Topic: saint

There is in The Atlantic a wonderful piece ("A Most Unlikely Saint") about the effort to have G. K. Chesterton declared a saint. It begins:If the Catholic Church makes G. K. Chesterton a saint—as an ... discuss

Celebrating Teresa of Avila, a Prayerful Saint | Daily News | div> ... discuss

By JENNIFER SOKOL | In his apostolic exhortation Evangelii Nuntiandi, Pope Paul VI provided a role model for evangelization, writing, “Modern man listens more willingly to witnesses than t ... discuss

Vatican City, Mar 27, 2015 / 03:49 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- An informal announcement was made on Friday at the close of the Italian bishops conference's spring meeting in Rome revealing that Pope Francis ... discuss

(Superseded by Maundy Thursday)When St. Gall, the companion of St. Columbanus, died in Switzerland in 640, a monastery was built over the place of his burial.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. G ... discuss

THERAPIST Counseling, FT EmployeeSaint Luke Institute (Silver Spring, MD)We are a residential mental health care facility for Catholic priests, religious, and men and women in Silver Spring (www.sli.o ... discuss

Contact: Joseph P. Cullen, Senior Communications Specialist, Knights of Columbus, 203-800-4923MEDIA ADVISORY, March 27, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- WHAT: Veneration of the "Relics of the Passion," i ... discuss

By TITO EDWARDS | Unraveling The New York Time’s 'Unraveling the Church Ban on Gay Sex' by William M. Briggs of Statistician to the Stars - Pope Francis’ Evolving Curi ... discuss

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 note on the subsequent history of these ... discuss

The saint of the day for March 26th is St. Margaret Clitherow, patron of businesswomen, converts, and martyrs.Margaret was born in Middleton, England, in 1555, of protestant parents. An attractive wom ... 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.I think if we cou ... discuss

Austin Farrer. (Image source:, my friend Devin Rose, who works for Fr. Joseph Barron’s and runs St. Joseph’s Vanguard, posted this lengthy comment on his Facebook ... discuss

The following is a reflection by one of the siblings who attended  our recent weekend retreat. One note we would like to make knowing many siblings may read this is that God knew you too. While ... discuss

By TITO EDWARDS | Six Saints that Just Would Not Die via ChurchPOP - Sacrificing Priests on the Altar of Insurance – David A. Shaneyfelt & Joseph P. Maher, Homiletic  ... discuss

Vatican City, Mar 26, 2015 / 12:09 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican has released the schedule for Pope Francis' upcoming pilgrimage to Turin – home to what is believed to be the burial shroud of ... 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

Dear Community, This March 25th feast day, represents the symbolic interval of a full-term pregnancy, reminding us of the reality and dignity of human life from day one at the moment of conception. &# ... discuss

The truly great and humble Pope Benedict XVI is among the Church's greatest Popes and is the greatest theological mind the Church has produced in centuries.  His holy witness is appreciated even ... discuss

Brethren: Peace be with you. Today we observe the Annunciation of the Lord.From today’s Office of Readings A Reading From a letter by Saint Leo the Great, popeThe mystery of man's reconciliatio ... discuss

Vatican City, Mar 25, 2015 / 06:10 am (CNA/EWTN News).- During his weekly general audience Pope Francis spoke about the gift and call of the Christian family, and urged attendees to pray for the inten ... discuss

25 March, New Testament Luke 1:26-38 tells us how the angel Gabriel announced to Mary of Nazareth that she had been chosen to be the mother of the Christ and her response. Mary, a virgin pledged to m ... discuss

Joseph Meaney can identify to some degree with seminarians. Though the husband and father will not be entering the priesthood, he has been the last few years in Rome studying for a doctorate in bioeth ... discuss

So Thomas L. McDonald, the tech-and-history guru of God and the Machine, decided to post a couple of series based on Lifehacker's "How I Work", the other one being "How I Pray", featuring other blogge ... discuss

Vatican City, Mar 23, 2015 / 05:30 pm (CNA).- An international prayer vigil prepared by the Vatican will recognize the 20th anniversary of Evangelium Vitae, the encyclical of Saint John Paul II dedica ... discuss

Vatican City, Mar 23, 2015 / 03:22 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In a recent meeting with Japan's bishops, Pope Francis discussed how the country's brutal history of Christian persecution has given way to the ... discuss

By CNA/EWTN NEWS | ROME — While Pope Francis was giving some advice to the religious, priests and seminarians of Naples on Saturday, a miracle occurred: a vial of dried blood from a fourth ... discuss

VIDEO: Kampen Boys Choir, The Netherlands.+    +    +“JUDICA ME, DEUS, et discerne causam meam de gente non sancta: ab homine iniquo et doloso eripe me: quia ... discuss

This local story is only interesting in a national-media way when you recall how our national media are hypersensitive to art that Muslims find offensive. We know from experience that the liberal medi ... discuss

The saint of the day is Saint Turibius of Mongrovejo  also known as St. Toribio de Mogrovejo. Together with St. Rose of Lima, St. Turibius of Mongrovejo is the first known saint of the New World, ... discuss

Vatican City, Mar 22, 2015 / 10:39 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Sunday invited members of Rome's homeless community to join volunteers in handing out copies of the Gospel to pilgrims in Saint ... discuss

The latest issue of The Truth, the newsletter of Les Femmes, is not online at our website yet, but I thought I would post the lead article with footnotes for those concerned about the upcoming Ordinar ... 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

In his remarkably profound book, Lift Up You Heart, Bishop Fulton Sheen said, “The Cross is the most inescapable reality of life. If we will not accept it outside of ourselves, to pardon us and to h ... discuss

The façade must be maintained at all costs. You can never be allowed to see the man behind the curtain because once the light is shined on all this, it all comes tumbling down – immediately recogni ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Mar 21, 2015 / 01:24 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- While Pope Francis was giving some advice to the religious, priests and seminarians of Naples on Saturday, a miracle occurred: a vial of dried bl ... discuss

By Edward Pentin | The blood relic of San Gennaro, Naples' patron saint, liquefied in the presence of Pope Francis today, the first time the miracle has occurred in front of a Pontiff since ... 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

The saint of the day for March 21st is Saint Benedetta Cambiagio Frassinello (also known as St. Benedicta Cambiagio Frasinello).Benedetta Cambiagio Frassinello was born on October 2, 1791 in Lang ... discuss

PRINCIPAL Education: Elementary, FT EmployeeSt. Joseph the Protector School (Glenside, PA)Saint Joseph the Protector School, located in Glenside, Montgomery County, has an opening for a principal begi ... discuss

"Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of the rights and privileges of a Cardinal, expressed in canons 349, 353 and 356 of the Code of Canon Law, presented by His Eminence Cardinal Keith Michael P ... discuss

Mons. Michael O´Brien, ex cardenal de la Iglesia católica.Con un comunicado del decano del colegio de cardenales, Card. Angelo Sodano, la Santa Sede hacía público la mañana del viernes 20 de marz ... discuss

Vatican City, Mar 20, 2015 / 05:54 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a rare move, Pope Francis accepted the resignation of disgraced Scottish Cardinal Keith Patrick O'Brien from the rights and duties of a cardi ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Mar 20, 2015 / 02:06 am (CNA/EWTN News).- With this year marking the 750th anniversary of Dante Alighieri’s birth, the Vatican is taking a closer look the author of the Italian mast ... discuss

St. Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church The Holy Patriarch Saint Joseph was appointed by God to be the guardian and protector of Our Lord Jesus Christ. He is also a model for us of fatherhood and f ... 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

The Inaugural Mass of the Pontificate for Pope Francis took place on March 19, Saint Joseph's Day. Joseph is one of  Pope Francis' most beloved saints. He explained why during his trip to the Phi ... discuss

photo credit: Motty, Creative Commons Attribution LicenseI was just going to post something silly and run away, but then I felt guilty about having time for a joke and no time to honor St. Joseph ... discuss

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. :)Happy Solemnity of St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary. His f ... discuss

Pope Francis sent a message to the parish community of Saint John Bosco in Buenos Aires, which will be inaugurated this Sunday, March 22. It is the first slum parish, located in the Villa Miseria, ded ... 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

By Joseph Pronechen | March 19 is a cause for great joy on earth and in heaven, as the Church celebrates the feast of St. Joseph. One saint who never missed honoring St. Joseph on his feast day ... discuss

frozen embryos at riskOver 2 million IVF embryos killed since 1990 The number of embryos killed in the UK has increased almost every year since records began, now amounting to 170,000 a year, accordi ... discuss

Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mar 19, 2015 / 02:04 am (Aid to the Church in Need).- A bishop from the Democratic Republic of the Congo has condemned last month’s murder of one of his p ... discuss

Today 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 the ... 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

Litany Of Saint JosephLord, 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.God the Son, Redeemer ... discuss

By now, you have doubtless heard the story about how the Archdiocese of San Francisco, and particularly Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone are under fire for setting the sprinklers on the homeless in ord ... discuss

The saint of the day for March 18 is St. Cyril of Jerusalem, a fourth century theologian, bishop, and Doctor of the Church, whose writings remain significant as examples of the theology of the Church ... discuss

(c. 962–18 March 978) was king of England from 975 until he was murdered in 978. Edward is thought to have been the son of King Edgar and Æthelflæd. His succession to the throne was contested by s ... discuss

New York City, N.Y., Mar 17, 2015 / 04:31 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In the United States, St. Patrick’s Day marks opportunity to not only celebrate the heroic saint but also the achievements of the l ... discuss

Saint Patrick In Boston and New York, persons with same-sex inclinations representing gay activist groups are marching openly for the first time in Saint Patrick’s Day parades after years of lobbyi ... discuss

"If I am worthy, I am ready also to give up my life, without hesitation and most willingly, for his name. I want to spend myself in that country, even in death, if the Lord should grant me this favor. ... discuss

Today the Church celebrates the feast of Saint Patrick (387-493), the patron saint of Ireland. It is on the Emerald Isle that today is both a national and religious holiday. At one time, the bars woul ... discuss

Who was St. Patrick? 5 fast facts about the patron saint of Ireland | div> ... discuss

Many people don't seem to understand that St. Patrick was really British!- born and raised in Britain around 460 AD, kidnapped by raiders at the age of 16 and then taken to Ireland. There Patrick wo ... discuss

Reformation Heritage Books has their Reformed Historical Theological Studies series on sale at $4.99 each: The Marrow Controversy and Seceder Tradition; Teaching Predestination; Introduction t ... 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

Washington D.C., Mar 17, 2015 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Many know that Saint Patrick, bishop and missionary to Ireland, was once a slave – but few know of his heartfelt plea on behalf of girl ... discuss

Today is the feast of St. Patrick, who is known as the "Apostle of Ireland."St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, was born in Wales about 385 AD. His given name was Maewyn. Until he was 16, he con ... 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

Statue of St Patrick in Westport, County Mayo, IrelandApostle of Ireland, born at Kilpatrick, near Dumbarton, in Scotland, in the year 387; died at Saul, Downpatrick, Ireland, 17 March, 493. He had f ... discuss

was born about 390, in southwest Britain, somewhere between the Severn and the Clyde rivers, son of a deacon and grandson of a priest. When about sixteen years old, he was kidnapped by Irish pirates a ... discuss

Lahore, Pakistan, Mar 16, 2015 / 12:58 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Christians in Pakistan are grieving the loss of 15 people who were killed in suicide bomb attacks on two churches in Lahore on Sunday, and a ... discuss

Boston, Mass., Mar 16, 2015 / 01:58 pm (CNA).- The Massachusetts Knights of Columbus withdrew from the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Boston on Sunday, saying that their motives for participating i ... discuss

Text: Numbers 21:4-9 and John 3:14-21Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.You have been bitten in the leg.  The fangs have punctured your skin.  The ven ... discuss

St. Catherine of SienaCredit:  www.discerninghearts.comI recently did a post on traditional Catholics and the emphasis they place on external worship, citing the fact that this can be a very dang ... discuss

was born on Cyprus. He was one of the seventy chosen by Christ and sent out to preach (Luke 10:1). He and his brother, the holy Apostle Barnabas of the Seventy, accompanied the holy Apostle Paul on hi ... discuss

AP SUBSTITUTE CALCULUS TEACHER Education: Middle/High School, FT EmployeeMount Saint Joseph Academy (Flourtown, PA)Mount Saint Joseph Academy, Flourtown, PA, a sponsored work of the Sisters of Saint J ... discuss

Image source: Reading: 2 Chronicles 36:14-16,19-23Responsorial: Psalm 137:1-6Second Reading: Ephesians 2:4-10Gospel: John 3:14-21The first reading recalls the fall of the k ... discuss

Centurion at Calvary (Gaius or Lucius Cassius called "Longinus" by tradition.) In the Gospel of St. Luke beginning in the 15th Chapter and the 39th Verse it is written, "So when the centurion saw that ... discuss

Vatican City, Mar 13, 2015 / 04:31 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The infant moments of Francis’ papacy deeply signified what his future mission would be like, reflected Catholics who were present for his ... discuss

by Judy Brown, American Life League: St. Patrick’s Day is only a few days away. Traditionally it has been a day when all Catholics have joined in the celebration of this great saint. This year, h ... discuss

Daughter of Count Dietrich of Westphalia and Reinhild of Denmark; she was raised by her grandmother, abbess of the Eufurt. In 913, Matilda left the abbey, and married King Henry the Fowler of Saxony ( ... discuss

1. The saint of the day for March 13 is St. Euphrasia.Saint Euphrasia (382-412), born in Constantinople, was the daughter of Antigonus, senator of Constantinople and related to Roman Emperor Theodosiu ... discuss

Great Statement! Thank you to Bishop Francis DiLorenzo and Bishop Paul Loverde.Joint Statement on the Norfolk St. Patrick’s Day Parade2015-03-11 From Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo, Bishop of the ... discuss

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 Celebrating abortionists who “enjoy their work”: some thoughts on the “National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers” By Da ... discuss

Seattle, Wash., Mar 12, 2015 / 02:31 am (CNA).- Dan Savage coordinates an annual pornography festival. He has made obscene tirades about Pope Benedict XVI, denigrated the practice of monogamy, insulte ... discuss

Today's saint is a great inspiration for those who suffer from poverty and illness, especially young people. She is the patron of the disabled and those who are physically challenged.Seraphina was bor ... discuss

2015 Zion Lutheran Lent SeriesGod's Ten Word's - For YouPart 4 of 6 Text: Exodus 20:1-17 and Matthew 5:21-26Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. Tonigh ... discuss

Without warning, we here at man with black hat went on hiatus, for reasons to be explained herein. So much has happened in the Church and in the world during this time, much of which in the former rea ... discuss

ADJUNCT PROFESSOR OF ACCOUNTING, SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS Education: University/College, PT TempSaint Mary's College of California (Moraga, CA)Saint Mary's College of California Adjunct Professor of Accou ... discuss

Father Dan BeemanKudos to Father Dan Beeman, Pastor of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Norfolk, Virginia, for his courageous and principled stand against a local Knights of Columbus Council that has o ... discuss

Release by Voice of the Family:Cardinal calls for saint-like love in defence of marriage9 March 2015: A prominent Cardinal of the Catholic Church has called for Catholics to imitate the Christian mar ... discuss

Mar 11 - Homily: Little Commandments To be a saint we must follow all the Commandments, not disregarding some as little and insignificant. Strive to be diligent about the smallest detail, while usi ... discuss

Son of a senatorial family from Cordoba, Spain. Well educated. Priest.Head of an ecclesiastical school. Worked to comfort and support Christian martyrs and their survivors during Islamic persecutions ... discuss

The saint of the day for March 11 is St. Teresa Margaret Redi of the Sacred Heart (1747 - 1770), a Discalced Carmelite nun and mystic, who spread love for Jesus and devotion to the Sacred Heart in a q ... discuss

PRESIDENT - DEAN OF THE COLLEGE OF NURSING Education: University/College, FT EmployeeSaint Anthony College of Nursing (Rockford, IL)Saint Anthony College of Nursing is accepting nominations and applic ... discuss

I visit Lauren Hill’s Facebook page less often than I should. I have three adult daughters of my own and if they were to face a terminal illness, no father could wish for greater courage than Lauren ... discuss

Here is a translation of the various meetings Pope Francis had with groups in the Roman parish of Mary, Mother of the Redeemer in Tor Bella Monaca on Sunday.  * * * MEETING WITH THE SICK IN T ... discuss

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Rome, Italy, Mar 10, 2015 / 07:45 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis gave a recent interview with an Argentinian shanty town's community paper, where he touched on how he feels about ISIS threats and j ... discuss

Lately there has been much discussion regarding the death penalty due to the “Capital punishment must end” editorial of America, National Catholic Register, National Catholic Reporter, and ... discuss

A raíz de la publicación de un libro en el que se comenta la obra más famosa del no menos célebre escritor francés Saint-Exupéry (Il Piccolo Principe commentato con la Bibbia, Milano, Àncora, 2 ... discuss

VICE PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMICS Education: University/College, FT EmployeeArchdiocese of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA)Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary Job Title: Vice President for Academics Saint Cha ... discuss

On Saturday, Pope Francis met in Saint Peter’s Square with the Communion and Liberation movement, on the 60thanniversary of the birth of the Movement and the 10thanniversary of the death of its ... discuss

Pretty shocking! But not surprising considering the number of pro-abortion Democrat knights in the state legislature. (It was knights in the legislature who enabled same sex "marriage" in Massachusett ... discuss

O God, who have given to us in Saint Frances of Rome a singular model of both married and monastic life, grant us perseverance in your service, that in every circumstance of life we may see and follow ... discuss

St. Frances of Rome (1384 - 1440) was born to wealthy parents, her mother a pious woman and her father, a strong willed man.  At the young age of 11 she wished to join religious life but her fath ... discuss

The saint of the day for March 9th is St. Frances of Rome, one of the great mystics of the 15th century.She was born in Rome to a noble family in 1384 and died in Rome on March 9, 1440. She desired to ... discuss

By Mitchell Kalpakgian, Ph.D. “Wives, be subject to your husbands, as to the Lord.” “Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church . . .” St. Paul’s famous passage on marriage in ... discuss

(Greek: Άγιος Γρηγόριος Νύσσης; Latin: Gregorius Nyssenus; Arabic: غريغوريوس النيصي)(c 335 – after 394) was a Christian bishop and saint. He was a younger brother ... 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

Denver, Colo., Mar 7, 2015 / 06:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- For Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver, the biggest challenges to priestly formation today can be overcome through divine friendship with Christ ... discuss

(also Thomas of Aquin or Aquino; born ca. 1225; died 7 March 1274) was a priest in the Dominican Order from Italy, and an immensely influential philosopher and theologian in the tradition of scholasti ... discuss

Gove. McAuliffe officiating at lesbian "wedding."A traitor!And that's what an entire council of the Knights of Columbus are. Traitors...Judases, in fact, since the one they are betraying is Jesus Chri ... discuss

By EMILY STIMPSON | Jesus did it. The apostles and early Christians did it. The Fathers and doctors of the Church and most every saint you can think of — from Anthony and Augustine to Tere ... discuss

...not to mention more faith.Immaculate Heart of Mary School in Still River, will not participate in the St. Patrick's Day parade this year. Bystanders won't see their float or hear their marching ban ... discuss

1. Saint of the day - Today we celebrate the feast of St. Colette of Corbie, founder of the Poor Clare Colettines, the patron saint of expectant mothers and unborn babies, of  childless couples w ... discuss

He is known, in Durham, as Balther or Baltherus) was an Anglo-Saxon hermit and abbot, resident in East Lothian during the 8th century.Baldred is said to have come from the diocese of Lindisfarne, and ... discuss

New York City, N.Y., Mar 5, 2015 / 03:24 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Cardinal Edward Egan, a former Archbishop of New York who shepherded the city in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, died Thursday ... discuss

The saint of the day for March 5 is St. John Joseph of the Cross, a Franciscan priest who practiced self-denial in order to grow in the virtue of charity.Saint John Joseph of the Cross was born on the ... discuss

Piran’s family origins are obscure; tradition says he came from Ireland. Spent his youth in south Wales where he founded a church in Cardiff. Received religious schooling at the monastery of Saint C ... discuss

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS Marketing/Advertising, FT EmployeeMount Saint Joseph Academy (Flourtown, PA)Director of Marketing and Communications The Director of Marketing and Communicati ... discuss

/Credit:"Jesus is God, therefore His love, His Thirst, is infinite. He the creator of the universe,asked for the love of His creatures.He thirst for our love… These words:‘I Thir ... discuss

The saint of the day for March 4 is St. Casimir of Poland, a prince whose life of service to God has made him a patron saint of Poland, Lithuania, and young people. He is also the patron saint of bach ... discuss

Missionary bishop on the isle of May in the Firth of Forth off the western coast of Britain. May have evangelized in Ireland. May have been bishop of Saint Andrews; records are unclear. Leader of a gr ... discuss

When Pope Francis says to look to the periphery, boy he ain't kidding!When I heard St. Gregory of Narek had become a Doctor of the Church, I, and probably the rest of the world's laymen cried 'who the ... discuss

Cardinal Angelo Amato, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, informed recently that the parents of Saint Therese of Lisieux – Louis and Zelie Martin --, will be canonized this Oc ... discuss

                     Katharine Drexel at 16                             &nb ... discuss

By Mark S. Latkovic, S.T.D. This is the 50th anniversary of a remarkable book. And chances are you have never heard of it, much less read it. But it is one of the most important books in ethics/practi ... discuss

Tim Rubbelke is a PhD Candidate at the Saint Louis University Albert Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics. This essay was chosen as a finalist for the 2014-2015 Daniel Callahan Young Writer’s Prize. ... discuss

HB 1021 and SB 676 are bills proposed in the Maryland General Assembly this session that would legalize physician-assisted suicide, which was previously outlawed in 1999. Via Maryland Against Physicia ... 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

Text: Mark 8:27-38Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.  Amen.In today’s Gospel Reading we hear that the Apostle Peter certainly did not like the idea of the cro ... discuss

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Wichita, KansasWelcome to Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival! We are a group of Catholic bloggers who gather weekly to share our best posts with each other. Be ... discuss

On Dec. 18, the New Brunswick legislature did not debate a motion put forward by Progressive Conservative MLA and status of women critic Dorothy Shephard (Saint John Lancaster), calling on the govern ... 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

(c. 500–589) (known in Welsh as Dewi Sant) was a church official, later regarded as a saint and as the patron saint of Wales. David contrasts with the other national patron saints of the British Isl ... discuss

PAYROLL CLERK Accounting/Finance, PT EmployeeSaint Veronica Catholic Church and School (Chantilly, VA)St. Veronica Catholic Church and School located in Chantilly, Virginia is seeking a part-time (4 h ... discuss

GENERAL CLASSICIST Education: University/College, PT EmployeeArchdiocese of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA)Established in 1832, Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary- a free standing seminary of the Catholi ... discuss

SAINT FRANCES CABRINI SCHOOL PRINCIPAL Education: Elementary, FT EmployeeSaint Frances Cabrini Parish (West Bend, WI)Saint Frances Cabrini Catholic School located in West Bend, Wisconsin is seeking a ... discuss

Vatican City, Feb 27, 2015 / 04:24 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- While Pope Francis has altered the custom of his predecessors by leaving the Vatican for his yearly Lenten retreat, one priest tells CNA the pon ... discuss

This is a question that most priests get asked on a somewhat regular basis.  The answer is not a simple one, so I hope you'll allow me a few paragraphs to respond.1) Everyone knows that the answe ... discuss

(died 29 February 992) was Archbishop of York from 972 to his death in 992. He was of Danish ancestry, but brought up by his uncle, Oda who sent him to France to the abbey of Fleury to become a monk. ... discuss

Many communities around the world are turning to HLI’s pro-life missionaries – women and men with significant experience in developing strategies to confront the Culture of Death and laying the gr ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Feb 27, 2015 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Fallen away Catholics are being invited to “come home” this Lent through a worldwide initiative led by Pope Francis, which points to ... 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

I. What I am currently reading for Lent:1. Thirsting for Prayer -- Jacques Philippe2. The Magnificat Lenten Companion3. The Word Among UsII. Best Catholic Books for Lent 2015III. Best Catholic Films f ... discuss

Back in 2005, I posted 40 Ways to Improve Your Lenten Experience from Karen Marie 's Blog at From the Anchor Hold. She posted it on February 26, 2006 from the Catholic Herald. I'm dividing i ... discuss

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Cesare “Cece” Cicconi died. He was the first disabled person that Pope Francis kissed during his first public appearance in Saint Peter’s Square on March 19, 2013. The news was repor ... discuss

Today is the feast of St. Paula Montal Fornés (1799 - 1889), foundress of the Daughters of Mary, Sisters of Pious Schools.Paula was born in a small seaside village near Barcelona, Spain in 1799 to Ra ... discuss

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Thomas Merton was not perfect, and he might not have been a saint. But he was indeed a master of the spiritual life, and his life and work had a profound effect on me and an army of others around the ... 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

It seems that one of the biggest events in confirmation preparation in this country is the letters of support to be given to the confirmation candidates during their mandatory retreats.I have three su ... 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

Polycarp is one of my favorite saints because he is such a good example of a complete life in Christ. I love the fact that he was a student of St. John the beloved apostle. My third son Noah chose St. ... discuss

First Reading: Genesis 9:8-15Psalm 25:4-6,7-9Second Reading: 1 Peter 3:18-22Gospel: Mark 1:12-15In the first reading, God makes a covenant with every mortal being on earth through Noah: “Never again ... 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

One of the best decisions of my life was to become a Secular Franciscan. Perhaps others feel this call from God.  Here are some guidelines form the National Fraternity about the process.The proce ... discuss

Tomorrow is the start of Lent - Ash Wednesday! In my home we will finally unplug the lighted tree out front and some Christmas lights I have left over the mantel. We will take down the corn stalks I ... 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

We often think that ignorance is a lack of knowledge, education or social training. But if ignorance is not knowing, then not knowing God is the greatest human ignorance. I want to address ignorance i ... 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

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

13 February, New Testament Aquila and his wife Priscilla (Prisca) were Jewish contemporaries of Saint Paul. They traveled widely, perhaps in part for business reasons but later certainly because of u ... discuss

10 February, New Testament Saint Paul chose Silas, a leader in the church at Jerusalem, to accompany him on his second missionary journey from Antioch to Asia Minor and Macedonia (Acts 15:40). Silas, ... discuss

RORATE EXCLUSIVE: Open letter by Archbishop on the crisis in the ChurchFull text also on their site.  (they say it can be posted or linked to , so I am given the devastating contents)'It is ... discuss

Guess what? You've just been prayed for (by me) and blessed by God!How did this happen?Simple. Once you understand — or probably better worded — once you believe — that God can and does do ... discuss

Ano ito?  Vestal ladies? Eh ito? And blue cassocks!Si Saint John Bosco, ginawang Blessed Sacrament. Incensation while the thurifer is walking backwards. Ano ito? ... discuss

The British (or Scotus) prince Saint Eingan or Eneon Bhrenin, left Cumberland for Wales, where he built a chruch ended his days as a hermit at Llanengan near Bangor. He is said to have been a son of t ... discuss

Fetal feticide and selective abortions on the decline in Nepal after Indian Supreme Court bans ads for sex-selection abortions on Google and other sites.How much does it cost to canonize a saint? Abou ... discuss

Vatican City, Feb 8, 2015 / 10:37 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis marked the Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking by calling on governments to remove this “shameful wound̶ ... discuss

In the biographies of the saints called the Acta Sanctorum which were preserved at the Abbey of Fécamp in Normandy it is said that he was born about 681 A.D., either in Devon or Cornwall, or more pro ... discuss

Last night I was meditating on the presence of God, practicing something new to me, the Daily Examen, started 500 years ago by the Catholic saint, Ignatius Loyola. It is prayer and meditation com ... discuss

I was saddened when I read something from a very good friend of mine:"May they burn in Hell!"He's a Muslim.Is that what he really wants? For people to burn in Hell?"Oh, but he's a Muslim!" you sayYes, ... discuss

Saint Agatha is one of the early church martyrs. The governor of Sicily wanted to have her although it is unclear to me from all of the different accounts whether he thought he was in love with her o ... discuss

5 February, Old Testament Jacob was the third of the three great Hebrews given the title of patriarch, following his grandfather Abraham and his father Isaac. Jacob was the younger of the twin sons o ... discuss

The cause of Archbishop Oscar Romero took a rather interesting twist.  Not the cause itself, but who really worked to fast-track the cause of the murdered Salvadoran archbishop.Here is what he s ... discuss

via Medieval Saints yahoo Group:St. Blaise has achieved perennial popularity in both the East of his origin (hewas bishop of Sebastea in Armenia) and in the West. However, like many anotherfavored sai ... discuss

Dr. George Demacopoulos of Fordham University recently posted an article entitled "Orthodox Fundamentalists," on the Greek Archdiocese's website. There are a number of problems with it that I think ne ... discuss

and the Purification of Mary2 February, New Testament The Presentation of Our Lord at the Temple, one of the Christological feasts of the Christian Church, is Scripture's final infancy narrative conc ... discuss

Join the other Quicktakers at This Ain't the Lyceum.1.  The HSLDA is having an art contest and entries had to be post marked by February 1.  The theme was A time to be born, and a time ... discuss

"Try very hard, young men, to imitate Jesus in His obedience. He should be your only model in this."- Don BoscoWhen I talk to my kids about the saints, I try to put them into historical perspective. ... discuss

Today, the reformed Roman calendar celebrates the feast of St Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274), Father and Doctor of the Western Church. Known in particular as “Doctor Angelicus” (“the Angelic Doctor ... discuss

26 January AD 1915; transferred to 28 January* Matthias Loy (1828-1915) was born on 17 March to Matthias and Christina Loy, a pair of German immigrants. The family lived in near-poverty in Cumberland ... discuss

27 January AD 407 Saint John Chrysostom, Preacher, Bishop, and Theologian, was called Chrysostom (Greek for"golden-mouthed") by his hearers. He was a dominant force in the fourth-century Christian chu ... discuss

Today I drove to the Cathedral in downtown L.A. It may not seem like a big deal to most of you but when you've had anxiety/panic disorder for half of your life, it's a huge deal. It took me quite a wh ... discuss

Epiphany 3b, (January 25, 2015) Holy Cross Lutheran Church Rocklin, California Rev. Todd A. Peperkorn
(Mark 1:14–20)
 TITLE: “Follow” Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the L ... discuss

Corrían los primeros días del mes de octubre de 2008 cuando el tema fue tocado en el sínodo de los obispos que por entonces abordaba el tema de la Palabra de Dios: «a pesar de la renovación de qu ... discuss

This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?” (Acts 9: ... discuss

Thanks to the Catholic supersite New Advent, you can now read an exclusive excerpt of my newly revised and updated Thrill of the Chaste (Catholic Edition). It begins:My friend Father Augustine Wetta, ... discuss

From the Funeral Sermon on Henry VII.FORASMUCH as this honourable audience now is here assembled to prosecute the funeral observances and ceremonies about this most noble prince late our king and sove ... discuss

24 January, New Testament Today we commemorate Saint Timothy, Pastor and Confessor. The festival days for Pastors Timothy and Titus are set on either side of the day marking Saint Paul's conversion. ... discuss

Today, the Church celebrates the Feast of Saint Agnes, a virgin and martyr of the early persecutions.She was put to death after refusing both a marriage proposal from a prominent Roman family (having ... discuss

PRAYERS FOR THE CHURCH UNITY OCTAVEJanuary 18 through 25 Official Octave Prayer (to be recited daily)ANTIPHON: That they all may be one, as Thou, Father, in Me and I in Thee; that they also maybe one ... discuss

In light of this week's March for Life in Washington D.C. I give you the following joke:Last Saturday afternoon, in Washington, D.C., an aide to Nancy Pelosi visited the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese ... discuss

For information on today's feast, besides these Proper Prayers, please click here.INTROIT Behold, the Lord, the Ruler, is come. He has dominion over all, and in His hand is power and might. Ps. 71:2. ... discuss




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