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“Strengthen Your Brothers” by J. Peter Sartain, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Seattle

As Cardinal George aptly states, “This book is an invitation to trust, made by an archbishop who loves his priests.” In recent years, Archbishop Peter Sartain has written to the priests of the Diocese of Joliet (where he served from 2006-10)…

God is Love! Or at least I thought so…

Why can’t we all just get along? I know that is a very over-used cliche, but in this case I think it fits. I was reading the “Around the World” section of our Archdiocese newspaper The Progress, and read an…

Mea Culpa, Mea culpa, Mea Maxima Culpa

Right from the start, I want to apologize to all my loyal readers, and to all those who visit the blog site every-once-in-a-while looking for the latest posting. It has been quite awhile since I have added a new post…

Ash Wednesday

Today is Ash Wednesday! What have you decided to give up for Lent; sweets, coffee, snacks, or something more personal to your spiritual journey? The better question is WHY?  Hopefully the following article will give you a better understanding of…

Eximious Paschal Candles

Eximious Evangelium – evangelium- The “Evangelium” ™ – In tribute to the writers of the four canonical Gospels. This beautiful iconic design rendered in bronze toned wax, gilded with 24 carat gold leaf dramatically offsets the natural hues of the 51%…

Palms – Fair Trade Practices!

Peaceful Palms. Churches’ usage of fair trade palms on the rise. As the world becomes more interconnected, decisions that once affected only local communities now impact people around the globe. That’s why many congregations today are aligning their beliefs and…

What does 2012 have in store for us?

Here we are with a brand new year facing us again. What are we going to do with this new opportunity to start all over again… for many of us, a journey that we have been on many times, usually…

Christmas Story – Advent Pillar Set

Advent Pillar Set: Christmas Story Advent tradition is rooted in the 6th century Church to prepare for the coming of Christ. Over hundreds of years, Advent has become a favorite custom for those who celebrate Christmas. The circle of the…

Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Thursday, September 08, 2011 Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary The Church has celebrated Mary’s birth since at least the sixth century. A September birth was chosen because the Eastern Church begins its Church year with September. The September 8…

150 Bible Verses

150 Bible Verses Every Catholic Should Know – 9780867169027 by Patrick MadridThis book offers you a window into Scripture revealing how God’s eternal wisdom relates to your life. Scripture is your guide to what matters most in life. If you’re…