IMAGE AND REALITY: God’s Vision for Womanhood

Image and Reality - bannaer

What makes a woman beautiful?If the magazines in the checkout aisle are to be believed, women are beautiful if they are lanky, blonde, and air-brushed.If they carry a few extra pounds after that last pregnancy, if they have greying temples or a sagging chin or a furrowed brow, they are not trying hard enough!Contemporary media--television, movies, magazines and the movie industry--all support the idea that beauty is only skin deep.  For the teen girl struggling to understand her own w … [Read more...]

St. Cajetan, Patron of the Unemployed and of Job-Seekers

St Cajetan

Well, today's saint is someone to admire (and to emulate!) on many counts.Cajetan  dei Conti di Tiene (1480 - 1547), the Italian priest whose feast day we celebrate today, might have some advice for young high school and college students today:  The saint earned a doctorate in civil and canon law by the age of 24.Cajetan understood diplomacy:  While still a lay person, he began service as a diplomat for Pope Julius II in 1506.  He continued in that role even after his ordination ten years … [Read more...]

Bishop Strums the Guitar at Medjugorje

Bishop Eleganti 1

Swiss Bishop Marian Eleganti delighted the crowd by picking up his guitar and joining the band at the annual International Youth Prayer Festival in Medjugorje, July 31-August 6, 2014.Crown of Stars, a British blog which promotes the messages of Medjugorje, has the story: The 58-year-old Benedictine, who is auxiliary bishop of Chur in Switzerland, joined the orchestra and choir on the final day of the week-long event that attracts tens of thousands of young people and families from around … [Read more...]


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