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

Jesus, Author of Life

By Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR What is urgently called for is a general mobilization of consciences and a united ethical effort to activate a great campaign in support of life. All together, we must build [...]

By |2016-01-22T23:28:07+00:00January 22nd, 2016|Comments Off on Jesus, Author of Life

New Week’s Resolutions

By Peter Darcy 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. Why is that? Well, to begin with, God [...]

By |2016-01-18T00:55:41+00:00January 18th, 2016|Comments Off on New Week’s Resolutions

The Three Flames of Divine Love

Every year on the 29th of September the Church commemorates the three angels whose names have been revealed to us in Scripture for our consolation: Michael, Gabriel and Raphael. There is a fourth angel whose [...]

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Five Antidotes for Presumption

One of the most withering indictments our Lord meted out to the religious leaders of His day was a simple phrase that dismantled their exalted self-image. When presented with a legalistic challenge concerning the hypothetical [...]

By |2021-03-14T17:22:43+00:00March 14th, 2015|Comments Off on Five Antidotes for Presumption

Don’t Waste Lent

Soon it will be Ash Wednesday – it’s hard to believe that Lent is here already! In order to derive the maximum spiritual benefit out of this season of preparation, we need a firm intention [...]

By |2021-03-14T17:18:28+00:00February 11th, 2015|Comments Off on Don’t Waste Lent

Darth Vader and the Golden Rule

Thanks to the Star Wars phenomenon that swept the world in the seventies, Darth Vader is arguably the world’s most recognizable villain. He symbolizes everything we fear about scoundrels: he’s warped, he’s cruel, he speaks [...]

By |2015-01-24T00:49:32+00:00January 24th, 2015|Comments Off on Darth Vader and the Golden Rule

Joseph the Fearless

St. Joseph is an integral part of the story of Advent, but let’s not be too facile about his calling to be the foster-father of Jesus Christ. Joseph’s obedience to the Angel’s message, his embrace [...]

By |2014-12-23T00:08:50+00:00December 23rd, 2014|Comments Off on Joseph the Fearless

Surrounded by This Cloud of Witnesses

The month of November begins with a blaze of spiritual light: the Solemnity of All Saints. This feast day highlights the perpetual beauty of literally the most fascinating people in history: the men, women, and [...]

By |2014-11-15T00:02:40+00:00November 15th, 2014|Comments Off on Surrounded by This Cloud of Witnesses
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