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Book Review: The Imitation of Mary by Fr. Quan Tran

Book Review: The Imitation of Mary by Fr. Quan Tran

Feb 28 21 • 0 comments

Keys to Grow in Virtue and Grace Fr. Quan Tran, Roman Catholic priest and Author has written a book offering keyways to grow in love of the Lord through growth in virtue and grace.  The book is beautifully written with each chapter focusing on a key element of how we can grow in imitation of […]

Book Review: Listening for God by Teresa Tomeo

Book Review: Listening for God by Teresa Tomeo

Feb 28 21 • 0 comments

Discovering the Incredible Ways God Speaks to Us Popular Catholic Talk Show Host, Author, and Journalist Teresa Tomeo has written a new book, Listening for God: Discovering the Incredible Ways God Speaks to Us.  Beautifully laid-out with vignettes from several authors and evangelists within chapters, the book offers beautiful insights into seeing and experiencing the […]

Book Review. The Thief Who Stole Heaven: A Legend by Raymond Arroyo

Book Review. The Thief Who Stole Heaven: A Legend by Raymond Arroyo

Feb 28 21 • 0 comments

A Book By New York Times Best Selling Author Raymond Arroyo Raymond Arroyo, international broadcaster, Fox News Contributor and Managing Editor of the World Over on EWTN has written a book for younger audiences entitled “The Thief Who Stole Heaven”. This is a beautifully illustrated book about the New Testament character of The Good Thief […]

Lenten Hope

Lenten Hope

Feb 20 21 • 0 comments

Finding Hope in Lent We are the season of Lent, a special season of prayer, fasting and almsgiving and a time for us to grow closer to Christ.  Lenten hope is a hope that leads to a place of sacrifice, virtue, and most of all of love.  As people of faith, turning to the example […]

Love and Care for the Marginalized

Love and Care for the Marginalized

Jan 26 21 • 0 comments

            As Catholics, part of our mission is in loving others as God love us.  As parents, our vocation to love is close by the lives of our children, spouses, and our families both near and far.  Pope Francis has had much to say about love and care for the marginalized over the years in […]

Philadelphia March for Life January 23, 2021

Philadelphia March for Life January 23, 2021

Jan 13 21 • 0 comments

The Pro-life Union of Greater Philadelphia will host the “Philadelphia March for Life” on Saturday, January 23, 2021.  The day begins with Roman Catholic Mass at the Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul in Philadelphia at 1723 Race Street, Philadelphia with Archbishop Nelson Perez. Following Mass, the March will begin at North 17th Street and […]

Making 2021 Great

Making 2021 Great

Dec 26 20 • 0 comments

Perceptions of 2020 If we step back and take a look at 2020, there were many blessings for all of us.  Yes, there were challenging times, and devastation for so many and our prayers go out to all, but the closeness we have gained in family-time is amazing to ponder. Of course, there have been […]

20 Ways to a Holy Christmas Through Advent

20 Ways to a Holy Christmas Through Advent

My best Christmases have been those with good Advents beginning with making time with our Savior a priority. It’s not the kind of time that gets checked off a list but the kind where we are infused with love and peace — the true spirit of Advent. This season is a time to set aside […]

Christ the King & Last Judgment

Christ the King & Last Judgment

On the final Sunday in the liturgical year, it is time to remember things that we’d prefer to forget. For starters, we recall that there is an infinite qualitative difference between God and us. He is immortal and infinite. We are not. Each one of us will come to our individual end. But so will […]

All Saints Day -- Because We Were Created for Something Better!

All Saints Day — Because We Were Created for Something Better!

Nov 1 20 • 0 comments

For all of us All Saints Day raises some serious questions. We were created to become saints, to serve God and give Him glory. We are supposed to bring His love to a world that is hurting.  People should see Jesus in us.    That is the purpose of all of us. So we all have to ask ourselves some […]

Stevie Nicks vs Pope Leo on Freedom

Stevie Nicks vs Pope Leo on Freedom

In a recent interview with The Guardian, Rocker Stevie Nicks revealed her confusion to think that sex, drugs and rock and roll were greater than her baby. She ended her child’s life in 1979 while dating Don Henley of The Eagles. “There’s just no way that I could have had a child then, working as hard as […]

Evangelizing Made Easy by God

Evangelizing Made Easy by God

For those not walking with Our Lord, coincidences are a marvel. People gush: What are the odds?  But for Christians who walk with the Lord, we are not amazed at the odds; we are amazed at God. One way I have opened the door to God acting in my life is that before taking a […]

The First Five Saturdays Can Help Us Now

The First Five Saturdays Can Help Us Now

There is a lot to fret over in our culture but there is also a lot at our disposal to fight against it. One very powerful action we can take is the First Five Saturday devotion. If you have never done it before, I encourage you to do it now and stick with it.  The […]

Miraculous ‘Fatima’ Story Comes to Big Screen

Miraculous ‘Fatima’ Story Comes to Big Screen

The apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal have drawn more attention than any other Church-approved Marian apparition. The appearances of the Blessed Mother and the “Miracle of the Sun” happened 103 years ago and was witnessed by an estimated 60,000 people, even non-believers. The new Fatima move opening in theaters August 28, tells […]

Old Testament Roots of Peter and the Keys

Old Testament Roots of Peter and the Keys

“More Catholic than the Pope.” There is nothing more quintessentially Catholic than the Papacy.  When we think “Catholic,” we think Rome, the Vatican, the dome of St. Peter’s. But the roots of the papacy actually go back to Jerusalem and the messiah-kings who ruled there. Like most heads of state, David and his descendants, the […]

10 Ways to Find Peace in Troubled Times

10 Ways to Find Peace in Troubled Times

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid,” (John 14:27). Within those words of comfort is the key: not as the world gives. And so with the assurance of our faith, […]

Birth of John the Baptist

Birth of John the Baptist

On December the 25th, we celebrate the big one—the birthday of Jesus, the Word of God made flesh.  The Church actually does not celebrate the birthday of the saints, except that of Jesus’ mother.  Generally, their special day in the calendar is the date of their death, their entry into eternal life.  But there is […]

Recognizing God's Presence

Recognizing God’s Presence

May 24 20 • 0 comments

Recognizing God in Small Moments Recognizing God in the everyday moments are an art.  Whether we are young, somewhere in the middle or old.  Life has its slow times and the busy times.  I think having eyes to see “His hand” in all we do is something that take patience! Think for a moment about […]

Life Changing Marian Apparitions

Life Changing Marian Apparitions

To know the Virgin Mary is to love her. One way we can get to know her better is through her visits from Heaven to Earth. Marian apparitions are simply ‘private revelations’ illuminating aspects of faith but not revealing new ones since, according to Catholic doctrine, the age of public revelation ended with John, the last […]

A Mother's Prayer

A Mother’s Prayer

May 10 20 • 0 comments

I stood by helplessly and watched as a text message received by one of my older children instantly transformed a situation that showed much promise into a state of uncertainty.  My child was visibly disappointed and frustrated.  All I could do was give a reassuring hug and offer some words of consolation.  Throughout my work […]

Good Friday: The Victory of the Cross

Good Friday: The Victory of the Cross

Terrorism is nothing new.  It’s probably as old as the human race. In fact the cradle of civilization, now Iraq, was the home of the most infamous terrorists of antiquity, the Assyrians.  Their goal was to conquer their neighbors in a way that would minimize  initial resistance and subsequent rebellion.  To do this, they knew […]

Holy Week and Easter Through the Blessed Mother

Holy Week and Easter Through the Blessed Mother

Surely, the Blessed Mother would have taken on the suffering of her Son, Jesus Christ if it were possible. That is what loving mothers always wish they could do.  Instead, Mary suffered alongside her Son, because that too is what mothers do. We go to Mary to get closer to Jesus for that very reason. […]

Lenten Reflection: What Is Salvation?

Lenten Reflection: What Is Salvation?

Apr 3 20 • 0 comments

Shortly before his martyrdom, St. Paul penned a letter to his friend Timothy. The great apostle seems to have known that death was near, and his bittersweet words are imbued with a sense of urgency. St. Paul comforts and commends his young protégé, while exhorting him to sacrifice. “Do not be ashamed of the testimony […]

Sweet Silence

Sweet Silence

Feb 29 20 • 0 comments

Shielding my eyes from the blinding sun, I sensed, rather than heard, a presence to my left as I stood in line waiting to board the plane. His face was about five inches from mine. I could see his lips moving but could hear nothing. Finally I faced him squarely and he repeated himself. “What’s […]