Monthly Archives: February 2011

Happy 80th Birthday, Vatican Radio

On February 12, 1931, Pope Pius XI broadcast his first radio message to the world, on Vatican Radio. Radio broadcasting was in its infancy and the pope asked the Italian inventor of wireless technology, Guglielmo Marconi, to build the Vatican’s … Continue reading

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Hear Ye, Deacons of the World! The Task of Evangelization

The Holy Father’s address on February 18 to the Filipino bishops making their ad limina visit contained the following comment: When self-sufficiency and freedom are severed from their dependence upon and completion in God, the human person creates for himself … Continue reading

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Well Done, Good and Faithful Servant

I would like to draw your attention to an article in Catholic News Agency about Msgr. Richard Antall, a priest of the diocese of Cleveland who has spent 20 of the last 25 years as a missionary in El Salvador. … Continue reading

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A Diocese Responds

Matthew Gambino, of Catholic New Service has reported that a new grand jury report has brought criminal indictments against several former archdiocese of Philadelphia priests. The charges include rape, assault and other felonies related to minors. Cardinal Justin Rigali of … Continue reading

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Quote for the Day

“Reading something ninety-nine times is not the same as reading it a hundred times.” — Jewish proverb (Good for us to remember when meditating upon a well-known Scripture passage!)

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Catholics Come Home! We Welcome You!

To all who are thinking of the Catholic Church but have questions, listen and see. To all who have left the Church,┬ácoming home has never been easier. We are family. We welcome you. Please listen to the talk given by … Continue reading

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Blessed Marianne of Molokai

We have all heard of St. Damien of Molokai, the priest that ministered to the lepers of that Hawaiian island in the late 19th Century who died of the dreaded disease. Did you know, though, that Molokai is proud of … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of God

In today’s Office of Readings, St. Anthanasius offers a beautiful reflection on the Wisdom of God. I just love St. Anthansius, and his theology! Always so rich in imagery and deep in his understanding of Christ. Here is a snippet … Continue reading

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Quote for Deacons

“We deacons are called to avoid the spotlight in what we do and to be servants of Jesus, knowing that it is he who provides us the strength and wisdom to live diaconal lives.” — Deacon Bob

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Diaconal Quote for the Day

“[A deacon] does not simply receive a sacrament when he is ordained. He becomes a sacrament. His very person is meant to proclaim, wherever he is, that the risen Jesus who is alive and present in the Eucharist, is the … Continue reading

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Odometer Reading

Came back from Minneapolis last night and twenty miles out of the city I had to stop and change two tires. I blame the pot holes in the city streets for the problem! Talking about cars, I took a look … Continue reading

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Quote for the Day

“Stay with me Lord, because I am weak and I need your strength, that I may not fall so often.” — St. Pio of Pietrelcina, OFM Cap.

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iPhone Confessions?

The news outlets have been abuzz with reports about a new application for the iPhone titled Confession: A Roman Catholic App developed by a South Bend, Indiana publisher, Little iApps, LLC. I have not seen this application, nor have I … Continue reading

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John Paul II Website from the Vatican

Check this out. A website recently launched, I believe, from the Vatican on the upcoming beatification of Pope John Paul II. Pope John Paul II. It is in several languages, and has some interesting information, even several webcams from Vatican … Continue reading

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Hot Off the Press?

I heard on Catholic talk radio this morning as I was driving into work that the Pope is excited about a new catechism that is to be released in March that is geared toward adolescents and young adults. The new … Continue reading

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