Feast of St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen, Priest and Martyr (1578 – 1622)
“What is it that today makes true followers of Christ cast luxuries aside, leave pleasure behind, and endure difficulties and pain? It is living faith that expresses itself through love. It is this that makes us put aside the goods of the present in the hope of future goods. It is because of faith that we exchange the present for the future.”
“Saint George was a man who abandoned one army for another: he gave up the rank of tribune to enlist as a soldier for Christ … Clearly what he did serves to teach us a valuable lesson: if we are afraid to strip ourselves of worldly possessions, then we are unfit.”
Aya with street children. (Photo from the Free Aya Facebook page)
An American aid worker and her Egyptian husband who were languishing in a prison in Cairo for the last three years returned home to the Unites States yesterday thanks to intervention by the U.S. government.
Feast of St. Anselm, Bishop and Doctor (1033 – 1109)
“O God, let me know you and love you so that I may find my joy in you; and if I cannot do so fully in this life, let me at least make some progress every day, until at last that knowledge, love and joy come to me in all their plentitude.”
The Supreme Court’s newest member, Justice Neil Gorsuch, participated in one the most significant religious freedom cases of this term when oral arguments were presented in a case involving whether or not state benefit programs could exclude churches. Read the rest…