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The Friday Link Fry – The Epiphany edition

The Epiphany of the Lord Lectionary: 20 (Sunday Mass Readings USCCB) (Audio)

The Epiphany of the Lord—Sunday, January 8, 2012 (Scripture Speaks)

More reason to celebrate on the feast of the Epiphany (salt + light)

Blessing of the Home on Epiphany (Catholic Culture)

January 6 - St. André Bessette (American Catholic Saint of the Day)

Brother André: Montreal’s Porter and Heaven’s Gatekeeper – A Reflection on St. André of Montreal (salt + light) The Birth of Jesus, revealed to St. Bridget and What does IHS stand for? The meaning of the Holy Name of Jesus are both from Fr. Ryan Erlenbush at (TNTM)

Pope Stresses Importance of Education at Start of New Year (Zenit)

Mary's Part In Salvation History Fr. John Ehrich (MP3 at

Onward Catholic Soldiers: The Catholic Church during the American Civil War (Acton Institute)

90% Of Life Is Not Dropping Out (The American Scene, after the Iowa caucus)

Reviewing "The Father's Tale" by Michael O'Brien (Happy Catholic)

Washington Post Editorial on Converting to Catholicism (The sacred Page links to the Washington Post)

Choose a Patron Saint for the New Year (Catholic Icing)

( offers a tongue-in-cheek challenge in It's Time To Get Rid of the Marriage Vows

Nobody takes their wedding vows seriously anymore.

With the divorce rate what it is, I don’t think anyone is too surprised by my conclusion, but this thought led me to asking a question: Why do we even make these promises when it seems like it’s become such a big joke to everyone? If we’re not going to keep this covenant we’re making with each other, what’s the point?

You Whiny Sniveling Little Atheists Are Pathetic! (Catholic Lane via The Curt Jester)

You whiny, sniveling, little, pusillanimous cowards. You have the audacity to tell us Christians that we are “weak” and that our religion is a “crutch.” You are supposed to be so “courageous”, venturing forth boldly into the existential mystery of being alone, facing with stoicism the nothingness that awaits you at death, priding yourself on your realism and self-reliance. You are a bunch of feeble fakers.

Yes, you are outsiders. Go start your own damn country.

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