10 Catholic Things that Caught My Eye Today (April 15, 2016)

1. The Mass readings today are overwhelming. Drink them in and let Him change our hearts in His.2. The pope’s morning homily Friday: It is beautiful, to see that the Lord is able to change hearts and make a hard, stubborn heart become a heart docile to the Spirit.”3. Stained glass in Mdi … [Read More...]

10 Catholic Things that Caught My Eye Today (April 13, 2016)

1. Blessed Margaret of Castillo is a blessed one indeed:After losing her parents to their blind and aimless pursuits, Bl. Margaret fixed her gaze on her true target. https://t.co/UrkAd4NYb4— Dominicana (@DominicanaDHS) April 13, 20162. "A person's value does not depend on … [Read More...]

10 Catholic Things that Caught My Eye Today (April 11, 2016)

1. Are We Laboring for the Food and Life God Gives?2. Today’s Mass readings.3. God chose us not so much because we are faithful, but because the Lord is faithful and endures our faithlessness, our indolence, our lapses.— Joseph-Anthony Kress (@JAKressOP) April 11, 20164. T … [Read More...]

10 Saint #VincentFerrer Things that Caught My Eye Today (April 5, 2016)

1. Happy Feast Day of St Vincent Ferrer. St Vincent, pray for us! #holyland #franciscans #saintquotes #feastday pic.twitter.com/z3QRNq9Rbq— FFHL (@FFHL_HQ) April 5, 20162. From Fr. Roger Landry’s homily notes today:Today we celebrate a saint who constantly was growing from above … [Read More...]

10 Annunciation Things that Caught My Eye Today (April 4, 2016)

1. Normally celebrated March 25, #Annunciation never falls during #HolyWeek so is transferred to today, day one following the #EasterOctave.— Arlington Diocese (@arlingtonchurch) April 4, 20162. Pope Francis: It’s the feast of saying yes to God.3. Bishop Samuel Jacobs: today is t … [Read More...]

10 #EasterFriday Things that Caught My Eye Today (April 1, 2016)

1. On the Easter grace that continues.2. Fr. Roger Landry: Breakfast with Jesus as he feeds and forms his Fishers of Men, Easter Friday3. Fr. Lawrence Lew:At the dawn of this new Easter day let us, as creatures of the eternal Easter and God’s new creation, come and break fast with the R … [Read More...]

Mother Angelica Points to the Eucharist

I’m going to do something uncharacteristic today and participate in a news event without being hyper-connected to my phone. I’ll be at Mother Angelica’s Mass of Christian Burial in Hanceville, Alabama. There’s no photo taking or the like inside. Thanks be to God.I happened upon this morning this … [Read More...]

10 #EasterThursday Things that Caught My Eye Today (March 31, 2016)

1. "The whole liturgy of the Church radiates from #Easter, as if from a luminous, incandescent centre" ~ Benedict XVI.— Fr James Bradley (@FrJamesBradley) March 31, 20162. Our hope is in the Lord. Alleluia! #Easterpeople #hope pic.twitter.com/t6Lob3G9jt— Saint Pauls … [Read More...]

Dorothy Day & Emmaus

Thanks to Fr. Jeremy Zipple at America for mentioning it is a must-read reflection for the day, which I find here via a Notre Dame website:Our Lord left himself to us as food: bread and wine. The disciples at Emmaus knew him in the breaking of bread and so it’s far easier to see Christ in y … [Read More...]

A Magnificent Merciful Magnificat Two-Fer Today

Today’s Emmaus Gospel has me thinking about a recent column from Cardinal Dolan on the Full Emmaus. I wrote a little bit about it here.Magnificat has a beautiful reflection in its Year of Mercy companion from Fr. George W. Rutler, quite timely with recent controversies over the relevance and e … [Read More...]