President Obama Lights a Candle for Our Lady

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President Obama has visited the National Shrine of Our Lady of Charity in Miami, where he paused to light a candle before the Virgin Mary.Crux has the story of the unexpected presidential visit to a Catholic shrine: The president was on his way to the airport after attending a Democratic fundraiser the night before and spending the morning at the National Hurricane Center....Obama is the first sitting US president to visit. And Dominguez had barely an hour to prepare. He was in a … [Read more...]

Christ Was at Mass Today (A Guest Post by Deal W. Hudson)

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Thank you so much to Deal Hudson, who generously granted permission for me to carry his post on my blog.  I can't agree more--and I wouldn't have said it as well! *     *     *     *CHRIST WAS AT MASS TODAY:  A THOUGHT EXPERIMENT  By Deal W. Hudson WASHINGTON, DC (Catholic Online) -  My wife, also a Catholic convert, has said several times over the years,  "The Church makes it so hard to be a Catholic." If she was really precise she would have said, "I go to Mass and it looks, sounds, and … [Read more...]

St. Teresa of Avila’s “Prayer for a Busy Life”

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Prayer for a Busy Life by St. Teresa of Avila"Christ has no body now, but yours. No hands, no feet on earth, but yours.Yours are the eyes through which Christ looks compassion into the world.Yours are the feet with which Christ walks to do good.Yours are the hands with which Christ blesses the world."Let nothing trouble you, let nothing frighten you.All things are passing; God never changes.Patience obtains all things.He who possesses God lacks nothing: God … [Read more...]