What if for every ten blog entries or news stories we scanned, we read a single psalm, or a single chapter from one of the Gospels? — Matt Swaim in Prayer in the Digital Age
I hope you will experience the same excitement I do about the new translation. I am excited because it provides us with a special language, designated for God. We are not using the ‘vernacular’ and we reserve special words for God alone. Many of the words unfold the beauty of our relationship with God. In the Gloria, for example, we will use these words to glorify God, “we praise you, we bless you, we adore you, we glorify you, we give you thanks for your great glory”. While the words are changing, the message of praise remains the same. — Bishop John Noonan (Orlando)

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“We talk about certain Saints being ‘Marian’ but all Saints are Marian. Not one Saint could have become a Saint without the guiding hand of Our Mother.”

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When speaking aloud, you punctuate constantly—with body language. Your listener hears commas, dashes, question marks, exclamation points, quotation marks as you shout, whisper, pause, wave your arms, roll your eyes, wrinkle your brow. In writing, punctuation plays the role of body language. It helps readers hear you the way you want to be heard. Careful use of those little marks emphasizes the sound of your distinctive voice and keeps the reader from becoming bored or confused… . [Punctuation] exists to serve you. Don’t be bullied into serving it. — Russell Baker on today’s “Advice to Writers” blog


Awesome reflection by Mark Hart… “What if Jesus is really present in the Eucharist?”

Jesus: He’s everywhere, even in the most unexpected places.

Jesus: He’s everywhere, even in the most unexpected places.

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In our struggles, we can choose the ‘weapons’ we will use to respond. We don’t have to fight with the same destructive techniques that our adversaries use or that the world tells us are the most effective. Instead we can use faith, courage, strength, and the most powerful weapon of all: love. — Joan Guntzelman