Five Lessons from St. Joseph

By Randy Hain, Integrated Catholic Life Saint Joseph was obedient.  Joseph was obedient to God’s Will throughout his life.  Joseph listened to the angel of the Lord explain the virgin birth in a dream and then took Mary as his wife (Matthew 1:20-24).  He was obedient...

Founder’s Day

On Founder’s Day this March 29th, we celebrate the anniversary of the Knights of Columbus. As we celebrate the legacy of Venerable Michael McGivney and the contributions of our brother Knights since 1882, we also prepare for an even greater future as we live out the...

Love and Responsibility

This month is Valentine’s Day which means love is in the air. But as anybody that is married knows, there is a lot more to love than a night out. It comes down to “dying to oneself” and serving another. Willing the good of the other. Below are some...

Life is a Gift

In January we take an extra look at the right to life. This is because of the anniversary of the Supreme Court Roe vs. Wade decision that legalized abortion in our country. The March for Life is held this month in Washington DC but also in other locations including...

Here Comes the King

As the church’s liturgical year comes to a close with the Solemnity of Christ the King, we “start over” with the anticipation of that same king’s birth (Advent). It seems a bit jolting to end with Christ standing before Pilate talking about...

Giving Thanks

1. “In all created things discern the providence and wisdom of God, and in all things give Him thanks.” – St. Teresa of Avila 2. “No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.” – St. Ambrose 3. “A man wanted to do evil, but first prayed as usual;...