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JULY 21, 2024 GOSPEL REFLECTION

I recently went through an extended season of life in which I was working many hours (well beyond the typical work hours). It was...

ST. LAWRENCE OF BRINDISI

MEMORIAL: JULY 21 St. Lawrence was born in Naples in the late 16th century. At the age of 16, Lawrence became a Capuchin and was...

ST. APOLLINARIS

MEMORIAL: JULY 20 A disciple of St. Peter, St. Apollinaris was born in the first century AD in Antioch. He became the first Bishop of...

ST. CAMILLUS DE LELLIS

MEMORIAL: JULY 18 St. Camilus was born in Italy in the 16th century. As a young man, he developed a leg disease that left him...

THE TEACHING OF THE APOSTLES: THE CHURCH’S SELECTIONS OF...

Have you ever noticed that the second readings during Sunday Mass don’t often connect thematically with the other readings? That’s because the first reading...

OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL

MEMORIAL: JULY 16 Our Lady of Mount Carmel is a feast that entered the Church’s calendar in the 18th century. However, Mt. Carmel has ties...

ST. BONAVENTURE

MEMORIAL: JULY 15 St. Bonaventure was born in the early 13th century just five years after St. Francis of Assisi’s death. He was drawn to...

JULY 14, 2024 GOSPEL REFLECTION

In today’s Gospel, Jesus Christ gives the twelve disciples “authority over unclean spirits.” With this authority, “they went off and preached repentance.” We may...

ST. KATERI TEKAKWITHA

MEMORIAL: JULY 14 St. Kateri Tekakwitha was born into the Mohawk tribe who hated Christians in 1656. However, Jesuit missionaries continued to come and Kateri...

ST. BENEDICT

MEMORIAL: JULY 11 St. Benedict was born at the end of the 5th century in Italy to a wealthy family. After spending time in Rome...

JULY 7, 2024 GOSPEL REFLECTION

Familiarity breeds contempt, or so the saying goes. Whenever an activity, job, or thing becomes especially routine in our lives, it is easy to...

ST. MARIA GORETTI

MEMORIAL: JULY 6 St. Maria Goretti lived at the end of the 19th century in Italy. She lived in a poor family who were devoted...

ST. THOMAS

FEAST: JULY 3 St. Thomas is one of the most famous of the Apostles not named Peter or John. He has multiple phrases recorded in...

ST. JUNIPERO SERRA

MEMORIAL: JULY 1 St. Junipero Serra was born in Spain in the 18th century. As a teenager, Serra attended school with the Franciscans which eventually...

JUNE 30, 2024 GOSPEL REFLECTION

If you’ve ever struggled with an addiction or know someone who struggled with one; if you’ve ever faced a sudden death or unexpected diagnosis;...

At the National Eucharistic Congress, Decided Excellence Catholic Media - with the help of Bishop William Waltersheid - will be presenting "Beautiful Revelation: The Eucharistic Timeline". Throughout human history, God has left repeated proof of His presence in the Eucharist and that the Eucharist is the source and summit of our Salvation. God has given us the wisdom. Have you taken the time to understand? Read this spiritual journey through time to examine critical moments that God uses to reveal the truth of the Body of Christ.

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