Luke 21

Upon This Rock

MARCH 2013

Exclusive EWTN Interview with Pope Francis - "The Voice of the Pastor"

"We should be attentive first to those the world doesn't notice..." - Archbishop Smith

Simon Peter said in reply, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”  Jesus said to him in reply, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah. For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my heavenly Father.  And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it.  I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven.  Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven." - Matthew 16:16-19




Pope attracts almost 10 million! - Catholic News Service


Pope Francis Documentary

Pope Francis Embraces a Modern Leper and the World is Drawn to its Knees - CatholicOnline

"Put on then, as God’s chosen ones...compassionate hearts...And above" Colossians 3:12-15

Pope issues first Apostolic Exhortation: Evangelii Gaudium


Pope Francis, The People’s Pope

Originally Published: 03.06.13
Updated: 12.11.2013



Franciscan University Presents: Healthy, Holy Fathers

Fatherhood and...

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Published: 10.24.2013
Updated: 11.21.2013


Word on Fire

"God formed man to be imperishable; the image of his own nature he made them." - Wisdom 2:23

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Catholic Answers: To Explain and Defend the Faith

"[B]ut sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts. Always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope" - 1 Peter 3:15

"[A] soul is an entity that is aware of it's existence, aware of other existences, [and it] can chose to love or not..." - Vatican Astronomer Brother Guy Consolmagno

Life and Death

"Contemporary jazz pianist Paul Cardall was born April 24, 1973; suffering from a congenital heart defect, he was given only days to live but defied medical expectations...[Later in life,] tragedy struck...a grieving Cardall spontaneously composed a musical tribute, going on to write a dozen more songs..." - Pandora

Painting: All Souls Day by Aladar Korosfoi-Kriesch

“My God, I know this place. I am home.” — A Reflection for All Souls Day - Fr. T. Rosica, Salt and Light


"[P]rayer is a battle. Against whom? Against ourselves and against the wiles of the tempter who does all he can to turn man away from prayer, away from union with God." (Catechism of the Catholic Church, para. 2725).

Recovery, Restoration, Edification and Transformation

"We are pilgrims for Eternal Life…" -

The Parental Vocation

Pope: What does your heart desire?

"Train up your child in the way they he go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it." - Proverbs 22:6

  • The Parental Vocation: "Lord, help me to be faithful..." (Catholic.Net).
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Published: 08.21.2013
Republished: 09.21.2013

Conversion + Solidarity = Solutions

"Pure, unspoilt religion, in the eyes of God our Father, is this: coming to the help of orphans and widows in their hardships, and keeping oneself uncontaminated by the world." - James 1:27

"There are places the world has given up on..." - Doctors Without Borders

Pope Francis: Peace and aid for the Syrian people


What is Catholic Social Teaching? - Video by KateriofMnisota

(Music by Josh Garrels- The Resistance)

"It is necessary that all participate, each according to his position and role, in promoting the common good. This obligation is inherent in the dignity of the human person. Participation is achieved first of all by taking charge of the areas for which one assumes personal responsibility: by the care taken for the education of his family, by conscientious work, and so forth, man participates in the good of others and of society" (Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraphs 1913-1914).

God's Way

"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy;
I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full."
John 10:10

"We are being separated and set apart for God's use."
- Lent with Fr. Pontifex - Triduum

Holy Thursday

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Catholics Come Home

Posted 04.01.12.  Updated 03.29.2013.