IMAGE AND REALITY: God’s Vision for Womanhood

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

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

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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