Monthly Archives: June 2011

Human and spiritual needs connect

I heard numerous confessions last night at a youth event.  It reminded of the following  short quotes I recently read about our need to experience God’s mercy and to move forward on the human level.  Be assured of my prayers. … Continue reading

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Corpus Christi

In Rome we get to celebrate Corpus Christi twice. The Vatican celebrates it on Thursday but the bishop’s conference (CEI) celebrates it on Sunday. Some brothers go out to a few towns such as Orvieto on Sunday but this year … Continue reading

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Hope at the zoo

I had a bad case of hopeless Sunday morning. It started while I fixed breakfast while listening to local talk radio, which usually is happy, albeit subdued, on a Sunday morning.  Sadly, the news report wasn’t happy or subdued. More … Continue reading

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4 marks

A while back I was reading some vocation testimonies and one of the things that struck me was when one of the priests gave four marks for a vocation: “prayer, hard work, generosity and sacrifice.” I think he is right. … Continue reading

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Worth tuning in…

You don’t have to tune into the Discovery Channel next week to learn about a great historical discovery in the Holy Land.  Just click here to listen to programming for 89.1 FM Catholic Radio in Indianapolis, Indiana. The station will … Continue reading

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Discerning the voice of God

“And after the fire, a light murmuring sound. And when Elijah heard this, he covered his face with his cloak and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave. ” 1 Kings 19: 13 How can we discern … Continue reading

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Apostolic zeal

“We begged God to accept our lives and our blood and unite them to His life and His blood for the salvation of these tribes.”  St. Isaac Jogues What a testimony of apostolic zeal! St. Issac Jogues went back to … Continue reading

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Just Father, Me and Jesus

“It would be easier for the world to survive without the sun than to do so without the Holy Mass.” – Padre Pio of Pietrelcina One obvious aspect of formation in the seminary – almost too obvious – is that … Continue reading

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Happy Husband’s Day? Happy Wive’s Day?

“For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother (and be joined to his wife), and the two shall become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two but one flesh.” (Mk 10: 7,8) Every mall and shop in … Continue reading

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How many Legionaries?

The Legion of Christ recently reported to the Holy See on the numerical state of the congregation on December 31, 2010. The main data are: Category 12/31/2010 12/31/2009 Bishops 3 3 Priests 889 864 Religious and novices (brothers) 1244 1395 … Continue reading

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