Question the Beauty – It Bears Witness!

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Inspired by St. Augustine’s sermons, a modern-day Youtube rendition provides a brief respite in the midst of a crazy day: From the Vatican website: “Question the beauty of the earth, question the beauty of the sea, question the beauty of the air, amply spread around everywhere, question the beauty of the sky, question the serried [Read More...]

Father Vincent Robert Capodanno, MM — A New Saint in the Making

Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio signs papers appointing a tribunal to deliberate the Cause for the Beatification of Father Vincent Capodanno on Oct. 1, 2013 in Washington, D.C.

From the Archdiocese for the Military Services, outstanding news on the opening of the Cause for Beatification of Father Vincent Robert Capodanno, MM. Having recently read about Fr. Capodanno, I am now praying through his intercession on a regular basis.  Archbishop Broglio Solemnizes Cause for the Beatification of Father Vincent Capodanno, MM Makes public tribunal [Read More...]

The Day the Bull Went to the Pet Blessing

Bull attends Pet Blessing at Cathedral School in the Diocese of Bismarck

From the “Cool Catholic Files”, my favorite tweet of the day from my friend Matthew Kurtz, Director of Communications for the Bismarck Diocese: And for those who want the full experience, a selfie of said bull: Kudos to Msgr. Tom Richter and the school staff for a memorable moment on a blustery Friday Feast of [Read More...]

Canonization Events Brewing at Blessed John Paul II Shrine

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From the Blessed John Paul II Shrine in Washington D.C. comes news of special events leading up to the canonization for those who may not be able to travel to Rome for the canonization: Video Link Officials at the Blessed John Paul II Shrine in Washington are gearing up for the canonizations of two late [Read More...]

St. Jerome’s Prayer for Christ’s Mercy

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Today, we celebrate the life of St. Jerome, a priest and Doctor of the Church. If you love reading the Bible, you can thank St. Jerome for his lifetime of work spent toiling over sacred scripture. I was happy to discover the following prayer attributed to St. Jerome: A Prayer for Christ’s Mercy O Lord, [Read More...]

Remembering Venerable Fulton on the Anniversary of His Ordination

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I’m a day late, but on September 20, 1919 Venerable Fulton Sheen was ordained to the priesthood in Peoria, IL. Today, I’m happy to share the homily delivered yesterday at Cathedral Convent of the Missionaries of Charity in Peoria, IL by Msgr. Stanley Deptula, Executive Director of the Archbishop Fulton Sheen Foundation: On this day in [Read More...]

Being A “Missionary Disciple”, Mule and All…

Cura Brochero

I love this article from News.va about Pope Francis’ reflection on the beatification of José Gabriel Brochero, known as Cura Brochero, a mule riding missionary in Argentina: Today, the Pope concluded, “let us allow Cura Brochero to enter, mule and all, into the house of our hearts, and to invite us to prayer, to the encounter [Read More...]

Wisdom of Saint John Chrysostom, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

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It is simply impossible to lead, without the aid of prayer, a virtuous life. St. John Chrysostom image credit [Read more...]

Little Fulton, St. Lawrence and Burn Safety Awareness

Fulton Poppe, Superhero!

On January 8th, 2013 a little piece of our world was turned upside down. I remember the day, mundane at its start, flipping on end when I received news from my online friend Cassandra Poppe’s family. Cassandra’s small four-year-old son Fulton had been badly burned in an accident at their home. They were requesting urgent [Read More...]

Thomas Peters’ Surgery Scheduled, Novena Continues

Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta

For those of you praying with me for the health and wellbeing of my fellow Catholic blogger Thomas Peters of American Papist, you’ll want to know that Thom is scheduled for surgery tomorrow at 7:30 am ET. You can find all of the details online at the blog. Please take a moment tonight or early [Read More...]


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