Category Archives: Catholic Living
We are members of the Mystical Body of Christ. Therefore, we are not solitaries. We have a duty to help one another achieve our common salvation. We have a duty, first and foremost in our own homes, to work toward the restoration of the Catholic culture that our ancestors enjoyed. If we “cultivate” that culture ourselves, we can attract others. What we must realize is that we are not each our own species, like the angels (so taught St. Thomas), but we are members of one human race. God wills to restore and even more wonderfully recreate that original unity (disassociated after the dispersion at the Tower of Babel) in the one true Church. The articles found in this section emphasize the beauty of Catholic social and cultural life in its varied and sundry forms, as well as the harmony that flows from the incorporation of many into the one living Body of Christ. Viva Cattolicesimo!
AsiaNews: The head of the Syrian Catholic Church, Mar Ignace Youssif III Younan, accuses Western governments of perpetuating an “endless conflict in Syria” out of regional interests. The terrorists who use Islam as an excuse for violence “have already infiltrated Europe, supported by money from Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States under the supervision of Western governments.” Read more here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.
NCRegister: Adam Lewis, 25, and Rachael Lewis, 22, grew up in a devout Christian home, never associating themselves with a specific denomination. “The deposit of faith handed down to me by my parents molded my love for Jesus, prayer life and devotion to him in the word,” Adam explained. Even so, in their young-adult lives, they both felt something was missing. Read the story here. … More →
AsiaNews: I could not return to my home as the rioters had burned down my house. Spending whole night in the forest I came the following day to my mother’s house Raikia through forest. I met my husband there and as the place was not safe for us, we went through jungle to go to the nearby town. As we were going through the forest, my … More →
Is the Faith coming alive again in Poland? This is great news. Perhaps it is the beginning a real Crusade to keep Islam out of Catholic Poland. It was only a banner unfurled at a football (soccer) game, but it had the support of the fans. The Remnant: Just a week after Poland voted to kick out every left-wing member of it’s national parliament, ordinary Poles … More →
AsiaNews: Conclusion of Indonesian Catholic Church’s National Conference in (Sagki 2015) themed on the family. Many testimonies flow from west to east. After 35 years of marriage, a Muslim woman has converted to Catholicism, her husband’s faith: “Now our joy is even fuller.” Hugo and Merlinda, two doctors, working in a Muslim majority area: “We have always been welcomed, despite our faith”. Read more here. Share, … More →
Imagine living in this war-torn nation not knowing if you will be the victim of terror at any moment. Yet the brave faithful gather for Holy Mass. Catholic News Agency: When a missile hit the roof of the church of Saint Francis Parish in Aleppo, Syria, the congregation didn’t flee. Instead, they continued Mass outside, confident in the Virgin Mary’s protection. “If the bomb had gone … More →
[Part 2] It is early morning. I am in my favorite chair sipping coffee hoping that the morning fog enveloping my mind will soon wear off. My wife’s whirlwind of activity continues but I can’t stir until the life giving liquid I hold in my hands starts coursing through my body. I contemplate the coming day, the routine I will follow, the actions expected of … More →
CNA: When Catholic police officer Sharif Said goes out on his beat patrolling the suburbs of Milwaukee, he brings his faith with him. On the front of his police vest, he pins a medal of St. Michael, the patron saint of police officers, and on the back, he pins St. Jude, the patron of hope and impossible cases. Read full article here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, … More →
Rorate Caeli: In what is arguably still the most influential mainstream publication in the world, The New York Times, Catholic columnist Ross Douthat — who days ago had had his very ability to speak and to have his views merely published questioned by the ubiquitous Liberal Catholic establishment — not only does not back down, but he doubles down this Sunday. He welcomes the war brought … More →
Rorate Caeli: In 20 years time you might want to get married, but what the Sacrament of Matrimony is in 20 years will be determined by what we are doing today, or rather, will depend on a verdict made by the faithful via a referendum… Read it here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.
The following is a poem written by Rose Hu. She was the president of the Legion of Mary in China in the 1950s and suffered imprisonment for twenty-six years (1955-1981). Rose is still living. She wrote a beatuful book, Joy in Suffering, in exquiste prose about her ordeal. The following poem was published in 2007. VINE I WAS STRUGGLING IN THE WIND; TRUDGING IN THE … More →
The Telegraph: Cosmas Shi Enxiang was ordained as a priest in 1947, two years before Chairman Mao’s Communist Party seized power and set about jailing Christian leaders, driving out missionaries and dismantling or destroying churches. Bishop Shi’s troubles began in 1954, three years after the officially atheist Communist Party had formally severed ties with the Vatican. He was arrested for the first time that year and … More →
Patheos: Who knew? A surprising interview from Diane Montagna in Aleteia, about Archbishop Thomas Luke Msusa of the Blantyre archdiocese in Malawi. He is one of the Synod fathers and he has a remarkable story to tell: Read about it here. My link to Aleteia does not work. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.
What a wonderful idea. God bless them all. That’s 350 priests at one mall for just two days. Could that happen in the USA? Wish it could. Even ten priests at a mall for two days! Bogotá, Colombia, Oct 14, 2015 / 03:05 am (CNA).- In the South American nation of Colombia – where an estimated 70 percent of the population identifies as Catholic – … More →
Just for inspiration. Justin Bell, National Catholic Register: Dear Notre Dame fans: I sympathize with your loss last Saturday night. As a Catholic with some Irish descent, it’s natural to support your squad in most games. (I can’t recall ND playing my alma mater, Colorado State, but it could happen someday!) I certainly admire the legends and legacy of your program, along with its commitment … More →