The Power of the Cross by Raniero Cantalamessa
Happy Catholic
by Julie D.
11h ago
For over forty years, the Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa, in his role as Preacher to the Papal Household, has delivered a yearly homily in St. Peter's Basilica during the Good Friday liturgy. These insightful and moving sermons not only illuminate the mystery of the Lord’s Passion; they are also a precious instrument in view of a New Evangelization in “Spirit and power.” Cardinal Cantalamessa gazes on the cross of Christ in the light of our modern world, and the modern world in the light of Christ's cross. This proved a powerful daily read during Lent. I am amazed that Father Cantalame ..read more
Visit website
Yucatan Travel Journal
Happy Catholic
by Julie D.
11h ago
Yucatan Travel Journal taken by Brian at the blue hour Brian's photography is superb. Do go check it all out. It's almost painful to try to pick just one to feature ..read more
Visit website
Our Freedom and Our Nature — Dignitas Infinita on Human Dignity
Happy Catholic
by Julie D.
1d ago
We must rediscover the fact that our own nature is not an enemy or a prison. It extends a hand to us so that we might cultivate it. Through our nature, ultimately the Creator himself is the one who extends his hand to us, who invites us to enter into his wise and loving plan for us. He respects our freedom and entrusts our nature to us as a talent that is to be made productive. In the gender ideology, there is a deep rejection of God the Creator. This ideology has real-life theological and spiritual consequences. In opposing it, the Church is not making herself the intransigent, inflexible gu ..read more
Visit website
Notes on Mark: Choosing the Disciples
Happy Catholic
by Julie D.
2d ago
Ordaining of the Twelve Apostles, James Tissot MARK 1:16-20 Why so many fishermen? It never occurred to me to think about that since everywhere Jesus went the place seemed to be crawling with them. In support of that observation, here is some interesting information about Galilee and fish. There were many fishermen in Galilee. Josephus, who, for a time, was governor of Galilee, and who is the great historian of the Jews, tells us that in his day three hundred and thirty fishing boats sailed the waters of the lake. Ordinary people in Palestine seldom ate meat, probably not more than o ..read more
Visit website
Christ and St. Mary Magdalen at the Tomb
Happy Catholic
by Julie D.
2d ago
Rembrandt (1606–1669) Christ and St Mary Magdalen at the Tomb via Wikipedia I really felt as if I'd featured enough religious art lately. But in looking around in my favorite spots, I came across Lines and Colors' feature of this painting. I just couldn't resist it for a couple of reasons. Why did Mary Magdalene mistake Jesus for a gardener? The hat and trowel, of course! And the angels lounging around look like high schoolers on break. What a wonderful way to exercise one's imagination on both scriptural accounts and the actual historical event. Do click through to see the comments ..read more
Visit website
Worth a Thousand Words: Lotus Lilies
Happy Catholic
by Julie D.
3d ago
Lotus Lilies by Charles C. Curran, 1888 This seems unreal doesn't it ..read more
Visit website
The Fiery Priest
Happy Catholic
by Julie D.
4d ago
Nobody messes with Father Kim Hae Il. He's ready to bring the Holy Order to serve justice, one fist at a time. This is a really fun K-drama action thriller about Father Kim, a priest with big anger management issues. Following the mysterious death of a beloved elderly priest, Father Kim attempts to bring the culprits before law. The journey in taking down the gangsters and corrupt officials in the city is both dramatic and funny.  We were a bit worried about how the priesthood would be depicted. I'm happy to say that the show represented Catholicism well. Even when a couple of women rhap ..read more
Visit website
Total Eclipse of the Sun
Happy Catholic
by Julie D.
4d ago
Total Solar Eclipse, 1999 We're in Dallas and will be getting the total solar eclipse for about 4 minutes this afternoon. We don't have any of the special glasses but, frankly, we aren't interested in looking at the sun. We're interested in the twilight that will be all around us in the middle of the day. Update — we've got cloud cover that is completely covering up any sight of the sun. Which makes me feel so sorry for the schoolchildren who've been learning about the eclipse and are excited to experience it. Not to mention the people who've had reservations here since December and h ..read more
Visit website
Feast of Divine Mercy
Happy Catholic
by Julie D.
6d ago
Sunday After Easter Sunday During the course of Jesus' revelations to Saint Faustina on the Divine Mercy He asked on numerous occasions that a feast day be dedicated to the Divine Mercy and that this feast be celebrated on the Sunday after Easter... Concerning the Feast of Mercy Jesus said: Whoever approaches the Fountain of Life on this day will be granted complete forgiveness of sins and punishment. (Diary 300) I want the image solemnly blessed on the first Sunday after Easter, and I want it to be venerated publicly so that every soul may know about it. (Diary 341) This Feast emerged fr ..read more
Visit website
Divine Mercy Novena: Day 9
Happy Catholic
by Julie D.
6d ago
Easter Saturday "Today bring to Me the Souls who have become Lukewarm... ...and immerse them in the abyss of My mercy. These souls wound My Heart most painfully. My soul suffered the most dreadful loathing in the Garden of Olives because of lukewarm souls. They were the reason I cried out: 'Father, take this cup away from Me, if it be Your will.' For them, the last hope of salvation is to run to My mercy." Most compassionate Jesus, You are Compassion Itself. I bring lukewarm souls into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart. In this fire of Your pure love, let these tepid souls who, l ..read more
Visit website

Follow Happy Catholic on FeedSpot

Continue with Google
Continue with Apple
OR