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5 things the Catholic woman should keep in her purse

A woman's purse could be her own personal treasure chest or rescue kit. Women are notorious for carrying basically anything and everything in their purse... but what should a Catholic woman always keep in her purse?

Pope Francis Reaffirms Stance Against Ordained Female Diaconate

Pope Francis has once again reaffirmed his steadfast opposition to an ordained female diaconate, maintaining a consistent stance that women should not become clergy within the Roman Catholic Church. This reiteration came during an interview with CBS News anchor Norah O'Donnell on the network's flagship magazine program, "60 Minutes."

Pope Francis Reaffirms Stance Against Ordained Female Diaconate

Pope Francis has once again reaffirmed his steadfast opposition to an ordained female diaconate, maintaining a consistent stance that women should not become clergy within the Roman Catholic Church. This reiteration came during an interview with CBS News anchor Norah O'Donnell on the network's flagship magazine program, "60 Minutes."

5 things the Catholic woman should keep in her purse

A woman's purse could be her own personal treasure chest or rescue kit. Women are notorious for carrying basically anything and everything in their purse... but what should a Catholic woman always keep in her purse?

Extending Christ’s Kindness

Kindness or revenge? Isaiah had just been hit in the head by a wild pitch during a Little League regional championship baseball game. He dropped to the ground holding his head, though thankfully his helmet protected him from serious injury. As play resumed, Isaiah noticed the pitcher was visibly shaken by his unintentional error. In that moment, Isaiah did something so extraordinary that the video of his response went viral. He walked over to the pitcher, gave him a comforting hug, and made sure the pitcher knew he was all right.

In a situation that normally would have resulted in a brawl, Isaiah chose kindness.

In the Old Testament, we see Esau make a similar, though far more difficult, choice to abandon any long-harbored plans for revenge against his deceiving twin brother Jacob. As Jacob returned home after twenty years in exile, Esau choose kindness and forgiveness instead of vengeance for the ways Jacob had wronged him. When Esau saw Jacob, he “ran to meet Jacob and embraced him” (Genesis 33:4). Esau accepted Jacob’s apology and let him know he was all right (v. 9).

When someone demonstrates remorse for wrongs committed against us, we have a choice: kindness or revenge. Choosing to embrace them in kindness follows Jesus’ example (Romans 5:8) and is a pathway toward reconciliation.

Pope Francis Grants Interview to 60 Minutes

Pope Francis recently sat down for an interview with Norah O'Donell of 60 Minutes. In the interview that follows, O' Donell explored some of the statements the Holy Father has made that are understood by some to be controversial. The relevant portions of the interview are repeated here, unedited, so readers may consider the responses for themselves. It should be understood that there appears to be confusion over the Pope's words and teachings, as well as the teachings of the Church and the ...

St. Bernardine of Siena: Saint of the Day for Monday, May 20, 2024

In the year 1400, a young man came to the door of the largest hospital in Siena. A plague was raging through the city so horrible that as many as twenty people died each day just in the hospital alone. And many of the people who died were those who were needed to tend the ill. It was a desperate situation -- more and more people were falling ill and fewer and fewer people were there to help them. The twenty-year-old man who stood there had not come because he was ill but because he wanted ...

Finding Patience in God's Word: 5 Biblical Reminders for When Impatience Strikes

In a world characterized by instant gratification and fast-paced living, patience often seems like a virtue from a bygone era. However, the Bible offers timeless wisdom on the importance of patience, especially when we find ourselves overwhelmed by impatience. Here are five biblical reminders to help us cultivate patience in our lives.

Pope Francis Grants Interview to 60 Minutes

Pope Francis recently sat down for an interview with Norah O'Donell of 60 Minutes. In the interview that follows, O' Donell explored some of the statements the Holy Father has made that are understood by some to be controversial. The relevant portions of the interview are repeated here, unedited, so readers may consider the responses for themselves. It should be understood that there appears to be confusion over the Pope's words and teachings, as well as the teachings of the Church and the ...

Finding Patience in God's Word: 5 Biblical Reminders for When Impatience Strikes

In a world characterized by instant gratification and fast-paced living, patience often seems like a virtue from a bygone era. However, the Bible offers timeless wisdom on the importance of patience, especially when we find ourselves overwhelmed by impatience. Here are five biblical reminders to help us cultivate patience in our lives.