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It’s How Fleas Brought Me Closer to God
It’s been a ridiculously bad year. For fleas, that is. Something about the summer being so hot with little rain, blah blah blah, I didn’t really listen because all I could see is the wretched fleas jumping off the carpet, biting my ankles and hitching rides on my...
The Light of Intimate Preparations
“And so I take (my wife) not for any lustful motive, but I do it in singleness of heart. Be kind enough to...bring us to old age together.” Tobit 8:7 “..Now, gird up your loins and arise...” Jer: 1:17 Which scripture verse more accurately describes how a couple...
Why Don’t We Tell Women What’s Making Them Miserable?
With so many feminist advances, women should be getting happier instead of just more medicated. Over the last five decades, feminism has made a long march through American culture, culminating in the first female vice president of the United States. But it isn’t clear...
Fasting: A Powerful Weapon
“Not all can accept this word, but only those to whom that is granted. Some are incapable of marriage because they were born so; some, because they were made so by others; some, because they have renounced marriage for the sake of the Kingdom of heaven. Whoever can...
New Spiritual Reads for Lent 2022
While Lent is still a whole month away (Ash Wednesday is March 2, 2022), ongoing supply-chain and shipping issues mean planning ahead is a good idea. This year I've had the chance to preview four new resources: one family prayer and activity booklet, one guided prayer...
The Holy Rosary – Prayers of Love
“When lovers are together, they spend hours and hours repeating the same thing: I love you! What is missing in the people who think the Rosary monotonous, is Love.” Sister Lucia of Fatima I have been a Catholic for my entire life, but it is only in the last 35 or so...
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Dorothy Pilarski is the founder of Dynamic Women of Faith, author, Catholic radio host, motivational speaker, blogger,guest columnist with the Catholic Register and a facilitator on Salt + Light TV. Visit her website at www.dorothypilarski.com
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Mary Lou Rosien BSW, MA is the RCIA Coordinator at St. Leo Church in Hilton, New York. She is the author of Managing Stress with the Help of Your Catholic Faith (OSV) and Catholic Family Boot Camp (Bezalel Books). Mary Lou is also a columnist with Catholicmom.com, and AmazingCatechists.com
The proof of love is in the works. Where love exists, it works great things. But when it ceases to act, it ceases to exist.
St. Gregory the Great
The apostles were dodos, dummies. But all the smart people in the world at the time wouldn’t take chances. That is the same problem we have today. The world is looking for intellectuals and the Lord is looking for dummies. That’s why I am here!
We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.
Blessed Mother Teresa
You may be the only Jesus your neighbor will ever see.
You will not see anyone who is truly striving after his spiritual advancement who is not given to spiritual reading.
St. Athanasius of Alexandria