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The Cantankerous St. Jerome

by Fr. Steve Grunow Sep 30, 2014 0 Comments

On September 30th, the Church celebrates the witness of St. Jerome, priest, scholar and Doctor of the Church. Saint Jerome lived in the 4th century AD.  Saint Jerome was gifted with a brillia...

The Cantankerous St. Jerome

by Fr. Steve Grunow Sep 30, 2014 0 Comments

On September 30th, the Church celebrates the witness of St. Jerome, priest, scholar and Doctor of the Church. Saint Jerome lived in the 4th century AD.  Saint Jerome was gifted with a brillia...

More Than a Rumor of Angels

by Rozann Lee Sep 29, 2014 0 Comments

“Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly h...

More Than a Rumor of Angels

by Rozann Lee Sep 29, 2014 0 Comments

“Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly h...

St. Vincent de Paul and Balancing Frugality and Charity

by Ellyn von Huben Sep 26, 2014 0 Comments

Repurposing has become a popular term.  It does have a certain je ne sais quoi that “reusing for a different purpose” or “wearing a hand me down” does not.  I am c...

St. Vincent de Paul and Balancing Frugality and Charity

by Ellyn von Huben Sep 26, 2014 0 Comments

Repurposing has become a popular term.  It does have a certain je ne sais quoi that “reusing for a different purpose” or “wearing a hand me down” does not.  I am c...

Men of Principles

by Dominicans of the Province of St. Joseph Sep 25, 2014 0 Comments

One does not usually find oneself giving voice to a deep yearning for Bertrand Russell’s atheism. And yet, stuck in traffic and riding shotgun, I recently found myself doing just that. It&rsq...

The Secular Psalms of Sean Rowe

by Fr. Damian Ference Sep 24, 2014 0 Comments

A madman is one who is disconnected from reality and therefore detached from himself.  A madman is incapable of reflecting on the real world, the complexity of the human person, the weakness o...

The Secular Psalms of Sean Rowe

by Fr. Damian Ference Sep 24, 2014 0 Comments

A madman is one who is disconnected from reality and therefore detached from himself.  A madman is incapable of reflecting on the real world, the complexity of the human person, the weakness o...

The Fascinating and Frightening Padre Pio

by Fr. Steve Grunow Sep 23, 2014 1 Comments

There is a text that has become standard for the study of religious experience and phenomena by Rudolph Otto entitled The Idea of the Holy. In this book, Otto uses the phrase tremendum et fas...

The Fascinating and Frightening Padre Pio

by Fr. Steve Grunow Sep 23, 2014 1 Comments

There is a text that has become standard for the study of religious experience and phenomena by Rudolph Otto entitled The Idea of the Holy. In this book, Otto uses the phrase tremendum et fas...

Fire and Muck

by Dr. Tom Neal Sep 22, 2014 1 Comments

I was reading an article recently that had a great quote in it describing the Eucharist as a “sacrificial ritual enacting a solemn marriage between the fallen muck of earth and fire falling f...

Fire and Muck

by Dr. Tom Neal Sep 22, 2014 1 Comments

I was reading an article recently that had a great quote in it describing the Eucharist as a “sacrificial ritual enacting a solemn marriage between the fallen muck of earth and fire falling f...

St. Januarius, Patron Saint of Blood Banks

by Fr. Damian Ference Sep 19, 2014 4 Comments

If you think Catholicism is a little weird, then you’re in for a real treat. Today the Church celebrates St. Januarius, the patron saint of Naples and of blood banks, and his strange sto...

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