MATTHEW TALBOT: Inspiration and Hope for Alcoholics

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He was not wealthy. He was not educated. He was not well known. He was an alcoholic. But Matthew Talbot is on his way to becoming a saint.  *     *     *     *     *  Matthew Talbot was born in 1856 to a poor family in the North Strand area of Dublin, Ireland—the second of twelve children.  His father was a heavy drinker, as were most of his brothers. Matthew left school at the age of 12 to work in a wine merchant’s shop. It was there he began drinking, … [Read more...]

STRONG WOMEN TAKE CENTER STAGE THIS WEEK – The Church Oppresses Women? I Don’t Think So!!

You’ve heard the whining: The Catholic Church oppresses women. The complaints likely center on two specific Church teachings: the all-male priesthood, and the sanctity of human life. Stretching credulity, New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd equated the suffering of women under radical Islamic law with being a Catholic woman in America. (Fact check: Under Sharia law women cannot drive cars, get jobs, choose their own fashions, vote, speak in public, get a divorce, prosecute a rapist, … [Read more...]

A New Doctor of the Church! (And Six Ladies Waiting.)

Six women, from throughout Europe.  They didn’t know one another; but each enjoyed a deep mystical relationship with God.  They are: Saint Veronica Giuliani –Italy Saint Hildegard of Bingen –Germany Saint Gertrude of Helfta –Germany Saint Bridget –Sweden Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque –France Blessed Julian of Norwich –England The common thread uniting these saints and blesseds—apart from their discernible sanctity—is that all are on the list to be considered for the … [Read more...]


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