I think Thoreau was right when he said that “The masses of men lead lives of quiet desperation.” Mostly true.
Too many men and women feel desperate today. Or more accurately, they feel despair.
• Despair that they will ever get ahead of their bills.
• Despair they will ever find a spouse.
• Despair that their marriage will ever improve.
We see tremendous strife and spiritual blindness in our country and all around the world. This can only be conquered through prayer and fasting. There is no reasoning or arguments that can work without the grace needed for conversion of hearts.
Please join in this prayer campaign of humility and transformation, called “Nineveh 90” - starting February 13th
What’s behind all the anger and vulgarity displayed at the Women’s March?
Promoted as a march for “women’s equality”, the speeches, signs and spirit there tell a different story. Our culture is hurting and this level of anger, though off-putting, needs our compassion.
For many people, emotions can feel uncontrollable and overwhelming…a big source of stress. To them I would say, “They’re only feelings.” Even though they may feel strong and unsettling at times, they remain simply feelings. We have a choice whether we react to them or act on them. They come and go, ebb and flow, and can change quickly.....
It’s more blessed to give than to receive…Really?
We’re all familiar with this saying of Jesus…but how many of us actually believe it? Too many of us, afraid of being doormats, pull back and would rather not be a giver. It’s understandable. There are many users out there and we’ve been hurt by them. Not only do we not want to get hurt again, we don’t want to enable them to use us. That’s prudent.
O Virgin of Guadalupe,
Your appearance in Mexico changed the course of history.
Human sacrifice ceased and millions were converted to Jesus Christ.
Thank you for pointing us to Jesus your Son,
The only Savior and hope of the world.
For many people the holidays are a mixed blessing. Visiting family has its upside but can also be a source of grave tensions. This year may be particularly challenging with all of the emotions connected to the recent presidential election. No matter which candidate you supported and voted for, contemplating the Thanksgiving table may fill you with some trepidation.
Here are some tips that may help.
It's time for all of us to join forces and pray for our nation and pray grace into our new President!
The nation-wide prayer campaign - Novena for Our Nation - begins November 28th, the Feast of Saint Catherine Labouré (who received the apparition of the Miraculous Medal), and goes until January 20th, the Presidential Inauguration.
It seems everyone is angry about something these days. Perhaps you feel as if you’re constantly angry. The anger could be from some problem in our society, or a political result, or a personal situation or with a friend, family member or a co-worker.
Anger is seen by most people as something to avoid and as something dangerous and detrimental. As Catholics, we are taught that one of the seven deadly sins is anger.
Imagine if you slipped into a coma when you were 13 years old. When you’re 40 you wake up, defying all medical odds and explanations. A miracle, for sure! No one can deny that. And yet, instead of being happy, you start to fall into a depression. So much has changed. Your friends have grown up and had families of their own. Your parents have aged or passed onto eternity. And your siblings are frustrated with your ingratitude…