You Know Nothing

By Terri Aluise / August 9, 2015 /

Recently, his Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan, called out Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump out on his xenophobic rant on immigration, essentially calling him a “Know Nothing”. I personally want to thank his Eminence for pointing out the obvious for all to see, for the name seems quite appropriate when it comes to Mr. Trump –…

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Indulge Me, Please!

By Terri Aluise / August 5, 2015 /

Let me indulge you for a second – in plenary indulgences that is. Shortly after I was married, I took my husband to my aunt’s house in Massachusetts for dinner. Someone brought up the war in Iraq and I thought, “Dear God, here we go.” There is nothing that an Irish Catholic family from Boston…

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The Apostle to the Apostles

By Terri Aluise / July 22, 2015 /

St. Mary Magdalene is one of the most inspiring figures in the Gospels, for she shows that God can turn our sins around and transform us into His Glory. Unfortunately, she has been used by many with an agenda to subvert the powerful revelation of Christ’s love for His Church. The Da Vinci Code Was…

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The Inconvenient Truth for Liberals in Laudato Si

By Terri Aluise / June 17, 2015 /

By Guest Author Terri Aluise The Vatican is set to release Pope Francis’ much anticipated encyclical Laudato Si on Thursday. A leaked draft version of the encyclical was released earlier this week and shows that Pope Francis believes that man is the primary cause of climate change. Not surprisingly, Conservatives are already in an uproar…

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The Enchantment of Catholicism

By Terri Aluise / May 22, 2015 /

By Guest Author, Terri Aluise   Fr. Andrew Greeley wrote in his book The Catholic Imagination: Catholics live in an enchanted world, a world of statues and holy water, stained glass and votive candles, saints and religious medals, rosary beads and holy pictures. But these paraphernalia are mere hints of a deeper and more religious…

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Jesus I Trust in You

By Terri Aluise / April 11, 2015 /

by Guest Author, Terri Aluise Feast of the Divine Mercy Liturgical Color: White This Sunday we will celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday. Many are familiar with the image of the Divine Mercy. It was revealed to a humble Polish nun, St. Faustina Kowalska, in 1931 in a vision she had of Christ. The image is of…

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Let Nothing Disturb You

By Terri Aluise / March 29, 2015 /

by Guest Author, Terri Aluise   This year, 2015, marks the 500th anniversary of the birth of St. Teresa of Avila. I have spent the last month or so trying to discern how I can, in my own feeble way, honor her on this occasion – for she is a close friend and a spiritual…

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Go to Joseph!

By Terri Aluise / March 23, 2015 /

 By Guest Author, Terri Aluise “Wherever the Catholic sun doth shine, There’s always laughter and good red wine, At least I have always found it so. Benedicamus Domino!” One of the best ways to honor St. Joseph, the patron of the family and protector of the universal church, is to hold a St. Joseph’s Day…

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