There is a greater poverty than physical poverty: spiritual poverty. Innumerable have been the stories of irreligious people who, upon …
“Seeing all kinds of memes on the money raised (700 million USD)to fix Notre Dame cathedral, usually with starving children underneath to imply that the money is better spent on the poor.
Of course 4.9 billion is being spent on the new football stadium in Los Angeles. Don’t see memes about that.
Or the 10s of billions spent on Olympic venues that now sit empty and deteriorating. Don’t see memes on that.
See lots of ads for Avengers Endgame which is projected to bring in over 800 million. Don’t see memes about that.
I could go on and on…but when the memes on the trillions spent on entertainment start coming up…we’ll talk.
Btw…the Catholic Church is the single largest charitable institution on the planet.
Building churches and helping the poor is not an either/or proposition. The Church has been doing both for two millennia.” ~Father Bill Peckman
My best friend wrote this. See why we get along so well? I especially love the end. We thank military …
“Some believe that the history of the Church is marked by structural reforms. I am sure that it is the saints who change history. The structures follow afterwards, and do nothing other than perpetuate the what the saints brought about.
We need saints who dare to see all things through the eyes of faith, who dare to be enlightened by the light of God.”
“Our body has this defect that, the more it is provided care and comforts, the more needs and desires it finds.” ~St. Teresa of Avila
“Let us help and commemorate them. If Job’s sons were purified by their father’s sacrifice [Job 1:5], why would we doubt that our offerings for the dead bring them some consolation? Let us not hesitate to help those who have died and to offer our prayers for them” – John Chrysostom
Happy All Saints Day! This morning we prayed Divine Office Morning Prayer for All Saints Day, talked about why we celebrate …
“God creates out of nothing. Wonderful you say. Yes, to be sure, but he does what is still more wonderful: he makes saints out of sinners.” – Soren Kierkegaard
VIDEO: 10.31.18 Morning Musings and Devotions – What does it mean to enter through the “narrow gate”?
Don’t let the preview picture scare you. The video is clear as a bell! Today we prayed Divine Office Morning …
“Never let evil talk pass your lips; say only the good things men need to hear, things that will really help them. Do nothing that will sadden the Holy Spirit with who you were sealed against the day of redemption. Get rid of all bitterness, all passion and anger, harsh words, slander, and malice of every kind. In place of these, be kind to one another, compassionate, and mutually forgiving, just as God has forgiven you in Christ.” ~St. Paul, Letter to the Ephesians, 4:29-32
“Jesus Christ died naked on the cross; naked, we have to offer ourselves to him. Our only clothing is to be doing his holy will according to the Commandments of God and of his Church, receiving with loving obedience whatever he wills to send us, no matter how hard.” ~St. John of Ávila
“Although the sinner does not believe in Hell, he shall nevertheless go there if he has the misfortune to die in mortal sin.”
— Anthony Mary Claret
So I’m going over an English assignment for my nine year old son and notice he has a misspelled word …
*Morning Prayer, Memorial of the North American Martyrs *Reading from today’s Office of Readings from Saint Isaac Jogues * Reading …
“I am God’s wheat, and I shall be ground by the teeth of beasts, that I may become the pure bread of Christ.” ~Ignatius of Antioch