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Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II: Ordinary: 1045 Proper of Seasons: 750 Psalter: Sunday, Week IV, 1490 Office of Readings for the 4th Sunday of Easter God, come to my assistance.— ... discuss

Timothy Egan. (Photo: Barry Wong.)The last few days, I’ve been focused on the hyperventilating by Catholic radical traditionalists over Amoris Laetitia, Pope Francis’ overlong summation of the wor ... discuss

This weekend’s Kindle deals include: The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert by Rosaria Butterfield ($0.99); The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones ($3.99); Depressi ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II: Page 1619 Liturgy of the Hours Vol. III: Page 1264 Christian Prayer: Page 1034 Night Prayer after Evening Prayer I in the Season of Easter God, come to ... discuss

Vatican City, Apr 15, 2016 / 04:35 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Friday encouraged Christians to embrace the humiliations that God allows in our lives to draw us closer to him and open our hear ... discuss

Maybe some of you will say to me, Saint Paul is often severe in his writings. How can I say he was spreading a message of love? My answer is this. God loves every one of us with a depth and intensity ... discuss

Tuptim and Topsy realize that their schedules don't allow time after class for a visit to the coffee shop or library to go over Chapter Three. Instead they decide to study the chapter intensively befo ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II: Ordinary: 1049 Proper of Seasons: 737 Psalter: Friday, Week III, 1458 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 689 Proper of Seasons: 491 Psalter: Friday, Week III, ... discuss

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The saint of the day for April 14 is St. Lidwina, also known as Lydwina of Shiedam, a Dutch mystic. St. Lidwina is the patron of skaters and against sickness. In modern times, she is believed to ... discuss

PRINCIPAL Education: Elementary, FT EmployeeSaint Peter Catholic Church (Point Pleasant Beach, NJ)Elementary/Middle School Principal Saint Peter Catholic School, a successful K through 8th grade schoo ... discuss

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Attorney: Ex-Saint Will Smith never brandished or fired gun found in his car after shooting. ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II: Ordinary: 1049 Proper of Seasons: 729 Psalter: Thursday, Week III, 1435 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 689 Proper of Seasons: 489 Psalter: Thursday, Week I ... discuss

Tuptim: More coffee, Tops? My treat.Topsy: Yes, thank you! I’ll have the usual – a small extra bold with a little cream.Tuptim: That’s the real stuff! I wonder what kind of coffee Cardinal Walte ... discuss

A New Dark Age of medical killing suicidal disabled, sick and Archbishop Richard Smithmentally ill Canadians draws near (June 6th 2016). Archbishop Richard Smith of the Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonto ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II: Ordinary: 1049 Proper of Seasons: 721 Psalter: Wednesday, Week III, 1420 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 689 Proper of Seasons: 486 Psalter: Wednesday, Week ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II: Ordinary: 1045 Proper of Seasons: 718 Psalter: Wednesday, Week III, 1415 Office of Readings for Wednesday in Week 3 of Easter God, come to my assistance ... discuss

Wednesday of the 3rd week of Eastertide, or Saint Martin I, Pope, Martyr ... discuss

The saint of the day for April 11 is St. Stanislaus, the Bishop of Cracow, and patron saint of Crakow and Poland. A champion of religious liberty and of the dignity of every human being, he vehemently ... discuss

On April 12, the Church commemorates the feast of St. Teresa of the Andes, a Discalced Carmelite mystic and the first Chilean to be beatified or canonized.  St. Teresa of the Andes is the patron ... discuss

On April 13, the Church commemorates Pope Saint Martin I. We know little of Saint Martin’s early life.  We do know that he was born in Umbria, Italy of a noble family. In his youth, he served a ... discuss

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The mainstream media tends to stereotype pro-lifers as conservative Christians and the right to life as a religious issue. While the pro-life movement has many Christians, it is growing increasingly d ... discuss

St. Christopher by Daniel MitsuiI've mentioned before how much I love Daniel Mitsui's art, especially when he does an Asian take on Catholic saints and topics. I especially appreciate his explanations ... discuss

The saint of the day for April 8 is St. Julie Billiart,  a French religious leader who founded, and was the first Superior General of, the Congregation of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur.  ... discuss

Saint John Baptist de la Salle, Priest ... discuss

Vasily Ivanovich Belavin, the future Saint Tikhon, was born on January 19, 1865 into the family of Ioann Belavin, a rural priest of the Toropetz district of the Pskov diocese. His childhood and adoles ... discuss

April 7 is the feast of St. John Baptist de la Salle, a French priest, and the and founder of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools. He is known for promoting and reforming Chris ... discuss

April 16 is the feast of St. Bernadette Soubirous, a mystic and visionary at Lourdes, France. St. Bernadette is the patron of: Lourdes, the poor, the sick, and people ridiculed for their pie ... discuss

Archbishop of Constantinople, was born in a village called "Divine" in the province of Phrygia. His father Alexander was a soldier, and his mother Synesia was the daughter of the priest Hesychius of A ... discuss

Just a quick blog post to celebrate the fact that my forever "man crush Monday"/saint crush Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati was born 115 years ago today. Though he had an very short time here on earth (he d ... discuss

6 April AD 1528 Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528), a native of Nuernberg, Germany, was one of the most learned of Renaissance artists and ranked among the great minds of Humanism. His paintings and woodcut ... discuss

On April 6, we celebrate the feast of St. William of Paris (also known as St. William of Eskilsoe, Saint William of Æbelholt, and St. William of the Paraclete). Known for his holiness and auster ... discuss

St. Jude, also called Thaddeus or "Courageous", is the author of the short epistle in the New Testament. He was the apostle who asked the Lord at the Last Supper why he had manifested himself only to ... discuss

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Forensic examination proves legend about Catholic saint to be TRUE! - Living Faith - Home & Family - News - Catholic Online div> ... discuss

Catholics celebrated the Feast of the Annunciation on Monday, when the Virgin Mary said “yes” to God and Christ was conceived in her womb through the power of the Holy Spirit. But at the Universit ... discuss

Tuesday of the 2nd week of Eastertide, or Saint Vincent Ferrer, Priest ... discuss

Forty six years before my birth in Brooklyn, my father was born in 1912 Dublin, Ireland.  He was the youngest of seven in a Catholic family.  After he died in 1984, all those siblings outli ... discuss

April 5 is the feast of St. Vincent Ferrer, a renowned Spanish Dominican missionary who converted thousands of Europeans to Catholicism. He is the patron saint of: builders, plumbers, and construction ... discuss

Human Life International has been blessed to work with and support many missionaries who spread the Gospel of Life to the far corners of the earth. True to the missionary tradition of the Church, we k ... discuss

LIVE-IN HOUSEMOTHER Other, FT EmployeeSaint Gianna's Maternity Home (Minto, ND)We are seeking a faith-filled woman to be one of three housemothers. Applicants must be committed to the teachings of th ... discuss

To understand why Catholics pray to Mary, you must first know that Catholics do not worship or adore Mary or the other Saints. We worship God alone. To pray to a Saint is to ask them to intercede on o ... discuss

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Vatican City, Apr 4, 2016 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- There are many things about Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta that could be called heroic – her tireless service to the world's most reject ... discuss

CAMPUS MINISTER Other, FT EmployeeSaint Josephs University (Philadelphia, PA)Position Summary: The Campus Minister will provide pastoral ministry to the Saint Joseph's University community with a part ... discuss

\"Being apostles of mercy means touching and soothing the wounds that today afflict the bodies and souls of many of our brothers and sisters.” “Curing these wounds, we profess Jesus, w ... discuss

(2016 - Superseded By the Annunciation of the BVM)Son of Severianus and Theodora, people known for their piety. Brother of Saint Fulgentius of Ecija, Saint Florentina of Cartagena, and Saint Leander o ... discuss

(My Mom, Marie Kelly, wrote this on November 19, 1995. She was a parishioner at Saint Vincent Ferrer Church in Madison Heights, Michigan.)"A Thanksgiving Poem for Someone Special: Our Father and Our F ... discuss

We call upon all people of good will to listen to the call of the Mother of God and to join with great love and devotion the defense of the civilization of life and love, which is under serious threat ... discuss

Fr. George RutlerIt was not enough for Professor Albert Einstein to tell the priest and physicist Father Georges Lemaître that his hypothesis of the Big Bang, which he called the “First Atomic Mome ... discuss

Today is known on the Christian calendar by at least six names.In the traditional Missale Romanum, it is referred to as “Dominica in albis octava Paschae” -- Sunday in White Within the Paschal Oct ... discuss

Birmingham, Ala., Apr 1, 2016 / 03:13 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Mother Angelica’s life must be viewed in reference to Jesus, the homilist at her funeral Mass said on Friday. “We cannot underst ... discuss

Eleven years ago today, Pope Saint John Paul II left this world into eternity.His last words have been reported by many, including:"Read me the Bible.""Let me go to the House of my Father.""Amen, Amen ... discuss

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By TITO EDWARDS | President Obama: Worried More About Climate Change Than I.S.I.S., May Pursue Climate Deniers – Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, Fr. Z's Blog Mercy Uber Alles? Saint Irenaeus Say ... discuss

This past February saw a parish in Seattle fall victim to a hate crime.At least that's what some would have you believe. Saint Patrick's Church, located north of downtown in the Portage Bay neighborho ... discuss

In 1997, where the relics of Blessed Faustina are kept, John Paul II addressed the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy with these words: \"At no time and in no historical period - especially at a moment ... discuss

PARIS (AP) — The Yves Saint Laurent fashion house has announced that designer Hedi Slimane is leaving and it's rethinking its "creative organization." ... discuss

1 April AD 1582? By most accounts, almost nothing stood out about young Fere. Indeed, the birth of this seventh son of one Septimus Filius is lost completely to history. Only apocryphal accounts rema ... discuss

lived during the thirteenth century, and was descended from the Kamska Bulgars and brought up as a Moslem. He was good and kindly towards the destitute, and when the Lord enlightened him with the ligh ... discuss

Was the most famous Bishop of Caithness and founder of Dornoch Cathedral.His name may suggest that he came from the semi-Gaelicized family of Flemish origin who were Lords of Duffus, and who during Gi ... discuss

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On Easter Sunday, March 27th, Mother Angelica passed from this world to the next.  Mother Angelica was a well known Catholic figure and the founder of EWTN.  Over the years on the air, Mothe ... discuss

Prayer to St. Faustina O Jesus, who filled Saint Faustina with profound veneration for the boundless mercy, deign, if it be, Your holy will, to grant me through her intercession, the grace for which I ... discuss

Duly Noted by George Handlery            Self Respect and Penance. In a recent posting, “Duly Noted” had asserted, that Europe is ambivalent about protecting its interests. That being ... discuss

April 1 is the feast of an obscure saint, whose life illustrates the power of forgiveness, healing, and redemption the Church provides. St. Mary of Egypt was a prostitute for 17 years before she chose ... discuss

\"...this Feast of Mercy, that Jesus was asking for, was really made to help poor sinners to come back into full union, with Christ and His Church.\" Robert R. Allard, DirectorApostles of Divine Mercy ... discuss

(Superseded by Holy Saturday)Venerable John Climacus of Sinai, Author of "the Ladder" Saint John of the Ladder is honored by Holy Church as a great ascetic and author of the renowned spiritual book ca ... discuss

Gutenberg’s directions for downloading their books to your device. Youtube video on downloading Gutenberg books from their website to your Kindle 3: Step by step directions for downloading Gute ... discuss

SAINT-DENIS, France (AP) — A calm atmosphere surrounded the Stade de France on Tuesday evening as France's soccer team returned to its national stadium for the first time since last November's attac ... discuss

I will not be using a Facebook anymore after the relic hunter and book writer was exposed of his modus operandi of luring young men as altar servers or followers of his "relic" ministry.I have verifie ... discuss

Credit: CNA, EWTNBy Jean M. HeimannI was both saddened and joyful when I learned of the death of Mother Angelica on Easter Sunday, March 27. What a beautiful bride of the Lord! She offered her entire ... discuss

When St. Gall, the companion of St. Columbanus, died in Switzerland in 640, a monastery was built over the place of his burial. This became the famous monastery of St. Gall, one of the most influentia ... discuss

It is with the deepest sadness that we note the passing of one of the greatest saints of our age, Mother Angelica.  Her impact on the Catholicism of our day will be seen as no less than the influ ... discuss

Over the weekend, a leading pro-life figure in Catholic media passed away. Mother Angelica, the founder of the Catholic television network Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), passed away on Easter ... discuss

From the Catholic HeraldMother Angelica: a far-sighted pioneer (CNS)The Poor Clare nun established EWTN in 1980 and saw it become the world's largest religious media networkMother Angelica, the founde ... discuss

A Pharisee in the Sanhedrin named Gamaliel, a teacher of the law, respected by all the people, stood up, ordered the men to be put outside for a short time, and said to them, “Fellow Israelites, ... discuss

(2016 - Superseded by Easter Sunday)During the Spanish-American War (1898), arising from a dispute over Cuba and Puerto Rico, the United States also acquired Guam and the Philippines. (For a brief not ... discuss

It was on an Easter Sunday,     and all in the morning,Our Savior arose,     and our heavenly King.The sun and the moon,     they both did r ... discuss

(in Irish - Aedh mac Carthin) was an early disciple and companion of Saint Patrick during the latter's missions into pagan territory. He is said to have been consecrated bishop of Clogher in Tyrone by ... discuss

CHANT COLLOQUIUM 2016 August 11-14, 2016Saint Augustine’s Seminary, Toronto The Gregorian Institute of Canada is pleased to announce its 11th Annual Colloquium, to be held at St. Augus ... discuss

Vatican City, Mar 24, 2016 / 07:48 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has named Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda as the new head of the Minneapolis-St. Paul archdiocese – a surprise move for the archb ... discuss

The Divine Mercy novena is prayed between Good Friday and the Sunday of Divine Mercy, which is the Sunday following Easter. Those praying the novena are to pray for the special intentions of each day ... discuss

25 March, New TestamentTransferred to 4 April AD 2016 NOTE: Regarding the transfer of this major feast, the Lutheran Service Book: Altar Book states on page 960, It is appropriate to observe this feas ... discuss

When the school board decides what to do I promise you the TEACHER will either be suspended, or FIRED, but in no way will they find fault with the kid who disrupted the teachers classroom. There’ ... discuss

I have written of my experience of Holy Week in the past. It will be different this time.After more than eight years as Senior Master of Ceremonies for the Traditional Latin Mass at the Church of Sain ... discuss

23 March AD 332 Christian pastor, evangelist, and bishop Gregory the Illuminator (or Enlightener; Armenian: Գրիգոր Լուսաւորիչ, transliterated Grigor Lusavorich) was born sometime betw ... discuss

After 30 years of performing abortions, The Women’s Pavilion in South Bend, Indiana closed its doors on Friday. A pro-abortion vigil was held Friday to protest the abortion clinic closing, despite t ... discuss

It was something of a quiet week for letters to the editor, and this despite writing an article on Roman Catholicism, typically rather a hot topic. Here are a few of the noteworthy letter ... discuss

also Sunday of the Passion20 March AD 2016 The Sunday before His crucifixion, our Lord Christ rode into Jerusalem on a donkey. Accompanied by His disciples, He heard the people crying, "Hosanna!" Thi ... discuss

As the strength of a house’s foundation is proven when the wind comes, so the strength of the church’s foundation is tested when sin and struggle arise (and they will arise). A body rooted in the ... discuss

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Saint Joseph's coach Phil Martelli will take the victory over Cincinnati. He just wishes it had ended a little differently. ... discuss

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — For most anyone outside of Philadelphia, Saint Joseph's DeAndre' Bembry is an unknown star even though he was the Atlantic 10 player of the year. ... discuss

Originally posted on March 19, 2015 with some new thoughts added.I took this picture of the sculpture of St. Joseph and the child Jesus at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels here in L.A. :)H ... discuss

Litany Of Saint Joseph Lord, have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us. God, the Father of Heaven, Have mercy on us. Go ... discuss

Giuseppe Maria Lo Spagnolo Crespi - Death of Saint Joseph [c.1712]Via Gandalf's GalleryThe season of Lent is interrupted by the Solemnity of Joseph, Husband of Mary. With the exception of Our Lady, th ... discuss

This is a "repost" from previous years for Holy Week. However, I need it every single year to keep in mind for my own preparation ... and so thought I'd share them with y'all as well.If I could be tru ... discuss

19 March, New Testament All that we know of Saint Joseph we learn from the first two chapters of Matthew and of Luke. Otherwise he is mentioned only in passing (see Luke 3:23; John 1:45; John 6:42) a ... discuss

As I was meditating on today's third Sorrowful Mystery (the Crowning with Thorns) I thought about how there is one change over the years that I'm not happy with: how I've lost the ability to turn the ... discuss

March 19 is the solemnity of St. Joseph, husband of the Virgin Mary, foster father of Jesus, and patron of the universal Church.  On May 31, we honor St. Joseph as the patron of workers.Most of t ... discuss

Why do the Irish so enjoy parades?  True, everybody loves a parade, and we’re blessed to have an abundance of them here in New York City, but nothing seems to rival the St. Patrick’s Day Par ... discuss

Today is March 17, St. Patrick's Day. Be blessed, safe, and happy however you are celebrating Ireland's patron saint.Saint Patrick's BreastplateChrist be with me, Christ within me,Christ behind me, Ch ... discuss

17 March AD 466 Pádraig (Patrick, Padraic), one of the best-known missionary saints, was born to a Christian family in southwest Britain around the year 389. While he was a teenager, raiders capture ... discuss

Today is the feast of St. Patrick, who was a missionary and bishop and is known as the "Apostle of Ireland." He is the patron saint of Ireland.St. Patrick was born in Wales about 385 AD. His given nam ... discuss

The Canticle of the Passion is a Dominican tradition with a long history.  The following passage recounts how after the first time St. Catherine experienced her mysterious ecstasy (which she did ... discuss

One major criticism of the Catholic Church from many non-Catholic Christians is that Catholic devotions such as the Rosary, novenas, or even the Stations of the Cross are just repetitive, shallow prac ... discuss

7 March AD 203 At the dawn of the Third Century, Roman emperor Septimus Severus banned conversions to Christianity. Among those disobeying that edict were Vibia Perpetua, a young noblewoman, and her ... discuss

"During the days of Lent let each one receive a book from the library, and read it through to the end" (Rule of St. Benedict CH. XLVIII)The monks of the order of St. Benedict have long required spirit ... discuss

1 March AD 601 Dewi Sant (also Degui or David), Bishop and Confessor and patron of Wales, is usually represented standing on a little hill, with a dove on his shoulder. From ancient times, the Welsh ... discuss

May all things be restored in Christ in a world that has forgotten Him, and even in a Church that undergoes its own Passion.  The only way to restore Order to society is to restore Christian Civi ... discuss

I have already posted about this yearly abuse of Sta. Cruz Church, an abuse meant to accommodate the pagan feast of the Chinese New Year.Now I can say that this is not a liturgical abuse but a clear m ... discuss

Double of the II Class (1955 Calendar): February 24th (February 25th in Leap Years)This is taken from the upcoming book by CatechismClass.com on the 12 Apostles:There is not a great deal known about S ... discuss

24 February, New Testament After the Ascension of Our Lord, Jesus' followers at Jerusalem chose Matthias to replace Judas: "And they cast lots for them, and the lot fell on Matthias, and he was numbe ... discuss

23 February AD 156 Born around AD 69, Saint Polycarp was a central figure in the early church. Said to be disciple of the holy evangelist and apostle Saint John, he provides a link between the first ... discuss

20 February AD 1620 In 1619, King Christian IV of Norway and Denmark sent the ships Enhiørningen and Lamprenen in search of the Northwest Passage to India. The crew of sixty-four Norwegians, Danes, ... discuss

ImageChef.comEarlier this month, my friend Tamara pointed me to Britt Echtenkamp's "What You Should Give Up for Lent, Based on Your Personality Type." It was a fun post, with a quick rundown ... discuss

15 February AD 1621, transferred to 17 February Lutheran musician, composer, and musicologist Michael Praetorius (Prätorius) was born in Kreuzburg, Thuringia to Pastor and Mrs. Michael Schultheis (o ... discuss

“Down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean, who is neither tarnished nor afraid. He is the hero; he is everything. He must be a complete man and a common man and yet an unusual m ... discuss

John M. Haas, Ph.D., S.T.L., K.M., PresidentNational Catholic Bioethics Center6399 Drexel RdPhiladelphia, PA 19151Dear Dr. Haas and associates, Though they continue to have Catholic sounding names, it ... discuss

15 February, New Testament Philemon was a prominent first-century Christian who owned a slave named Onesimus. While the name "Onesimus" means "useful," Onesimus proved himself "useless. (Philemon 11) ... discuss

Dear friends and benefactors of the Society of Saint Pius X in South Africa and beyond,Please find attached to this message the February issue of the Nova et Vetera. It will keep you informed as to ... discuss

Although not much of St. Valentine's life is reliably known, most scholars agreed that St. Valentine was martyred and then buried on the Via Flaminia to the north of Rome.The way he became the "saint ... discuss

14 February A.D. 270(?) Details of ancient Christianity are sketchy since for much of the Church's early years, it was a crime to be a Christian and records were hidden or kept purposely incomplete t ... discuss

It's a genuine privilege to be part of Our Sunday Visitor's blog tour for a new book from my friend, María Ruiz Scaperlanda. Here she is:Don't you want to sit down and have a cup of coffee with ... discuss

This is a novel. It is based on Saint Augustine's Confessions where he shares about his romance with the only woman that he ever loved. I have not read those writings myself. Suzanne M. Wolfe launc ... discuss

Danielle Bean has a new podcast! And I got to be a part of it!I'm excited for her, excited for you to listen, and I was excited for me because Danielle's a lot of fun to talk to. The only downside was ... discuss

Only seven NFP-only physicians - of any specialty - have been identified in the Philadelphia area: Eleanor Tiongson MD Specialty: Family Practice (Drexel Hill, PA)Monique Ruberu MD Specialty: GYN ONLY ... discuss

In Saint Pope John Paul II's quarter century of addresses to the Roman Rota (1979 - 2005), he seemed to evidence growing and grave concern about possible misuse of marriage tribunals, even focusing ... discuss

Young Catholics who want to study Liberal Arts in a faithfully Catholic context should consider applying to Newman College Ireland. Why?For a start, the President of Newman College (Professor Ciarán ... discuss

Sorry folks, my blogging partner and I have been away for a while. But this caught my attention today at the Silverstream Priory Blog Vultus Christi : On the need for more Irish canonisationsAn Initia ... discuss

VIDEO: A 2008 performance of "March of the Kings" ("Marche Des Rois") by Nowell Sing We Clear (Tony Barrand, Fred Breunig, Andy Davis and John Roberts) at Latchis Theater, Brattleboro, Vermont.+  ... discuss

"It was during the night of the Epiphany of Our Lord when men are wont most joyfully to recall the acts of Christ that she first saw the light in this mortal life”Tomorrow will mark the 604th annive ... discuss

“On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, twelve drummers drumming ...”It is ironic that the last day of Christmastide should be anti-clamatic, if only for the day itself. The hig ... discuss

“On the eleventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, eleven pipers piping ...”As the season of Christmastide comes to an end, life begins to turn to normal. The trees are taken down and are ... discuss

“On the tenth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, ten lords a-leaping ...”Today on the traditional Roman calendar, we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus, which was our topic yest ... discuss

“On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, eight maids a-milking ...”The world knows it as New Year's Day. Our holy Mother Church knows it by many names.First and foremost, it is th ... discuss

“On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, seven swans a-swimming ...”Allowing for corruptions evolving the text as described earlier, the "seven swans a-swimming" completes the fi ... discuss

“On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, six geese a-laying ...”Geese were among the first birds to be domesticated. As our ancestors made the transformation from hunting and gathe ... discuss

Fiorella Nash, a researcher and writer working for SPUC, has sent me her characteristically compelling and candid review of Chiara Corbella Petrillo: A Witness to Joy, published this year. Before read ... discuss

Christmas was on its way. Lovely, glorious, beautiful Christmas, upon which the entire kid year revolvedI really do love "A Christmas Story", about Ralphie, his love of Christmas and his earnest and d ... discuss

"In the crypt under the high altar lies the celebrated relic known as the Holy Crib. A statue of Pope Pius IX kneeling before the ancient wooden pieces of the manger serves as an example to the fai ... discuss

Thanks to our advanced technology, a group of scientists scanned the skull of St. Nicholas of Bari/MyraHe doesn't look like the jolly old fat guy we see every Christmas no?But the myth about Santa Cla ... discuss

Question: "I heard you mention a way to memorize the psalms with singing, and I wondered if you elaborate on that?"Singing is a very effective tool for memorization and instruction in general. I have ... discuss

I would like to plug a book of one of my former professors, Gregory Vall. I had been intending to write a brief review of this text since this past spring, when I had the unique privilege to study und ... discuss

The bedroom wall above my bed while growing up...nous sommes tous français aujourd'hui. Last night in Paris, France, and its suburb Saint-Denis, at lease 129 people were murdered and more than 350 ... discuss

                 Narthex window, Church on LythamToday we Christians celebrate and remember all the Saints who have gone ... discuss

Baby Baptisms from August to OctoberRelic of Saint John Bosco on August 16 (200th birthday of the Saint) Relics of Saint Therese of Lisieux and her parents, Saints Louis and Celia (Zeli ... discuss

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 will mark the 90th anniversary of the repose of our parish's patron saint, St. Jonah of Manchuria. On the eve, Monday, October 19th, at 6:30 p.m., we will have a Hierarchic ... discuss

Pope Francis visited the United States in late September (following a visit to the island nation of Cuba). Starting in Washington, DC, the Holy Father visited President Obama at the White House, canon ... discuss

A fight scene from "Deadwood"SourceI recently heard a priest describe the Catholic blogosphere as the Wild West where anything goes. Anyone who has watched "Deadwood" on HBO has a good idea of just h ... discuss

All week my enjoyment of the exuberant visit of Pope Francis was marred by arguments from faithful Catholics close to me who were angry at what he did or did not say or do. Accusations of socialism, m ... discuss

Do not accustom your mouth to coarse, foul language,
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Mark 9:14-23“Help my unbelief”September 13th, 2015“You know what your problem is?” Don't you just love it when a conversation starts that way?It's like, "put up your mental dukes" and get rea ... discuss

     A profound and humbling experience recently happened to me while praying at Planned Parenthood.       It was late Wednesday afternoon before closing o ... discuss

A few days ago I went to my bank and found a teller ready and waiting for me.  The sign at his station said “April.”  I said, “Are you April?” He answered “Yes.” ... discuss

8/29/15Your Excellency:With total compensation for top administrators at CHAUSA affiliates more closely rivaling professional athletes than nurses, there would seem to be minimal incentive to upset th ... discuss

SourceIn my days as a Catholic traditionalist, I truly believed that the traditionalist movement was the salvation of the Church.  Without traditionalists, the Church would surely be destroyed by ... discuss

Baby Baptisms.It is a great joy to baptize my nephew Picture with both my niece (baptized 3 years ago) and my nephewAnother 2 babies baptized on July 26 and August 2  ... discuss

Suffering, little sufferings, big sufferings – it makes us seek the light. In larger sufferings, we of course throw our hands up, hit our knees, and pray. We find ourselves lost for any control ... discuss

In other years, we would celebrate the feast of Saint Peter Julian Eymard today (August 2, 2015).In his honor, I cordially invite Roman Catholic priests especially, and anyone in love with the Blessed ... discuss

July 31st is the feast day of St. Ignatius of Loyola.  This Spanish saint is the patron of spiritual exercises,soldiers, and, of course, the Jesuits, the order which he founded.  He was a ma ... discuss

I have more thoughts from our morning sessions at the Pappas Patristic Institute that I wanted to write down concerning the Fathers' hermeneutics or interpretation of Scripture. One of the key passage ... discuss

Credit:  godofthunder85.comI spent several years among Catholics who consider themselves to be the "elite" of the Church. And in many ways they are correct.  They are the elite. They are, ... discuss

On July 17 on the Patheos blog Unfundamentalist Christians, a blog dedicated to repackaging Christianity for greater feminist and LGBT friendliness, guest contributor April Kelsey’s bio proclaims he ... discuss

St. Ann, my name saint, is also my patroness for the year 2015.  July 26th is her feast day, so today is the day to begin her novena.  Here is the novena prayer I am saying.Novena Prayer to ... discuss

I am finally back on the blog!  I have been so busy the past two years working hard to build content over at Catholic Sistas's Homeschooling Series that I had abandoned this blog.  Sorry abo ... discuss

If you look closely at the face of St. Joan of Arc in the statue above with the American flag you can see tears streaming down from her eye.  How appropriate considering the momentous events that ... discuss

Amy Bjornson Actress Portfolio Photography Session Amy contacted me about 6 months ago to help her work on her acting/model portfolio headshots and assorted images.  She has some great ideas of who s ... discuss

I LOVE Saint Thomas More. For many reasons, chiefly among them? He cracks me up. Do you know that, prior to being beheaded for treason, he carefully moved his beard from the block, gravely (but I'll b ... discuss

P.S. Wouldn't you agree that some written materials on "end of life" care, provided by "Catholic" hospitals in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, " are seriously deficient?  For example, neither Sa ... discuss

Okay, so right off the bat let me explain that I don't receive the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus Christ in my hand. But this isn't at all an argument about that. There are many, many people ... discuss

During Memorial Day weekend this year as we remember and honor all of our soldiers let us also remember that Saint Joan of Arc is the patron saint of soldiers for a very good reason. I can think of no ... discuss

Among all of the elements of devotion to The Divine Mercy requested by our Lord through Sr. Faustina, the Feast of Mercy holds first place. The Lord's will with regard to its establishment was already ... discuss

From today's Office of Readings. From the Catecheses by Saint John Chrysostom, bishop The power of Christ's bloodIf we wish to understand the power of Christ’s blood, we should go back to the anci ... discuss

Tonight, Lent comes to an end and the Triduum commencesSecond Reading from Today's Office of ReadingsFrom an Easter homily by Saint Melito of Sardis, bishopThe Lamb that was slain has delivered us fro ... discuss

If you were in similar shoes as mine, which, alas, were not in Rome yesterday, I hope you enjoyed watching EWTN's production of the Mass of canonization as much as I did. (I think there's still an opp ... discuss

Happy feast of St. Augustine to all. I just finished reading City of God this month. Here is a brief quote from it:"But that grief which arises in the hearts of the pious, who are persecuted by the ma ... discuss

“The next day the great crowd that had come to the festival heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, shouting, ‘Hosanna! Blessed is t ... discuss

Our trip to the Princeton University Art Museum.  Socrates (last seen publicly with Bill and Ted) The Woman Clothed with the SunSaint CeceliaStudy of a Dog, possibly 1860s ... discuss

On this Feast of St. Joseph, the name day of our dear Pope Benedict and the second anniversary of Pope Francis' inaugural Mass, I was delighted to find this sweet picture of the two popes (click the p ... discuss

Today is March 17, St. Patrick's Day. Be blessed, safe, and happy however you are celebrating Ireland's patron saint.Saint Patrick's BreastplateChrist be with me, Christ within me,Christ behind me, Ch ... discuss

Around 400 A.D., a 16 year old of Roman heritage was kidnapped and sold into slavery.  Though he escaped six years later, a love for the people of his captive land was planted in his heart.  ... discuss

Around 400 A.D., a 16 year old of Roman heritage was kidnapped and sold into slavery.  Though he escaped six years later, a love for the people of his captive land was planted in his heart.  ... discuss

Christina is a young lady who knows what she wants. You'll discover that if you dare to suggest a movie or song that she doesn't want  at that particular moment. You may see a DVD go sailing past ... discuss

At a time such as this when evil seems to be running rampant in our world there is no better hero of the faith than St Joan of Arc to provide an example of how to properly resist evil.  Born into ... discuss

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Repost of newspaper column #532 Complaints about people not knowing “the true meaning of Christmas” started this year in mid-October, as the first holiday advertising began. Most Christian ... discuss

There seem to be two camps when it comes to other people's opinion of those of us who foster children. Either they are fully supportive and paint you as a saint lavishing you with the praise you know ... discuss

~*A repost from 2011*~Remembering St. Lucy...with candlelight…with an orange cinnamon roll wreath and hot cocoa…with making paper dolls…with books…and with prayerSaint Lucy, thy beautiful name ... discuss

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Last week we commemorated the Dedication of St. John Lateran Basilica in Rome as a sign of our union with the Pope and of our gratitude for the papacy. On November 18, we will commemorate the dedicati ... discuss

In Fifth Grade, I lived in Heidelberg, Germany, and I attended an American school. At least once a week, we received instruction in German from a nice native speaker who patiently taught us number, c ... discuss

"Man is not perfectly happy, so long as something remains for him to desire and seek." ~ Saint Thomas AquinasThomas Aquinas knew what it meant to be happy. He knew that it meant to no longer be s ... discuss

November is dedicated to the Souls in Purgatory. In a special way, during the month we remember to pray for those who are not yet cleansed of all of temporal effects of sin. They need our prayers in o ... discuss

Back in 2010 I ordered a book from Tan Books entitled The 33 Doctors of the Church.* I got it because I was interested in finding out more about who those Doctors were, what they taught, & why they we ... discuss

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Tomorrow is the Feast of the Archangels, Michael, Gabriel and Raphael. This is the actual feast day of our parish. We are grateful to St. Michael for watching over each of us and over our church.St. ... discuss

Guest post By Megan HoytHello friends of Hildegard! Happy Feast Day! And when I say Feast Day, I don’t just mean a celebration of the life of St. Hildegard of Bingen. I also want to share some ... discuss




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