God understands our weakness

Of all the parables this [one on the prodigal son,
Matthew15:11-32] is the most popular, appealing more universally to the heart
of man than any other. In fact, it contains the whole scope of the theology of
God and the salvation of men. And to some extent it applies to all of us to
some degree. Unless we have lived perfect lives, it is true we are called
prodigal.

As Catholics, if we have done wrong, we go back to

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Fund for Life established at Notre Dame Univ.

The University
of Notre Dame’s Center for Ethics and Culture
establishes “The Notre Dame Fund to Protect Human Life,” a fund
to support pro-life activities. Here’s the summary of this new
initiative and the press release.

PS: poke around
the Center’s website, especially the list of Board of Advisors and notice the
names of those who lend their political & religious influence to this
project.

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Saint Catherine of Siena

Santa Caterina da Siena.jpgThe Kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking good pearls, who, when he had found one of great price, gave all that he had and bought it, alleluia.

We beseech Thee, almighty God, grant that we who celebrate the heavenly birth of blessed Catherine, Thy Virgin, may rejoice in her annual festival and benefit by the example of

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Newman answers prayers?

Here’s the Boston Globe’s story of a man’s healing through the intercession of John Henry Newman.

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Saint Anselm sought to raise the mind to the contemplation of God, Pope reminds

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Pope Benedict
XVI wrote to
Cardinal Giacomo Biffi, retired archbishop of Bologna, on the
occasion of the ninth centenary of the death of Saint Anselm. I find this letter
to be an amazing testimony to the operative graces at work in the Church 900
years

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Father Theodore Heck, OSB: RIP

Fr Theodore Heck.jpgRemember not the sins of my youth and all my follies, O Lord.

Early this morning the Lord called home the Reverend Father Theodore Heck, OSB. Father Theodore was the oldest Benedictine monk and priest in the world at the time of his death at 108.
Father Theodore was a priest and monk of the Archabbey of Saint Meinrad.

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About the author

Paul A. Zalonski is from New Haven, CT. He is a member of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, a Catholic ecclesial movement, and an Oblate of Saint Benedict. Contact Paul at paulzalonski[at]yahoo.com.
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