Miscellaneous

Memorable One-Liners From Mother Angelica

by Steve Ray on March 28, 2016

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Mother Angelica, a Poor Clare of Perpetual Adoration, never did anything in a small way. She was known for her ability to parry a quick retort, make a wry observation or toss off a witticism that could catch a listener off-guard in its wisdom. Due to a stroke, the EWTN foundress had been silent for more than a decade, but her dart-like observations still hit their mark. We’ve collected a few for you, here. Most of these were found in Mother Angelica’s Little Book of Life Lessons and Everyday Spirituality:
On Conversion:
Even the devil believes that God exists. Believing has to change the way we live.

On Faith:

Faith is one foot on the ground, one foot in the air and a queasy feeling in the stomach.

On clarity:

If you are following God, he never shows you the end. It’s always a walk of faith.

  On Trust:

Unless you are willing to do the ridiculous, God will not do the miraculous.

On Mindfulness:

Everyone drags his own carcass to market, so be careful.

On Love:

Love is not a feeling; it’s a decision.

On Mercy:

You can’t go to heaven hating somebody. Forgive now.

On Anger:

St. Jerome used to hit himself with a rock every time he lost his temper. I’d be dead as a doornail with no ribs if I did that.

On Struggle

If you’ve got a cross, carry it. It’s to make you holy.

On Reality:

Those who tell the truth love you. Those who tell you what you want to hear love themselves.

On Error:

Every moment of life is like God saying, “Look, I know you messed up the last moment, but here’s a new one.”

On Pride:

Once you contemplate the humility of Jesus in the Eucharist, how can you possibly justify your pride?

On the Courage to Suffer:

It takes a lot of guts to be in pain all day long.

On Enemies:

Don’t say, “If it weren’t for that person I could be holy.” No; you can be holy because of that person.

On Not Limiting God:

Your plans, your projects, your dreams have to always be bigger than you, so God has room to operate.

On Perseverence:

Faith is what gets you started. Hope is what keeps you going. Love is what brings you to the end.

On Holiness:

Holiness is a beautiful struggle.

On Death:

I guess that is what dying must be like: to be finished and to be able to look back at the struggles of life and know that God was your constant companion.

On Serving:

God looks for dodos. A dodo doesn’t know it can’t be done. God uses dodos, and I’m a dodo.

On Worldliness: 

God wants you to be in the world but so different from the world that you will change it. Get cracking.

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If You Know a Filipino . . .

by Steve Ray on November 1, 2015

. . . please send them a copy of my Open Letter to Filipinos. You can send them the text or simply the link.

I wrote this letter while in Manila for a local parish bulletin but it has circled the globe many times and has appeared repeatedly in all the Philippine newspapers.

It was one of those blessed moments. If you are Filipino or know a Filipino, please make sure they read this letter.

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5000 Years of Middle East Control in 90 Seconds

by Steve Ray on October 12, 2014

No part of the world has changed hands and governments and religions more than the Middle East. This is a fascinating “moving map” of all the changes over the last 5,000 years.

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Judge Gives Restraining Order to Black Mass Leaders – Consecrated Host Belongs to the Catholic Church

August 21, 2014

Says Host Cannot Be Damaged or Taken From Oklahoma City Pending Hearing WASHINGTON, D.C., August 21, 2014 (Zenit.org) – Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City on Wednesday filed a lawsuit asking a judge to halt the desecration of a Eucharistic Host as part of a planned satanic black mass scheduled for September in the city’s [...]

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Canon Lawyer Ed Peters: “The Legion of Christ Disaster Drags Inexplicably On”

December 13, 2013

New post on In the Light of the Law. Dr. Edward Peters, advisor to the Vatican. My comments are below. Dr. Peters writes, I have long held that nothing can rehabilitate the institution known as the Legion of Christ nor any of its affiliated works, and I’ve seen nothing in the last three years that [...]

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Help Tom Peters the Papist

November 14, 2013

From and friend and fellow worker with the great young man Tom Peters: On a warm summer night four months ago, I received some terrible news.  As I was preparing to go to sleep that July night, my phone vibrated on my bedside table. A new text message. Then another. Then another. Something was urgent. [...]

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Mysterious Priest Performs Miracle at Site of Mercedes Crash

August 8, 2013

by Rajah Maples, Posted: 08.06.2013 at 11:15 PM, Updated: 08.07.2013 at 4:30 PM CENTER, MO. – Rescue workers want to thank a higher power for coming to the rescue early Sunday morning. Emergency crews spent an hour and a half trying to extricate a 19-year-old Quincy woman trapped in her in crushed car on Missouri [...]

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The Invisible Boy – More on the Unhappy Decision by the “Boy” Scouts & They Didn’t Wait Long!

June 4, 2013

This week Catholic World Report has a biting article about the recent decision to allow openly gay “youth” to join the “Boy” Scouts. You’ll see why I put these words in quotations marks as you read. Here is an excerpt: The CWR Blog The Invisible Boy We must now pretend that boys are not boys, [...]

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Communication and Problem Solving in 21st Century America: “It’s Not About the Nail”

May 27, 2013

They hit the nail right on the head!

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Game Show Nuns Hoping for $100,000 Win – Thursday Evening

May 23, 2013

Game Show Nuns Hoping for $100,000 Win Finale Airs Thursday SAN FRANCISCO, May 22, 2013 (Zenit.org) – A trio of Bible-expert nuns are hoping to be awarded $100,000 and a $10,000 bonus when they compete in Thursday’s finale of “The American Bible Challenge.” The three nuns, Sisters Peter Joseph, Maria, and Evangeline, are Dominican Sisters [...]

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Sisters Go to Final Round of Bible Contest

April 18, 2013

The three Bible experts from the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, have secured a spot in the May 23 finale of “The American Bible Challenge” game show. Now, the sisters are hoping to win the “fan favorite” contest by winning the most votes from viewers. From today through Sunday, May 19, fans [...]

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Dominican Sisters Witness through Bible Game Show Appearance

March 17, 2013

By Hillary Senour Team Sisters of Mary with Jeff Foxworthy on The American Bible Challenge. Courtesy Grace Hill Media. Santa Monica, Calif., Mar 17, 2013 / 04:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Three religious sisters are participating in a unique evangelization effort by competing on a Bible trivia game show in hopes of supporting their community. “This [...]

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Check Out the New World Youth Day Facebook Page – Share it with a Young Person

February 21, 2013

World Youth Day Gets Global Facebook Page Communications Director Eager to Make Pope’s Message Accessible RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL, February 21, 2013 (Zenit.org) – Facebook users who access the World Youth Day Rio ’13 page will now benefit from the global setting supplied by that social network. The page is available in 21 profiles, and [...]

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Employment Opportunities at Logos Catholic Bible Software

January 14, 2013

I know it is a difficult time for many with unemployment at an all time high. My friend Andrew Jones is head of the Catholic department at the world’s best Bible software company – Logos. He is looking for a few good people to work with him. Positions open include: Spanish-language Marketing Specialist National Software [...]

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Steve’s Open Letter to the Filipino People

November 30, 2012

Forward this to any Filipino you know. Steve’s Open Letter to the Filipino People

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Give the Gift of Renewed Faith

November 22, 2012

  We don’t like the big focus on a consumeristic Christmas either, but we do want more people to share the truth of the Catholic Church with their family and friends…so we are discounting our most popular CDs & DVDs from now until December 10 at www.SteveRaysStore.com. Enjoy!   $10 off my 6 most Popular [...]

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