Wednesday, September 24, 2014

J.M.J. Although not on the General Roman Calendar, the Feasts of Our Lady of Mercy and Our Lady of Ransom are commemorated in various places and religious communities today. God’s Mercy comes to us by way of Our Lady’s meditation. It is time to be thankful!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Padre Pio is one of my favorites! Today is his liturgical Memorial. Here’s something that I wrote in 2003:

Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, pray for us.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

          On this Feast of Saint Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist, which this year is not commemorated liturgically since it is on a Sunday, I especially pray for two deceased priests who served the Diocese of Sioux Falls for many years: Sacred Heart Fathers Philip Elmer and Lawrence Rucker. Both were ordained on this day in 1966. Requiescant in pace.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Today’s version of “Morning Star,” which airs live at 9:30 a.m., features Emily Hoffmann teaching us about “Our Lady and Women.” Miss Hoffmann is special, and so is her topic. Please do not miss us.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Our Blessed Lady and her Seven Sorrows (or Dolors) are our focus today. She willingly carried the Cross of her Divine Son in adherence to Him. Do we?

Sunday, September 14, 2014

The Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross reminds us that Jesus is Lord, and His Pulpit is the Cross. Mary listened to His Homily with great devotion. What about us? Father Mark Mary, M.F.V.A., the Co-host of EWTN’s “Life on the Rock” is with us today as he lectures about Our Lady’s Spiritual Motherhood.

Friday, September 12, 2014

          On this Memorial of the Most Holy Name of Mary, let us rejoice! Our Lord has granted Our Lady to us to be Our Mother. Are we grateful? AVE MARIA!

          Happy Birthday to His Excellency the Most Reverend Paul Joseph Swain, D.D., the Bishop of Sioux Falls.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

          Hatred will never truly conquer love. Jesus has triumphed over sin and death. Our Lady participated in His stirring victory. And so may we. When we say our fiat as did Mary, we become equipped to cooperate with Christ.

          “God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit Which has been given to us.” (Romans 5:5)