Does your Catholic home follow the Advent wreath tradition? I saw this idea on Twitter via CatholicMeme and wanted to make more people aware of it. It’s simple:
1. Take a picture of your advent wreath (here is Danielle Bean’s):
2. Use a free online service like TwitPic to upload your photo to a Twitter account.
3. Add the tag #adventpic in your photo-tweet so other people can see the ... More
Good on Google UK!
And special blessings upon the people of Scotland for St. Andrew’s Day.
Let us also take today to pray for the 300 million Orthodox Christians worldwide – St. Andrew is their Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I’s patron saint – and for the ongoing efforts to unify the Western and Eastern Church.
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I’m proud to offer my full support to George Weigel’s recommendation that we reclaim the Church’s “Countercultural Time” as a way to promote universal holiness in America, specifically by reclaiming traditional feasts and solemnities as days Catholics are required to attend Mass:
Let me suggest one specific, concrete way that Catholicism in America can begin to mount... More
Marine Corps birthday yesterday, Veterans Day today.
If they are able to accept our thanks today veterans did not make the final sacrifice of their lives in defense of our freedoms, but while “some gave all, all gave some.” Each veteran was altered by their service, physically and emotionally. Each gave something of himself that he couldn’t get back. It is for that self gift th... More
On this day in 1775 in Tun Tavern the U.S. Marine Corps was organized.
Known and feared the world over, it is the most Catholic arm of the U.S. military. Most Catholic not only in having more Catholics, by far, than any other major portion of the military (by percentage, that is, with Special Ops, especially the SEALs, have a higher percentage), but also in their respect for history and tradition,... More
Talk about two different types of thoughts packed into one post. The first is entirely silly and the second ought not be controversial (but, sadly, it is).
The First: With everyone who did the responsible thing on this civic “holy” day sporting their “I voted” sticker, I can’t help but think of how all Catholics look after dutifully assisting... More
And not on a small religious network – on a mainstream national television network!
I mean, this has to be news, right???
I’m not seeing much in the media yet about this exciting announcement from Father Robert Barron about his new television show on WGN America.
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 13, 2010
In a bold move to reach Catholics and those searching for Christ in their lives, Fath... More
I have been remiss in mentioning the ambitious undertaking of my friend, architect James McCrery in Wyoming, which was recently profiled by Anthony Flott in the National Catholic Register:
Father Daniel Mary of Jesus Crucified is fond of saying that his Carmelite community doesn’t have a vocations shortage. Rather, it has a housing shortage.
That may begin to change when Father Daniel Mary’s... More
On the heels of the director of the Population Research Institute saying Catholics should support the movie “Bella” (more on that here), here’s some exciting news for folks in Michigan: a free pre-screening of the movie in Ann Arbor, Michigan, hosted by a local pregnancy counseling center.
More from the organizers:
“This is a FREE EVENT and may be your only chance to see &... More
A huge crowd of mothers, fathers, sons and daughters rallied in Rome Saturday to tell Italy that they alone should be counted as families, and pressure parliament to reject legislation that would grant new rights to unmarried and same-sex couples.
The “Family Day” rally, drawing hundreds of thousands of demonstrators in an unexpectedly strong outpouring, was organized by lay Ca... More