Memorial of the Martyrdom of John the Baptist

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Salome Receiving the Head of St. John the Baptist For today’s memorial we recommend the painting “Salome Receiving the Head of St. John the Baptist” by Bernardo Luini. Our own Melissa Musick writes, “The story [of the beheading of John the Baptist] illustrates how sin begets sin. Unwilling to acknowledge her sin, Herodias demands, rather, that anyone who mentions her sin be silenced.” Read more after the jump:

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TCC Playlist: Another Saturday by Stuart Murdoch

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Belle and Sebastian

“You’ll be ready if you’ve listened to the voice heard in prayer.”

Stuart Murdoch, the lead singer and songwriter of Belle and Sebastian, doesn’t shy away from exploring religious themes in his songwriting. More about his Christian faith and listen to the track “Another Saturday” after the jump:

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Misc: The Women in My Parish Lift Me Up

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“We celebrate the birth of Mary in September. Mary became the house in which Jesus was sheltered.  I think of her when I walk into my parish and find the women who are waiting there for me. They guide me and they lift me up.  They are my sisters.” Read the rest of the article from our own Melissa Musick after the jump:

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Memorial of St. Monica

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For the feast of St. Monica we recommend this painting of her by John Nava. How wonderful that St. Monica’s feast falls the day before that of her son, St. Augustine. She goes before him in the calendar just as she went before him in faith. Monica is the patron of wives and victims of domestic violence. More from Melissa Musick after the jump:

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