Give me thy grace, good Lord, to know my own wretchedness, to humble myself under your mighty hand, to bewail my sins, to patiently suffer adversity, to gladly bear my purgatory here, to be joyful in tribulations, to walk the narrow way that leads to you, to foresee and consider always the everlasting fire of hell and to pray for pardon before the judge cometh.
~St. Thomas More

Unraveling Our Personal History

While the Blessed Virgin Mary has a very visible role to play in the season of Advent, she is less prominent in Lent. She acts behind the scenes, so to speak, accompanying us on our [...]

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New Week’s Resolutions: A Better Idea

My New Year’s resolution is to make no more New Year’s resolutions. I’m going to stick with “new week’s” resolutions from here on out. New Year’s resolutions just don’t seem to work for me. Making [...]

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The Virgin Mary and the Pro-Life Movement

The Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary always reminds me of Pope John Paul II’s visit to World Youth Day in Denver in the summer of 1993. The culmination of the event was an outdoor [...]

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Broken Harp: The Deadly Abortion Deal in Ireland

Ireland has always been known as a place of enchantment, particularly in its poetry, music, and dance. As if to remind us of this, the Emerald Isle itself is even shaped like a harp! But [...]

By |2021-08-08T16:29:43+00:00July 1st, 2018|Comments Off on Broken Harp: The Deadly Abortion Deal in Ireland

Advent Lessons From an Old Testament Priest

The Scriptures in Advent present us with a number of excellent role models of faith, but the father of John the Baptist is not one of them. Zechariah, a priest of the Law of Moses, [...]

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Hollywood and the Beasts of Revelation

Hollywood has dished up some horrific monsters in the past hundred years. You can name them as easily as I can: Godzilla, Dracula, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Alien, Frankenstein, Harvey Weinstein, etc. All but [...]

By |2021-08-08T16:37:59+00:00November 17th, 2017|Comments Off on Hollywood and the Beasts of Revelation

Jesus, Purity of Virgins

Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR I am already the spouse of a Lover much more noble and powerful than you. He is a Prince whose bride keeps, as the most glorious of crowns, a spotless virginity. [...]

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Angry Birds, Twisted Culture

It takes a lot to offend me nowadays, given the thick-skinned attitude toward movies that we all must, of necessity, develop as media consumers. However, I became an angry bird myself while watching the eponymous [...]

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Notre Dame’s Moral Equivalency Award

By Thomas J. McKenna Cheer, cheer for old Notre Dame… What though the odds be great or small Old Notre Dame will win over all While her loyal sons are marching Onward to…moral equivalency and [...]

By |2016-05-18T01:06:02+00:00May 18th, 2016|Comments Off on Notre Dame’s Moral Equivalency Award

Jesus, Master of the Apostles

By Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR For you, Eternal Shepherd, do not desert your flock, but through the blessed Apostles  watch over it and protect it always, so that it may be governed by those you have [...]

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Athanasius the Exile

Feast Day of St. Athanasius: May 2 An extremely bright light and fiery character of the early church was the 4th century Bishop of Alexandria, Egypt, St. Athanasius (AD 296-373). What a champion he was. [...]

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The Priest and the Sinner in Extremis

In the 1920s automobiles were a relatively new and expensive technology but my grandfather owned one because he was a mechanic. That made him the “go-to” guy for his parish priest who didn’t own one. [...]

By |2016-04-02T00:39:11+00:00April 2nd, 2016|Comments Off on The Priest and the Sinner in Extremis

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