10 Things Saint John Paul II Said about Saint Rita of Cascia


100 years after her canonization, in 2000: 1. In her example of total abandonment to God, in her transparent simplicity and in her unflinching fidelity to the Gospel, we too can find sound direction for being authentic Christian witnesses 2. humility and obedience were the path that Rita took to be ever more perfectly conformed [Read More...]

Philadelphians Walk — and Pray and Tweet! — with Purpose


Philadelphians are constantly in motion preparing for the World Meeting of Families this September that will bring Pope Francis to town. This is a major event for the city, which you know if you’ve encountered the Pope in Philly milkshake at Potbelly, for one of many things. The place is abuzz and Catholics are chatting, [Read More...]

10 Catholic Things that Caught My Eye Today (May 20, 2015)


1. A little Pentecost pre-gaming in the Liturgy of the Hours from Lumen Gentium from the Second Vatican Council: The Spirit dwells in the Church and in the hearts of the faithful as in a temple. He prays in them and bears witness in them to their adoption as sons. He leads the Church into [Read More...]

Ten Catholic Things that Caught My Eye Today (May 19, 2015)


1. "Do not accept anything as truth if it lacks #love & do not accept anything as love if it lacks #truth.”-Edith Stein (St. Teresa Benedicta) — Fr. James Bromwich (@NeriInstitute) May 19, 2015 2. Love is concrete – including the love in a cloister – Pope Francis said over the weekend. 3. A new [Read More...]

Ten Catholic Things that Caught My Eye Today (May 14, 2015)


1. If you are confused as to whether or not today is Ascension Thursday or not, at least you’re not in Rome? (unless you are … then, good luck!): If you're in Rome remember that today is a holiday schedule for the Holy See–and the Major Basilicas–but not the rest of Rome. — Pius Pietrzyk [Read More...]

15 Fatima Things that Caught My Eye on the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima (May 13, 2015)


1. O My Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of Hell and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who are in most need of Thy mercy. 2. In brief. 3. First things first. On the feast of our Lady of Fátima, Pope Francis greets her before beginning the weekly audience [Read More...]

10 Catholic Things that Caught My Eye Today (May 12, 2015)


1. Today’s Mass readings. 2. Do we keep Jesus in one place so that He doesn't bother us too much? Do we have the courage to set Him free in our lives? #HomilyInATweet — Sister Chelsea (@Chelsea_Moxley) May 12, 2015 3. Why It's Better for Jesus to Go Away, so that we may receive the [Read More...]

10 Catholic Things that Caught My Eye Today (May 11, 2015)


1. Every devout reception of Holy Communion is a defeat for the demons. — Charles, OFM Cap. (@FrCharles) May 11, 2015 On spiritual warfare. 2. Can you believe it’s the sixth Monday of Easter already? Here’s one homily. Here’s another. 3. St. Symeon the New Theologian today (1012, Constantinople) — titled: “In the Midst of [Read More...]