Archive for the ‘DFWCatholic “Recommended Reads”’ Category

Engineering Babies

In this Christmas season, Christians throughout the world celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God,…

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A Note From Fr. David Konderla

A note from Fr. David Konderla,Pastor & Director of Campus Ministry:Well, it is that time of year when some of you leave St. Mary’s for winter break and others graduate to become Apostles for the Church and world as we say here at St. Mary’s.I must…

For Those Who Would Lead Others In Prayer

In her book, Lay Presiding- The Art of Leading Prayer, Kathleen Hughes identifies certain characteristics that should be addressed by…

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The Reason for the Season

I know this is a bit overdone, but I felt like overdoing it seeing so many “Reasons for the Season”‘s that forget we are sinners and Jesus came to us to save us from our sins. When we look at the child wrapped in swaddling clothes we should not forget Jesus wrapped in a shroud [...]

A Grisly Harvest In China

While leaders in the United States and Western Europe rightfully denounce human violations in the Middle East and Africa, they…

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Christmas On The Western Front

One hundred years ago, on Christmas Eve 1914, an incredible event took place on the Western Front in France during…

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Sacred Music Roundup

My Advent hymn listening is about to wind down as I start listening to Christmas carols on the 4th Sunday of Advent. Since traditional Christmas carols played a part in my conversion I am really looking forward to this. Listening to Advent music only for most of Advent is only a couple year tradition for [...]

God Continues To Send Us Messengers

In every political campaign there are some workers who receive little notice, but who have a very important job: advance…

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Book Review – Practical Theology

For some book reviews I am almost tempted just to mention that some author has a new book out and that should be sufficient to pique your interest. Case in point is Peter Kreeft’s new book Practical Theology: Spiritual Direction from St. Thomas Aquinas. This is an author always worth reading. Since he is also [...]

The Weekly Francis – Volume 82 – 15 December 2014

This version of The Weekly Francis covers material released in the last week from 20 November – 13 December 2014. The Weekly Francis is a compilation of the Holy Father’s writings, speeches, etc which I also post at Jimmy Akin’s The Weekly Francis. Jimmy Akin came up with this idea when he started “The Weekly Benedict” [...]

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