Topic: saint

The feast of Our Lady of  Lourdes, which we celebrate today, February 11 has always had a special place in my heart -- not only because of my French family background and living in a small French ... discuss

By Allison LeDoux The World Day of the Sick, instituted by Saint John Paul II in 1992, takes place annually on February 11, the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. During this Extraordinary Jubilee Year of ... discuss

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Vatican City, Feb 10, 2016 / 10:24 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his Ash Wednesday homily, Pope Francis said that Lent is the perfect time to let go of selfish and indifferent attitudes, returning to God wi ... discuss

Rerun because I need to read this every year.Painful though the process may prove to be, I ask God for the transformation I need to become closer to the person He created me to be.Let's begin with the ... discuss

By Paul McCusker | As we enter the Lenten season, I’m experiencing a variety of my usual feelings about the season. One is similar to how I feel about a New Year and resolutions: a kind of ... 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

With Lent beginning tomorrow, February 9, on Ash Wednesday, it's time to take a look at some inspiring reading material to help us grow in holiness. Here are some suggestions:1. The Kiss of Jesus: How ... 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

Image SourceToday is the feast of St. Josephine Bakhita, a Canossian Sister who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in Sudan.Bakhita was born in Eastern Sudan around 1869 and was captured by slave tra ... 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

Timothy, Titus, and Silas all appear in the New Testament writings as missionary companions of and co-workers with, the Apostle Paul.Titus is mentioned as a companion of Paul in some of his epistles ( ... discuss

Roman soldier and covert Christian during a time of persecution. Exposed as a Christian, a military tribunal decided he was a good soldier who had made a mistake, told him to reconsider, and set him f ... discuss

Monday of week 5 in Ordinary Time, or Saint Jerome Emilian , or Saint Josephine Bakhita, Virgin ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Feb 6, 2016 / 12:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Rome is abuzz this week with the arrival of Padre Pio’s body for the Jubilee of Mercy. But many are likely scratching their heads at the arr ... discuss

from: History Tales for Primary Grades by John Walter Wayland, published in 1919, and intended for teachers to use in the lower grades. He explains in the intro: “A studious effort has been made ... discuss

Vatican City, Feb 6, 2016 / 04:57 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Saturday Pope Francis said that St. Padre Pio is a key example of someone who has given their entire life in the service of God’s mercy, ... discuss

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This is a huge list to be sure. But it has some of the most thought provoking books I know which can both entertain and inspire. It ranges from science fiction to mystery to Uncle Tom's Cabin. I ran t ... discuss

St. Agatha by CaravaggioSt. Agatha, one of the early Roman martyrs, lived during a time of tremendous sexual immorality. What is known of her is from the tradition of the Church. Wealthy and renowned ... discuss

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Washington D.C., Feb 5, 2016 / 03:06 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Pius XII's secret support for the attempted overthrow of Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler is the subject of a new book that draws on wartime do ... discuss

(from 2/5)Agatha of Sicily or Saint Agatha (d. 251) is a Christian saint. Her memorial day is on February 5 according to the Gregorian calendar and February 18 on the Julian calendar (still used by so ... discuss

The saint of the day for February 5 is St. Agatha, the patroness of those who suffer from breast cancer.Agatha was born in Sicily, the daughter of rich and pious parents. At a young age, she consecrat ... discuss

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Vatican City, Feb 4, 2016 / 05:29 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- On Thursday the “Pope of Surprises” made an unscheduled stop at the welcoming center for pilgrims in Rome for the Jubilee of Mercy, b ... discuss

By TITO EDWARDS | I’m Turning to a Mad ‘Saint’ in My Hour of Need by Melanie McDonagh of The Catholic Herald - Big Pulpit Report: 2015 Saw ‘Most Violent’ ... 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

Vatican City, Feb 3, 2016 / 03:55 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis will leave for Mexico in just over a week. In a new interview with a Mexican news agency, he told citizens of the crime-ridden count ... discuss

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On February 3, we commemorate St. Blaise, a physician and Bishop of Sebaste, Armenia in the 4th century. He lived in a cave on Mount Argeus and was a healer of men and animals. Legend tells us that si ... discuss

(or Blasius Βλάσιος, Armenian: Սուրբ Բարսեղ) was a physician and bishop of Sebaste (modern Sivas), Armenia. According to his Acta he was martyred by being beaten, attacked with iron ... discuss

Wednesday of week 4 in Ordinary Time, or Saint Ansgar (Oscar), Bishop , or Saint Blaise, Bishop, Martyr ... discuss

If there were a feast day for old folks, I'd say it's today, the feast of the Presentation. Who do we find at the temple praying and waiting for the Messiah? Two elderly Jews who go to the temple nigh ... 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

Should I talk to my dead relative?  This is a common question that I hear as a pastor.  Death is often a very difficult finality in this life.  We’re faced with the reality that we will not ... 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

By Veronica Arntz Find the developing series on issues to consider this election season here. Until very recently in our post-modern culture, marriage between one man and one woman, which naturally le ... discuss

On February 11, 1858, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to 14-year-old Bernadette Soubirous in a cave at Massabielle near Lourdes, France. By July 16, she had appeared 18 times and proclaimed that she ... discuss

(also known as Theophorus) (ca. 35 or 50-between 98 and 117) A Convert from paganism to Christianity. Was among the Apostolic Fathers. He was the third Bishop and Patriarch of Antioch succeeding Saint ... discuss

By TITO EDWARDS | Did a Philadelphia Altar Boy Lie about Sex Abuse? Newsweek Investigates by Catherine Harmon of The Catholic World Report - Big Pulpit Anti-Christian Gay Group E ... discuss

Today, February 1 is the feast of St. Brigid of Ireland, a fifth century convert to Christianity, who was inspired by the preaching of St Patrick. As an abbess and Catholic nun, she founded a double m ... discuss

By Fr. C. J. McCloskey Find the developing series on issues to consider this election season here. When considering economic principles and the faith, it is important to take a step back from the poli ... discuss

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St. John Bosco: 1815-1888Among modern saints (anyone recent enough to leave a legacy in photographs), St. John Bosco must be counted as one of the most fascinating. Even as a young boy his evangelical ... discuss

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There were several Irish saints named Aidan but this one seems to have been the most important. Son of Eithne and Sedna, chief of Connaught. He traveled to Kilmuine, Wales and became one of Saint Davi ... discuss

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Vatican City, Jan 29, 2016 / 03:07 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The saints were also sinners, Pope Francis emphasized during his homily at the Santa Marta residence chapel on Friday morning, in which he highl ... discuss

By TITO EDWARDS | Seven (7) Illustrations of How People in the Old Testament Viewed the Universe by S.P.L. Staff via Saint Peter’s List - Big Pulpit Two Recordings of Syriac Lit ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Jan 30, 2016 / 04:03 am (CNA).- A group of Italy-based monks pray and work at their monastery at St. Benedict's birthplace. Now the fruits of their labors – Belgian-style beers R ... discuss

“Too many of us are going to shows, not church. We savor presentations, not prayers. We are presented with performers, and we are less concerned with seeking the Savior. People are encouraged to ... discuss

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The Archdiocese of Washington DC asked me to deliver the Delivering the keynote addressto the Adult & Family Rally atSt. Matthew's CathedralWashington, DCkeynote address at Saint Matthew's Cathedral t ... discuss

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“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 t ... discuss

Denver, Colo., Jan 28, 2016 / 03:06 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Julia Greeley was a familiar sight on the streets of Denver in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Wearing a floppy hat, oversized shoes, and dabb ... 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

While recognizing his many admirable traits—compassion, courage, commitment, and integrity—we should be wary of many elements of his theology. He imbibed large doses of Continental philosophy, inc ... discuss

By Stephen Phelan There is a reason why our politics are so ugly, and it is of course not a new reason. We yell at each other without listening when it comes to policy, who the best candidate is, and ... discuss

January 28 is the feast of Saint Thomas Aquinas, a 13th century Dominican priest, philosopher, and theologian. As a Doctor of the Church, he has been given the title "Angelic Doctor" and is the patron ... discuss

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Today is the feast of St. Angela Merici, the foundress of the Ursulines, the the first teaching congregation of women in the Church. It was a new, almost revolutionary foundation for its time, as it f ... 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

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

Wednesday of week 3 in Ordinary Time, or Saint Angela Merici, Virgin ... discuss

26 January, New Testament Saint Titus, Pastor and Confessor was sent by Paul as bishop and pastor to Crete. Along with his other duties, he was also to "appoint elders in every town (Titus 1:5)"  ... discuss

(ca. 69- ca. 155) was a Christian bishop of Smyrna (now İzmir in Turkey) in the second century. He died a martyr when he was stabbed and burnt at the stake. Polycarp is recognized as a saint in most ... discuss

Today, January 26, is the memorial of Sts. Timothy and Titus. Both men were close colleagues with St. Paul in his missionary journeys and perpetuated his work among the Gentiles.Timothy and Titus were ... discuss

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The Novena to Our Lady of Good Success begins today and continues for the next eight days.* Hail Mary Most Holy, Beloved Daughter of God the FatherThrough the intercession of Mother Mariana de Jesus T ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Jan 25, 2016 / 11:54 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Monday marked the conclusion of the Week for Christian Unity, saying all Christians are united by the call to conversion and the ... discuss

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The feast of St. Blaise is February 3. He is one of fourteen holy helpers and is invoked against throat diseases and against many other illnesses, including: angina, bladder diseases, blisters, coughs ... discuss

Happy Feast day of the Conversion of St. Paul!The conversion of Saul, persecutor of the early church, was of pivotal importance for the worldwide development of Christianity. Paul means much for our f ... discuss

25 January, New Testament Today celebrates the Conversion of Saint Paul through the revelation of the risen Christ to him on the road to Damascus. The zealous Pharisee Saul was traveling to arrest fo ... discuss

The Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul is a feast celebrated during the liturgical year on January 25, recounting the Conversion of Saul of Tarsus, who after a record of brutalizing and persecuting ... discuss

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We've hear that we are all one Body in Christ so MANY times, which is good, but we probably lose the REVOLUTIONARY nature of what St. Paul was saying.Every culture before Christ had, in one way or ano ... 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

Let us Pray.Almighty Father, You desire not the death of the sinner, but that he may be converted and live. Pour out upon us Your mercy and hear the prayers of Your servants. Soften the hearts of Your ... 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

Vatican City, Jan 24, 2016 / 06:15 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis centered his Angelus address this Sunday on what it means to evangelize the poor, and how this is the mission of the Church. ̶ ... discuss

was a first-century Christian bishop who died about AD 80. Evidence from the New Testament also has him functioning as an apostolic delegate or coadjutor.Timothy is first mentioned in the Bible at the ... discuss

Merrimack, N.H., Jan 23, 2016 / 04:52 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- French spiritual writer Father Jacques Philippe says there is only one thing that can end violence. “We must pray for the conversion o ... 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

Today in the pre-1955 Traditional Catholic Missal is the Mass in Some Places (pro aliquibus locis) of The Betrothal of the Virgin Mary with St. Joseph.  Worthy of reading and meditation today is ... discuss

He was born at Huesca but lived in Zaragoza (Saragossa in English; also in the Aragon region of Spain) and is also known as Saint Vincent the Deacon. The title "deacon" (diakonos) means minister or se ... discuss

Half of all four-year, residential Catholic colleges in the U.S. are within five miles of Planned Parenthood facilities, a study by The Cardinal Newman Society has found. Catholic pro-life leaders war ... discuss

By Kimberly Scharfenberger Half of all four-year, residential Catholic colleges in the U.S. are within five miles of Planned Parenthood facilities, a study by The Cardinal Newman Society has found. ... discuss

I hope that Canon Press and the authors involved will be more careful in the future with their citations. I also think it would have been wise for Canon to have kept to their original statement on the ... discuss

By Veronica Arntz Find the developing series on issues to consider this election season here. In Democracy in America, Alexis de Tocqueville’s two-volume reflection on his experiences in America dur ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. III: Ordinary: 651 Proper of Seasons: 103 Psalter: Saturday, Week II, 958 Office of Readings for Saturday in Ordinary Time God, come to my assistance.— ... discuss

Friday of week 2 in Ordinary Time, or Saint Vincent, Deacon, Martyr ... discuss

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Vatican City, Jan 21, 2016 / 10:42 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis observed the feast of St. Agnes on Thursday with the time-honored custom of the blessing of lambs, whose wool will be used to make ... discuss

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Santander, Spain, Jan 21, 2016 / 06:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A video that shares the testimonies of people who have personally suffered the persecution of Christians in the Middle East is calling on th ... discuss

Photo by Father Lawrence Lew OP Saint Agnes (Agnes means lamb) is the patron saint of chastity, gardeners, girls, engaged couples, rape victims, and virgins. It has become the custom in our fa ... discuss

Washington D.C., Jan 21, 2016 / 12:09 am (National Catholic Register).- The major relics of Maximilian Kolbe, who was canonized by St. John Paul II, began an 8-month tour Jan. 15-17 in Ellicott City, ... discuss

According to tradition, Saint Agnes was a member of the Roman nobility born c. 291 and raised in a Christian family. She suffered martyrdom at the age of twelve during the reign of the Eastern Roman E ... discuss

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Let us Pray.Let us pray for the diabolical Muslims, that Almighty God may remove evil from their hearts, inspiring them to give up forever their imposter prophet and their worship of the devil, and be ... discuss

When Pamela Delgado, a 31-year-old college professor, was riding the public transportation in Bogota, Colombia, she received a flyer openly promoting abortion, she was outraged and upset. It was espec ... discuss

20 January, Old Testament Sarah, whose name means "princess," was wife (and half-sister) of Hebrew patriarch Abraham (Genesis 11:29; 20:12). In obedience to divine command (Genesis 12:1), she made the ... discuss

The saint of the day for January 20 is St. Fabian, pope (236-250) and martyr. Eusebius, a historian, recounted that Fabian was a layperson, most likely a farmer, who came to Rome, when the people were ... discuss

Wednesday of week 2 in Ordinary Time, or Saint Fabian, Pope, Martyr , or Saint Sebastian, Martyr ... discuss

Vatican City, Jan 19, 2016 / 12:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Even great saints had at times succumbed to sin, Pope Francis said Tuesday during his Mass at the chapel of the Santa Marta residence. “D ... discuss

By Jean M. HeimannThe saint of the day is St. Canute, the patron saint of Denmark. He was the illegitimate son of King Sweyn Estrithson of Denmark and the nephew of King Knud of England. He succeeded ... discuss

The Chair of Unity Octave PrayerAnt. That they all may be one, as Thou, Father, in me and I in Thee, that they also may be one in us; that the world may believe that Thou has sent me. ℣. I say to th ... discuss

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Few Canadians have been more widely revered for a lifetime of benevolent accomplishments than Dr. L.L. (Barrie) deVeber, professor emeritus in Paediatrics and Oncology at Western University. So who, e ... discuss

18 January, New Testament Today we celebrate God's blessed revelation to the disciples that Jesus was more than a good man, a holy man, an outstanding teacher, or an awesome miracle worker: Thus, we ... discuss

The Confession of Peter is a statement made by Saint Peter the Apostle in the Synoptic Gospels of Matthew 16:13–20, Mark 8:27–30, and Luke 9:18–20, in which he emphatically acknowledged Jesus as ... discuss

By Don DeMarco, Ph. D. “Climate change,” President Barack Obama assures us, “can no longer be denied.” He is certainly on safe ground here since no one over the past few hundred years would de ... discuss

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Semidouble (1955 Calendar): January 16On January 16th, after we have concluded the Octave of the Epiphany but still within the Christmas season (which lasts up until February 2nd), we celebrate the fe ... discuss

Grandson of the British prince Lothus. Hermit. Monk. Missionary to Scotland, beginning at Cathures. Bishop of the Strathclyde Britons in the area of modern Glasgow in 540. He taught and led there for ... discuss

lived during the reign of Decius and Vallerian in 255. He came from Thebes in Egypt. Because he knew that his brother-in-law was going to turn him over to Decius and Valerian as a Christian, he fled a ... 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

(Quiz) Discover what Saint would like to be your friend! div> ... discuss

By Allison LeDoux In recent years the hashtag #WhyWeMarch has become a popular social media phenomenon surrounding the annual March for Life held on January 22 in Washington, DC. Ever since the infamo ... discuss

St. Hilary confers Minor Orders upon St. Martin.January 13 is the optional memorial of St. Hilary, bishop of Poitiers in the 4th century. Pope Pius IX declared him a "Doctor of the Church," because of ... discuss

The saint of the day for January 14th is St. Macrina the Elder, a learned woman gifted with wisdom and counsel. Our knowledge of her life is limited and comes mainly from the testimony of the great Ca ... discuss

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Today is the feast of St. Marguerite Bourgeoys, the founder of the Sisters of the Congregation of Notre Dame, a teaching order. She is the patron saint of poor people and those rejected by religious o ... discuss

Basil the Great of Caesarea, 1 January AD 379with Gregory of Nazianzus, 9 May AD 389and Gregory of Nyssa, 9 March AD 395 Saints Basil and the two Gregorys, collectively known as the Cappadocian Father ... discuss

Being a joyful and holy family Brothers and sisters: Put on, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, bearing with one another and ... discuss

This year’s Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life, cosponsored by UFL, will be held on Saturday, January 23, the day after the March for Life, at Georgetown University in the District of Co ... 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

6 January, New Testament The Epiphany season begins today, with the Feast of the Epiphany. This day celebrates the Wise Men bringing their gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh to the Christ Child. ... 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

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“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

2 January AD 1883; transferred to 3 January* Charles Porterfield Krauth was born in Martinsburg, Virginia (now West Virginia), on 17 March 1823. He was son of the noted Lutheran pastor Dr. Charles Ph ... discuss

You guys... I just got saved for the New Year. (side note: Happy New Year, be-tee-dubs!) Or, I should say, my neighbor just tried to save me because Christ told him that I did not have a personal rela ... 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

The original title to this post was "2015: The Year This Nerd Survived!"... until I got to the end of the post and I realized how blessed I was during the year of crazy... because this year was crazin ... 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

One week and 95 votes later, St. Joseph has been chosen to be this blog's patron saint for 2016. Hooray! It's kind of perfect that all 3 members of the Holy Family will my patron saints for ... 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

“On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, five gold rings ...”The fifth day's gift of gold rings (or "golden rings" in some versions) refers not to gold jewelry, but to a characteri ... discuss

I was going to write about yesterday's Mass adventures (and I will, maybe tomorrow) but I read an article on Verily this morning about how sensitivity is seen as a hinderance and I'm sitting here ... discuss

28 December, New Testament This day commemorates the slaughter of Bethlehem's children by Herod the Great (Matthew 2:16-18), as he attempted to destroy the Usurper to his throne. Herod, his jealousy ... discuss

“On the third day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, three French hens ...”“The disciple whom Jesus loved” (“ο μαθητης ον ηγαπα ο Ιησους”) was, for a time, banish ... discuss

27 December, New Testament Saint John, Apostle and Evangelist, a son of Zebedee, was one of the twelve apostles. With his brother James and Simon Peter, he formed an inner circle among the Twelve: Th ... discuss

“On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, two turtle doves ...”Today is a day when I violate every principle I hold dear, and attempt to go shopping on the day after Christmas. In ... discuss

No, your eyes do not deceive you... this is my third consecutive blog post and the 100th blog post for the year. Whoo! The last time I hit over 100 blog posts in a single year was 2013 and I'm two pos ... discuss

26 December, New Testament Saint Stephen's Day remembers the first recorded martyr of the Church. Stephen knew the gift of Christmas: His Lord came in human flesh to bring forgiveness and as Jesus for ... discuss

Baby Jesus! Blog anniversary! Joy and happiness! Oh my!Merry Christmas everyone! I hope your day has been filled with lots of love and happiness, surrounded by your loved ones. If you're spending it s ... 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

Tomorrow we will celebrate the Nativity of the Lord, a truly holy day that is certainly filled with much sentiment for children and adults of all ages, but whose meaning comes from a Child, a newborn ... discuss

It's that time of year again, dear readers. Yes, it's time to post the annual patron saint poll. For those you know who are new to this blog: the idea is to help me pick a patron saint for the blog in ... discuss

How you ever found yourself desperately wanting to do God's will but have absolutely no clue as to how to do that? If so, welcome your newest club member. Hello, my name is Emmy... and I have no idea ... discuss

I am very pleased to again be a facilitator for the Patron Saint of the Year Devotion.  I have been part of this annual tradition since 2006 and have helped coordinate devotions for hundreds of f ... discuss

Redacté mi testimonio vocacional para la web especial que la Legión de Cristo ha dispuesto en ocasión de las ordenaciones sacerdotales 2015 (puede verse el portal en este enlace). El ejercicio se h ... 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

Yesterday we celebrated Reformation Day with our crew at the bee-hive. There was Mexican food, pie (because why not have pie?), and lots of discussion about what the Reformation was and all sorts of c ... 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

One of many charts from the premillennialist book "Dispensational Truth"Question: "Why do the Orthodox adhere to Amillennialism, when it is so obvious that Satan is alive and active now and not confin ... 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,
 for it involves sinful speech. Remember your father and mother
when you sit among the great,
 or you may forget yourself in their presence, ... discuss

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

Pope: unity of Europe requires openness to GodMessage to 1,400th anniversary celebration of the Irish monk and missionary to Vorarlberg, ColumbanBrotherhood and unity in Europe presupposes, in the wor ... 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

Question: "Do the Orthodox believe in the Atonement?"The concept of atonement is found throughout Scripture, and so of course we Orthodox do believe in it. There was in fact a feast in the Old Testame ... 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

"Why would a guy want to marry a guy?" When the scene from this 1959 movie, "Some Like It Hot", was first shown, audiences roared at this line. The idea of a guy marrying a guy was absurd and thinka ... discuss




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