April 8, 2016

I’m still reading Pope Francis’ new document on the family, which is quite long–about 250 pages! Here are a few initial thoughts… Read more

April 5, 2016

Christopher Hitchens, who was one of the leading members of the New Atheism movement, once called Mother Teresa “a demagogue, an obscurantist and a servant of earthly powers.” Hitchens has since passed away (may he rest in peace) but his baffling banner of hate continues to be raised by some atheists. Read more

April 4, 2016

Happy Feast of the Annunciation! In honor of this beautiful day, I have picked out some quotes about the significance of this feast…check them out! Read more

March 31, 2016

Ours is a world full of sadness that masquerades as satisfaction. It underlies much of what people say and do. Our sadness can be found particularly in the hatred and disdain we feel for others who think differently than we do. Read more

March 29, 2016

Sometimes, I think it’s important to write the pieces that will mostly be ignored. Read more

March 21, 2016

By Sr. Anne Joan Flanagan, FSP Last week’s opening of The Young Messiah in theaters opened a theological can of worms in some circles. The controversy centered on the self-awareness of Jesus. Did the film imply that the boy Jesus did not know his own divine identity? I’m not sure that everyone who wrote about or commented on the human knowledge of the Christ Child actually saw the movie, or if they were going more on the quote (from “Joseph”)… Read more

March 17, 2016

What we can’t let go of, what we don’t use in freedom and gracious respect, somehow saps us of spiritual vigor. Pruning, letting go, although it is hard, allows our spirit to blossom once more. Read more

March 11, 2016

The Daughters of St. Paul invite you to join them for a “cinema novena” to the Holy Family that will feature exclusive content from the movie The Young Messiah. Sign up today! Read more

March 10, 2016

This is a surprisingly dark film, and it is Satan who provokes that darkness, starting from the opening scene in Alexandria, Egypt. Read more

March 9, 2016

On the Sunday before last Christmas I started a novena to Our Lady, Undoer of Knots. I entrusted his whole situation to Mary, asking either that he have a full cure or, if it were God’s will, that he be taken safely to heaven. The next day I got an unexpected package from a friend. Read more

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