Five Catholic Things Today that Caught My Eye Today (Tues., Jan. 13, 2015 edition)

1. On the “heroic moment” of getting out of bed. 2. A tweet in continuity against evil: JP2 called it The Culture of Death. BXVI called it The Dictatorship of Relativism. Francis calls it Throwaway Culture. They're all correct. — Matt Swaim (@mattswaim) January 12, 2015 3. Pope Francis was greeted by 40 elephants in [Read More...]

Ten Catholic Things that Caught My Eye Today

1. From Arkansas: When he was around 12 years old, Luis Miguel Pacheco, a frustrated, suffering kid in Mexico, told God he hated him. Just 16 years later, God changed his heart and is working through him to serve the Church. 2.From St. Clement I, from today’s Liturgy of the Hours: Give us grace, Lord, [Read More...]

Ten Things about the Baptism of the Lord


1. Three Dominicans talk. 2. Fr. Steve Grunow writes: The great revelation of the Lord’s Baptism is discerned, not in the reason that he accepts Baptism, but that in that moment something about God’s identity was revealed that was not fully known or even believed to be possible. The Baptism of Christ is the occasion [Read More...]

Ten Catholic Things that Caught My Eye Today

1. Fr. Roger J. Landry on joyfully letting the Lord increase: Jesus is meant to increase within us as disciples until he becomes all and all. The Christmas season and the whole Christian life is meant to be a pilgrimage of growth into ever deeper union with Jesus Christ. It’s supposed to help us not [Read More...]

Five Catholic Things that Caught My Eye Today

1. Visualizing new cardinals: Pope Francis is reshaping the geography of the College of Cardinals — Pew Research Center (@pewresearch) January 8, 2015 2. A papal Jeepney for the Philippines. 3. Russell Shaw: “How Catholics Caved to LBJ on Birth Control.” 4. From the pope’s morning homily today: Only the Holy Spirit opens [Read More...]

Five Catholic Things that Caught My Eye Today

1. The Gospel of John continues to be the best commentary on our lives, times, and the news. From today’s first reading: Whoever loves God must also love his brother. 2. Start again. Right now. Every morning. This is a nice reminder from a young Dominican brother with a nuclear engineering degree. 3. God’s love [Read More...]

Five Catholic Things that Caught My Eye Today

More on cool Canadian St. Andre Bessett. Phil Lawler proposes we suspend the debate on the encyclical on the environment until it appears. (And in decent English translation, we pray!) George Weigel on Africa’s Catholic moment. The pope emphasized the importance of mothers today. From the Vatican Radio translation: speaking of motherhood, the Pope said [Read More...]

5 Catholic Things That Caught My Eye This Morning

1. Pope Francis warns of the #DamnedDevil again today in his Epiphany homily: Along the way, the wise men encountered many difficulties. Once they reached Jerusalem, they went to the palace of the king, for they thought it obvious that the new king would be born in the royal palace. There they lost sight of [Read More...]