Being a Saint Doesn’t Mean You Were Never a Sinner: A Review of “St. Vincent”

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Vincent McKenna (Bill Murray) lives like a slob.  He smokes, drinks, gambles, and curses too much.  He’s rude to his neighbors and people in general. And he cavorts with a prostitute.  Despite all these negative qualities, he is the title character in the film “St. Vincent,” written and directed by Theodore Melfi. So what exactly [Read More...]

What Happens When You Don’t “Like” Jesus Posts on Facebook

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ComicEarth.com creator Brian Montfort is a cartoonist in Texas who recently started having his work published in the “North Texas Catholic” newspaper. He has a knack for finding gentle humor in Catholic culture and faith traditions. Th strip below, for instance, was inspired by the amount of posts he saw on Facebook saying that if [Read More...]

Blessed Mother Teresa’s Advice on ‘Securing Heaven’

Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta, who dedicated her life to serving Christ by ministering to the poorest of the poor, shared the following advice in her book “No Greater Love”: “One thing will always secure heaven for us: the acts of charity and kindness with which we have filled our lives. We will never know [Read More...]

How to Build an Active Prayer Life

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The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Building an Active Prayer Life.” If you’d like a pdf or hard copy, see the end of this post: Prayer seems like it should be easy. We say some tried-and-true words, and voilà, we’re praying. But as anyone who tries to pray with regularity knows, [Read More...]


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