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Catholic Culture

Catholic Culture

This section of our website is dedicated to promoting formation in spirituality and social doctrine.  We envision these pages as starting points for topics of interest which can be developed by accessing further on-line resources.

Get the Most Out of Your Summer

“He is not only idle who does nothing, but he is idle who might be better employed.”
—Socrates

Rest is an important necessity for all people. Physically, mentally, and spiritually we have limitations and should have time and ways to recharge, relax, and unwind. The “need for celebration is inherent in our humanity”(Bl. John Paul II, Dies Domini 1998, 4) and with classes out and longer days ahead, you may find yourself with some extra time on your hands. This summer is the perfect opportunity to read a good book or enjoy a summer movie with friends and family. Below are a few recommendations…

Pilgrimage Sites in USA & Canada

Pilgrimages evoke our earthly journey toward heaven and are traditionally very special occasions for renewal in prayer. For pilgrims seeking living water, shrines are special places for living the forms of Christian prayer “in Church” (CCC 2691).

We have gathered together links and information about some of our favorite shrines in order to encourage our readers to make pilgrimages with their families and to elevate times of vacation and travel by visiting the places of saints in the United States and in Canada.

Sacred Property

Sacred Property: Our Religious Liberty
“Conscience is the most sacred of all property; other property depending in part on positive law, the exercise of that, being natural and unalienable right.
James Madison. Property, 1792

This web-article on religious liberty intends to share online resources with our readers and to invite everyone to become educated on the importance of preserving religious liberty in our country.

Catholics and non-Catholics alike need to understand the issues surrounding the controversial HHS Mandate. Many of the latest videos, texts, websites and up-coming events respond and explain the lawsuits filed on May 21, 2012 by Catholic dioceses and institutions across the country. We invite you to join in prayer for our nation and for our Church, as well as to share these links with others…