Twelve Catholic Things that Caught My Eye Today (April 16, 2015)

1. God is not scornful of desire. He is the one who answers holy longings. (St. Catherine of Siena)— Cardinal Napier (@CardinalNapier) April 16, 2015 2. Good for after-tax day: Do not weary yourself with getting rich. Proverbs 23:4— Fr. Patrick Brennan (@Pathound) April 16, 2015 3. Shrine in Bartres showing St Bernadette Soubirous as a shepherdess. Today is her feast day. https://t.co/KwEk62PcpG— Fr Lawrence Lew OP (@LawrenceOP) April 16, 2015 4. 10 things to know about Our Lady of… Read more

Ten Catholic Things that Caught My Eye Today (April 15, 2015)

1. St. Leo the Great from the Liturgy of the Hours: My dear brethren, there is no doubt that the Son of God took our human nature into so close a union with himself that one and the same Christ is present, not only in the firstborn of all creation, but in all his saints as well. The head cannot be separated from the members, nor the members from the head. Not in this life, it is true, but only… Read more

Ten Catholic Things that Caught My Eye Today (Tax Day Eve, 2015)

1. “Once the Holy Spirit leads us to birth and life from above, once he helps us to learn how to love like Christ, everything changes.” 2. On accepting God’s will. 3. From Dominicana today: Sheen writes in his autobiography, “[T]here is a close relationship between faith and humor. We say of those who lack a sense of humor that they are ‘too thick’; that means they are opaque like a brick wall. Humor, on the contrary, is ‘seeing through’… Read more

Ten #DivineMercy Tweets that Caught My Eye on #DivineMercySunday (2015)

1. Happy #DivineMercySunday! We invite you to read #StJohnPaulII’s #encyclical on #DivineMercy: http://t.co/Wglt2kGouB pic.twitter.com/UsrORl1Rks— Fr. Ed Benioff (@RadiateLA) April 12, 2015 2. Our parish priest quoted a little of this beautiful piece from #shakespeare today during his sermon #DivineMercy pic.twitter.com/x8kXPFSK07— CatholicBirmingham (@BhamCatholics) April 12, 2015 3. #Jesus told #StFaustina: 'Humanity will not find #peace until it turns trustfully to #DivineMercy' #DivineMercySunday pic.twitter.com/zcU4uuzKhM— N. Catholic Register (@NCRegister) April 12, 2015 4. Jesus, I trust in you. #feastday #DivineMercy pic.twitter.com/b5qkfMDGKk— Steubenville (@go2steubenville)… Read more

14 #DivineMercy Things

1. Pope Francis today: Faced with the tragic events of human history we can feel crushed at times, asking ourselves, “Why?”. Humanity’s evil can appear in the world like an abyss, a great void: empty of love, empty of goodness, empty of life. And so we ask: how can we fill this abyss? For us it is impossible; only God can fill this emptiness that evil brings to our hearts and to human history. It is Jesus, God made man,… Read more

Tweet #DivineMercy on #DivineMercySunday

It seems like the thing to do. Especially given the jubilee of mercy proclamation from Pope Frances at St. Peter’s this #EasterSaturday. Some people don’t tweet. You’re probably better off, truth be told. Other people have an account and use it to follow sports and news and some friends and interesting tweeters. Some of you may have experienced it as an uncivil place. I’ve even recently heard Twitter described as a “cesspool.” Social media, as we well know, doesn’t always… Read more

Ten Catholic Things that Caught My Eye Today (#EasterSaturday, 2015)

1. This is the best idea of the day: Tomorrow is #DivineMercy Sunday. Why not consider going to Saturday afternoon confession at a nearby parish today?— Father Souza (@fathersouza) April 11, 2015 This is something I wrote about Confession during Lent. I also thought the timing of Cardinal Egan’s death seemed to be pastoral, pointing us to Confession, pointing us to the Cross and the love — the Divine Mercy — we encounter there. 2. This appears in Magnificat today… Read more

Ten Things about St. Gemma Galgani that Caught My Eye Today (Her Feast Day, April 11, 2015)

St. Gemma Galgani is a saint who needs to be more well-known and could be a great model and intercessor for our times. April 11 is the wonderful feast day when we celebrate her life. Do get to know her or share her with someone today. 1. (Found that here.) 2. Happy Feast Day of St. Gemma Galgani! Read more about this beautiful saint here: http://t.co/3KgwLdL0Fx #saintsofthe21stcentury #saint— CatholicNYC (@CatholicNYC) April 11, 2015 3. From her autobiography: One day Jesus… Read more

Ten Catholic Things that Caught My Eye Today (Easter Friday, 2015)

1. Today's Gospel reflection by Sister Bernardita Dianzon, FSP: pic.twitter.com/ognlT1yhSU— PaulineUK (@Pauline__UK) April 10, 2015 2. From the Jerusalem Catecheses (in Friday’s Liturgy of the Word): When we were baptized into Christ and clothed ourselves in him, we were transformed into the likeness of the Son of God. Having destined us to be his adopted sons, God gave us a likeness to Christ in his glory, and living as we do in communion with Christ, God’s anointed, we ourselves are… Read more

Five Catholic Things that Caught My Eye Today (Easter Wednesday, 2015)

1. Do yourself a favor and read this: Yet, now in his glorified body, Jesus remained in the same little district, he hid his splendor, he kept the wounds of his Passion, he walked and talked and ate with men. He seemed as intent on persuading them to realize that he was human as he had been before on proving that he was divine, and instead of appearing in dazzling light all over the world, he sent other people to… Read more