Day: March 31, 2019

SVNDAY EDITION

Forgiveness Leads Us To Love As Christ Loves

. . .Oftentimes in our anger & suffering at the hands of others we forget that human beings are complex. . . ☩ Constance T. Hull at Catholic Exchange

Requirements of Conjugal Love: Blueprinting for a Lasting Marriage in Christ

The Catechism of the Catholic Church defines the Sacrament of Matrimony as a “matrimonial covenant, by which a man & a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life. . . ☩ Paul Chutikorn at Homiletic & Pastoral Review

How to Keep Our Eyes on Jesus Through the Crossroads of Life

In New York City years ago, there was a pastor in the Garment District who advertised his church as the “crossroads of the world”. . . ☩ Fr. George W. Rutler, Th.D., at Catholic Exchange

Four Prominent Converts Describe Their Journeys of Faith to the Catholic Church

Testimonies from Bishop James Conley, Mother Mary Augustine, Scott Sullivan & Msgr. Peter Wilkinson ☩ Jim Graves at National Catholic Register

Burying the Alleluias: Living Lent at Home

There are several “new” traditions that our families can adopt in order to bring more meaning to Lent. . . ☩ Cynthia Millen at Catholic Stand

Marian Consecration: Protection from Sin & Evil

Entrusting ourselves to Mary becomes especially real through the spiritual exercise of Marian Consecration as taught by Louis Marie de Montfort & Maximilian Kolbe. ☩ Kathleen Beckman at Catholic Exchange

“How Shall This Be?”: A Call to Humility for a New Pentecost

☩ Douglas G. Bushman at Homiletic & Pastoral Review

Five Steps to Begin Overcoming Bitterness

☩ Gregory Popcak, Ph.D., at Catholic Exchange

Islam in the Lex Orandi of the Old Roman Martyrology

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

The Common Cross Of Anxiety

Some saints were as prone to worry & anxiety as the rest of us are. ☩ Charlie McKinney at Catholic Spiritual Direction

Zachary Thomas Reviews “Tradition & Sanity” by Peter Kwasniewski

For the millennial generation, the discovery of the old Mass has been like finding a pearl of great price, inexplicably boxed away in the attic. ☩ Gregory DiPippo at New Liturgical Movement

The Theology of Stepfatherhood

EDach of us, all day – every day, are constantly searching how to find God & how to understanding who we are in relation to Him. ☩ David L. Gray at DavidLGray.info

The Problem with Prooftexts

It is not unusual to hear Protestants say that Catholics can’t prove their beliefs from the Bible. Although we do fine with the Trinity or the divinity of Christ, they say, when it comes to its distinctive doctrines Catholicism must depart from the Bible and rely on human tradition. ☩ Douglas M. Beaumont at Catholic Answers Magazine

Why do Catholics use crucifixes that show Jesus on the cross?

The use of crucifixes by Catholics follows an ancient tradition that honors the supreme sacrifice of Jesus. ☩ Philip Kosloski at Aleteia

New Resource: Online Commentaries on the Mass Propers & Readings of the Usus Antiquior

I am extremely excited to announce a new web resource that places many classic commentaries on the usus antiquior Sunday & Holy Day Masses at preachers' (& laity's) fingertips: Sermonry. ☩ Peter A. Kwasniewski, Ph.D., at New Liturgical Movement

A religious upbringing greatly helps adolescents

A Harvard study finds that actively religious parents have a lasting, positive effect. ☩ Arthur Goldberg at Mercatornet

How old was Mary when she was pregnant with Jesus?

The Virgin Mary was entrusted with an enormous task at an early age. ☩ Philip Kosloski at Aleteia

Integralism & the Logic of the Cross

Objections to Integralism. . . ☩ Brother Edmund Waldstein, O. Cist., at Adoremus

Q&A Marriage Spirituality & The Domestic Church

What are some methods for couples to overcome distractions in prayer? . . . ☩ Dan Burke at Catholic Spiritual Direction

Let’s Talk About Character

☩ Pete Socks at Catholic Stand

Our Diaconal Call: Accompanying Families Through Miscarriage or Stillbirth

☩ Deacon Gerard-Marie Anthony & Dr. Sabine Heisman at Catholic Stand

How Mary Helped Political Commentator Sohrab Ahmari Find the Church

☩ Patti Maguire Armstrong at National Catholic Register

Reflection: A Necessity of the Spiritual Life

☩ Fr. Nicholas Blackwell, O. Carm., at Catholic Stand