Daily Archives: March 19, 2009

Why do people care more about their clothes than they do about their souls?

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Pithy quotes from St. Teresa of Avila

On bishops: “If the bishop is holy the subjects will be so, too” (Way of Perfection, Ch. 3, para. 10).

On purity, prefection and “extremism”: “We must never tire of condemning anything that leads to hell, for the slightest evil of hell cannot be exaggerated” (Way of Perfection, Ch. 7, para. 2).

On the relationship between calumny and humility: “I am always happier that they speak about what is not true of me than the truth” (Way of Perfection, Ch. 15, para. 3).

On different forms of prayer: “Should anyone tell you that prayer is dangerous, consider him the real danger and run from him” (Way of Perfection, Ch. 21, para. 7).

Happy St. Joseph’s Day

Today’s saint is pretty busy. I’ve always had a sort of anti-devotion to “popular” saints. I try to seek out more obscure saints to pray to, to give the “popular” ones a break. In “recent” years, however, I’ve built a pretty strong devotion to St. Joseph.

So, happy feast day to:
My son.
My Dad.
My father-in-law (his confirmation saint).
My parish.
My Holy Father in Rome.
The Universal Church, and Her Latin Rite in particular.
The Order of Discalced Carmelites.
All fathers.
All workers, particularly builders.
All homes and families.
My brother. (O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the heart of Jesus as a fountain of mercy in us, I trust in You!)

Diocese of Brooklyn starts new Catholic cable network

Homosexual who abandoned wife given custody; wife forced to pay child support

Oklahoma: OK!

The Oklahoma House has voted overwhelmingly to outlaw embryonic stem cell research in the state. Praise God!

Coalition of Pro-Life Groups starts new web site

The new site, www.Freedom2Care.org, focuses on the conscience rights of medical professionals.