Topic: saint

Tax dollars are being sent to locations that house Planned Parenthood abortion facilities under the federal family planning program known as Title X. Under the guise of simply providing health care, P ... discuss

El abrazo de San Joaquin y Santa Ana ante la puerta dorada July 26 is the memorial of Saints Joachim and Anne, the parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the grandparents of Jesus. Tradition has it t ... discuss

O Holy Saint Anne, you were especially favored by God to be the mother of the most Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of our Savior. By your powerful intercession in union with your most pure daughter an ... discuss

The medal ceremony at the Olympics is a moment of rare pomp and ceremony in this informal age. The ceremonies represent both climax and catharsis, with athletes awarded the coveted gold, silver, and ... discuss

Judie BrownJudie Brown is one of America's great defenders of life and a living saint. She is co-founder and President of the American Life League (ALL) based in Stafford, Virginia -- America's larges ... discuss

This content uses referral links. Read our disclosure policy for more info. James the Greater was the brother of John the Evangelist, the beloved apostle. Our Lord referred to the two brothers toge ... discuss

St. James the Greater July 25 is the feast day of St. James the Greater. St. James is known as the Greater, in order to distinguish him from the other apostle James, our Lord’s cousin. St. James th ... discuss

25 July, New Testament James, son of Zebedee, and his brother John were among Our Lord's twelve disciples. Together with Peter, these two were privileged to behold the Transfiguration (Matthew 17:1; ... discuss

James, son of Zebedee (d. AD 44) or Yaakov Ben-Zebdi/Bar-Zebdi, was one of the disciples of Jesus. He was the son of Zebedee and Salome and brother of John the Evangelist. He is called Saint James the ... discuss

July 25, 2017Saint Anne Novena - Day 9Most holy mother of the Virgin Mary, glorious Saint Anne, I, a miserable sinner, confiding in your kindness, choose you today as my special advocate. I offer ... discuss

Contact: Father Jose Ramos, 011-39-06-698-83538 ROME, July 24, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- A baseball player is on the way to becoming the next saint. The idea may sound like it is out of left field ... discuss

July 25th, the Catholic Church celebrates the Feast of Saint James the Greater, the Apostle and martyr. Both his parents, Zebedee and Salome were people of affluence and well-respected. His father was ... discuss

“In the second reading, Saint Paul speaks of Abraham, who, \"hoping against hope, believed\" (Rom 4:18). Hoping against hope! Today too, amid so much darkness, we need to see the light of hope and ... discuss

Today, July 24, is the feast day of Saint Sharbel Makhluf, a Maronite Catholic monk from Lebanon. Sharbel is known for his great devotion to contemplative prayer and has been called “the hermit of ... discuss

There is a Kenyan proverb made famous by Hillary Clinton that says It Takes a Village to raise a child. (Don't let her association with the proverb cast dispersions of its point.)The proverb ... discuss

[A] hermit of the Lebanese mountain is inscribed in the number of the blessed...a new eminent member of monastic sanctity is enriching, by his example and his intercession, the entire Christian people ... discuss

July 24, 2017Saint Anne Novena - Day 8Remember, O Saint Anne, you whose name signifies grace and mercy, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help, and so ... discuss

There is no sinner in the world, however much at enmity with God, who cannot recover God's grace by recourse to Mary, and by asking her assistance. - Saint Bridget of Sweden Pax et bonum ... discuss

To write well and speak well is mere vanity if one does not live well. - Saint Bridget of SwedenPax et bonum ... discuss

July 24th is the optional memorial of Saint Charbel Makhlouf. He was born in the mountain village of Biqa-Kafra, Lebanon, the fifth child of a poor Maronite Family on May 8, 1828. Charbel exhibited pr ... discuss

According to tradition, he was a native of Antioch in Roman Province of Syria. As the first Bishop of Ravenna, he faced nearly constant persecution. He and his flock were exiled from Ravenna during th ... discuss

But many attractional leaders are likely to maintain their popularity and their profitability. Many have built their ministries on sentimental religion and pop-spirituality; echoing the cultural zeitg ... discuss

July 23, 2017Saint Anne Novena - Day 7Good Saint Anne, so justly called the mother of the infirm, the cure for those who suffer from disease, look kindly upon the sick for whom I pray.Alleviate t ... discuss

(While many saints are canonized by the Church, most are known only to God.)The process of documenting the life and virtues of a holy man or woman cannot begin until five years after his or her death; ... discuss

" O happy Mary of happy merit, who deserved to be the first of mortals to see the Son of God rise from the dead. For love of him, you despised the allurements of the world. Commend us to him, we ... discuss

22 July, New Testament The Gospels mention Mary of Magdala as one of the women of Galilee who followed Jesus and His disciples. She witnessed His crucifixion and burial, and went to the tomb on Easte ... discuss

July 22, 2017Saint Anne Novena - Day 6Glorious Saint Anne, mother of the Mother of God, I beg your intercession for the freedom from my sins and the assistance I need in my troubles and difficult ... discuss

On July 22nd, the Catholic Church observes the Feast of Saint Mary Magdalene. Known as the patron of penitents, she could also be called the patron saint of mistaken identity. Tradition has long held ... discuss

Oh, if we were to consider this reality, that God is truly present to us when we speak to him in prayer; that he truly listens to our prayers, even if we pray only with our hearts and minds. …[N]ot ... discuss

1. I was so happy to read Sarah Reinhard’s review of my new book, Fatima: The Apparition That Changed the World in The National Catholic Register. You can read the full review here.  2. I recently ... discuss

21 July, Old Testament Ezekiel, the son of Buzi, was a priest, called by God to be a prophet to the exiles during the Babylonian captivity (Ezekiel 1:3). In 597 B.C. King Nebuchadnezzar and the Babyl ... discuss

Little is known for about Praxedes, and not all accounts agree. According to Jacobus de Voragine's The Golden Legend, Praxedes was the sister of Saint Pudentiana; their brothers were Saint Donatus and ... discuss

July 21, 2017Saint Anne Novena - Day 5Great Saint Anne, how far I am from resembling you. I so easily give way to impatience and discouragement; and so easily give up praying when God does not at ... discuss

Optional Memorial - July 21stHis name was Giulio Cesare Russo, and he was born at Brindisi in the kingdom of Naples in 1559. Educated in Venice at the College of St. Mark, he entered the Capuchins and ... discuss

What is feminism? If you asked people on the street, the most common response is “equality”. Yet at the darkened heart of today’s faux feminism, there is no equality because it is violently host ... discuss

20 July, Old Testament The prophet Elijah, whose name means, "My God is Yahweh [the Lord]," prophesied in the northern kingdom of Israel, mostly during the reign of Ahab (874 – 853 B.C.). A ... discuss

The saint of the day for July 20 is St. Apollinaris, an illustrious second century bishop and a great apologist for his time. Born in Antioch, Turkey, he became the first bishop of Ravenna, Italy, wh ... discuss

July 20, 2017Saint Anne Novena - Day 4Glorious Saint Anne, I kneel in confidence at your feet, for you also have tasted the bitterness and sorrow of life. My need, the cause of my request, is…( ... discuss

Optional Memorial - July 20Early accounts report that Saint Apollinaris was ordained Bishop by Saint Peter himself and sent as a missionary bishop to Ravenna during the reign of the emperor Claudius. ... discuss

Double (1954 Calendar): July 19Vincent de Paul, a Frenchman, was born at Pouy, near Dax, in Aquitaine, and from his boyhood was remarkable for his exceeding charity towards the poor. as a child he fed ... discuss

The saint of the day for July 19 is St. Macrina the Younger, a nun in the early Church. Her younger brother, Saint Gregory of Nyssa, wrote her biography, which centers on her virginity and asceticis ... discuss

July 19, 2017Saint Anne Novena - Day 3Beloved of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, mother of the Queen of Heaven, take us and all who are dear to us under your special care. Obtain for us the virtues you i ... discuss

We are posting belatedly about Saint Swithin (or St Swithun), the 9th century saint perhaps best known for a meteorological prediction which is supposed to take place on his feast day, July 15th. Here ... discuss

Over the past eleven weeks, our church has been studying through D.A. Carson’s book—Praying with Paul: A Call to Spiritual Reformation in Sunday school.  That study nicely intersected with t ... discuss

  The saint of the day for July 18 is St. Camillus of Lellis, founder of an order dedicated to the care of the sick. He is the patron of the sick, hospitals, and nurses. St. Camilus was born in ... discuss

As I read Augustine’s Confessions this week, I felt a similar conviction. The great theologian pulled a “grandpa trick,” critiquing my parenting through storytelling. As he wrote about his o ... discuss

Any traditionalist reading the title of this post will definitely accuse me of losing my mind. Traditionalists feel that Summorum Pontificum - which opened up the Traditional Latin Mass to the entire ... discuss

Optional Memorial – July 18thSt. Camillus' mother was nearly sixty years old when he was born [in 1550]. As a youth, he gave himself to the sinful pleasures of this world. His conversion dates from ... discuss

July 18, 2017Saint Anne Novena - Day 2Glorious Saint Anne, how can you be otherwise than overflowing with tenderness toward sinners like myself, since you are the grandmother of Him who shed His ... discuss

July 17, 2017Day 1 - St. Anne NovenaGreat Saint Anne, engrave indelibly on my heart and in my mind the words that have reclaimed and sanctified so many sinners:“What shall it profit a man to gain th ... discuss

Saint Anne’s feast day is on July 26th, so the Saint Anne Novena is traditionally started on July 17th; however, you can pray it anytime. St. Anne (Hebrew, Hannah, grace; also spelled Ann, Anne, An ... discuss

Before the American Revolution, there were no bishops in the colonies (partly because the British government was reluctant to give the colonies the kind of autonomy that this would have implied, and p ... discuss

July 16th is the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Devotion to Our Lady of Mount Carmel is universal. Many Catholics are familiar with the Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, also known as the Brow ... discuss

Although Saint Anne is not mentioned in Sacred Scripture, she is the holy mother of Mary and grandmother of Jesus. When we pray the St. Anne Novena, we are asking help from our Blessed Mother’s moth ... discuss

Pierce, O most sweet Lord Jesus, my inmost soul with the most joyous and healthful wound of Thy love, and with true, calm and most holy apostolic charity, that my soul may ever languish and melt with ... discuss

Memorial of St. Bonaventure - July 15thLegend has it that it was Saint Francis of Assisi who gave Saint Bonaventure his name, long before anyone else realized to what heights this young boy would asce ... discuss

Feast of St. Kateri Tekakwitha - North American Saint This content uses referral links. Read our disclosure policy for more info. RazzuEngin via Flickr, licensed cc Saint Kateri Tekakwi ... discuss

1. The saint of the day for July 14 is a special young woman whom I have admired for some time —  St. Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Native American saint. Known as the “Lily of the Mohawks” ... discuss

He was born at Bagnoregio in Latium, not far from Viterbo. Almost nothing is known of his childhood, other than the names of his parents, Giovanni di Fidanza and Maria Ritella.He entered the Francisca ... discuss

July 14th is the Memorial of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Native American to ever be declared a saint by the Catholic Church. She is venerated for her purity, deep devotion and unflinching perso ... discuss

July 13thHenry, surnamed the Pious, Duke of Bavaria, became successively King of Germany and Emperor of the Romans; but not satisfied with a mere temporal principality, he strove to gain an immortal c ... discuss

Optional Memorial - July 12thLouis Martin was born in Bordeaux in 1823 and baptised Louis-Joseph-Aloys-Stanislaus. He grew up in Alençon and after school learned clock-making eventually opening his o ... discuss

By Jean M. Heimann July 11 is the feast of St. Benedict of Nursia, the twin brother of St. Scholastica, the founder of Western monasticism. In 1964, Pope Paul VI declared him patron of Europe and in ... discuss

(c. 480 AD – 543 AD) was born at Nursia (Norcia) Italy to a wealthy Roman family, making him liberiori genere, ‘of good birth.' Tradition gives him a twin sister, Scholastica.Benedict’s Italy wa ... discuss

July 11th, is the Memorial of Saint Benedict of Nursia, the 6th-century abbot who established Christian monasticism in the West. In his capacity as the "Father of Western Monasticism," St. Benedict is ... discuss

Summula Pictoria: a Little Summary of the Old and New TestamentsSecond Dream of St. Joseph, Daniel MitsuiDaniel Mitsui is an artist I greatly admire and whose paintings I have featured here occasional ... discuss

I’ve often shared with people that I think it’s imperative to prefer people over any ideology. Mark Clavier unpacks a number of the reasons why I say this in his latest for  Covenant: ... discuss

This feast day is actually on July 9, but since that was a Sunday when celebrating Christ trumps all, I thought it would be nice to just push it off one day.Icon of the Martyrs of China (1900)Christia ... discuss

Today, July 10, is the feast of St. Veronica Giuliani, a Capuchin Poor Clare and one of the greatest mystics of the eighteenth century. Spiritually, she has been compared to St. Teresa of Avila and S ... discuss

Memorial of St. Benedict, Abbot, July 11, 2017By Msgr. Bernard BourgeoisProverbs 2:1-9, Psalm 34, Ma hew 19:27-29Then you will understand the fear of the Lord; theknowledge of God you will find. (Prv ... discuss

SemiDouble (1954 Calendar): July 8Elizabeth, of the royal race of Aragon, was born in the year of our Lord 1271. As a presage of her future sanctity, her parents, contrary to custom, passing over the ... discuss

1. The Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel begins on July 7 and ends on July 15. You can find all the novena prayers here on Catholic Fire.   2. The Novena to St. Anne is the second July novena. Sa ... discuss

He loves, He hopes, He waits. Our Lord prefers to wait Himself for the sinner for years rather than keep us waiting an instant.—  St. Maria Goretti__________________________________________Pray ... discuss

On May 13, 2017, Bishop Bernard Fellay, Superior General of the Society of Saint Pius X, consecrated the magnificent St. Bernard Novitiate Church in Iloilo, Panay Island, in the center of the Philippi ... discuss

One of my favorite Saints celebrates a feast today- St. Maria Goretti. This content uses referral links. Read our disclosure policy for more info.   Universalis web site tells us: Maria imp ... discuss

July 6 marks the feast day of St. Maria Goretti, a young virgin and martyr, who is a model of mercy and chastity for all. Maria Goretti was a peasant girl who was stabbed fourteen times, while fighti ... discuss

Saint Maria Goretti died on July 6, 1902. The following is excerpted from the homily by Pope Pius XII at her canonization Mass on June 24, 1950. It is found in the Divine Office of Readings for the Fe ... discuss

July 6th, is the optional memorial of Saint Maria Goretti. It is a rare thing for an immediate family member to be present at a saint’s canonization. It is even more uncommon for a murderer to be th ... discuss

July 5th is the optional memorial of Saint Anthony Mary Zaccaria, co-founder of the Barnabites, the religious congregation so called because it was headquartered in St. Barnabas Monastery in Milan. S ... discuss

Born to a patrician family. His father Lazzaro died when Anthony was two, and his mother, Antonia Pescorali, widowed at age 18, devoted herself to her son. He studied medicine at Padua, receiving his ... discuss

July 5thYears after Maria's death, when her assailant Alessandro was still in prison, she appeared to him in a dream, and forgave him once more. From that day forward, Alessandro experienced a convers ... discuss

July 5thElizabeth of Portugal was married young: she was only twelve years old when she became the wife of King Denis of Portugal. She was the daughter of King Peter III of Aragon and at her baptism i ... discuss

July 5th, is the optional memorial of Saint Anthony Zaccaria. He was born and came of age during a particularly turbulent period in the Church’s history — the time of the Protestant Reformation. B ... discuss

My sweet Lily Katherine was remembered by Aphrodite in Paralia Korinou, Katerini, Greece (the first time in this beautiful place). 😍Her hometown there is named in honor of Saint Katherine (Α ... discuss

I try to do a fair amount of spiritual reading (not near as much as I probably should), mostly writings of the saints, in a quest to understand how people become saints.  Pope Francis has said sa ... discuss

July 4thSaint Maria was a deeply pious child. She couldn't read or write, but she learned her Catechism and received her First Communion just one year before she died. She attended Mass as often as sh ... discuss

I posted this in years past and find I cannot improve on the basics it presents for my reflection and celebration of this apostle who spoke so forthrightly and acknowledged Truth as soon as he found i ... discuss

Today, June 3, is the feast of St. Thomas the Apostle, whose name derives from a Hebrew root that means “paired, twin”. In fact, John’s Gospel several times calls him “Dydimus”, a Greek nic ... discuss

Patriarch of Constantinople from 449 to 458. Known for his simple, austere life, his charity to the poor, his zeal for the faith, and his opposition to heresy.He opposed the heretic Dioscurus at the C ... discuss

July 3rdSt. Maria Goretti Novena Prayers - Day 6St. Maria Goretti, beautiful model of christian suffering, pray for me. You carried your cross so courageously while you underwent surgery without anest ... discuss

July 3rd, is the feast of Saint Thomas the Apostle. Although he initially doubted Jesus' rising, he has become for the Church one of the most compelling witnesses to the Resurrection of Christ. His in ... discuss

Father George RutlerThe film Cabaret is better known these days than the novel The Berlin Stories on which its screenplay is based. Christopher Isherwood described the dissolute culture of a demoraliz ... discuss

2 July, New Testament (One Year Lectionary) This major Christological feast commemorates the joyous visit Mary paid to her relative (probably her cousin) Elizabeth, following The Annunciation. Inspir ... discuss

The Visitation is the visit of the Blessed Virgin Mary with Saint Elizabeth as recorded in the Gospel of St. Luke 1:39-56. It is also the term for a Christian feast day commemorating this visit.Mary, ... discuss

July 2ndMaria was born to a poor farming family in Italy, one of six children. Her father died when she was only 9 years old. After his death, Maria had to taking care of the rest of the children in t ... discuss

I believe one of the greatest sins we can commit is to limit God. What does that mean? To limit God is to believe that God thinks and views reality as you do. It is to believe that you, despite bei ... discuss

July 1stIt's said that St. Maria's greatest virtue was her forgiveness of her attacker, even in the midst of terrible physical suffering. That's why she is called the, "little saint of great mercy." S ... discuss

Detail, The Marriage of the Virgin, Raphael, 1504, Pinacoteca di Brera.  In the words of Saint John Paul II “Chastity is a difficult, long term matter; one must wait patiently fo ... discuss

Optional Memorial - July 1stSaint Junipero Serra was born Miguel Jose Serra on the island of Majorca in 1713 and entered the Franciscan Order in 1730; it was then that he took the name Junipero in hon ... discuss

30 June AD 1468; transferred from 16 August* The first Protestants weren't Martin Luther and his fellow theologians. Instead, the word was originally applied to the German rulers who opposed the impe ... discuss

June 30thToday we pray for chastity. It's something we are all called to practice, regardless of our vocation. The most basic definition of chastity is the virtue of saving sex for marriage and remain ... discuss

There are red flags. And then there are really big red flags. Dr. Boudewijn Chabot is considered the patron saint of euthanasia in the Netherlands, which he still supports. But he’s now sounding the ... discuss

Feast of the "Protomartyrs of Rome" | June 30thThe Blood of Martyrs is the Seed of the ChurchThere were Christians in Rome within a dozen or so years after the death of Jesus, though they were no ... discuss

On June 27, the Church celebrates the feast of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. I have had a long-time devotion to Our Blessed Mother under many titles, but began praying to Our Lady of Perpetual Help ear ... discuss

  The saint of the day for June 28th is St. Irenaeus (c.130 – c.200), Bishop of Lyons (France) and Father of the Church. Irenaeus was born in Smyrna (modern-day Turkey), although he later sett ... discuss

  By Jean M. Heimann June 29 is the solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, who are the co-founders of the Catholic Church. Both were martyrs for the faith. “Both apostles share the same feast day, ... discuss

Saint John, Bishop of the Goths, lived during the eighth century. The future saint was born in answer to the fervent prayer of his parents. From an early age, he lived a life of asceticism.The saint m ... discuss

(ca. 378 - 444) was the Patriarch of Alexandria when the city was at its height of influence and power within the Roman Empire. Cyril wrote extensively and was a leading protagonist in the Christologi ... discuss

(pronounced ear-a-NAY-us) was probably born around 125. As a young man in Smyrna (near Ephesus, in what is now western Turkey) he heard the preaching of Polycarp, who as a young man had heard the prea ... discuss

Danusha Goska has published a thoughtful and generous review at her blog, Save Send Delete. Here's a bit: Seeking Jesus in Everyday Life: Prayers and Reflections for Getting Closer is one of the weigh ... discuss

There was an excellent meditation in today's Magnificat magazine which explained, in clear and simple language, God's way of salvation, gradually bringing those trapped by sin to repentance and accept ... discuss

Optional Memorial - June 26thSaint Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer was born in Barbastro, Spain, on January 9, 1902, the second of six children. His parents, José Escrivá and María Albás, gave ... discuss

Optional Memorial - June 27thIt should be a great comfort to realize that even saints have to work diligently to achieve holiness. One of the great gifts they leave behind for us is their example of h ... discuss

June 27thSaint Maria Goretti is the Church's youngest canonized saint. She was born near Ancona, Italy into a poor peasant family. Known for her cheerfulness and piety, Maria attended Mass often and l ... discuss

June 28th, the Church observes the memorial of Saint Irenaeus, the 2nd century Father of the Church whose brilliant theology refuted heresy, affirmed the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist and h ... discuss

June 28thToday we pray that St. Maria Goretti will intercede for us to grow in our love of the Lord, our neighbor, and even our enemies. Maria's neighbor attacked her when she was only 11 years old. I ... discuss

St. Irenaeus, bishop of Lyons, a Doctor of the Church and 2nd century martyr, was a disciple of St. Polycarp. The spread of Gnosticism in Gaul prompted him to successfully combat its errors. As the fi ... discuss

June 29thToday we pray that St. Maria Goretti will intercede for us to forgive those who sin against us. When Maria lay dying in the hospital, these were her last words: "I forgive Alessandro Serenell ... discuss

27 June AD 444 Saint Cyril (ca. AD 376-444) became Patriarch of Alexandria, Egypt in 412. Throughout his career he defended a number of orthodox doctrines, among them the teaching that Mary, the moth ... discuss

28 June AD 200 Irenaeus (ca. AD 130-200), believed to be a native of Smyrna (modern Izmir, Turkey), studied in Rome and later became pastor in Lyons, France. Around 177, while Irenaeus was away from ... discuss

29 June, New Testament The Confession of Saint Peter ("You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God") is commemorated on 18 January, and the Conversion of Saint Paul on his approach to Damascus a wee ... discuss

Double (1954 Calendar): June 25St. William was the Piedmontese religious founder (1085-1142).  He lived as a hermit in various regions of Italy. While he was on a height between Nola and Benevent ... discuss

24 June, New Testament This day celebrates the birth of a son to the elderly and previously childless couple Elizabeth and Zechariah the priest. On the eighth day, his parents had him circumcised acc ... discuss

The Catholic blogsophere, as I have previously written, does not like Father James Martin.  They write scathing posts against him because he refuses to condemn homosexuals. Father John Zuhlsdorf ... discuss

I could say that Bill Kassel’s novel is a “can’t-put-down” opus. I mean, it’s got everything a good read should have. Suspense. Humor (and I’m talking about laugh-out-loud humor!). Tragedy ... discuss

Today, Catholics of the Western tradition celebrate the Feast of the Sacred Heart.Outside of devotions to the Blessed Virgin Mary, there is none more popular or more identified with the traditional pi ... discuss

Our Lord's admonition that much will be required of those to whom much has been given, applies most vividly to us. We have been given so much in the way of inventions and medicine and comparative weal ... discuss

Those of us who are the recipients of God's amazing love, mercy and forgiveness have been given an important mission: to spread that same love, mercy and forgiveness to others. God didn't bring His ... discuss

The Encouragement of PastorsSt. Barnabas, ApostleThe 10th Anniversary of Ordination forRev. James Alfred RoemkeJune 11, 2017In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.Toda ... discuss

Simple (1954 Calendar): June 15St. Vitus, born of an illustrious Sicilian family, was arrested with his tutor and his nurse. After many sufferings, they were martyred A.D. 303. In the Middle Ages St. ... discuss

An Act of Reparation From the Angel of of Peace at Fatima as taught to the three young children one year before Mary appeared in Fatima.  Let us pray this prayer during this Feast of Corpus Chris ... discuss

Double (1954 Calendar): June 14St. Basil the Great (329-79) was the founder of a monastic colony at Pontus in Asia Minor, for which he wrote his famous Rule, which ranks in importance with that of St. ... discuss

I regularly contact elected officials in support of positions advocated by the Pa Catholic Conference and the USCCB, including conscience protections in health care.  Yet, I fear that we may be l ... discuss

Summer AD 325, Observed 12 JuneTransferred to 13 June for Trinity Sunday and Saint Barnabas Day The Christian Church's First Ecumenical Council was convened in Nicaea (modern Isnuk, Turkey) in the ea ... discuss

11 June, New TestamentTransferred to 12 June for Trinity Sunday "Joseph, who was also called by the apostles Barnabas (which means son of encouragement), a Levite, a native of Cyprus, sold a field th ... discuss

The Feast of the Holy Trinity follows Pentecost because it is only by the inspiration of the Third Person of the Trinity, who leads into all truth, that the mystery of the Trinity can be known. Human ... discuss

Simple (1954 Calendar): June 9The aged Primus and Felician were Roman citizens and blood brothers who suffered martyrdom under Emperor Diocletian. By their death they entered into a more perfect uni ... discuss

What is the devotion known as the 14 Holy Helpers Devotion?To modern Catholics who have seen much of their heritage forgotten and neglected - especially over the last 100 years - few likely have heard ... discuss

5 June AD 754 The man who later became known as Saint Boniface was born around AD 670-680 at Crediton, Devonshire, England and baptized Winfrid or Wynfrith. Although he was educated, he became a monk& ... discuss

Simple (1954 Calendar): June 2The following is taken from The Liturgical Year by Abbot Gueranger:The glory of martyrdom illumines this day with a profusion rarely met with in the cycle; and already we ... discuss

c. 1 June AD 167 Born in Flavia Neapolis, Palestine around AD 100, near the close of the New Testament period, Justin was the son of pagan Greek parents. He was a philosophy student who studied in Ale ... discuss

In 2011, Archdeacon John Chryssavgis wrote a review of Homosexuality in the Orthodox Church, by the openly homosexual Episcopalian priest Justin R. Cannon. This review was published in the  Saint ... discuss

St. Lawrence by Jane St. Clair Since two men called St. Lawrence are both Roman Catholic saints of cooking, it is confusing for us. Now’s the time to clear up our confusion! St. Lawrence holding ... discuss

31 May, New Testament (Three Year Lectionary) This major Christological feast commemorates the joyous visit Mary paid to her relative (probably her cousin) Elizabeth, following The Annunciation. Insp ... discuss

Wronged for doing right. If you are insulted for the name of Christ, blessed are you, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. But let no one among you be made to suffer as a murderer, a th ... discuss

As I wrote a couple of days ago, I am re-reading the autobiography of St. Thérèse of Lisieux. It is a magnificent book by a great saint and doctor of the Church. One recurring theme in the book is S ... discuss

Men of Galilee, why are you standing there looking at the sky? This Jesus who is to be taken up from you into heaven had to re-schedule his departure to the following Sunday in order to accomodate the ... discuss

I recently started to re-read Saint Thérèse of Lisieux's autobiography, "Story of a Soul." I love this book for so many reasons. This great saint's theology is as profound as any that of any other s ... discuss

What led to more than a week without a blog post? My old laptop finally biting the dust... the new laptop's graphics being so grainy and pixelated that I had to return it and get a new one (different ... discuss

Eric LidellQuestion: "What should parents do when their children are involved in sports that have games or practices that conflict with Saturday evening or Sunday morning services?"The answer to this ... discuss

What motivated you to join the pro-life movement? What continues to motivate you?My high school religion teacher introduced me to the issue of abortion, which I had never even thought about before the ... 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

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

I am pretty much a pariah in the Catholic blogosphere. I just don't fit in with the rest of the "gang."  I have been condemned on more than one catholic blog.  And it all comes down to a ver ... discuss

What motivated you to join the pro-life movement? What continues to motivate you?We all talk about wanting to make a change, but what are we actually doing to make that happen? I want to make abortion ... discuss

CreditLife is hard. It seems like everything is a struggle. We struggle with our families and friends, we struggle at our jobs or even finding a job, we struggle with our weight, we struggle with our ... discuss

Lent 4March 26, 2017John 9:1-41“Blind but Seeing”Many of us have trouble with our eyes. If you're around long enough you may need a pair of reading glasses. And while medical advances and the use ... discuss

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In my last post, I discussed the objection that is often being leveled at pro-lifers, in that they are inconsistent for their alleged hypocrisy when it comes to the issue of aid for foreign refugees. ... discuss

Arthur Edward RichardsonArthur Edward RICHARDSON was born 2 May 1943, at Halethorpe, Maryland, the firstborn son of Edward James Arthur RICHARDSON and Lillian Louise VIA. He died at the age of 73, on ... discuss

The weekend before last, I had the privilege of addressing the Bringing America Back to Life convention, organized by Cleveland Right to Life. My talk was entitled "The war against abortion: No except ... discuss

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Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return. And so another Ash Wednesday is upon us, another Season of Lent begins, and another 40 days of fasting and penitential preparation for the j ... discuss

“Memento, homo, quia pulvis es, et in pulverem reverteris.”By now, any number of participants in the Catholic blogosphere have announced, with some measure of fanfare, that they are giving up blog ... discuss

For the umpteenth time today, I sadly watched a priest chase down a guy with the Sacred Host in his hands...a guy with evidently no intention of consuming the Sacrament at the altar. (Or, as he said t ... discuss

2/16/17: Updated and cleaned up a bit. This was originally a series, written in 2009. I pulled it all together to have a one-stop post for most-things-Lent. Hope it's helpful -- enjoy!(Intro ... discuss

We all know the story of Saint Valentine, don't we? And that there might have been more than one, and that he was removed in the 1969 reformed Roman calendar, as his account was not historically relia ... discuss

Catholics can't agree on whether violence is an appropriate response to heresyFrom Saloon.com:Arius, leader of the anti-Homoousian Christology movement and advocate for the Father's divinity over the ... discuss

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

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HIGH SCHOOL MATH TEACHER Education: Middle/High School, FT EmployeeSaint Francis Catholic Academy (Gainesville, FL)Saint Francis Catholic Academy, a small, but growing, Catholic high school in Gainesv ... discuss

This time of year there are many special television programs, movies, and stories about Christmas—and particularly, about how some obstacle had to be overcome or some change of heart effected so ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 649 Proper of Seasons: 351 Psalter: Wednesday, Week IV, 1099 Christian Prayer: Does not contain Office of Readings. Office of Readings for Wedn ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 667 Proper of Seasons: 366 Psalter: Thursday, Week IV, 1130 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 694 Proper of Seasons: 133 Psalter: Thursday, Week IV, ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 667 Proper of Seasons: 375 Psalter: Friday, Week IV, 1148 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 694 Proper of Seasons: 135 Psalter: Friday, Week IV, 984 ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 649 Proper of Seasons: 368 Psalter: Friday, Week IV, 1135 Christian Prayer: Does not contain Office of Readings. Office of Readings for Friday, ... discuss

Vatican City, Dec 22, 2016 / 05:44 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a lengthy, in-depth speech to members of the Roman Curia Thursday, Pope Francis dug into what he said are the key guidelines of his ongoing r ... discuss

23 December, (commemoration of Saint John of K?ty, Priest) ... discuss

ELMER “BUDDY” DOEMy nursing home friend, Elmer, died today.He was, by his own admission, a handful as a youngster.  He went off and joined the Army during WWII, served in the European theater ... discuss

by Saint Porphyrios – What saves and makes for good children is the life of the parents in the home. The parents need to devote themselves to the love of God. They need to become saints in their ... discuss

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December 14 Saint John of the Cross, Priest and Doctor of the Church Memorial “The little white dove Has returned to the ark with the bough; And now the turtle-dove Its desired mate On the green ... discuss

December 13 Saint Lucy, Virgin and Martyr Memorial St. Lucy lived in the 4th century, born in Syracuse. Raised a Christian, she often gave her possessions to the poor despite the sharp persecutions of ... discuss

'Way back in the early 1970s, John Lennon wrote a song that was the pinnacle of his career: It's called "Imagine." While lovely in tone? It's stupid. Wait…parenthetical comment coming up…(Please p ... discuss

The following are thoughts based on a discussion with a friend who quite suddenly changed his viewpoint from self-described "conservative" to self-described "libertarian." The proximate cause for ... discuss

The (Congressional) Medal of Honor was established in 1861, during the Civil War.  The qualifications for being awarded the Medal have been tightened up and refined over the years, but it is curr ... discuss

Who inspires you? Why? When you ask people that question, you always get different answers for “who,” but there’s a common answer for “why” — people who inspire us ... discuss

By Adolfo Castañeda, S.T.L. and Felipe E. Vizcarrondo, M.D. In advance of the presidential election, the following is the second of three questions and answers regarding what the Catholic Church teac ... discuss

By Allison LeDoux Conscience and Voting If we were to ask the average person, “What is a conscience?”, many would quickly call to mind Pinocchio’s sidekick Jiminy Cricket who was famous for the ... discuss

A ... discuss

Below are the lyrics to the beautiful hymn composed by the Filipino Jesuits to honor the first Filipino saint, St. Lorenzo Ruiz, whose feast day we celebrate today.We love this hymn, but sadly there i ... discuss

Fr. Thaddaeus Hardenbrook – Being a warrior for Christ has no minimum age or athletic qualifications. All warriors for Christ, however, must want to “be men” or “be manly”. It means to b ... discuss

Like me, you may be inspired to read the report from SPUC interns Amber Farquhar (left) and Jenny Wordley, both Open University students living in Wales.Jennifer Wordley is from Tenby in Pembrokeshire ... discuss

No one has seen as much poverty around the world at close range as Mother Teresa, who was declared a saint by Pope Francis. That is why she is a hero to the social justice movement. But she is ... discuss

Tourists found closed doors this morning at the Cathedral of Sainte-Cécile and the Saint-Salvi church, two of the main places to visit in the historic heart of Albi. The diocese confirms the temporar ... discuss

Th USCCB's Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services for Catholic Health Care Services certainly encourage us to provide for donation of organs to others in medical need, whic ... discuss

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  “Now Thomas …was not with the rest when Jesus came.” (John 20:24) >Reflection: So where was Thomas on that first Easter night? Perhaps he was out looking for Jesus! After ... discuss

Students at St. John Bosco, Rochester, NY(Photo source: stjohnbosco.org.)On April 28, the National Catholic Register published an article by Peter Jesserer Smith on the growing number of Catholic scho ... 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

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




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