"Everyone who belongs to the Truth hears my voice…" (John 18:37)

Tag: conversion

Beauty, Truth, and Goodness: Discovering the Sacred in Daily Life

Beauty, Truth, and Goodness: Discovering the Sacred in Daily Life  “All that is good, all that is true, all that is beautiful brings us to God.” Pope Francis We’re here this weekend to talk about God, to see how we can discover Him in our daily lives. But first of all, consider how we discover… Read More ›

St. John the Baptist

Born: Late 1st Century BC (Judea) Died: AD 31-36 Canonized: Pre-Congregation Proclaimed Doctor of the Church: 1720, by Pope Clement XI Feast Day: June 24 (Birth) and August 29th (Beheading) Attributes: Camel-skin robe, cross, lamb, scroll with words “Ecce Agnus Dei”, platter with own head, pouring water from hands or scallop shell   Prophecy spoken 500 years before the birth… Read More ›

How Mary Helped Me Win the Lottery

For me, becoming Catholic was like winning the lottery. Now, I’m not trying to be poetic or overly sentimental about my faith when I say that. To be sure, it is a treasure beyond compare, but that’s not what I’m really getting at. Rather the odds of it occurring at all – the particular circumstances… Read More ›

“Jesus is NOT a Great Human Teacher!” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

6th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Mt 5: 17-37) “Jesus is NOT a Great Human Teacher!” PDF Version 

“Ubi Tu, Ibi Et Ille” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

Homily for 22nd Sunday of OT (Sir 3:17-20, 28-29; Heb 12:18-19, 22-24a; Lk 14:1, 7-14) “Ubi Tu, Ibi Et Ille”  PDF Version 

“Fasting? What For?” – Talk by Fr. Cristino

With the season of Lent now upon us, it is important that we give some consideration to one of the imperatives Jesus left us for growing in holiness. In the well-known gospel passage from which we hear on Ash Wednesday, Jesus commands that we should perform prayer, fasting and almsgiving. People generally understand why intensifying… Read More ›

Saint Matthias

Born: 1st Century AD – Judea, Roman Empire Died: 80 AD – Judea, Jerusalem or in Colchis Canonized: Pre-Congregation Feast Day: May 14 Patronage: alcoholism; carpenters; Gary, Indiana; Great Falls-Billings, Montana; smallpox; tailors; hope; perseverance **********   A Thought to Contemplate It’s been said to those who believe themselves to be all that important and irreplaceable: “Get yourself a… Read More ›

“Have you seen her?” Apparitions of Mary – Part I

The convent of the Daughters of Charity at Rue du Bac, 140 in Paris was darkened the night of July 18th, 1830, when suddenly one of the postulants was awakened by a child’s voice. “Sister, Sister, Sister Catherine!” the voice called. The young woman sat up, rubbed her eyes, and pushed aside the net curtain… Read More ›

Pope Francis – Message for Lent 2015

“Make your hearts firm” (James 5:8) Dear Brothers and Sisters, Lent is a time of renewal for the whole Church, for each community and every believer. Above all it is a “time of grace” (2 Cor 6:2). God does not ask of us anything that he himself has not first given us. “We love because he… Read More ›

“Advent Invites Us Home” – Talk by Fr. Jonathan Gibson

Hear for yourself an Anglican priest’s journey home to the One True Church. Now a Roman Catholic priest, Fr. Jonathan’s shares his inspiring and enlightening journey of Faith. “For years as an Anglican I had a feeling of dislocation and an experience of estrangement and confusion and I felt like a distant relative who didn’t really… Read More ›