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WHAT IS A MAN OF FAITH?

Posted on February 13, 2024 in: General News

WHAT IS A MAN OF FAITH?
Source Belief, Authority, and Faith ‘Belief’ is for children, says modern man.  To ‘believe’ is cute, like ‘make believing’, but the mature person has no space for ‘belief’ in the strict sense.  Because the strict sense entails that one...

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DON’T WASTE YOUR LENT: 7 WAYS TO HAVE A GOOD LENT
Source Lent is a season of penance and ascetical warfare. The enemy is concupiscence, the world, and the devil. The goal is pure hearts so that we can joyfully celebrate the resurrection of our Lord at Easter, the greatest feast of the liturgical year. In a way, Lent should be a microcosm of our ...

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Lent as a Family

Posted on February 13, 2024 in: General News

Lent as a Family
Source Many years ago, I was inspired by some friends to do something I had never done … run a race. I fell in love with the idea. But at that point in my life, I was not exercising regularly — and I hate running. Despite my lack of athletic prowess, I decided to register for a half-...

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Relationship: What baptism and discipleship are all about
Source In Scripture, Jesus makes a clear connection between baptism and discipleship when he says, “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit …” (Mt 28:19-20) This is the mission of the ...

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Preparing for Lent

Posted on January 26, 2024 in: General News

Prepare for an Amazing Lent: A Simple, Catholic Guide to Help You
Source Prepare for an Amazing Lent: A Simple, Catholic Guide to Help You Growing up, I missed the true point of giving something up during Lent. (Or maybe I just ignored it because I liked cookies so much…) Once I found out that Sundays were not technically part of the 40 days of Lent, ...

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Ash Wednesday

Posted on January 26, 2024 in: General News

Ash Wednesday
Source Dust thou art, and into dust thou shalt return. (Gn. 3:19) Rend your hearts, not your garments, and return to the Lord, your God. (Joel 2:13) Reflection The liturgical use of ashes originated in the Old Testament times. Ashes symbolized mourning, mortality and penance. In the Book o...

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WHY BEAUTY HURTS

Posted on January 26, 2024 in: General News

WHY BEAUTY HURTS
Source I recently spent five days hiking in the Appalachian Mountains. As a Midwesterner, mountains have always fascinated me – I grew up in the northern half of Indiana, which means that when anyone in any given town talks about “the hill,” everyone else knows precisely which h...

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St. Anthony of Padua

Posted on May 30, 2023 in: General News

St. Anthony of Padua
Source On June 13, Catholics honor the memory of the Franciscan priest St. Anthony of Padua. Although he is popularly invoked today by those who have trouble finding lost objects, he was known in his own day as the “Hammer of Heretics” due to the powerful witness of his life and preac...

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