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Our attitude can make all the difference when it comes to bringing people to Christ.

Jon Batiste & Stay Human Perform 'Auld Lang Syne'

Do They Know What Christmas Is (Band Aid Parody)

Some wisdom on what's truly important in how we live our lives

From an interview with Lisa Beamer on Good Morning America - If you remember,   she's the wife of Todd Beamer who said 'Let's Roll!' and   helped take down the plane over Pennsylvania that was   heading for Washington, DC back on 9/11.       She said it's the little things that she misses most about   Todd, such as hearing the garage door open as he came   Home, and her children running to meet him.       Lisa recalled this story: "I had a very special teacher in   high school many years ago whose husband died suddenly   of a heart attack. About a week after his death, she shared   some of her insight with a classroom of students. As the   late afternoon sunlight came streaming in through the   classroom windows and the class was nearly over, she   moved a few things aside on the edge of her desk and   sat down there.       With a gentle look of reflection on her face, she paused   and said, 'Class is over, I would like to share with all of you,  

A Christmas of a Queen classic

R.I.P. Eli 'Rocky Sands' Boucher

Kids from Low Income Families Show Their Christmas Spirit

Requests for MAiD have not always appeared to come after an exploration of other options as professional practice guidelines recommend

This study, published this week in the Journal of Medical Ethics, concludes that doctor-assisted suicide is becoming pro-forma as the first option presented to patients suffering from serious medical conditions. This was predicted to happen by advocates of the pro-life cause, a prediction that was belittled as irrational scaremongering by advocates of MaID when it was legalized in 2015. The facts are that once euthanasia is “normalized,” the next logical step is for it to simply become a “banal bureaucratic” process. This seems to be sadly coming true in Quebec.

Kids say the darndest things... at Mass

My favorite experience was while helping a neighboring pastor handle his first confession and first communion celebrations. He asked the children during his homily what their favorite part of the Mass was. One young lad shouted out that it was 'COMMUNION TIME'! Feeling quite satisfied that he had impressed this lad with the significance of the Eucharist he made the mistake of walking over to him with his microphone to ask why communion was his favorite part of the Mass to which he replied: "That means there are only five more minutes before this whole thing is over and we can go outside to play!" Not only did that answer bring the entire church to laugh, but it was also the last time that pastor every used a 'dialogue' homily when kids were in attendance!! Kids say the darnedest things... at Mass — Aleteia

A little something to ponder as a walk through some of the trials in life that test our faith

Conservative order of nuns on verge of destruction following Vatican interventions | News | Lifesitenews

I rarely (and I mean RARELY) post anything from LifeSiteNews as it has been my experience that they sometimes play pretty loosely when it comes to presenting the facts about various issues and events in the Church. But this article - if correctly presented - is something that should concern all religious communities. If the Vatican can intrude into the life of an order simply because its members choose to live their lives as nuns in a traditional manner, then it can do the same to any order for any reason it so chooses. In this case, it is wrong IMHO. So long as an order is not doing anything in contravention to the Canons of the Church or violating Church teaching, doctrine, or dogma, they should be free to live out their vows in whichever way they decide supports their founding charism. Read the article and decide for yourself whether or not the Vatican has overstepped its rightful role in the life of this French religious order of nuns. Conservative order of nuns on verge of des

Friendship is Rooted in Charity

I will soon be pausing my parish ministry to take advantage of the opportunity of a sabbatical for the first time in my almost 30 years as a priest. I will be attending St. Mary's Seminary in Baltimore, MD to research the topic of 'Friendship as a model of the moral life' with the aid of an academic advisor. An article such as this one is right up that alley. I hope to find many more just like it during the first five months of 2019. I trust you will enjoy reading it as much as I have. Friendship is Rooted in Charity

This is a short video that EVERY PARENT should watch