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The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Yesterday was a Holy Day of Obligation in the Catholic Church.  One of those extra days that Catholics are required to attend Mass.  (Yes, I probably should have written about this yesterday, but I doubt it would have been good – it’s amazing what a good night’s sleep can do for you!)  We celebrated the […]

Litany of Mary

Below is the Litany of Mary.   Lord, have mercy on us.            Christ, have mercy on us.                       Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us.          Christ, graciously hear us. God the Father of Heaven,   […]

Forgiveness

I was looking something up on http://www.catholic.com and I saw a question about the quote, “Hate the sin, love the sinner.”  Someone asked who originated this quote.  The answer from St Vincent Serpa O.P. is,  ” It’s from St. Augustine. His Letter 211 (c. 424) contains the phraseCum dilectione hominum et odio vitiorum, which translates roughly […]

The Sacrament of Reconciliation

I “liked” a page on Facebook called “Jesus Daily”. Usually, the posts are prayers. Anymore, it seems like the prayers say something about “Jesus, forgive my sins.” However, as a Catholic, I have a problem with these prayers. These prayers suggest that all that has to be done to have our sins forgiven is to […]

Freedom Isn’t Free

So, I’m doing something different today.  Freedom isn’t free, someone paid a price.  Even if a veteran came back alive, with all their limbs and without PTSD, they still sacrificed.  Say a prayer today for all our veterans, living or dead, and for our current military members.  Happy 4th of July!

Cursillo

Almost a month ago I spent three days in a life-changing retreat.  Although a Cursillo (kur-see-you) is not considered to be a retreat.  The Cursillo movement started in Spain in the late 1940’s and came to the U.S. in 1957 when Spanish Air Cadets, training in Texas, held a Cursillo weekend for a group of […]

Mary, Mother of God, Part 3

In my last post, (yes, it’s been awhile, unfortunately) I mentioned that I had been doing some research on Mary and Scripture.  I looked at scholarly sites, which made me work harder than I had for awhile.  I got the material for today’s post from http://www.ewtn.com/library/mary/maryinsc.htm, a section on EWTN called ‘Mary in Scripture’.  It turns […]