Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word - Mark 12:38-44 - And in his teaching he said, "Beware of the scribes, who like to go about in long robes, and to have salutations in the market places and the best seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at feasts, who devour widows' houses and for a pretense make long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation." ...
Franciscan Media - Boniface, known as the apostle of the Germans, was an English Benedictine monk who gave up being elected abbot to devote his life to the conversion of the Germanic tribes. Two characteristics stand out: his Christian orthodoxy and his fidelity to the pope of Rome.
By Dr. Jeff Mirus, Catholic Culture - Now there is nothing whatsoever I can do about any of this except to pray, bear witness to the truth, and to become ever more faithful to Christ over time. This is a particularly propitious time for American Catholics especially to renew their daily prayers for effectively faithful papal and episcopal leadership. We must pray especially that those US Bishops who are prepared at last to follow a path of “Eucharistic coherence” will not lose their resolve.
By Jim Schroeder, EWTN News - We were founded as a missionary Church. It is long overdue that we become missionaries in our own homes, and really enter into the fabric of our everyday lives. All of it is God’s creation, even if at times we go astray from his call and his ways. Why leave our families in the dark for what are some of the most important, and most common, aspects of their lives? Rather, shouldn’t we teach and nourish them in being whole all day, every day, in the sacred places outside of the doors of the Church?