Tag Archives: Fortitude

For All the Saints: Catherine of Siena

Fearless. Bold. Doctor of the Church. Poet. Mystic. Stigmatic. Correspondent of Popes and Royalty. Correspondent to the Faithful. Action-oriented contemplative. Saint Catherine of Siena was all these and more. Advertisements

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Because Vincent de Paul Was Once A Muslim’s Slave

Life got you down? Things perhaps haven’t turned out as you planned? Do you think everyone else has got it so easy? Your neighbors, for example, or those fortunate people who come into a considerable sum of money? And how … Continue reading

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Would You Believe That Young Arab Muslims Are Sending Love Letters To Israel? UPDATED

  Of course you wouldn’t. Because to hear of such a thing would bring into question the idea that you’ve come to believe. You know, the idea that Muslims are a bloc of jihad mongering zealots. Well, here’s a story … Continue reading

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For The Unshakeable Faith Of The Families Of The Egyptian Martyrs

Having a look at the photo gallery of National Geographic’s article, Portraits Capture Unexpected Reactions to ISIS Beheadings, I couldn’t help but be reminded of the words Jesus said to the eleven at the Last Supper, right before he began … Continue reading

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Rudy + Moonlight Graham = Reggie Ho, The Little Catholic Kicker Who Could

It’s a big football weekend coming up, what with the Conference Championships meeting up on the gridiron this Sunday. We’ll find out if it will be the Seahawks vs. the Patriots, or the Packers vs. the Colts (or the Packers … Continue reading

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Thoughts On Torture Occasioned By Mass At The Garden Of Gethsemane UPDATED

My wife and I have arrived home safe and sound from our pilgrimage trip to the Holy Land. While we were away these past two weeks, I haven’t read a newspaper or watched a television. Internet access was spotty, and … Continue reading

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James Foley’s Last Letter: Prayers, Family, and Love

  Throughout my Marine Corps career, I wrote many letters home to my family. I served long before the advent of social media, so the letter writing kits available at the PX were what I used to write home with. … Continue reading

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James Foley, Marquette ’96, Writing On The Power Of Prayer UPDATED

The reports are flooding in that journalist James Foley has been beheaded by the terrorists of the Islamic State. He had been kidnapped while on assignment in Syria several years ago.

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Protesters In Baghdad: “I am Christian, Sunni, Shiite, Kurd, Mandean,Yazidi, and I am Iraqi”

ISIS thugs may attempt to kill and intimidate their way to power, but that will fail as long as folks defy them like these great souls are doing. The following story comes to us via Dina al-Shibeeb of  Al Arabiya News, … Continue reading

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Praise Report: Michael Schumacher Has Regained Consciousness

Back in January I asked folks to pray for the 7 time Formula One champion’s recovery from a skiing accident. Schumacher was put in an induced coma in order to stabilize him after the accident. When his doctors tried to … Continue reading

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