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Dicipleship Isn’t Easy

Pope Francis teaches that our faith is not just about our heart and our head, it’s about our hands and our feet as well. It’s about what we do with our faith that counts—how we put that faith into action in our world. Discipleship isn’t easy. It wasn’t easy...

Our Mother and a Bishop

Yesterday,  we celebrated the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  Listening to the local Catholic radio station, the Mother of God was one of the leading topics of conversation throughout the various programs.  Another topic which has been gaining more and more...

Praise God! But, Why?

Today’s guest blogger is Nick Luken, a second-year student at The Ohio State University, majoring in English and minoring in professional writing. Nick graduated from Roger Bacon, a Franciscan high school in Cincinnati, in 2012. “Alleluia.” At every Mass,...

Called to Joy

Joy, like love, is often a decision, an act of the will, rather than a spontaneous emotion. St. Francis knew this when he told his companion, Brother Leo, that perfect joy would be not reacting to violent rejection by the gatekeeper at his own friary. Pope Francis knew...
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  • H Joseph. Masterson: It's true Love is a decision. As regards joy: St Thomas call...
  • wbua: Greetings; I disagree.Joy comes when the Holy Ghost is able ...
  • Jeffrey Fulford Herrington: I love St Francis he was so real and unique and was not afra...
  • VL Hudson: This was wonderful; thanks for posting. It reminds me of a p...
  • David Kay: I seem to always do a double take when I see/hear someone us...