Chuyên mục: The Salt of the Earth

My Uncle, The Prisoner of The State

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By Bishop Robert Lynch, Diocese of St. Petersburg http://blogs.dosp.org/bishoplynch/2011/08/17/my-uncle-the-prisoner-of-the-state/ Viet Nguyen is a seminarian for this diocese who will, God willing, within nine months be ordained a transitional deacon. His journey to priesthood included a number of years in prison in Vietnam, held as an enemy of the state because of his deep Catholic faith […]

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My Sister María

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Our value does not come from our capacities My sister María is twelve years old, has Down syndrom and is one of the greatest things that has happened to me in my life. She has a greater capacity of anyone for understanding and having fun. Its not because she is a very apt person, on […]

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Viva Cristo Rey!

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Jan 23, 2011 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time A José Luis Sánchez de Rio[1] (1913 – 1928) was martyred when he was 15 years old, and beatified in 2005 by Pope Benidict XVI. José was born in Mexico and grew up in the time of persecution in Mexico, that led to many seminaries, convents, and […]

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Not Christmas Gifts, but Your Heart

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Blessed Luigi and Maria Beltrame Quattrocchi[1] were the very first beatified couple at the same time in the Church in our modern time. Luigi was a law professor at Sapienza University in Italy. Maria was a professor of education. They got married in 1905 at the Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome. After their […]

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Extraordinary Surrender

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Come and See 38 – 4 Advent A Isaiah 7: 10 – 14 Romans 1: 1 – 7 Matthew 1: 18 – 24 Gianna Beretta Molla[i] (1922 – 1962) was the tenth of thirteen children in her family. Growing up in a very strong religious family, her mother taught her holiness by living in sanctity […]

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One Book Alone: the Crucifix

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Come and See 37 – 3rd Sunday of Advent A Isaiah 35: 1- 6a, 10 James 5: 7 – 10 Mathew 11: 2 -11 Blessed Claudio Granzotto,[1] 47 years old, did not have much to give God, but all he had was his patience in the pursuit of holiness. He was the youngest son of […]

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Do it not for yourself, but for Him!

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Fr. Len Plazewski Vocation Awareness Weekend Homily, St. John Vianney Seminary, Miami Sunday, November 14, 2010 In just eleven days, we will celebrate Thanksgiving:  a time to take a break from school or work; a time to be with family; a time to reflect on the many blessings that God has bestowed upon us and […]

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Murdered Priests Mourned in Congo

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Man in Military Uniform Targeted Catholic Pastors KINSHASA, Congo, NOV. 15, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Two men in military uniform in an eastern province of Democratic Republic of Congo were stopping motorcycles last week and asking them one question: “Are you a priest?” After getting an affirmative answer from Father Christian Mbusa Bakulene, one of the uniformed […]

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For you, Jesus. If you wish it, so do I!

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MODERN TEEN TO BE BEATIFIED SATURDAY By Carmen Elena Villa ROME, SEPT. 23, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Chiara Badano was a modern teenager: She liked to sing, dance, play tennis and skate, until cancer took her life at age 18, only two decades ago. Now, on Saturday at 4 p.m. in the shrine of Divine Love in […]

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