Showing posts with label Catholic Blogs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Catholic Blogs. Show all posts

Saturday, December 02, 2017

Pope Francis' Prayer Intentions for December 2017

The Elderly

That the elderly, sustained by families and Christian communities, may apply their wisdom and experience to spreading the faith and forming the new generations.

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Sunday, August 02, 2015

Ten Years!

On August 1, 2005 Faith of the Fathers blogs were started.

There were four of us posting then, and alas, the only one left is yours truly.

It has been an enjoyable ride for the most part, but not always a smooth one.

There were a couple of occasions when finances forced me to disconnect from the internet, and after I returned from the last such event, everyone else had left. One due to her health, one due to some life changes, and I believe the other just lost interest.

Now I am having to deal with unreliable internet service, and I am doing extremely well if I am able to make one or two posts a week, when I had been making 3 or more per day!

Ah technology. It’s enough to make a man want to apply a hammer firmly to his computer.
Anyway, we have managed to hang around for 10 years! 10 years!

As an old friend used to say, “who would’ve thunk it?”

Anyway, thank you to all of the readers, subscribers, followers, and casual passersby of Faith of the Fathers blogs.

Many of you (you know who you are, and so do I), have given me lots of inspiration, guidance, and support...both spiritually and materially...when I have found myself in need.

Thank you one and all!

God Bless you all, and may Our Lady keep you in her care!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Top Posts For This Week

The top posts for this week are listed below by blog name and post title. Click on the post title if you would like to read them.

Faith of the Fathers:

Saint Quote of the Day:

Daily Catholic Mass Readings:

Faith of the Fathers Report

The Pope And Church News

Church Under Attack

Saints of the Faith

Approved Apparitions

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Our Top Blog Posts of All Time

I thought that the readers of these blogs might be interested in the all-time top blog posts on all of my Faith of the Fathers Blogs. Below is a list of those posts. You may click each post’s title if you’d like to read them.

Favorite Prayers and Scripture
May 13, 2006,
Views: 15441

Saint Quote of the Day
Aug 28, 2005,
Views: 2838

Daily Catholic Mass Readings
Aug 17, 2013,
Views: 1625

Faith of the Fathers Report
Jul 27, 2011,
Views: 558

The Pope And Church News
Jul 8, 2013,
Views: 642

Saints of the Faith
Mar 15, 2006,
Views: 6284

Faith of the Fathers
Aug 15, 2010,
Views: 862

Church Under Attack
Apr 24, 2013,
Views: 610

Our Lady
Apr 4, 2007,
Views: 975

The Early Church Fathers
Sep 29, 2010,
Views: 1876

Apr 22, 2012,
Views: 4131

Approved Apparitions
Mar 24, 2006,
Views: 17778

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Continued Prayers Please

Steve Smith

I am asking for your prayers for my worsening eyesight. I have cataracts, and my eyesight worsens daily it seems. I can definitely tell the difference between now and this same time last year.

I can especially tell the difference when it comes to posting for my blogs. If it continues, I may have to give up blogging altogether in a few more months.

So if you see a spelling or punctuation error in my blog posts, Facebook posts, or tweets on twitter, I apologize. Sometimes I just don't see them until well after the posts and someone points them out.

I have no health or vision insurance from work, as my employer does not offer either.

Your continued support through prayer is greatly appreciated.

I would also like to thank all of you who have made contributions for my situation through PayPal and GoFundMe, or have made purchases of Mystic Monk Coffee and my Zazzle products from Faith of the Fathers Catholic Gifts. All have been of a great help in my present situation, and I appreciate it very much!

May God Bless you and Our Lady keep you in her care!

Thursday, October 16, 2014 | Synod 2014: Can Sin Be Holy?


The following excerpts are from my good friend and fellow Catholic blogger, Lisa Graas at

At Renew America, Father James Farfaglia says that he now thinks it is a “plausible possibility” that Pope Benedict XVI was forced out by the gay lobby. I have long accepted it as a plausible possibility, but we just don’t know that for sure. Father also says “We are back to the days of the Arian heresy.” After all, we have bishops at the Vatican claiming that sin, even grave sin, can be a means of holiness.

Yesterday, I was heartened by Cardinal Napier’s remarks at the Vatican press conference. Today, I am disheartened by Archbishop Kurtz’s remarks at today’s press conference. Michael Voris refers to them as “non-answers.”

Cardinal Kasper leads the news at Catholic Herald, as I write, with his claim that a “growing majority” of Synod fathers support Communion for those divorced and remarried. My heart breaks at the suggestion. How can one blog a broken heart? How can one blog tears? One cannot. You must trust that I have both.

Sin is not a means of holiness. It is a separation from God.

Some people are arguing that no one should be denied at least the opportunity for Communion, as if some people are being denied the opportunity. The problem is that some people believe that sex is more important than salvation. Some people are not willing to abstain from sex in order to be saved by our Lord. As a celibate, divorced Catholic, I think they’re crazy to choose sex over Jesus. What is crazier, however, is that there are bishops who are siding with them.

I can only wonder if those bishops are not celibate. Why else but a failure in their own celibacy would they fail to understand that celibacy is not only possible but is spiritually transformative? If you have tasted and seen the goodness of the Lord, why would you deter people from presenting themselves in their wedding garment at His banquet?

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