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10 Catholic Things that Caught My Eye Today (May 26, 2015)

1. Tom Hoopes writes: "God only has trouble reaching people who blow him off."2. Today’s Mass readings.3. From Saint Augustine in the Liturgy of the Hours today:He did not treat us as our sins deserved. For we are now sons of God. How do we show this? The only Son of God died for us, s … [Read More...]

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10 Things about St. Philip Neri that Caught My Eye Today (His Feast Day, May 26)

1. The Immaculate Mother of God at the Chiesa Nuova where St Philip Neri is enshrined. https://t.co/99VqJG1hCl— Fr Lawrence Lew OP (@LawrenceOP) May 26, 20152. In Magnificat today, from St. Philip Neri:One of the most excellent means of obtaining perseverance is discretion; we … [Read More...]

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10 Things St. Philip Neri Might Say to You Today

Because he said them some 500 years ago and we could afford to hear them every bit as much as the people he ministered to.(With photos from my phone recently taken in Santa Maria in Vallicella – known as Chiesa Nouva – in Rome, where St. Philip Neri is buried.)1. If God be with us, there is … [Read More...]

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20 Pentecost Things that Caught My Eye Today (2015)

1. Pentecostal Flames: stained glass by Sylvia Nichols in Providence College (RI) https://t.co/cUYwO3vxxB— Fr Lawrence Lew OP (@LawrenceOP) May 24, 20152. From Pope Benedict XVI in 2006: On the day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit descended with power upon the Apostles; thus began … [Read More...]

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10 Catholic Things for the Last Day of Pentecost Pre-Gaming (2015)

1. From a sixth century African author in the Liturgy of the Hours today:This was the way in which the Lord’s promise was fulfilled: No one puts new wine into old wineskins. New wine is put into fresh skins, and so both are preserved. So when the disciples were heard speaking in all kinds of … [Read More...]

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10 Catholic Things that Caught My Eye Today (May 22,2015)

1. The Spirit comes with the tenderness of a true friend, to save, to heal, to teach, to counsel, to strengthen, to console. St. Cyril— Fr. Patrick Brennan (@Pathound) May 22, 20152. Pope Francis:May each one of us think: ‘Lord, You are here, among us. Fix y … [Read More...]

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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 witnesses2. humility and obedience were the path that Rita took … [Read More...]

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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 C … [Read More...]

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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 all … [Read More...]

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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, 20152. Love is concrete – including the love in a cloister – Pope Francis said over the week … [Read More...]


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