Monthly Archives: January 2011

Attention Readers!

I would really like to draw your attention to one of the links I have provided at the lower right side of this page, under “Good Websites.” I am referring to¬†For Your Marriage. It is chocked full of great resources … Continue reading

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Quote for the Day

“In joyful gratitude for his wife, a husband gives himself completely to his wife.” — From Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan

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St. Vincent, Deacon and Martyr

Today is the optional memorial of St. Vincent. For us deacons, it is one of those options we want to exercise in the Church’s liturgy. St. Vincent died during the Diocletian persecution. He was a Spanish deacon from the diocese … Continue reading

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Memorial of St. Agnes

Today is the memorial of St. Agnes, an early martyr of the Church who died most probably around 300 A.D. during the time of the persecution of the emperor Diocletian. She died a virgin who had betrothed herself to Jesus … Continue reading

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Update on Ireland

Here is a link to an article written by Jimmy Atkins, a Catholic commentator and blogger in the National Catholic Register about the Irish letter. In the body of his article is a link to a photocopy of the actual … Continue reading

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What Would the Blessed Mother Do?

The secular press once again is saying that the Vatican told the Irish bishops a number of years ago to not report to civil authorities incidents of clergy abusing minors. Once again, the Church is saying that the press is … Continue reading

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Congratulations Catholic Faith and Reflections!

In just a couple of hours, this website will have reached 250,000 visits. Congratulations to all of you for making the weblog what it is. You have accomplished this. It started with an unexpected suggestion from my computer wiz son … Continue reading

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Update on Blessed Giuseppe Toniolo and Papa Luciani

Thanks to Lori Pieper (see comment on previous post) I have learned that Toniolo probably influenced the thinking of Papa Luciani. As you may know, Luciani’s father was a laborer and asked Luciani to never forget the poor if he … Continue reading

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Blessed Giuseppe Toniolo

Soon-to-be Blessed John Paul II has claimed the headlines in recent days, and rightly so, but it is worth noting that the Holy Father also decreed that Giuseppe Toniolo, a Catholic layman who was an economist and sociologist during the … Continue reading

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Quote for the Day

“Train yourself in all works of charity both for the healthy as well as for the sick. Be sure of this: if, while you frequently say, ‘O Lord, all for love of you,’ you will always say it when not … Continue reading

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Yes, God Can Heal You

Yesterday, as I was proclaiming the Gospel at 6:30 am Mass, I was left wondering. The Gospel was about Jesus healing a man, both of his sin and of his physical illness, and how the people accused him of blasphemy … Continue reading

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Congratulations, Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown!

The Holy Father announced today the appointment of Msgr. Mark L. Bartchak as bishop of the diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Bishop-elect Bartchak was ordained a priest of the diocese of Erie in 1981 and has served various posts during his … Continue reading

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Update! Blessed John Paul II

The Vatican this morning has announced that Pope John Paul II will be beatified on May 1, 2011 (Divine Mercy Sunday) in a Mass celebrated by Pope Benedict XVI. Let us thank God for this wonderful pope who showed the … Continue reading

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Blessed John Paul II

Mr. Andrea Tornielli of the Italian newspaper, Il Giornale reported in yesterday’s edition that the bishops and cardinals of the Congregation of the Cause of the Saints met and officially approved the miraculous healing of the French nun who was … Continue reading

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Faith in Politics

It is well-known that in the United States we have separation of church and state. All of us who were required to take Civics in high school also know that this constitutional separation prohibits the government from adopting a state … Continue reading

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