Day: February 3, 2019

SVNDAY EDITION

The Bible Says Your Suffering Can Help Save Others

“In bringing about the Redemption through suffering, Christ raised human suffering to the level of the Redemption. Thus each man, in his sufferings, can also become a sharer in the redemptive suffering of Christ.” (Pope St. John Paul II) ☩ Dave Armstrong of National Catholic Register

Here’s what to do with blessed candles

Often distributed on the feast of the Presentation of the Lord, blessed candles are powerful spiritual additions to the home. ☩ Philip Kosloski of Aleteia

8 Books That Show the Way to Holiness & Success

Do you have a special goal in 2019? There’s probably a book for that ☩ Kathy Schiffer of National Catholic Register

On Suffering: It’s Meaning & Purpose (Part I of III)

The questions stem from the advice that’s given all-too-often in response to suffering: “Embrace your cross.” In essence, suffering is directly linked to our salvation, a salvation that was won for us by the suffering Christ on the Cross. So, too, Christ called us to take up our cross daily & follow him. . . ☩ Steffani Jacobs of Catholic Stand

The Three P’s of Saint Mark’s Gospel

We can learn presence, prayer, & patience from Mark’s Gospel ☩ Fr. John P. Cush, S.T.D., of National Catholic Register

Novena prayer for those seeking a spouse

This prayer was recently published by the Catholic Church in England & Wales. ☩ Philip Kosloski of Aleteia

Our Ego Keeps Us From the Greatness We Were Made For

☩ Constance T. Hull of Catholic Exchange

What Convinced Me to Convert

☩ Sabrina Vu of Catholic Stand

A Tour of the London Oratory: The Lady Altar

☩ Shawn R. Tribe of Liturgical Arts Journal

Must-See Churches in Milwaukee

☩ James of Cream City Catholic

“Our Lady Directed Me Back to Christ”: Growing Closer to Mary in 5 Simple Ways

We often hear that if you grow closer to the Blessed Mother, you will also grow in your relationship with Christ. This happened to Caroline Bortle, our ChurchPOP face.. . . ☩ ChurchPOP

Catechist Compendium: New Masterwork Appears for Teaching the Faith

Dominicans release catechetical work named Echoing the Mystery, a resource for those wishing to catechize and evangelize. ☩ Joseph Pronechen of National Catholic Register

Ten Things That Forgive Venial Sins, According to Aquinas

Venial sin is lesser sin that “does not deprive the sinner of sanctifying grace, friendship with God, charity, & consequently eternal happiness” as mortal sin would. According to the Catechism. . . ☩ Billy Ryan of uCatholic

This Interview with an Exorcist is Fascinating

Father Gabriele Amorth has lived a fascinating life. He died in 2016, but is known as world’s the most famous exorcist. He didn’t set out to be a demon slayer, but fought in WWII and went to law school before going into the seminary. As in all things, God had greater plans and a firm calling for Father Amorth. ☩ Laura Hensley of epicPew

“Represent the Angels & Saints”: The Heavenly Role of an Altar Server, According to this Parish Priest

Our worship on earth reflects the worship in heaven. What we do here at the holy sacrifice of the Mass is a kind of distant echo of what goes on in heaven. ☩ Fr. Dwight Longenecker of ChurchPOP

Voyages Liturgiques, Angers (1): The Office on Solemn Days

Click edit button to change this text. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo. ☩ Aelredus Rievallensis of Canticum Salomonis

What is A Pilgrimage & Why Do Catholics Do Them?

Click edit button to change this text. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo. ☩ Steve Ray of Defenders of the Catholic Faith

St. John Fisher by Gwyneth Thompson-Briggs

An artist whose work I have been intending to feature for a little while now is the painter, Gwyneth Thompson Briggs. Ms. Briggs, in the words of her own website, is "a contemporary sacred artist in the perennial tradition of Western sacred art. She is dedicated in particular to reviving techniques from the Renaissance & Baroque eras to reveal the glory of God in the midst of today’s ecclesial & civilizational crises." ☩ Shawn R. Tribe of Liturgical Arts Journal

Humanity Dehumanized: Hegel’s Reflections on the Enlightenment & the French Revolution ☩

. . .observations raise the question how we are to understand the French Revolution as a unique event by itself, different in kind & motivation from ours. Hegel offers an interpretation. . . ☩ David Lawrence Levin of The Imaginative Conservative

St. Thomas Aquinas for Beginners

☩ David A. Smither of National Catholic Register

Liturgical Notes on the Purification of the Virgin Mary

☩ Gregory DiPippo of New Liturgical Movement

Voyages Liturgiques: Chartres

☩ Aelredus Rievallensis of Canticum Salomonis

A Millennium of the Holy Face?

☩ Fr. Stanley Smolenski of National Catholic Register

What Makes a Baptism Catholic?

☩ Cathy Caridi, J.C.L., of Canon Law Made Easy