The Seven Deadly Sins: Envy

There is a picture of envy in the First Book of Samuel: Upon David’s return from slaying Goliath, the women sing a song praising him. Saul should rejoice with all Israel but instead he is resentful and envies David ☩ Msgr. Charles Pope at Community in Mission

“Watchmen of the Night” : A Documentary about Le Barroux

Here is a really wonderful documentary, narrated in French with English subtitles, about the abbey of Le Barroux, called “Watchmen of the Night” ☩ Gregory DiPippo at New Liturgical Movement

Fasting Can Be Good for Your Morale

Penitential fasting can curb our selfishness and teach us to rely on God alone. ☩ Elizabeth Anderson at National Catholic Register

Lent With St. Francis

Saint Francis left behind him 28 admonitions for his brothers. . . ☩ Donald R. McClarey, J.D., at The American Catholic

The Seven Deadly Sins: Lust

The word lust is most often used to refer to excessive or disordered sexual desire. However, because it is rooted in the Latin word luxuria (which refers to extravagant, excessive, or even riotous behavior), ☩ Msgr. Charles Pope at Community in Mission

How To Read & Interpret the Bible Figuratively

This article expresses the way I’ve learned to read & study the Bible. People often ask me how I discovered typology & the ability to see the New Testament in the Old; & the Old in the New. . . ☩ Steve Ray ta Defenders of the Catholic Faith

Benefits of Confession

☩ Cream City Catholic

The Seven Deadly Sins: Anger

☩ Msgr. Charles Pope at Community in Mission

Tutorials for the Special Tones of the Easter Vigil Prophecies

☩ Gregory DiPippo at New Liturgical Movement

The Seven Deadly Sins: Greed

☩ Msgr. Charles Pope at Community in Mission

The Meaning Of Contemplation

The word contemplation itself means to gaze, to stare, to concentrate on something or someone. ☩ David Torkington at Catholic Spiritual Direction

The Qualifications Needed To Receive God’s Mercy

The woman caught in adultery is an extremely familiar passage to most of us, but let’s evaluate this scene from another angle. ☩ Linda Padgett at uCatholic

St. Margaret of Scotland: Sharing Her Very Self

St. Margaret of Scotland, who became known as “The Pearl of Scotland,” was an English princess born in Hungary in 1045 to Princess Agatha of Hungary & Prince Edward of England. . . ☩ Sabrina Vu at Catholic Stand

On the Making of Images: A Conversation with Matthew Conner

Matthew Conner has a striking style that, while firmly traditional in framework & content, shows a subtly inventive mind at work, transcending mere imitation. His luminous paintings, full of starry church-ceiling skies & strikingly realistic faces ringed with flat gilt haloes, are an arresting & reverent blend of the stylized & the realistic, & a deft grasp of the symbolic shorthand of the Christian iconographic tradition. ☩ Dappled Things

Fénelon on Perseverance in Prayer

In Lent, I often return to the words of the great Bishop of Cambrai, François de Salignac de la Mothe-Fénelon. He is a perennially refreshing source of spiritual wisdom and guidance.o. ☩ Rick Yoder at The Amish Catholic

Minimalist Catholics or More?

Fr. Jerabek, at his blog, has a good reminder about Lenten penance, and Fridays, and fasting and abstinence. ☩ Fr. Z's Blog

Saint of the Day Quote: St. Herman Joseph

He was born at Cologne, & at twelve years of age entered the monastery of Steinfeldt of regular canons of the Premonstratensian Order in the dutchy of Juliers, & diocess of Cologne. . . ☩ Donald R. McClarey, J.D., at The American Catholic

Liturgical Diversity & the Unity of the Church

Varietates Legitimae, the Church’s Instruction on liturgical inculturation, was issued by the Holy See on January 25, 1994 and later promulgated March 29, 1994. . . ☩ The Editors at Adoremus

Descent of the Holy Spirit Holy Ghost

Confirmation Part III: It’s a Conundrum, But Not Really

Are some kids more in need of the graces of Confirmation at an earlier age than others? ☩ Gene Van Son at Catholic Stand

What is a cardinal in the Catholic Church?

While many bishops are cardinals, not all cardinals are bishops. ☩ Philip Kosloski at Aleteia

Carmelite Spirituality & the Design of a Monastery Today

How the Carmelite nuns in Fairfield, Pennsylvania are getting on with their project to build a new convent. ☩ David Clayton at New Liturgical Movement

Temperance is More than Self-Denial & Moderation

☩ Jason Craig at Those Catholic Men

The Seven Deadly Sins: Pride

☩ Msgr. Charles Pope at Community in Mission

German Influences on Franck's Chorale in E Major

☩ J.J. Mitchell at Vox Humana


☩ Nicholas Lye at Ignitum Today

Retreat: Advance Spiritually Through Time in Solitude

☩ Dom Cingoranelli at Catholic Stand

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