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Saint of the Day for March 28: St. Catharine of Bologna (Sept. 8, 1413 -March 9, 1463 )

By Franciscan Media Saint Catharine of Bologna’s Story – Some Franciscan saints led fairly public lives; Catharine represents the saints who served the Lord in obscurity. Born […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Saturday (March 28)

Reaction to Jesus’ words Author Don Schwager – Gospel Reading:  John 7:40-53 40 When they heard these words, some of the people said, “This is really the […]

Detached: Cutting the Threads That Hold Us Back from God (Archives), by Dom Cingoranelli

By Dom Cingoranelli, Catholic Stand – Between our human condition and the work of the evil one, we face many obstacles on our path to holiness. We can and must overcome the obstacles, though. St. John of the Cross tells us that a bird tied down to earth can’t fly; it doesn’t matter if it’s tied down with a thread or a rope. An attachment is still an attachment, no matter how great or how small. Some of them are greater than others, but they all impede our progress along the narrow path. Self-awareness through prayerful discernment and spiritual direction can show us where we need to focus first. Prayer and ongoing accountability through spiritual direction can help us gradually cut those threads or ropes that are holding us back from Our Lord and Savior.

Trump Orders Former Troops Back to Active Duty to Fight Virus, by Mario Parker

By Mario Parker, Newsmax – President Trump issued an order Friday night that permits the Pentagon to bring former U.S. troops and members of the National Guard and Reserve back to active duty to augment forces already involved in the military’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, The Washington Post reported, quoting senior U.S. officials said… The president signed the order for Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper to order units and individual members “and certain Individual Ready Reserve” members, Chief Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Rath Hoffman said in a statement released just after midnight on Saturday morning, the Post reported.

Cardinal Burke: Consider Virus in Light of ‘Actual Sins,’ Abortion, Gender Theory

By Michael W. Chapman, CNSNews – Catholic Cardinal Raymond Burke, an American who serves on the highest court at the Vatican, said the coronavirus should be viewed in natural terms and spiritual terms because “great evils like pestilence are an effect of original sin and our actual sins.”… God must “repair the disorder which sin introduces into our lives and into our world,” he said, and our response to the pandemic must include a consideration of our culture, which kills the unborn through abortion, neglects the elderly, and perverts human sexuality — God made them male and female — through “so-called ‘gender theory'” and even “violent” sex-change surgery.

Bully Bishops, by Bradley Eli

By Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th., Church Militant – Bishops are feeling the pressure to conform as diocese after diocese shuts off sacraments to Catholics owing to the Wuhan virus… Tyler, Texas Bp. Joseph Strickland on Thursday addressed the need for each bishop to run his own diocese… “I think the principle of subsidiarity, it’s my new word for all of this, because we’ve lost it,” Strickland said on World Over. “Really, with the Church we have these huge organizations, this megachurch that is controlling everything. That’s not what Christ gave us. He gave us successors of the Apostles.”… “I have no authority. [As] soon as you leave the borders of the 33 counties I have no authority. Thank God! Thank you, Lord”…

Fr. Edward Looney: Rosary Meditations for Prayer During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Fr. Edward Looney, Catholic Exchange – The rosary is a powerful prayer.  In Fatima, Our Lady said pray the rosary every day for peace in the world.  I’m certain Our Lady wants us to pray the rosary everyday now for the end to global health crisis.  In these rosary meditations, you will discover how we can pray with and around the current situation, by using the life of Jesus and Mary.  I hope these meditations enrich your prayer life and prove fruitful for the world. 

Fatima Prayers of Reparation

By America Needs Fatima – O Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I adore Thee profoundly. I offer Thee the most precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges and indifferences by which He is offended. By the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary I beg the conversion of poor sinners.

Doing the Calculus: A Love Story, by Stacy Trasancos

By Stacy Trasancos, The Catholic Thing – This disregard for the human soul lies at the heart of many modern problems. The human person is biological, for sure. Enormous resources and ingenuity are poured into understanding, curing, and manipulating the body. The human brain is a powerful computer made up of neurological systems. But we are not just bodies. We are body and soul. The most sophisticated physics, chemistry, or biology can never explain the soul because the soul is spiritual. How do we understand the soul then?… To understand ourselves, we need God.