Pat McCloskey, OFM, revised the latest edition of Saint of the Day (Franciscan Media). Find more — including a Saint of the Day app — at the website, http://www.stanthonymessenger.org. Also see Fr. Pat’s article, “Pope Francis: Why the Name Fits”: http://www.stanthonymessenger.org/article.aspx?ArticleID=167
Barbara Pivarnik, who puts her Catholic faith in action by sitting with the dying and reaching out to prison inmates.
Reasonably Catholic‘s spiritual director, Fr. John Baptist Pesce, quoting St. Teresa of Avila: “When I pray, I pray. When I eat, I eat.” At the top of today’s episode, he shares some reflections on holiness and how he can recognize a “living saint.”
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But perhaps a mixed blessing? Pope Francis calls the internet a “gift from God”:
Will he visit the U.S. in 2015?:
Congratulations! Hofstra University Prof. Phyllis Zagano, a National Catholic Reporter columnist and frequent Reasonably Catholic guest, wins a social justice award. The story and her acceptance speech can be found here:
Rosa rocks! At the State of the Union address, U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) reacts to President Obama’s call for equal pay for equal work for women.