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The Greatest Gift

If you are humble, nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are. If you are blamed, you won’t be discouraged; if anyone call you a saint, you won’t put yourself on a pedestal. If you are a saint, thank God; if you are a sinner, don’t remain one. Christ […]

Love Hurts

True love hurts. It always must hurt. It has to be painful to love someone; painful to leave him, you would like to die for him. When people marry, they have to give up everything in order to love each other. A mother who gives life to a child suffers much. The word “love” is […]

It Is Very, Very Simple

The whole gospel is very, very simple. Do you love me? Obey my commandments. He’s turning and twisting just to get around to one thing: love one another. … Do not think that love, in order to be genuine, has to be extraordinary. … In the words of our Holy Father, each one of us […]

Let Mama Help You Untie Those Knots

From Catholic Memes ____________________ Mary, Untier of Knots  ……….  Pray for us

5 Killer C’s

Fr. Dwight Longenecker, whose blog is Standing On My Head, has been writing about What’s Killing American Catholicism. The headings below are links to each of the 5 blog posts he has written on this topic, and each is followed by brief excerpt. Cultural Catholicism Of course they didn’t all stop being Catholic. Something else happened […]

The One True Prayer

I don’t think there is anyone who needs God’s help and grace as much as I do. Sometimes I feel so helpless and weak. I think that is why God uses me. Because I cannot depend on my own strength, I rely on Him twenty-four hours a day. If the day had even more hours, […]

2%, 70%, or 90%

—from the July 2013 Miles Christi newsletter If a father does not go to church, no matter how faithful your wife is, one child in 50 will become regular followers of Jesus Christ, going to Mass every week. That’s 2 percent. On the flip sided, if you men out there are going to Mass every Sunday, and […]