June 2011

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A Man Explains: How Sexy Fashions Affect Men
27 Jun 2011

A Man Explains: How Sexy Fashions Affect Men

Are these women striving to be honored and respected by men? Sometimes I wonder what their motives are deep down inside. Are they trying to be attractive and fashionable – or are they seeking something more? Do they know what signals they’re sending men? Are they looking for attention – or are they trying to find a good husband and permanent love? Are they trying to attract a date – or trying to boost self-confidence?

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The Eucharist: Divine Wisdom, Power, and Generosity
24 Jun 2011

The Eucharist: Divine Wisdom, Power, and Generosity

We will today consider the Eucharist, that gift so excellent in itself and in its perpetuity, as the masterpiece of the wisdom, the power, and the generosity of God, according to the beautiful words of St. Augustine: “God, all-wise though He be, knows nothing better; all-powerful though He be, He can do nothing more excellent; infinitely rich though He be, He has nothing more precious to give, than the Eucharist.” Our resolution shall be: First, often to thank Our Lord, by means of loving aspirations, for this magnificent institution; second, to make to Him, during the day, a fervent visit of thanksgiving. The words of St. Augustine shall serve as our spiritual nosegay.

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Photo courtesy of Patrick Novecosky
24 Jun 2011

Sacramento Church Implements Dress Code

St Peter’s Basilica in Rome has a dress code, too!

Full story here.

Shorts, straps, skirts…. all those are on Our Lady of Guadalupe church’s list of inappropriate attire. “It all started because my daughter was asking why she couldn’t wear little shorts to church. I told her that’s not proper for church,” said parish council chair Martha Fernandez. “We should dress in a decent manner so as not to distract.
Our Lady of Guadalupe is not the only church with a dress code.

The Salam Center off College Oak provides dresses and scarves for the women and hats for … Read the rest

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Corpus Christi Meditation: The Excellence and Perpetuity of the Eucharist
23 Jun 2011

Corpus Christi Meditation: The Excellence and Perpetuity of the Eucharist

As one sole day is not sufficient for the study of the great mystery of the Eucharist, which is honored on Holy Thursday, the Church consecrates to it another feast with an octave, in which she displays, in honor of this ineffable mystery, all the pomp associated with her ceremonies. In order to enter into her spirit, we will meditate today first; on the excellence of the gift made to us by Jesus Christ in giving us the Eucharist; second, the perpetuity of this gift. We will then make the resolution: First, to revive in our souls, during the present feast and octave, love towards the Holy Eucharist; second, to perform our communions better and also our visits to the Blessed Sacrament. Our spiritual nosegay shall be the words of St. John: “Jesus having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them unto the end.” (John 13:1)

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Divorce is Losing Its Appeal
23 Jun 2011

Divorce is Losing Its Appeal

Andrew Cherlin, a sociology professor at Johns Hopkins University, said: “The shift in attitudes and behavior is very real. Among upper-middle-class Americans, the divorce rate is going down, and they’re becoming more conservative toward divorce.”

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