Category Archives: Saints: Stories & Symbols

LENTCAzT 10: Ember Friday of the 1st Week of Lent

Today is Friday of the 1st Week of Lent. Today is an Ember Day.
Reminder: GO TO CONFESSION!
How long has it been?

Here is another 5 minute daily podcast for Lent.  They are intended to give you a small boost every day, … Continue reading

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St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows: Patron of Handgunners

A saint for today.  Terrorists invade your town and set about to do terrible things….
… someone to pray to when ISIS – or whomever – comes to your neighborhood.
Today is the feast of St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows, Gabriel … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day promotion for Courageous Priest – reminder

The nice people at Courageous Priest are still working on their t-shirt fundraiser.  They have a St. Patrick t-shirt which, for a change, doesn’t promote anything stupid, immoral, or disrespectful to the Saint.
Since I simply loath what has been done to the Feast of … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 02: Thursday after Ash Wednesday

Today is Thursday after Ash Wednesday.
Reminder: GO TO CONFESSION!

Here is another 5 minute daily podcast for Lent.  They are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season.

 http://www.wdtprs.com/lentcazt15/02_lenctcazt2015.mp3
I am … Continue reading

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The beheadings continue. What will be the response of civilization?

The beheadings continue. What will be the response of civilization?
“Rome” is a target for ISIS. What that means, we aren’t sure. It seems to be code for “Christians”, the lands which once comprised Christendom. It also probably means Rome itself.
From … Continue reading

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Did ISIS behead a priest in Mosul?

I am not sure if this is true or not.  That said….
From ABNA24.com:
ISIS Beheads Iraqi Priest in Mosul
According to locals and eye witnesses, ISIS beheads an Iraqi priest who captured him 7 month ago.
Local says ISIS militants announced beheading of priest … Continue reading

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St. Lucy and Advent Ember Week

13 December was the darkest day of the old Julian calendar.  Thus, today in the Gregorian calendar is the feast of St. Lucy, whose name from the Latin lux, for “light”, reminds us who dwell in the still darkening northern hemisphere … Continue reading

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St. Juan Diego’s miracle

Under normal circumstances, for a beatification there must be a miracle which has been rigorously studied and approved by the Congregation for Causes and Saints accepted by the Holy Father.
In the case of Juan Diego, John Paul II decided to … Continue reading

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1 Dec: St. Nahum, Prophet of the Old Testment

Many Old Testament figures are numbered among the saints by the Catholic Church. You can find them listed in the Martyrologium Romanum.
1. Commemoratio sancti Nahum, prophetae, qui Deum praedicavit cursum temporum regentem et populos in iustitia iudicantem.
Yes, folks, once again … Continue reading

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ISIS to children: ‘Convert! Say the words!’ Children to ISIS: ‘No, We Love Jesus’

Ex ore infantium… perfecisti laudem.
Some scholars of Late Antiquity are skeptical about or even scoff at the ancient tales about Christian children who refused to renounce Christ even in the face of terrible pain and fear.
Even in our modern period, … Continue reading

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