Ten Catholic Things that Caught My Eye Today (Feb. 4, 2015)

1. "He who trusts himself is lost. He who trusts in God can do all things." | St. Alphonsus Liguori | #dailyeSpiration pic.twitter.com/PxXUUQciwk— Steubenville (@go2steubenville) February 4, 2015 2. Regarding yesterday’s MetroNorth disaster here in New York: Do we pray for those who have died and are suffering when we read terrible news headlines/hear grave news about people we don’t know? 3. Pope to hold Google Hangout with handicapped children. 4. On Oscar Romero, martyr: #RomeroBeato The Shepherd Doesn't Leave… Read more

Five Catholic Things that Caught My Eye Today (Feb. 3, 2015)

1. You can find everything on Twitter. Even divine direction: Sweet Jesus, in these first quiet moments in the morning- I give you my day. Do with it as you wish, so long as I am yours. I love you.— Ashley Lange (@ashroselange) February 3, 2015 2. Pope Francis: “Keeping our gaze fixed on Jesus” is the core of hope. 3. Again, from Twitter: "Because He Himself was tested thru what He suffered, He is able to help those who… Read more

Don’t Let Today or Any Day Pass without This Parting Prayer

Thanks be to God — and Simeon! (Via Ibreviary) Luke 2:29-32 Lord, + now you let your servant go in peace; your word has been fulfilled: my own eyes have seen the salvation which you have prepared in the sight of every people: a light to reveal you to the nations and the glory of your people Israel. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: as it was in the beginning, is now, and… Read more

Twelve Things about the Presentation of the Lord that Caught My Eye Today

1. 40 days since Christmas. 2. Today is the feast of the Presentation, when Jesus hears Simeon's foreshadowing and doesn't come back to the Bible for 12 more years.— Matt Swaim (@mattswaim) February 2, 2015 3. From Msgr. Charles Pope: The ascent to Jerusalem is a steep one. The mountains surround Jerusalem and the City sits up at a higher altitude than the area around it. As the ancient Jews made the climb they sang the psalms of ascent: Psalms… Read more

Ten Catholic Things that Caught My Eye Today (Feb. 2, 2015)

1. Every second of every day is a gift. Give back. Live the Gospel.— Steubenville (@go2steubenville) February 2, 2015 2. VERY cool news about The Catholic Channel on Sirius XM this week (starting today at 2): On the bright side of this insane travel day, at least I don't start a week of daily two-hour live radio shows tomorrow. Oh, wait.— Jennifer Fulwiler (@jenfulwiler) February 1, 2015 Say a prayer for a wonderful, overworked woman! 3. This confirms the #GroundhogDay… Read more

Ten Catholic Things That Caught My Eye Today (Jan. 30, 2015)

1. Pope Francis: Lukewarm Christians are in grave danger. Or as St. John Fisher puts it in the Liturgy of the Hours today: he did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, an offering and a sacrifice to God in a fragrant odor, that he might redeem us from all our iniquity and cleanse for himself an acceptable people. … And yet we are the most ungrateful of men. Indeed, we have gone beyond the… Read more

Ten Catholic Things that Caught My Eye Today (Jan. 29, 2015)

1. Finding freedom in a prison cell. The next best thing to reading something by Joseph Pearce is having him read it out loud. (His Journey Home interview, if you have time.) 2. “Being a saint doesn’t mean you were never a sinner.” 3. Pope Francis: Don’t privatize faith. 4. There is great freedom and joy for those who live in the light of Christ and seek His truth.— Bishop Edward Burns (@BishopBurns) January 29, 2015 5. From John the… Read more

Twelve Things about Saint Thomas Aquinas that Caught My Eye on His Feast Day

1. Stained glass of St Thomas Aquinas from St Vincent Ferrer's, NYC https://t.co/TPMwunq1Xv— Fr Lawrence Lew OP (@LawrenceOP) January 28, 2015 2. From Pope Benedict XVI in 2010: In short, Thomas Aquinas showed that a natural harmony exists between Christian faith and reason. And this was the great achievement of Thomas who, at that time of clashes between two cultures that time when it seemed that faith would have to give in to reason showed that they go hand in… Read more

Five Catholic Things that Caught My Eye Today (Jan. 28, 2015)

1. Pope Francis, in his morning homily, said: we need to pray to have the desire to follow God’s will, pray to know God’s will and once we know this, pray for the strength to go ahead and do His will. 2. Pope Francis also talked fatherhood today. 3. Humanae Vitae converts. As in: to Catholicism, because of … 4. On merciful teaching. 5. Bishop opens beatification Cause of St Thérèse of Lisieux's sister, Léonie Martin: http://t.co/p7BBdnZqF6 pic.twitter.com/pMYkwz23Y7— The Catholic… Read more

Ten Catholic Things that Caught My Eye Today

1. Pope Francis today: #PopeFrancis at morning Mass: Pray for grace to want to do God's will, to know God's will & to actually do it.— Catholic News Svc (@CatholicNewsSvc) January 27, 2015 #PopeFrancis: People often say "It's not easy" to do God's will. It wasn't easy for Mary. Or Jesus. Or the disciples. Pray for strength!— Catholic News Svc (@CatholicNewsSvc) January 27, 2015 2. Something I noted while watching pre-storm coverage last night: Good advice from @ChrisLHayes show: check… Read more

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