Anyone doubting whether the occult is gaining steam in American society need only read the latest IBISWorld report which has found that the occult has become a multi-billion dollar industry in the U.S. over the last 13 years.
Joseph of Nazareth has been a trusted confidant, beloved father figure, and favorite saint to me over a span of many years. Researching his life, I am reassured; I have chosen my mentor well. The same sterling characteristics – faithful, compassionate, humble, hard-working, obedient, strong, protective – reveal themselves over and over again in his story. Those, and countless other positive adjectives, make up the portrait of a righteous man whose life was centered on God and family.
“I know now that true charity consists in bearing all our neighbors’ defects–not being surprised at their weakness, but edified at their smallest virtues.”
-Saint Thérèse of Lisieux
Are you tempted to judge the defects of your neighbor? Let us examine today how much we “bear all our neighbors’ defects. How charity are our thoughts and action toward them? Resolve today to grow in love by reaching beyond your limits of giving.
Lawyers who are suing major media outlets for their reckless coverage of a confrontation between a Covington Catholic High School student and a Native American activist at the 2019 March for Life say this case isn’t just about the libeling of a 16-year-old student, it’s about an out-of-control media that needs to be taught a lesson.
“Fasting is a medicine.”
-St. John Chrysostom: Homilies (4th century)
Sin injures us in many ways, especially in our ability to love like Jesus. When we deny ourselves a pleasure out of repentance for sin, this action becomes like a healing balm upon our wounded heart and enables us to become a more loving person.
By Ellen Mongan
“I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks, as if they were great and noble.” Who do you think said that? St. Therese, the little flower of Jesus? St. Teresa of Calcutta? St. Teresa of Avila? No! The correct answer is Helen Keller.