Category Archives: General Interest

Quote for the Day

“Violence is unworthy of man. Violence is a lie, for it goes against the truth of our faith, the truth of our humanity. Violence destroys what it claims to defend: the dignity, the life, the freedom of human beings. Violence … Continue reading

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Archbishop Carlson Calls for Peace after Fergeson

Archbishop Carlson from St. Louis has issued a plea for peace following the unrest and rioting in nearby Fergeson, Missouri. His words are incisive, and for all of us, a call to the Gospel. Here is the link to the … Continue reading

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2 and a half million children live in shelters, on the streets or in cars – Fides News Agency

Read the following article. We are talking about the United States. Do not forget these people. 2 and a half million children live in shelters, on the streets or in cars – Fides News Agency.

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You are Chosen … to be Happy

Here is a splendid video I ran across this morning. Enjoy! http://youtu.be/liIdQ-m8Qtw

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Inspirational!

Need some inspiration today? Watch this and be moved to tears.

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Iraqi bishop warns that West will suffer from Islamism :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

Today I read with interest this article from the Catholic News Agency. It is a sobering assessment from a man who is in the midst of a terrible persecution. We here in the West seem to be turning a blind … Continue reading

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Prayer for Iraqi Christians

Patriarch Louis Raphael I Sako of Iraq has asked all Catholics to pray this prayer for Iraqi Christians and for peace in his country. I would ask all my readers to pray this prayer which he has written and sent … Continue reading

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Archdiocese of Oklahoma City responds to the scheduled Black Mass

I posted yesterday about the scheduled “Black Mass” in Oklahoma City in the near future. The bishops of that State are forcefully speaking out against this sacriligious and highly dangerous event. The bishop of Tulsa responded as noted in yesteday’s … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts

SInce I have been having a writer’s block for a few weeks, struggling to write anything original regarding the Catholic faith, I thought I might compose one of my “Random Thoughts” posts. So here it goes: The Holy Father recently … Continue reading

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2001st Post after Six Years

This is the 2001st post on Catholic Faith and Reflections. Late in 2008, my son suggested I begin a blog. On a whim, I did so and have for the most part tried my best to maintain it as a place where … Continue reading

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The Paucity of Blog Posts (or alternatively, closing in on 2000 posts!)

Pope Francis has just completed his pilgrimage to the Holy Land. I have been keeping abreast of his activities there as best as I could, although I have simply been too busy and occupied with various things to do any … Continue reading

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Quote for the Day

“He, Jesus of Nazareth, is the one who is coming, the one in whom alone the world is offered God’s mercy — even to us — from whom we want to take that we might have the fullness. If we experience … Continue reading

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Silentium Magnum

Holy Saturday is always a day of the unusual for the observant Christian. It is a day of the Grand Silence, or Silentium Magnum in Latin. Silence…… the Lord is in the tomb and the apostles are struck with silence, … Continue reading

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What do YOU attribute to God?

In my homily for the early morning Mass today, in response to the Gospel in which Jesus is accused of casting out demons in the name of Beelzebub, I asked those present why it is so common for us to … Continue reading

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The Sisters of South Sudan

My sister alerted me to this article. As you may know, the new country of South Sudan is undergoing huge challenges and facing major dangers. Here is an account of how nuns working there are doing. God bless them! http://aje.me/OTGhRn

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