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Mary shows us how God takes the reins

Mary did not autonomously conduct her life: she waits for God to take the reins of her path and guide her where He wants. She is docile, and with her availability she prepares the grand events in which God takes...

Mary shows us how God takes the reins
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The stories of the survivors

These have been a heavy few days for Catholics. Journalists and commentators are working to review the McCarrick report and decipher who is accountable, who has been lying, and who has manipulated the scandal to their own advantage. I want...

The stories of the survivors
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An Appeal to Pray a 54-Day Rosary Novena

One of our favorite WPI readers, who comments on our site under the name “Love God šŸ™‚” has suggested that we initiate a 54-day Rosary Novena for our Church and Pope Francis. Sorry for the very short notice, but one...

An Appeal to Pray a 54-Day Rosary Novena

In the Desert God Restores Our Lives

ā€œBehold the desert, place of life not of death, because to converse with the Lord in silence restores life to us.ā€ Ā Pope Francis, Ash Wednesday General AudienceĀ (Source: Zenit) In his weekly audience for Ash Wednesday this year, Pope Francis returned...

In the Desert God Restores Our Lives

Dreams and Grace

Reading through Christus vivit recently, I found a section labeled ā€œDreams and visionsā€ (Ā§Ā§192-197), a six-paragraph-long exegesis of Joel 3:1: ā€œI will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young...

Dreams and Grace

Are You Called to Social Media?

Bishop Robert Barron has a wonderfully fresh perspective on social media and its use. See here and here. He criticizes the technology sharply, but he also embraces its more positive characteristics, even to the point of celebrating it as a...

Are You Called to Social Media?

Holiness isn’t about trying harder

I’ve noticed that “growing in holiness” is usually presented by popular Catholic media as something like “We just gotta pray more and try harder, then the Lord will make us holier.” As if becoming holy will take a lot of...

Holiness isn’t about trying harder

The Lord Speaks in Silence: A Reflection on Prayer

ā€œHoliness consists in a habitual openness to the transcendent.ā€ When I was younger, I often thought of prayer as more or less a mental exercise. I donā€™t even think I called it prayer, but it was about the closest thing...

The Lord Speaks in Silence: A Reflection on Prayer

Prayers for the Pope: are you doing it right?

“And now I would like to give the blessing, but first I want to ask you a favor. Before the bishop blesses the people, I ask that you would pray to the Lord to bless me ā€” the prayer of...

Prayers for the Pope: are you doing it right?

Francis’ rosary call – let’s pray for our Church!

The Pope has issuedĀ an invitation to every Catholic worldwide: pleaseĀ take theĀ month of October (a Marian month, sinceĀ both the last FatimaĀ apparition and the Miracle of the Sun happened in October) and pray a rosary everyday. Also, every faithful should conclude the...

Francis’ rosary call – let’s pray for our Church!

The Tall Tale of the Hippie Pope

In my view, Laudato Siā€™ has been intentionally ignored by various factions within the Church, who have consequently done the devilish work of keeping the Faithful from even considering the letter. The demands of the Pope are too much for...

The Tall Tale of the Hippie Pope

Why I Trust the Pope

I have the firm conviction that, since at least 1939, the Church of Rome has been led by saints in the persons of the Roman Pontiffs. Some may mock it, deride it, think it naive, or whatever they like; but...

Why I Trust the Pope

The Glorious Mysteries with Pope Francis

The Glorious Mysteries 1 ā€“ The Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ From Easter Homily (April 16, 2017): With one voice, in every part of the world, we proclaim the great message: ā€˜The Lord is truly risen, as he said!ā€™

The Glorious Mysteries with Pope Francis
The Sorrowful Mysteries with Pope Francis

The Sorrowful Mysteries with Pope Francis

The Sorrowful Mysteries 1 ā€“ Jesus is praying in the garden at Gethsemane From General AudienceĀ (May 25, 2016): Assailed by looming anguish, Jesus prays to the Father to deliver him of this bitter cup of the Passion, but his prayer...

The Luminous Mysteries with Pope Francis

The Luminous Mysteries with Pope Francis

“The Rosary, though clearly Marian in character, is at heart a Christocentric prayer,” writes St John Paul II in the opening paragraphs of Rosarium Virginis Mariae. “In the sobriety of its elements, it has all theĀ depth of the Gospel message...

The Joyful Mysteries with Pope Francis

The Joyful Mysteries with Pope Francis

Pope Francis often speaks about the Blessed Virgin Mary. Not only among Catholics, but to the world at large. Frequently, His Holiness invokes her intercession and encourages Christian devotion to her. Among western Catholics, there is no devotion to Mary...