☧ Published on Those Catholic Men. How have you been feeling about the news lately? It seems like the majority of headlines this year have spelled out disaster in countless ways. On the Internet, there is no shortage of 2020-is-the-worst memes that, for many, might land just a little too close to home. Everywhere, there … Continue reading 2020 Sucks: Inspiration From the Prophet Elijah
Happy Easter! Let us celebrate the victory of Christ, the Lamb of God, over sin and death with a renewed spirit of joy and thanksgiving. We are an Easter people and we live in hope of the Resurrection. Christ be our light, now and forever!
Today, Ash Wednesday, the Church prayed this prayer in the Liturgy of the Hours from morning to evening. Support us, Lord, as with this Lenten fast we begin our Christian warfare, so that in doing battle against the spirit of evil we may be armed with the weapon of self-denial. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, … Continue reading The Church’s Prayer For Lent
Merciful Father, On this day, we are called to remember those who have died, Particularly those who have died in the past year, And pray for their joyful reunion with you, their loving creator. As your son taught us to call the stranger neighbor, our fallen are many— Names we will never know, Voices we have never … Continue reading Prayer for All Souls Day
I said to myself in my good fortune: "I shall never be shaken." O Lord, your favor had set me like a mountain stronghold. Then you hid your face, and I was put to confusion. -Psalm 30:7-8, Revised Grail Psalter In a matter of two sentences, the Psalmist sums up a tremendously complex part of one’s … Continue reading The Desert of Faith
The Gospel passage recounts the famous Parable of the Talents, related by St Matthew (25: 14-30). The "talent" was an ancient Roman coin, of great value, and precisely because of this parable's popularity it became synonymous with personal gifts, which everyone is called to develop. In fact, the text speaks of "a man going on … Continue reading Pope Benedict XVI On Talents
Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam, or "To the greater glory of God" is the motto of the Society of Jesus, founded by Saint Ignatius of Loyola. On his feast day, let's remember that we are called to live our lives in service to the Gospel. "For God, who said, 'Let light shine out of darkness,' made his … Continue reading Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam
The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. -Gal 5:22-23 Lord, send your Spirit upon us. Guide us in our lives and let us always seek your face. Show us your love and give us the opportunity to show the love of Christ to those whom we meet. … Continue reading Prayer 2
Featured on Those Catholic Men The transition between Lent and Easter can be difficult. During Lent, we focus on fasting, prayer, and almsgiving in an attempt to show contrition for our sins and to grow closer to God as we prepare for the Holy Triduum: the climax of each liturgical year. We look forward to … Continue reading Lent to Easter: Just Add “E”
On this day, Lord God, you opened for us the way to eternal life through your only Son's victory over death. Grant that as we celebrate the feast of his resurrection we may be renewed by your Holy Spirit and rise again in the light of life. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who … Continue reading Happy Easter!