Prayer to Mary is good and right, Mary: Day 003

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Prayer to Mary is good and right St. Alphonsus Liguori, one of the great Marian theologians, notes that it’san article of the Catholic faith that we can and should call on Mary and the other saints to pray for us. And it’s only reasonable to do so.It’s not only lawful but beneficial to invoke and pray to the saints—and more especially to the queen of saints, the most holy and ever-blessed Virgin Mary—so that they may obtain for us God’s grace. This is an article of faith. It has been defi … [Read more...]

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CBB Giveaway – The Catholic Drinkie’s Guide to Home Brewed Evangelism

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This week the Liguori Publications sponsors the giveaway. One lucky winner will receive a copy of  The Catholic Drinkie’s Guide to Home Brewed Evangelism (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 7/31 with a winner being announced later that day.  a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]

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Mary takes us to Jesus, Mary: Day 002

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Mary takes us to JesusSt. Louis de Montfort assures us that devotion to Mary is not a distraction from devotion to Jesus. Nor does he consider his mother a rival whose honor somehow detracts from his own.If we’re establishing sound devotion to our Blessed Lady, it’s only in order to establish devotion to our Lord more perfectly, by providing a smooth but certain way of reaching Jesus Christ. If devotion to Our Lady distracted us from our Lord, we’d have to reject it as an illusion of the … [Read more...]

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CBB Review – The Catholic Drinkie’s Guide to Home Brewed Evangelism

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Sarah Vabulas is known throughout the blogosphere as “The Catholic Drinkie”. She has recently released her first book The Catholic Drinkie's Guide to Homebrewed Evangelism. This book is a unique gem which validates the statement commonly attributed to G.K. Chesterton, “In Catholicism, the pint, the pipe and the Cross can all fit together.” Sarah states in the introduction that:“In these pages I’ve tried to offer a little of everything so you can sample the different flavors of beer and faith. … [Read more...]

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Of Mary, there is never enough!, Mary: Day 001

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Of Mary, there is never enough!St. Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort was one of the Church’s greatest promoters of devotion to Our Lady. To those who would suggest that Mary should not have a prominent role in Christian faith and practice, he responds that we can never say enough about her.Every day from one end of the earth to the other, in the highest heights of the heavens and in the profoundest depths of the abysses, everything preaches, everything publishes, the admirable Mary! The n … [Read more...]

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From the Church Fathers to Mary, a new year begins

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365 days ago we embarked on a journey through Mike Aquilina's book A Year with the Church Fathers: Patristic Wisdom for Daily Living.  I was able to do this through the generous consent of my friend, Mike Aquilina and publisher Saint Benedict Press. I hope you have gotten as much out of these past 365 days as I have. If at anytime you wish to go back and look at these posts simply click on the "A Year with the Church Fathers" logo in the right hand column.I encourage you to join me for … [Read more...]

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