Win and Give the Gift of Beautiful Catholic Music

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The Missouri-based contemplative nuns Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles were named Billboard magazine’s Classical Traditional Artist 2012 and 2013. It’s the first order of nuns to ever win an award in the history of Billboard magazine. The Sisters were recognized for their two bestselling albums, ANGELS AND SAINTS AT EPHESUS, which spent 13 consecutive [Read More...]

Evangelii Gaudium – A Tardy Update

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  I wanted to offer a procrastinator’s apology for the obvious drop off of my reflections on Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium, The Joy of the Gospel. While I’ve truly been enjoying my daily readings of the document, all of my “words” have been going toward the book project I’m working on. In an effort [Read More...]

Evangelii Gaudium Days 6, 7, & 8: The Catch Up Edition

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Today, I continue my reflections upon Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium, The Joy of the Gospel. Find daily reflections on this teaching by a variety of Catholic authors and speakers at KellyWahlquist.com.  So if you’re paying close attention, you’ll note that my daily reflections took a serious hiatus this past few days. I’ve read [Read More...]

Evangelii Gaudium Day Five: PASTORAL ACTIVITY AND CONVERSION

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Today, I continue my reflections upon Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium, The Joy of the Gospel. Find daily reflections on this teaching by a variety of Catholic authors and speakers at KellyWahlquist.com.  Day 5: “Pastoral Activity and Conversion” (Paragraphs 25-33) Today’s section of EG is truly a set of marching orders for parishes and [Read More...]

Evangelii Gaudium Day Four: THE CHURCH’S MISSIONARY TRANSFORMATION

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Today, I continue my reflections upon Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium, The Joy of the Gospel. Find daily reflections on this teaching by a variety of Catholic authors and speakers at KellyWahlquist.com.  December 4: “The Church’s Missionary Transformation” (Paragraphs 19-24) Having read yesterday in EG about the pervasive scope and nature of the New [Read More...]

Evangelii Gaudium Day Two: THE DELIGHTFUL AND COMFORTING JOY OF EVANGELIZING

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Today, I continue my reflections upon Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium, The Joy of the Gospel. Find daily reflections on this teaching by a variety of Catholic authors and speakers at KellyWahlquist.com.  December 2: “The Delightful and Comforting Joy of Evangelizing” (Paragraphs 9-13) Today’s section of EG begins with a simple phrase: Goodness always [Read More...]

Evangelii Gaudium Day One: A JOY EVER NEW, A JOY WHICH IS SHARED

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Happy New Year! If you’re Catholic and you’re reading this, my greeting makes sense as we find one another on the eve of the first day of a new liturgical year and celebrating the dawn of a new Advent. I love Advent. That wasn’t always the case… In my younger years, Advent’s seemingly penitential nature [Read More...]

Can There Possibly Be Joy amidst the Pain?

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Today is a challenge. We crowd into our churches to celebrate the Mass. We light a rose colored candle on this third Sunday of Advent — Gaudete Sunday — and “rejoice” as our hearts journey closer to Christ and the celebration of Christmas. Today is a moment set aside in the midst of Advent to [Read More...]

How Sweet It Is!

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Let me introduce my friends here to one of the most precious joys of my life: my niece Elsa Beatrice. The first girl baby born to my family in her generation (after enough boys that we’d given up), she’s been the pride and joy of our family. This past weekend, little Elsa celebrated her first [Read More...]

On Blindness: Anderson Cooper & Me

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Occasionally, a weird thing happens to bloggers. We surround ourselves with words day in a day out, reading them, writing them, critiquing them, envying them. They mount up in our heads, pour out on our keyboards, and are more often than you’d expect deleted in fits of despair. Ask my editor Eileen and she’ll tell [Read More...]


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