Just watched an episode of Catholic Answers Live with Elizabeth Lev talking about her latest book, How Catholic Art Saved the Faith. Oh, my goodness, I’m enjoying this interview. When they were talking about Caravaggio I had tears in my eyes. Still do. (Video below. Links at the end of this post.)

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Michael Voris. A man not afraid to speak up and speak out and a bishop who is standing up to the counterfeit Catholics and in defense of the priests in his diocese. Thanks be to God! Good on ya both, Michael and Bishop Morlino. The Church needs many more like ya. Links provided below the video.

Published on May 10, 2012 by : The Church of Feel Good is finally starting to get put in its place .. starting to.

http://badgercatholic.blogspot.com/2010/11/bp-morlinos-letter-to-platteville….http://www.madisondiocese.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=H67WXKB7CA8%3d&ta
http://www.socon.ca/michael-voris-coming-to-town/
http://www.catholicchapterhouse.com/new-evangelization-michael-voris-toronto

A friend sent this video to me. Thought I’d share it with you. It’s called Test of Fire, made by Catholics Called 2 Witness (cc2w.org). Watching this makes me want to go out and vote right now!

Will you vote the values that will stand the test of fire? Some things are more important than high gas prices or a faltering economy. They are life, marriage and freedom. This November, Catholics must stand up and protect their sacred rights and duties.  Please share this video with your friends! Visit www.cc2w.org for more details.

Walking Toward Eternity: Daring to Walk the WalkJeff and Emily Cavins have a new Scripture study soon to be released through Ascension Press. You may be familiar with Jeff from the show he produced and hosted for several years on EWTN, Life on the Rock, and from his work with Dr. Scott Hahn on EWTN’s popular series Our Father’s Plan (listen to or download from EWTN, buy from Amazon or from EWTN Religious Catalogue) and the Great Adventure: A Journey Through the Bible.

This new series is intended to be less a study and more an introduction to lectio divina, praying with and meditation on Scripture, and conversation with God, an intimate and life-changing encounter with the living Christ. Hopefully a parish near here will offer this study soon. If not, I may have to get a set of the DVD’s for myself. (See video below or watch on YouTube. See website.)

 

Daring to Walk the Walk, the first study in the Walking Toward Eternity series, introduces you to seven key virtues and outlines practical steps for living them out in your life.

At the end of each session, you will come to the point of change as you ask the Lord three keys questions:

1. What are you asking of me Lord?
2. What specifically do you want me to do?
3. When?

Read or listen to more about lectio divina, praying the Scriptures:

If you haven’t discovered Fr. Robert Barron yet, you’re in for a treat. If you are familiar with his Word On Fire ministry or his Catholicism series*, then you know this set of reflections on the Gospel readings for the Sundays during Lent, compiled from the series, is going to be good. (These are free — along with a lot of other great things —  on his blog, by the way. Or watch the videos below.)

Week One, Part One and Part Two

Week Two

From the description on the Word On Fire blog:

With the ashes having faded from our foreheads and the penitential season of Lent now underway, we offer you some spiritual food-for-thought from the CATHOLICISM series. Matt Leonard, Director and Editor of the series, compiled a collection of weekly clips that relate to each Lenten Sunday’s Gospel reading.

For your initial study and reflection, the readings for this upcoming First Sunday of Lent are available here.

Father Barron’s sermon for Sunday can be accessed here.

Finally, watch the compiled Catholicism footage relating to the week’s Gospel and answer the corresponding questions [at Word On Fire].

Reflections for the Gospel Reading for the Sundays during Lent:
First Sunday of Lent
Second Sunday of Lent

*If you haven’t had the opportunity to watch the Catholicism series, I highly recommend that you get hold of a set or watch episodes on EWTN in March. Watch with friends and family. Discover (or re-discover) the beauty that is Catholicism. Buy from Word On Fire. From Amazon.

Catholicism seriesA few days ago I heard Fr. Robert Barron speak about his latest project, Catholicism, and the New Evangelization at the Cathedral of St. Paul’s in downtown Birmingham. Fr. Barron autographed my copy of the companion book to the series which has been airing on PBS stations around the country and also on EWTN (view the TV schedule). If you haven’t caught it yet, I highly recommend that you do so, or get a set of discs to watch any time. Or DVR it. I read somewhere on the web that even some libraries are getting copies. People are hungry for the truth and for beauty and Catholicism (both the series and the Faith) provides plenty of both.  Continue reading

Word on Fire w Fr Barron will appear on WGN Chicago and WGN America on Sunday at 8:30am CTThis is so cool! Father Robert Barron “begins broadcasting a weekly national television program on October 3rd, 2010. Word on Fire with Father Barron will appear on WGN Chicago and WGN America on Sunday mornings @ 8:30am CT. This is big news because:

Fr. Barron is the first priest since Archbishop Fulton Sheen in the 1960s to have a regular, national program on a commercial television network. Father Barron is an award-winning author, theologian, and international speaker. He is the founder of Word On Fire, a global media ministry.

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