One Rule To Follow To Grow In Holiness, An Apologia for Deviancy, and Many More Great Links!

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07/25/2016 Comment

Click on One Rule To Follow To Grow In Holiness by Thomas Clements of Ignitum Today link to read more.

One Rule To Follow To Grow In Holiness - Thomas Clements, Ignitum Today

Someone Just Made Praying Novenas Ridiculously Easy, An app! - Shaun McAfee O.P., epicPew

Dioceses Struggle to Pay Priests’ Pensions – Brian Fraga, OSV Newsweekly

An Apologia for Deviancy? – John Paul Meenan, Crisis Magazine

Discovering the Transformational Love of Christ – Anne DeSantis, Catholic Stand

How to Survive Summer if You’re a Lonely Catholic – Brooke Gregory, epicPew

The Immaculate Heart of Mary – Ray Sullivan, Catholic Stand

Rogue Priest, Mexico’s George Washington – Beverly Stevens, Regina Magazine

The Earliest Known Marian Prayer from A.D. 250 – Daniel Esparza, Aleteia

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Mike Piazza Says Catholic Faith is “Greatest Gift of All”

07/25/2016 Comments (6)

(Photo credit: Arturo Pardavila III, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons)

New York Mets slugger Mike Piazza was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame yesterday with an emotional speech before 50,000 people in Cooperstown, NY.  
His day began early with 7:30 Mass at St. Mary’s Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, a short walk from the Hall of Fame. As he left the church, he met with a beaming Father John Rosson, who said, “We have a celebrity in church this morning.”  Piazza asked for and received a special blessing from the priest. Piazza signed autographs and took pictures with parishioners.
In his acceptance speech Piazza thanked both his parents and described his Catholic faith as the greatest gift of all from his parents, especially his mother,...READ MORE

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When To Cut Your Child's Ties to a Friend

07/25/2016 Comments (18)

This is what you call crowdsource parenting.

My teenage daughter has been friends with this other girl since she can remember. I think they met in Kindergarten. Nice kid. And by "nice kid" I mean that I've never seen her be mean to anyone on purpose. And being a parent of four girls, I've met many girls whom I couldn't say the same thing about.

However... (you knew it was coming, right?) the last three years or so her language has become coarser. My daughter or I will typically point it out politely and she always apologizes. And I can tell she means it. Also her manner of dress has become a bit more... revealing. She talks a lot about getting tattoos and multiple piercings.

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The #1 Reason Parishes are Suffering can be Solved with This Simple Program and More Great Links!

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07/25/2016 Comment

Click on The #1 Reason Parishes are Suffering can be Solved with This Simple Program by Shaun McAfee, O.P., of epicPew link to read more.

The #1 Reason Parishes are Suffering can be Solved with This Simple Program - Shaun McAfee O.P., epicPew

A Visit to Azman’s Market a Traditional Mom and Pop Business, an Example of Practical Distributism - John M. DeJak, The Distributist Review

Notes on Laudato si’ and the Theology of the Body – Patrick Malone, Catholic Stand

Blessing of the Beer: Benedictio Cerevisiæ Included in 17th-century Roman Rite – Daniel Esparza, Aleteia

The Star of David Is Also Christian – Frank Rega, The Shield of Faith

Steubenville Receives “Reconsecration” to Blessed Virgin Mary – Shaun McAfee O.P., epicPew

Sam’s Justice – Kevin Aldrich, Catholic Stand

Beyond Radical Secularism – George J. Marlin, The...READ MORE

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Priests are Men, Not Vending Machines

07/25/2016 Comments (10)

When I was a kid I believed my family knew everything. My brother Mike, after all, could work wonder by turning me invisible with a mere “Abracadabra!” I’d run around the house waving at everybody and making faces and they would all stare right through me saying, “I hear you, Mark, but I can’t see you! Where are you?”

More than that, my parents knew everything there was to know about anything from ancient history like World War II to all the names of airplanes to dinosaurs. My oldest brother, Rick, was a fountain of information on subject that came to hand. They were gods—until the day I asked “Who invented shoes?” and was flummoxed to discover none of them knew.

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A Physician Exposes the Truth About the Pill

07/24/2016 Comments (4)

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Dr. John Littell vividly recalls being at a medical conference a few years ago and asking the lecturer on women’s health why he didn’t discuss the connection between oral contraceptives and cervical cancer. Replying to the room full of three hundred doctors he replied, “Let’s keep that to ourselves.”

The message was clear. Preventing unplanned pregnancies was more important than informing women about the risks associated with the Pill. “Physicians in training during the past thirty years or so have been taught to find any reason to put women on some form of contraception—without mentioning any possible risk associated with these methods,” Littell writes in Verily magazine. In other words,...READ MORE

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Can We Stop Kidding Ourselves About “I’m Personally Opposed, But”?

07/24/2016 Comments (60)

Hans Holbein the Younger (1497/1498–1543), “Sir Thomas More”

In 1984, after much interior laboring over the thorny issue of abortion, Catholic Governor Mario Cuomo delivered the speech that would free Catholics from being swaddled in Church teaching while liberating them to cuddle up to pro-abortion policy. The New York Governor conceived the hair-splitting notion that amounted to – “I’m personally opposed to abortion, but politically pro-choice.” Born of a desire to appear to be pro-life (and adhering to Catholic teaching), while also appeasing the pro-choice juggernaut that doesn’t allow for choice on the issue, Cuomo seemingly resolved the unresolvable. Catholic politicians and others have hung onto it for dear life ever since. 

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Catholic Social Justice Is Not What the SJWs Are Pitching, A Role Model for Bishops, and More Links!

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07/24/2016 Comments (1)

Click on Catholic Social Justice Is Not What the Social Justice Warriors (SJWs) Are Pitching by Gene Van Son of Catholic Stand link to read more.

Catholic Social Justice Is Not What the Social Justice Warriors (SJWs) Are Pitching – Gene Van Son, Catholic Stand

A Role Model for Bishops – Fr. C. John McCloskey III, The Catholic Thing

If We Can Keep It – Serena Sigillito, Public Discourse

Why Do You Repeat Your Sins? – Fr. Robert McTeigue S.J., Aleteia

New Novel, ‘The Missionaries’, Mocks Secularist Attempts to Mimic Christianity – F.S. Lerner, Maccabee Society

How Did This Mythical Animal Make Its Way Into a 5th-Century Church? – Daniel Esparza, Aleteia

Fr. Emil Kapaun, Shepherd in Combat Boots, One Step Closer to Canonization – Kathy Schiffer, Seasons of Grace

There was No Music on Calvary – Christian Renaissance Movement


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