Archive | September 2016

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No Other Issue Has Made Us More Dishonest and Less Free

—from Sex, family and the liberty of the Church by Archbishop Charles Chaput at the University of Notre Dame on September 15, 2016 (Emphasis in BOLD was added by The Five Minute Catholic.) We now live in a country where marriage, family and traditional religion all seem to be failing.  And — inevitably — support for democracy […]

A Quote From Mother Teresa About the Future

What are your plans for the future? I just take one day. Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not come. We have only today to love Jesus. —Mother Teresa, from a 1988 interview with Time magazine which was reprinted by The National Catholic Register    

Mother Angelica and Our Work

In Mother Angelica’s book Mother Angelica’s Answers, Not Promises, she relates a time when she ended up on the wrong plane and landed in California rather than her intended destination in New York. “It was a perfectly good plane,” she recounted,  “but it wasn’t my plane.”  Using this example, Mother Angelica explained that there is a […]

If you want to stop sinning…

If you want to stop sinning, commit yourself to never stop praying. —St. Teresa of Avila (Not sure where the above quote comes from, but I heard Bishop Andrew Cozzens mention it in a video on prayer for a Catholic Watchmen event, and then when unsuccessfully searching online for the source, I also saw it listed […]