Religious Liberty

In the wake of aggressive attacks against the religious freedoms of, primarily Catholics, by our government, Cardinal Timothy Dolan wrote the following to every bishop in our country… “In the United States, religious liberty does not depend on the benevolence of who is regulating us. It is our “first freedom” …

Why Veils at Mass?

I recently gave a talk to some young girls about chapel veils…here are my notes and a very wonderful sermon given on the subject. We veil many things in the Catholic church. Can you name some? Chalice Tabernacle Statues Crucifix during Passiontide/Holy Week Brides at their wedding Woman’s heads at …

Eternal Truths

I heard this on Catholic Radio. I can’t remember who it is attributed to… “Jesus Christ never intended for eternal truths to be determined by a democratic process.”

The Duty of the Moment

“The duty of the moment is what you should be doing at any given time, in whatever place God has put you.  You may not have Christ in a hobo at your door, but you may have a little child.  If you have a child, your duty of the moment …

Imperfections

I heard a quote awhile back from St. Francis de Sales   “your imperfections die 15 minutes after you”.   Wow, what a concept to meditate on.  If you are like me you have many, many imperfections.  The thought that these are so stubborn they take 15 minutes to give …

Forced Birth Fanatic

While perusing comments on Obama’s change.org website today under advancing reproductive rights and health in the new administration, I ran across this statement from more than one person.  Here is one example: “the forced-birth fanatics want dead women, must have their dead women! Those women had sex, so they must …