Church Fathers, Day 226: St. John Chrysostom says be happy with enough

Be happy with enough Wealth isn’t really much fun, says St. John Chrysostom. A simple life is not only more conducive to virtue, but also just feels better. Let’s see whether wealth has any pleasure or honor—for in my eyes the case is just the opposite. First of all, if you don’t mind, let’s look into the meals of rich and poor, and ask the guests which ones enjoy the purest and most genuine pleasure. Is it the ones who recline on couches all day, and join breakfast with dinner, and bulge … [Read more...]

Giveaway – Lenten studies by Catholic Scripture Study International

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Publisher Catholic Scripture Study International sponsors this special giveaway. One lucky winner will receive one copy of Jesus’ Passion: The Story of Redemptive Suffering and one copy of The Road to Redemption with DVD set (you can read my review here). I use Rafflecopter to run my giveaways which makes it simple for you and me! Enter below. The contest starts at midnight tonight EST and will end 12AM EST 3/11 with a winner being announced later that day. Good luck!a Rafflecopter givea … [Read more...]

CBB Review – The Catholic Advantage: Why Health, Happiness, and Heaven Await the Faithful

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Sometimes a book passes in front of me that approaches a topic that I would not actively search out to read about. The Catholic Advantage: Why Health, Happiness, and Heaven Await the Faithful is one of those books. As is usually the case by the end of the book I am glad I gave it a chance. Author Bill Donohue gives a compelling argument on how one’s view on religion and their religious practices can impact their health and overall outlook on life. He bases his theory around what he calls the Th … [Read more...]

Church Fathers, Day 225: St. John Chrysostom warns beware the temptations of power

Beware the temptations of power Whenever we have power over people, says St. John Chrysostom, we’re tempted to use that power for the basest ends. Better to have no wealth at all than to use our wealth for revenge. But riches, someone may say, bring honor to those who possess them, and give them the power to take vengeance on their enemies easily. Tell me, is this really a reason why riches seem desirable to you and worth striving for—that they nourish the most dangerous passion in our nat … [Read more...]

CBB Review – Lenten studies from Catholic Scripture Study International

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Catholic Scripture Study International has a wide range of Faith studies and Bible Studies. The more of them I review the more I like the product CSS is putting out. This time around I am reviewing two Lenten related studies. The first is Jesus’ Passion: The Story of Redemptive Suffering. The second is The Road to Redemption a study for Cycle B.Jennifer Phelps is the author of Jesus’ Passion: The Story of Redemptive Suffering. This particular study does not have a dedicated DVD set as with ot … [Read more...]

Verbum’s HUGE High School Announcement

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Readers of this blog are likely aware that I use the great study tool called Verbum. Verbum is the Catholic version of the popular Logos Bible Software. You can read my review of their excellent Foundation 6 library package here.My friends at Verbum are doing something incredible….amazing….generous…I’m not sure any of these words are good enough. Today they have officially announced an initiative to give away five million dollars in scholarships for schools to implement their brand-new high s … [Read more...]


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