The Passionist Nuns of St. Joseph Monastery are responsible for a great deal of joy in my life. They are cloistered nuns, but as a Passionist Oblate Associate, I am spiritually connected to them in the Cross. It is quite an experience, most of all spiritually, to be a part of a family you never […]
I’m so very proud of my daughter Teresa, who is in eighth grade, for earning a high school varsity letter in cross country. Well done. There are four Graas children, all equally AWESOME.
Busted Halo has produced a nice little video about Advent called “Advent in 2 Minutes.” It’s really a good way to call attention to this blessed season. I do have to mention, however, that the video says that Advent is not about repentance but about hope. Actually, as this nice article at Catholic Online says, […]
My friend Opinionated Catholic (a big LSU fan in Louisiana) has a great video on his blog of a Daughter of St. Paul, Sister Tracy, who is from Cajun country in South Louisiana. That’s some cool stuff there! One funny thing she shares is that she said her highest aspiration in high school was to […]
Humility is…”The moral virtue that keeps a person from reaching beyond himself. It is the virtue that restrains the unruly desire for personal greatness and leads people to an orderly love of themselves based on a true appreciation of their position with respect to God and their neighbors.” Humility is a quality of all the […]
Well, now, this is welcome news indeed. Pope Benedict XVI today set down a motu proprio letter addressed to Catholic charitable organizations in which he delineates certain rules to be followed. Hat-tip, New Advent and Whispers in the Loggia. Introduction “The Church’s deepest nature is expressed in her three-fold responsibility: of proclaiming the word of […]
Many thanks to Shane Vander Hart, a non-Catholic Christian, for his post pointing out some of the reasoning behind the Catholic Church’s opposition to condoms for AIDS prevention Caffeinated Thoughts: And here we have a clash of worldviews. Emba used an illustration by moral philosopher Janet Smith to illustrate how the Catholic Church’s (among others) […]
I happened across this enlightening quote by St. Catherine of Siena, a Dominican saint and mystic, from The Catholic Church and Homosexuality. I thought it would benefit you to read it. This makes perfect sense to those of us who know about natural law, but is utter foolishness to those who are perishing. I believe […]
In case you were wondering what hell is like, St. Faustina visited there and offers testimony about it. We should do whatever we can to save souls from hell.
The headline at CBS News reads, Will the Supreme Court Weigh In on Same-Sex Marriage? It should read that the Supreme Court may rule that Catholicism is illegal. If the Supreme Court does weigh in on the issue, and if it rules that same-sex “marriage” is a “right,” then it would, by attrition, be ruling […]