SVNDAY EDITION

Cardinal DiNardo hospitalized after suffering ‘mild stroke’

Cardinal DiNardo was taken to a Houston hospital last night [Friday, 15 March] after experiencing the symptoms of what tests today have confirmed was a mild stroke. ☩ Rocco Palmo at Whispers in the Loggia

Padre Pio’s prayer for when you’re in a tough situation

I don’t want to escape from it. Give me the strength to fight. ☩ Kathleen N. Hattrup at Aleteia

What the Eucharist Tells Us About Free Will; What Free Will Tells Us About the Eucharist

The transformational power of God cannot transform if we do not freely consent to who he is and live each second as if what we do matters in opening the door to his love and purpose for us. ☩ James F. Schroeder at National Catholic Register

Faith, Works, & the Deep Waters of Evangelization

The command to go deeper in the quest for a sufficient catch of fish, after working at it all night, must have seemed counter-productive to Simon Peter and his fellow fishermen. . . ☩ Deacon Greg Lambert at Catholic Stand

Pray this Psalm to make your confession more heartfelt

Use this Psalm as an emotional prayer while you are waiting in line.. ☩ Philip Kosloski at Aleteia

Making a Gift of Ourselves

☩ Sabrina Vu at Catholic Stand

The Secret To Permanent Focus On God

☩ Matthew Leonard at Catholic Spiritual Direction

Understand the Means for Attaining Spiritual Perfection

☩ Lorenzo Scupoli at Catholic Exchange

A short prayer to your Guardian Angel for daily protection

An alternative prayer that invokes the protection of your Guardian Angel. ☩ Philip Kosloski at Aleteia

Meet Venerable Conchita: Mystic, Messenger to Priests, & Spiritual Mother

Concepcion Cabrera de Armida (Conchita) (A.D. 1862-1937), born in Mexico, into a pious Catholic family, was a married woman, mother of 9 children, foundress of the 5 Works of the Cross & a great mystic of the Mexican Church. ☩ Kathleen Beckman at Catholic Exchange

The Spiritual Housecleaning of Lent

The Messes We Make ☩ Mark C. McCann at Catholic Stand

The Glory of the Transfigured Crucified

As far back as our liturgical sources take us, we find the Church beginning Lent with the Gospels of Jesus’ Temptation in the desert and his Transfiguration on the mountain ☩ Fr. Robert P. Imbelli at The Catholic Thing

St. John Bosco’s prayer to the Virgin Mary against demonic spirits

Mary, "you are terrifying as an army in battle array." ☩ Philip Kosloski at Aleteia

Get Your Spouse to Heaven! 5 Great Tips for Growing Holier as a Catholic Couple This Lent

. . .some practical exercises that could provide you and your spouse with the endless, life-giving water the Lord offers. ☩ ChurchPOP

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