The 15 Most Dangerous Social Media Apps for Children

As our children head back to school, Enough is Enough, a non-profit organization dedicated to keeping children safe in the digital world, is distributing a list generated by law enforcement detailing the 15 most dangerous apps for children.

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Perseverance

August 23
“To be courageous is sometimes hard; but to persevere to the very end is a hundred times harder.”
-Emil Neubert, SM, STD
Today’s Reflection:
How many of us have deserted the cause of Christ during times of trial, temptation, reversal, or suffering? Even St. Peter denied Jesus three times. Knowing this, let us resolve to begin again with greater receptivity, trust and surrender through the intercession of Our Blessed Mother.

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Abortion Industry’s Hissy-Fit Over Title X is Disservice to Women

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

Within minutes of Planned Parenthood’s announcement on Monday that it was withdrawing from the Title X program due to new pro-life rules, the industry and it’s friends in the media launched an all-out misinformation campaign designed to convince women that the sky is now falling on reproductive health in America.

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Content

August 22

“Mary did not preach; she did not write; she did not found churches or apostolic works. She was content to pray and to suffer.”

-Emil Neubert, SM, STD

 

Today’s Reflection:

By her prayers and her sufferings Mary contributed more to the salvation of mankind than Peter, Paul and all of the other apostles, all of the Popes, bishops, priests, doctors, and religious founders put together. How content are you to pray and suffer for the great work to which you have been called?

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Our Lady of Knock ~ Silent Messenger of Hope

Our Lady of Knock Chapel of Apparitions, at Knock Shrine in County Mayo, Ireland (wikimedia)

This August marks the 140th anniversary of an event of the highest spiritual significance for the people of Ireland, and in fact, for the faithful of the world.

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Courage!

August 21
“Come near to your heavenly Mother. She will teach you the courage which makes militants for Christ.
-Emil Neubert, SM, STD
Today’s Reflection:
Consider the divinely heroic courage the Virgin Mary had to manifest throughout her life — at the birth of Christ in a stable; the flight into Egypt; during Jesus’s public ministry; at the foot of the Cross; at the tomb; after the ascension. Ask her to share a portion of her courage with you.

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Beware of Spiritualist Churches

AB writes: “I recently had a friend who has left his traditional Christianity and embraced the Spiritualist Church. I am having a hard time understanding exactly what this is. From his description of their activities it has elements of new age or even witchcraft. But he talks about Jesus as well. However they use non traditional “inspiration ” such as the gospel of Thomas. Anyway I am just a bit confused and wonder if you have any insight on this group.”

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Vanity of vanities

August 20

“How many flourishing works has vanity or jealousy rendered sterile!”

-Emil Neubert, SM, STD

 

Today’s Reflection:

Ouch! Ponder deeply this statement. Ask the Lord to reveal how vanity or jealousy may be an obstacle to the good work to which you have been called and make a firm commitment to change.

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