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Saint Maria Goretti

Today is the feast day of Saint Maria Goretti. I have reflected much on this great saint. It has brought to mind often my own beautiful granddaughter Elise. 432 more words

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Edith Stein quote

‘Prayer is the communication of the soul with God. God is love, and love is goodness giving itself away. It is a fulness of being that does not want to remain enclosed in itself, but rather to share itself with others, to give itself to them, and to make them happy.

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Christianity

The execution of Thomas More and the story of his head.

Today is the anniversary of the execution of Thomas More. In brief More was a Catholic opposer to the English reformation who  rose to the dizzy heights of Lord Chancellor in Henry VIIIs court. 1,016 more words

History

Ever Mindful of God

Be careful not to forget God in your occupations, from a belief that in this way you will accomplish more; for if He abandons you, you will not be able to take a step without falling prostrate on the ground. 260 more words

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Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur agree to joint custody of Toby Alderweireld

Citing a ground breaking Premier League ruling that both sides have an equal entitlement to the player, Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur have today agreed to share joint custody of defender Toby Alderweireld. 184 more words

Football

Thoughts for July 6 (St Maria Goretti) from Fr Willie Doyle

As a boy He gave me something of the kind, so that a passing glance at an immodest picture used to make me shudder; and until I began my theology at 31 I was quite ignorant of most sexual matters.

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