CBB Review: The Seven Last Words

The seven last words or phrases are those spoken by our Savior Jesus Christ during his Passion. Father James Martin presents a wonderful meditation on the topic in his latest book Seven Last Words: An Invitation to a Deeper Friendship with Jesus. The book came about from preaching Father Martin gave at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York at the invitation of Cardinal Timothy Dolan.The seven last phrases are those recorded in Scripture and are as follows. To give an idea of Father Martins … [Read more...]

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Mary’s obedience in presenting Jesus in the temple, Mary: Day 218

Mary’s obedience in presenting Jesus in the templeSt. Francis de Sales explains how Mary wasn’t obliged to follow the laws for her purification, but submitted to them anyway to avoid scandalizing others.Our Lady and sacred mistress was not afraid of disobeying the laws of purification, because she was in no way obliged to the Law, which was not made for her or her Son. Rather, she feared the shadow of disobedience. For though she, being all pure, had no need of being purified, if she had … [Read more...]

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CBB Media Giveaway – Atheism: Not Just Monkey Business

Saint Joseph Communications is back to sponsor another media giveaway. One lucky winner will receive one copy of the 4 CD set, Atheism: Not Just Monkey Business by Jesse Romero (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 12 AM EST 03/02 with a winner being announced later that day.  Good Luck!a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]

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Presenting Jesus in the temple fulfilled the law, Mary: Day 217

Presenting Jesus in the temple fulfilled the lawWhen Mary offered her firstborn Son in the temple, St. Alphonsus tells us, it was much more than the fulfillment of a ritual obligation. She was offering him up to God as a sacrifice—and herself as well.In the Old Testament law there were two instructions concerning the birth of firstborn sons. The first was that the mother was to remain ritually unclean, confined to her house for forty days. After that, she was to go purify herself in the t … [Read more...]

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CBB Media Review – Atheism: Not Just Monkey Business

Atheism is more and more rampant in our society today. It is entrenched in our universities and society as a whole. The intellectuals have no need for a God and indoctrinate that ideology into our children. Jesse Romeo presents an intriguing look at the situation in his 4 CD set from Saint Joseph Communication Atheism: Not Just Monkey Business.If you have read or heard Jesse Romeo’s work before you already know a few things. First Jesse does not pull any punches. He tells it how it is and t … [Read more...]

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On Christmas Eve, before the Blessed Sacrament, Mary: Day 216

On Christmas Eve, before the Blessed SacramentThough some would object to Marian devotion as a part of Eucharistic ado- ration, “where the Child is, there too will be the mother.”Mother of God, Ark of the Covenant,tabernacle of the Lord, throne of the Most High,vessel of the Almighty, treasury of the Most Precious,home of the Most Holy!Your sacred shadow falls across this room,where gold and crystal—poor images of you at best—embrace your beloved Son in sweet still … [Read more...]

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