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What Did Joseph Know?

A sermon series on Matthew has prompted all sorts of thoughts about the holy family, among them what kind of man Joseph was who would not have sexual relations with his wife (if she really was perpetually a virgin). 452 more words

Roman Catholicism

31 Days with a Heart Like Mary's: Day 22

For the past few weeks, I’ve kept Father Edward Looney’s A Heart Like Mary’s tucked in my bag, and I’ve made a special effort to get to the 9 AM Mass a little early instead of sliding in at 8:59, so I can spend a few quiet moments pondering the day’s reflection. 105 more words

Book Review


“And I said: ‘Woe is me! I am lost, for I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips; yet my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!’” … 1,341 more words


Carissimi: Today's Mass; SS. Vincent & Anastasius, Martyrs

SS. Vincent & Anastasius, Martyrs: Missa “Intret in conspéctu tuo”

Vincent of Saragossa, Deacon (also known as Vincent of Aragon) Born in Huesca, Spain; died January 22, 304. 2,100 more words


Families: Pray Together

Perhaps you have heard the phrase, “The family that prays together stays together.” Did you know the phrase was coined in the 1940s by Father Patrick Peyton a Catholic media pioneer? 596 more words



On the way home from a walk or run, I’ll often stop at the statue of Mary in front of our neighborhood chapel and pray. If I stand in front of her, I put my hands in hers as I ask for her intercession on my two children. 598 more words

Mary and the Witch's Flower needed more time to truly bloom.

Mild spoilers ahead. Beware.

Mary and the Witch’s Flower, the debut feature film by Studio Ponoc, which I talked about here, was…nice. The animation was lovely. 1,126 more words