Give your mom an early Mother’s Day present

Show her this video and tell her “Thank you.” I just loved this.  I think you will, too. [Read more...]

“Always interpret everything in the most favorable light”

Wise words for a Monday morning, from Bishop David Zubik of Pittsburgh.  It’s something we all need to hear these days: We are called to live love, to reflect that Divine Love we remember in Divine Mercy Sunday. It is a love that calls us to mercy, and that calls us to charity which is [Read More...]

Girl born without hands wins penmanship award

How awesome is this?  H/T Crescat Details, from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: By all accounts, Annie Clark, 7, a first-grader at Wilson Christian Academy in West Mifflin, is a hard-working and determined student who makes a point of learning from her mistakes and strives for perfection in her work. So on the surface, it should come [Read More...]

Teenager walks 70 miles from frat house to shrine for a dying friend

This is the sort of thing that gives you hope for the next generation: Andrew Domini’s feet were blistered and bloodied. He could barely walk by the time he finally made it to a pink marble church and crawled the last 90 feet to a quiet shrine tucked into the corner. As he paused a [Read More...]

Make-a-Wish Foundation helps grant teen’s wish to meet the pope

How cool is this? Read all about it: She wore a red coat to stand out among the foreign dignitaries and international politicians. Others in line to meet the leader of the Roman Catholic Church carried gifts: Tapestries, paintings, even the Olympic torch. Olivia Kassien didn’t have anything, but it didn’t matter A cardinal wearing [Read More...]

“I feel a band of love, of dreams”

Watch what happens when a silent, elderly man in a nursing home dons a set of headphones and hears music from his youth.   Alleluia! [Read more...]

“Whatever slender thread is holding our planet together just might stem from these monastic women…”

An alert reader sent this my way: a reflection by broadcast journalist Judith Valente about lessons she’s learned from visiting a Benedictine monastery. From USA TODAY: To arrive at Mount St. Scholastica Monastery in Atchison, Kan., you must cross Contrary Creek and bypass Last Chance Road. Eventually, you will see a red brick structure on [Read More...]

Find the joy: a dying priest’s message to the world

An extraordinary story of life, death, and hope for this Easter, from the Des Moines Register: Everett Hemann is a Catholic priest. He has prayed over death beds, consoled grieving families, given hundreds of funeral eulogies. He has preached about everlasting life. After the doctor told him tumors filled his abdomen, Hemann took the pathology [Read More...]

“So here is a question for Holy Week…”

“And so here is a question for Holy Week. Are you and I willing to suffer with Christ, and if necessary die with him, outside the gate? The world is becoming increasingly hostile to Biblical faith. Many of the ancient truths contained right in our Catechism are called bigotry, hatred, intolerance, foolishness and superstition by [Read More...]

Move aside, Susan Boyle

Must-see video alert! The latest sensation from “Britain’s Got Talent.”  It’s 17-year-old Jonathan Antoine and 16-year-old and Charlotte Jocanelli, performing “The Prayer.” Un.  Real. Or, as Simon Cowell put it:  “Wow.  Wow.  Wow.”  (You’ll need to click thru and watch it on YouTube.  Do.  It’s worth it.) [Read more...]


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