Our Lady of Lourdes Comes to Iraq

19009789 - a detail of a statue of our lady of lourdes in floriana, maltaWhen ISIS overtook Iraqi cities at the peak of its jihadi fury, it was their custom to remove or destroy statues of Jesus and Mary in their wake; however, this absence of sacred symbols will soon be just a memory for Christians in several Iraqi cities as 15 new statues of Our Lady of Lourdes are now being installed.

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Eternal Praise

July 23

July 23

Feast of St. Bridget, Religious (1303 – 1373)

Eternal praise be to you, my Lord Jesus Christ, for the time you endured on the cross the greatest torments and sufferings for us sinners. The sharp pain of your wounds fiercely penetrated even to your blessed soul and cruelly pierced your most sacred heart until finally you sent forth your spirit in peace, bowed your head, and humbly commended yourself into the hands of God your Father, and your whole body remained cold in death.

                                                                                                -St. Bridget Read the rest…

Bishop Paprocki Boldly Rebuts His Detractors

11810605_sEver since he issued internal communication to the clergy and staff of the Diocese of Springfield, Illinois on same-sex marriage and related pastoral issues, Bishop Thomas Paprocki has been under fire for allegedly attacking the LGBT population; however, he’s not about to give in to LGBT bullies and their allies and has published a brilliant defense of the Church’s teaching upon which it was based.

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To Keep on Searching

July 22

July 22

Feast of St. Mary Magdalene

    “The one whom she sought outwardly was the one who inwardly taught her to keep on searching.”

                                                                        -St. Gregory the Great about St. Mary Magdalene Read the rest…

Preaching

July 21

July 21

Feast of St. Lawrence of Brindisi, Priest and Doctor (1559 – 1619)

The preaching of the word of God is necessary for the spiritual life, just as the planting of the seed is necessary for bodily life. Preaching, therefore, is a duty that is apostolic, angelic, Christian, divine.

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NFP Awareness Week: A Time to Share the Truth!

19566692 - pleased young man with his charming girlfriendNFP Awareness week begins on Sunday, July 23, and because so many women are turning away from artificial contraceptives because of dangerous side effects and a desire to live free of harmful chemicals, it’s the perfect time to speak up about fertility awareness-based methods.

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Teen Vogue Backlash: #Pullteenvogue

activist mommyCommentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

A recent Teen Vogue article promoting anal sex has sparked national outrage and a growing movement to have the magazine pulled from store shelves while the magazine tries to defend itself with the usual liberal name-calling, indecencies, and Catholic-bashing.

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