristotle say about the “New Atheists”? This blog has been fairly quiet lately, mostly because of work and family commitments (as well as discernment about whether I am ready to…

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Bishop Mark Davies addresses Faith Movement

London, August 15, 2014 (Zenit.org) Richard Marsden: Young Catholics should stand their ground “armed with spiritual weapons” ready to challenge the destructive ideologies of the 21st century, a bishop has told a summer gathering. Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury, England, said Europe … Continue reading

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James Foley’s family comforted by Catholic priest

From the Catholic Herald online: American journalist James Foley, who appears to have been killed by Islamic State terrorists Below: Fr Paul Gousse leaves the Foley family home in Rochester, Boston (PA) Islamic State have released a gruesome video appearing … Continue reading

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The Saviour Will See You Now

One doesn’t meet Jesus in one’s memories from the past, or in one’s imagination of the future. One only meets Him in one’s very present location, no matter how awful it is. The divine physician is permanently on-call to save our … Continue reading

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Full transcript of Pope’s in-flight interview from Korea

Aboard the papal plane, Aug 18, 2014 / 04:30 pm (CNA).- Speaking to journalists aboard the Aug. 18 flight to Italy from South Korea, Pope Francis said he supports international intervention in Iraq and is willing to go to there … Continue reading

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Learning from Bodies

By Nora Calhoun at First Things: The baby in my arms lacks the majority of his brain. He was born just fifteen minutes before this moment, and he is likely to die before another fifteen minutes pass. He has taken … Continue reading

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The Still, Small Voice

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The Canaanite woman

A Homily for the 20th Sunday of the Year by Msgr. Charles Pope:   Today’s gospel teaches us to pray always and not lose heart. This is a gospel about having tenacity in prayer and, even when the results seem discouraging, continuing to … Continue reading

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Lectio Divina: Solemnity of the Assumption, Aug 15

Feast of the Assumption: Humanity Upheld by God Paris, August 12, 2014 (Zenit.org) Monsignor Francesco Follo 1) The goal of the pilgrimage of Heaven The gift with which God has given us His Son could not be corrupted. The living … Continue reading

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The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Homily on the Assumption of Our Lady by The Servant of God Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J. The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin means that after Her life on earth, Mary was taken body and soul into Heaven. Unlike other … Continue reading

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How I moved from my megachurch to Catholicism

It caused more than just a stir when I told the congregation of the Evangelical megachurch that I served as pastor since I founded it 30 years ago that my wife and I intended to become Catholics. It caused a real … Continue reading

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A Good Habit – to wear ‘The Holy Habit’

First published on Spiritual Direction Here are some reflections from professed Carmelite sisters of ‘The Most Sacred Heart’ of Los Angeles on wearing the holy habit of Carmel… “The wearing of the holy habit is both a blessing and a witness … Continue reading

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7 Things To Restore the Sense of the Sacred

Pat Archbold from the Creative Minority Report presents priests with the challenge to implement seven liturgical changes which, coupled with a sound education of the faithful, would restore the sense of the sacred and yield many blessings: When it comes … Continue reading

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