Pray For Your Priests by Name

Pray for priests, so that each & every one of them will repeatedly say yes to the call he has received. . . --St. John Paul II ☩ Patty Knap at National Catholic Register

The Glorious Music of Heinrich Biber

50 years ago, most music lovers had not heard of Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, 1644-1704. Now he has claimed his place in the canon of great composers. ☩ Michael De Sapio at The Imaginative Conservative

How to Start a Family Rosary

“The family that recites the Rosary together reproduces something of the atmosphere of the household of Nazareth.” —St. John Paul II ☩ Sherry Antonetti at National Catholic Register

The Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary in Fontanellato, Italy

The church was founded at the beginning of the 16th century, and became particularly famous after a plague in the region in 1630, which hit the town itself very lightly. ☩ Gregory DiPippo at New Liturgical Movement

‘Victoria’ is Refreshingly Pro-Family & Pro-Marriage

What Albert and Victoria have in their marriage is good and beautiful, and even a show made in an amoral society cannot hide that. ☩ Susanna Spencer at National Catholic Register

Temptation is inevitable; sin is not

Lent is an opportunity to do intensively what should be done normally. ☩ Fr. Peter M.J. Stravinskas at The Catholic World Report

Saint Francis de Sales on Aridity in Prayer

☩ Rick Yoder at The Amish Catholic

Seven Religious Talk About the Habits They Wear

☩ Jim Graves at National Catholic Register

Can We Love Tradition Too Much?

☩ Peter A. Kwasniewski, Ph.D., at New Liturgical Movement

Only for those who possess Latin Monastic Breviaries: Hymns for St. Benedict

In the Liturgia Horarum, you have Legifer prudens for Lauds. This was composed by Dom Anselmo Lentini and published (1954) in the periodical Latinitas. Lentini, a very considerable hymnographer, commented that it fitted the munus sociale of St. Benedict, on account of which he was made principal Patron of all Europe by St. Paul V. . . ☩ Fr. John Hunwicke at Fr Hunwicke's Mutual Enrichment

Special Catholics: Parishioners With Down Syndrome Bless the Church With Their Gifts

How positive people make a difference. ☩ Susan Klemond at National Catholic Register

This prayer before a crucifix reminds us of our role in the crucifixion

As much as we like to avoid it, we played a central role in Jesus' Passion. ☩ Philip Kosloski at Aleteia

The Tremulant in French Classical Organ Music

Ludger Lohmann, notable concert organist and Professor of Organ at the Hochschule in Stuttgart, discusses aspects of organ performance, culture, education, and competitions in Germany with Vox Humana Associate Editor Kirk Rich. ☩ Jonathan Young at Vox Humana

Is the Existence of God Probabilistic?

Is the existence of God probabilistic? It is if human intellectual knowledge is the inference of probability. This essay is intended (1) to acknowledge that yes is the answer of Richard Dawkins. . . ☩ Bob Drury at Catholic Stand

Delighting in the Law

Often we think of the law as something that places limits on our freedom—God’s list of don’ts. But true freedom does not mean we can act however we please without punishment. . . ☩ Erin Cain at Ignitum Today

You Shall Not Take the Name of the Lord, Your God, in Vain

In Exodus 20:7, the Lord God provided a simple commandment: “You shall not invoke the name of the LORD, your God, in vain. For the LORD will not leave unpunished anyone who invokes his name in vain.” ☩ Dan Byron at Catholic Stand

5 Habits Of People Who Have A Good Prayer Life

☩ Becky Roach at Catholic Link

St. Joseph: The Springtime Saint

☩ Masha Goepel at Catholic Stand

Our Gifts Are On Loan

☩ Noel Ethan Tan at Ignitum Today

Reflections on The Mass

☩ Ray Sullivan at Catholic Stand

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