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RSS USCCB Daily Readings

  • Monday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time
    Readings for the Independence Day Reading 1  HOS 2:16, 17C-18, 21-22 Thus says the LORD: I will allure her; I will lead her into the desert and speak to her heart. She shall respond there as in the days of her youth, when she came up from the land of Egypt. On that day, says […]

RSS The Catholic Gentleman

  • 7 Ways Men Can Love Christ in the Eucharist
    Today Sam and John discuss how men can embrace, deepen their commitment, and constantly grow in love with Christ in the Eucharist. We touch on seven truths that help men better accept this reality and why loving Christ in the Eucharist is the highest pursuit that men can set forth as members of the Church […]
  • The Catholic Life of a Professional Baseball Player
    Today we are joined by a professional baseball player and Catholic gentleman, Michael Krauza. We cover such topics as setbacks in life, being cut from his high school team twice, devotion to Our Lady, and living for God's will in all that we do. Michael experienced a strong conversion in college and now openly talks […]
  • The Catholic Man Rejects Consumption
    Today we discuss how the Catholic man must live simply. It is by rejecting consumerism and by turning away from more stuff that we open ourselves up to actually serve God's will in our lives. Our earthly possessions call to us, what conversations are we allowing them to have with us? We go into statistics, […]

RSS SpiritualDirection.com

  • Life, Liberty and America
    Is it really the reversal of a court decision that threatens the fabric of our society or fifty years of disregard for the sacredness of life? -- Dr. Anthony Lilles
  • Freedom Can Only Exist Within Limits: A Fourth of July Meditation
    "Most people like to think of freedom as absolute, as in, 'No one is going to tell me what to do.” In the end, though, freedom is not absolute; it cannot be." - Monsignor Charles Pope
  • You Are Called to Greatness
    To the Future—with Confidence Are you an optimist or a pessimist? Is your outlook on life habitually a hopeful one, or do you usually expect the worst to happen? The nature of our temperament, whether cheerful or gloomy, depends to a great extent upon the state of our emotional and physical health. A person who […]

RSS The Hermeneutic of Continuity

  • Enjoying the Feast of the Holy Trinity
    The weather in London today finally broke into just above 20 degrees centigrade, or just tipping 70 if you are using old money. It was a beautiful day to celebrate the feast of the Most Holy Trinity. This weekend and last, I have been helping at St Bede’s, Clapham Park. In a most pastorally sensitive […]
  • Blessing of the New Painting of St Bede at Clapham Park
    This morning, the parish priest at Clapham Park, Fr Marcus Holden, blessed a new picture of the parish's patron, Saint Bede, painted by James Tildsley. It is sited over a recently installed side altar near the rear of the Church. The altar itself was acquired from Antique Church Furnishings. The website gives the information that […]
  • Rogationtide and the Prayer of Petition
    Rogationtide is traditionally a time of prayer in preparation for the Ascension; England was one of the earliest countries to spread the custom. In Rome, fasting but not abstinence was observed, a concession to the continuing joy of Easter. Challoner mentions abstinence in the 1775 edition of his Garden of the Soul, but it had […]

RSS Fr Ray Blake’s Blog

  • The Lord’s descent into the underworld
    At Matins/the Office of Readings on Holy Saturday the Church gives us this 'ancient homily', I find it incredibly moving, it is about Holy Saturday, about what Christ did through his Cross in the hiddeness of the tomb.After my mothers death I bought this 17/18th cent Russian icon of itChrist crashes through the world of […]
  • A homily for Good Friday
    "and there they stripped him of his clothes"At the Solemn Liturgy today I was struck by your absence, and yet of the mysterious presence of the whole Church. Today. we who are not poor during this time of pandemic have suddenly discovered how poor we really are, and how fragile we and our world are.We have been […]
  • Cardinal Biffi on the Antichrist
    ",,,,  the Antichrist presents himself as a pacifist, ecologist and ecumenist. He ... seeks the consensus of all the Christian confessions, conceding something to each one.""The crowds follow him, except for tiny groups of Catholics, Orthodox and Protestants. Chased by the Antichrist, they tell him, 'You have given us everything except for the one thing […]

RSS Fr. Z's Blog