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Believe! Or: How To Understand and Be Certain Of the Resurrection

“Understanding is the reward of faith. Therefore, seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand.” —Saint Augustine ____________________ I believe that God rushes to meet us when we move even one finger into this vulnerable place of not knowing. When you come to God humbly with your earnest questions, […]

God is Agape

“I really think this is a battle about the definition of love.“ “God is Sacrificial Love.“ “Love is Sacrifice. Love is always and only what you give away.“ ____________________ “I maintain that you could almost take the word love out of the Bible and put in the word sacrifice.“ Beloved, let us love one another because love is of God; everyone who loves is […]

3 Prayers

Soul of Christ, sanctify me. Body of Christ, save me. Blood of Christ, inebriate me. Water from the side of Christ, wash me. Passion of Christ, strengthen me. O Good Jesus, hear me. Within your wounds hide me. Permit me not to be separated from you. From the wicked foe, defend me. At the hour […]

When Truth Is Hated

Truth can be hated, because it implies responsibility.  Goodness is hated, because it is a reproach. If Our Blessed Lord had been tolerant and broad-minded, He would never have been crucified; it was the perfection of His virtue which constituted a judgment of the wicked. —From Peace of Soul by Venerable Fulton Sheen, Ch 10: Remorse […]

Truth!

But there is no true peace without truth! —Pope Francis, from a speech made to the Vatican Diplomatic Corps on March, 22, 2013 —Full text of this speech can be found at the end of Rebecca Hamilton’s Public Catholic blog post titled Pope Francis on Moral Relativism and Being Our Own Criterion ____________________ Pilate’s skeptical […]

The Treasure of the Church

“The Church is the Palace of the Poor” __________ __________ “We guard these these things as the treasury of the poor because the treasure of the Church are the poor.” —Fr. Rich Simon on Relevant Radio’s Go Ask Your Father – 3/20/13 —Click HERE to hear an additional 5 minutes of Fr. Simon’s answer.

Because Of, Not Instead Of

If you give to the poor, do it because of me, not instead of me. _____ —from JesusSpeakingDaily on facebook by Deacon Thom Winninger —inspired by the Mass readings for March 25, 2013 —Read the entire post HERE (and click “…See More’ once you’re there)