Trinity Sunday: What Is the Trinity? 8

Bishops like to practice the tradition of quizzing confirmation candidates during the rite of confirmation. On one occasion, a particular Bishop asked one of the candidates to explain the Mystery of the Trinity. The shy teenaged girl mumbled softly, “Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.” The bishop, who did not hear her answer clearly, said, “Excuse me, I didn’t understand.” The  girl spoke up and answered, “You’re not supposed to understand,  it’s a mystery.” More…

Pentecost, Peace, and Forgiveness 2

In today’s Gospel for Pentecost Sunday, the Lord confers his Apostle’s with his power to forgive sins.

The Upper Room, a Place of Prayer and Peace

The Upper Room, a Place of Prayer and Peace

“The doors were locked for fear of the Jews.”

When Jesus appears to the Apostles, breathes on them and fills them with the Holy Spirit, he drives their fear away and fills them with peace. More…

A Good Reason to Read the Catechism of the Catholic Church 5

Fr Jose Laboy

The famous orator, Cicero, once wrote, “Not to know what occurred before you were born is to always remain a child.” Part of maturing and having a strong identity is to know where you come from, your culture, your values. No one starts from scratch.

This quote from Cicero can be applied to Catholics regarding their faith.

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Blessed Are the Troublemakers 13

You know what really annoys me? This guy.

Yeah! That's right! We're Catholic!

Yeah! That’s right! We’re Catholic!

Don’t take this with a grain of salt. If we take him at his word and follow his example, we have to be a holy nuisance and annoy the [you-know-what] out of people. Literally.

Yesterday, Pope Francis made it clear. He wants You to be a troublemaker too.

Read on… (From CNA/EWTN News:) More…

Liberal Justice Ginsburg Admits Roe v. Wade Was a Bad Decision 9

During her recent visit to University of Chicago Law School, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said she believed that Roe v. Wade was a “disappointing decision,” because it went “too far, too fast” in liberalizing abortion laws — not because it allows millions of innocent children to be legally murdered each year.

To that effect, Ginsburg reasoned that the Court should have practiced more judicial restraint to allow expansion of abortion access at the state level through legislative means. According to Ginsburg, More…

Gosnell Chooses Life, Justice Served 24

I call heaven and earth today to witness against you: I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. Choose life, then, that you and your descendants may live (Deuteronomy 30:19)

In exchange for dropping all appeals, abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell was spared death row. More…

Avengers for Life at the Pro Life March in Ottawa 8

According to a reliable source, who happens to be a good friend of mine, you only get 10 perfect days a year. May 9th in Ottawa was one of those days. The sun was bright, the sky was blue, not a cloud in the sky, 25,000 men, women, children and babies gathered on Parliament Hill and to march on the streets of Ottawa in support of life, Ottawa’s mayor declared the day “Respect for Life Day,” and as if things could not get any better…

The Avengers were there!  More…

Mission Corps Jamaica Mission Trip 9

The Mission Corps Volunteers are about to wrap up  their year of missionary service. Some of them will spend the summer getting ready to go to college next year and a few have decided to give another year of their lives to the mission.

This is a video of their recent mission trip to Kingston, Jamaica with the Missionaries of the Poor. More…

Time to Laugh on Mother’s Day 1

Biltrix:

Hi! Yes, I’ve been out for a while. I will update on what I’ve been up to tomorrow. For today, I have a couple of reblogs fit for the occasion. God bless you all, and Happy Mother’s Day!

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A Mother’s Day Card:

Fr Jason Smith

Time to Laugh on Mother’s Day, by Fr Jason Smith

A good friend of mine came across some brilliant answers given by second-graders to the following questions:

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Why The Lord’s Ascension is More Important Than We Think Reply

Biltrix:

Hi! Yes, I’ve been out for a while. I will update on what I’ve been up to tomorrow. For today, I have a couple of reblogs fit for the occasion. God bless you all!

Originally posted on Biltrix:

The Ascension by Benjamin West

By Fr Jason Smith, LC

The Liturgy on the feast of the Ascension  presents us with the apostles staring awestruck at the sky as Jesus ascends out of sight; so much so, that we get the impression that they would have remained for days in this stupor, had not two messengers been sent to shake them up.

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