10 St. Ignatius Loyola Things that Caught My Eye Today (July 31)

This is coming very late in the day. I started it and never got back to it. Because I know some of you find these things useful, some Ignatius Loyola links for his feast day, which has a few hours left in it!1. "The more a soul enjoys peace and solitude, the more apt it is to seek and find … [Read More...]


Let Us Fast and Pray. And a Special Invite for New Yorkers.

We must pray unceasingly for those who suffer from the unmerciful culture of death, laid bare in recent days and weeks with the Planned Parenthood videos we've seen and read about. In New York Friday (July 31) at 3 P.M. there will be a special holy hour for mercy, healing, and reparation. Please … [Read More...]


10 Saint Peter Chrysologus Day Things that Caught My Eye (July 30)

1. So today is the memorial of Saint Peter Chrysologus, a bishop and Doctor of the Church. Magnificat kinda blew me away today with its meditation of the day from him. More on that here.2. Today’s Mass readings.3. Being Seized and Seizing the Kingdom with Joy4. "Fasting is the soul … [Read More...]


O Lord, Our God, We Are Sick. Heal Us.

"Formed out of dust, molded from clay, we are trampled by the vices, we are under the sway of sin, we are worn out by anxiety, we wither in our members, we disintegrate in death, we shudder at the stinking tombs; and we are found so incapable of virtue, and so capable of vice.”That’s how a med … [Read More...]


From Table-Waiting to Dragon-Slaying: 10 Catholic Things that Caught My Eye on Saint Martha’s Day (July 29)

1. St Martha, dear friend of Jesus, help us to constantly seek to deepen our friendship with Christ. pic.twitter.com/2nKwCGLSPo— Fr. Patrick Brennan (@Pathound) July 29, 20152. I’ve meant to but have not read this book: Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World. IS that because I’m Mary or Ma … [Read More...]


7 Catholic Things that Caught My Eye Today (July 28, 2015)

1. Your tender love for the Mother of the Good Shepherd will help you be faithful. She will help you have a pure heart like her Son.— Cardinal Seán (@CardinalSean) July 28, 20152. Homily notes from Fr. Roger Landry today:Jesus seeks to plant us as children of the kingdom in the … [Read More...]


Planned Parenthood, Motherhood, the Rosary, & Redemption

Over one National Review's website, I’ve interviewed Ramona Treviño, author of a book on her time working for Planned Parenthood, Redeemed by Grace, published by Ignatius Press. I asked her a few more questions than I included over on NR, which you can read below.Q: However did you hear Jesus sa … [Read More...]


7 Catholic Things that Caught My Eye Today

1. They call the Liturgy of the Hours the prayer of the Church. I sometimes wish we could all spend morning and evening moments truly together in prayer -- Christians wherever we found ourselves. With the kind of reflections it provides -- Saint Caesarius of Arles today is a prime example -- day … [Read More...]


Don’t Let Friday Pass You By without Praying! 10 Catholic Things that Caught My Eye Today.

1. Friends posted this on Facebook:Here in Lafayette and Acadiana we have adoration chapels everywhere. Rather than bringing our heavy hearts to the TV screen let's bring them to the One who can heal! #prayersforlafayette2. What Do You Do When Prayer is Dry or Feels Pointless?3. … [Read More...]


Do You Know What the Church Says to Women Who Have Had Abortions?

Here’s Saint John Paul II:I would now like to say a special word to women who have had an abortion. The Church is aware of the many factors which may have influenced your decision, and she does not doubt that in many cases it was a painful and even shattering decision. The wound in your h … [Read More...]