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was abbot of Iona (679–704), hagiographer, statesman and clerical lawyer; he was the author of the most important Vita of Saint Columba and promulgator of the "Law of Innocents", lex innocentium, al ... discuss

September 24, 2017For Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, prayer united us to God immediately and personally. And it can be like this for us all. Even in prayer, St. Therese teaches simplicity -- talking to G ... discuss

I will stand at the gates of Heaven and I will not enter until all of my spiritual children are with me.Today is St. Pio's feast day. I just love this guy, an Italian priest who knew how to throw his ... discuss

September 23, 2017Saint Therese is known for her "little way," which is simply the idea of seeking holiness in the ordinariness of our everyday lives. She teaches us to do the ordinary with extraordin ... discuss

Prayer is the best weapon we have; it is the key to God's heart. You must speak to Jesus not only with your lips, but with your heart. In fact, on certain occasions you should only speak to Him with y ... discuss

Padre Pio was a man of immense spiritual gifts and insight. As a Capuchin priest, his ministry was marked by prayer and piety. His suffering was constant. He bore the stigmata of Our Lord’s Crucifix ... discuss

Memorial - September 23rdSaint Pio of Pietrelcina, (1887-1968) better known as Padre Pio, was the 20th century Capuchin priest, stigmatic and mystic, who during his lifetime, was a spiritual father to ... discuss

Perhaps the most distinguishing mark of Padre Pio’s holiness was bearing the stigmata, through which he shared in the suffering of Christ. Initially, our Savior’s sacred wounds, though felt by Fra ... discuss

September 22, 2017Saint Therese of Lisieux, you said that you would spend your time in heaven doing good on earth.Your trust in God was complete. Pray that He may increase my trust in His goodness and ... discuss

1. Saint Michael the Archangel Prayer St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in the battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the Devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do ... discuss

If you call me to sacrificial, altruistic action in behalf of human beings, you better have a reason. And it should be greater than simply, we should be for people because we’re people. Because unle ... discuss

  St. Mark, the Evangelist, the author of the second Gospel, is commonly identified as “John Mark” in the Acts of the Apostles (12:12, 25; 15:37) Born a Jew, he was baptized and instructed i ... discuss

Clearly, what God wants above all is our will which we received as a free gift from God in creation and possess as though our own. When a man trains himself to acts of virtue, it is with the help of g ... discuss

THE NEW SHADOW WAR: Cyber Assaults on Democracy’s ‘Brain-Space’ are Here to Stay. Information warfare involves the deliberate use of information to confuse, mislead, and affect the choices and ... discuss

September 21st, is the feast of Saint Matthew, the Apostle and Evangelist, best known for the Gospel bearing his name. Information about his early years is scarce. He was highly educated. In the New T ... discuss

September 20 is the memorial of St. Andrew Kim Taegon, priest and martyr, St. Paul Chong, martyr, and companions. During the persecutions of 1839, 1846, 1866, and 1867, one hundred and three Christia ... discuss

by Patrick Buchanan: “The Barbarian cannot make … he can befog and destroy but … he cannot sustain; and of every Barbarian in the decline or peril of every civilization exactly that has been tr ... discuss

September 20th, the Church celebrates the memorial of Saint Andrew Kim Taegon, Saint Paul Chong Hasang and companions, courageous 19th century Korean martyrs. The beginning of the Catholic Church in K ... discuss

September 22nd is the first day of the novena to Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face, more popularly known as St. Thérèse of Lisieux, "the Little Flower." This beloved saint is ... discuss

September 19th is the feast of St. Januarius, bishop and martyr. He is the patron saint of Naples, where Catholics assemble three times a year in the Naples Cathedral to witness the liquefaction of a ... discuss

On September 19, we celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of La Salette. On this day, we recall the apparition in which Our Lady appeared to two shepherd children in France. On Saturday, September 19, 1846 ... discuss

Constitution In Jailby Tyler O'Neil: On Saturday night, the evening before Constitution Day Sunday, a member of the Dallas Independent School District (ISD) Board of Trustees released a list of schoo ... discuss

As in heaven Your will is punctually performed, so may it be done on earth by all creatures, particularly in me and by me.- Saint Elizabeth of Hungary Pax et bonum ... discuss

I wasn't going to do it. I was going to wait until I was finished to drop the big surprise on everyone. On this blog, I've talked about a "new chapter" and a new long-time project but very few (we're ... discuss

Optional Memorial -  September 19thSaint Januarius is the 4th century bishop of Beneventum, who together with his companions (his deacons Socius and Festus, and his lector Desiderius), was m ... discuss

September 18 is the feast day of Saint Joseph of Cupertino (1603-1663), If you have watched the film “The Reluctant Saint”, you know just how endearing this sweet Franciscan saint was and what st ... discuss

  The novena to Saint Vincent de Paul begins on September 18 and ends on September 26. September 26 is the memorial of Saint Vincent de Paul, the 17th century French priest known for his aposto ... discuss

These prayers to St. Joseph of Cupertino, the patron of students and those who study, are most beneficial for those taking all manner of examinations. They have to be said before taking an exam. Both ... discuss

Optional Memorial - September 18thSt. Joseph of Cupertino is an inspiration for anyone who has felt they can never do anything right. This slow, clumsy and most unlikely saint is known for great holin ... discuss

Rescuing souls is accomplished wherever a soul, a human being, is in danger of death, both physically and spiritually, both temporally and eternally. Rescuing souls involves evangelizing, preaching, t ... 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

b. at Maestricht between 633 and 638; d. at Liège, between 698 and 701. His parents, who belonged to the nobility, gave him a very religious education, and chose as his preceptor St. Landoaldus, prie ... discuss

On the last day, when the general examination takes place, there will be no question at all on the text of Aristotle, the aphorisms of Hippocrates, or the paragraphs of Justinian. Charity will be the ... discuss

Optional Memorial - September 17th(In 2017, this feast is superseded by the Sunday liturgy.)It is fitting that the month that heralds the beginning of a new school year is also the time in which the C ... discuss

(traditionally 4th-5th century) is a Christian saint first mentioned in the 8th century as being an early missionary among the Pictish peoples of what is now Scotland. For this reason he is known as t ... discuss

In three different cities across the United States, pro-lifers simultaneously entered abortion centers to talk to women scheduled for abortions. In each instance they refused to leave the clinics when ... discuss

Hello, my name is Claudia Marcela and I’m Colombian. I’m the product of the rape that my mother endured at the age of 15 at the hands of a family acquaintance. My mother still had the innocence of ... discuss

We are always complete in Christ, yet we are also in real relationship with God. By analogy, in human relationships we know something of this truth. As a parent, I am in relationship with my five ch ... discuss

September 16th, the Church celebrates two holy friends who received the crown of martyrdom in their imitation of Christ and in service to Christ's Church. Saint Cornelius, (251-253) a Roman was electe ... discuss

Today the Church recalls a lesser known saint in the Commemoration of St. Nicomedes.  His life is recounted in Butler's Lives of the Saints:HE was a holy priest at Rome, who was apprehended in th ... discuss

September 15 is the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows. This feast is dedicated to Mary, Mother of God, and her union with the sufferings of her Divine Son, Jesus. The title “Our Lady of Sorrows” focu ... discuss

Exaltation of the Cross, Russian iconSome time ago I read Anthony Esolen's commentary in Magnificat about the elevation of the cross from the point of view of an English monk's meditation written in t ... discuss

Today is the feast of the Exaltation of the Cross!! We found the cross above in my sister-in-law's home after she died. One of Mr. Pete's siblings said that it used to hang in his grandparent's bedr ... discuss

September 14 is the Feast of Exaltation of the Holy Cross. This Feast is also called the Triumph of the Holy Cross, the Elevation of the Cross, Holy Cross Day, Holy Rood Day, and Roodmas. The Exalta ... discuss

John Schlafly and Andy Schlafly: By agreeing to a surprise, temporary budget deal with “Chuck and Nancy,” the Democratic minority leaders of the Senate and House, President Trump served notice th ... discuss

The Debt Bomb - Set To Destoy Americaby Dr. Walter E. Williams: The largest threat to our prosperity is government spending that far exceeds the authority enumerated in Article 1, Section 8 of the Co ... discuss

Feast Day - September 14thThe feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, recalls the retrieval of the Holy Cross, which had been found and preserved by Saint Helena. It commemorates three distinct his ... discuss

The late Fr. Gabriele Amorth, the Vatican’s former chief exorcist, once observed: "God never rejects his creatures. Therefore, even though they broke with God, Satan and his angels maintain their po ... discuss

Saint John Chrysostom, a brilliant theologian and powerful orator, was born in Antioch about 347 A.D. His eloquence earned him the surname of Chrysostom, or golden mouthed. With St. Athanasius, St. Gr ... discuss

Memorial - September 13thJohn Chrysostom was the son of a Latin father and a Greek mother; his mother, Anthusa, was widowed at the age of twenty, soon after his birth. Putting aside all thought o ... discuss

According to a Latin Life of Deiniol, preserved in Peniarth MS226 and transcribed in 1602 by Sir Thomas Williams of Trefriw, he was the son of Abbot Dunod Fawr, son of Pabo Post Prydain. The family, h ... discuss

On September 12, the Church celebrates the memorial of the Most Holy Name of the Blessed Virgin Mary to teach us how useful and advantageous it is for us to invoke her holy name in our needs. The nam ... discuss

Look to the star of the sea, call upon Mary … in danger, in distress, in doubt, think of Mary, call upon Mary. May her name never be far from your lips, or far from your heart … If you follow her, ... discuss

Fr. George W. RutlerIn the tumultuous eleventh century, seven monks including Saint Bruno formed the Carthusian order, dedicated to prayer for the serenity of souls, taking as their motto: “Stat cru ... discuss

(In 2017, this feast is superseded by the Sunday liturgy.)September 10th, is traditionally the feast of Saint Thomas of Villanova (1488-1555), the 16th century Spanish Augustinian friar, theologian an ... discuss

Peter Claver was born of a distinguished family in Catalonia, Spain. He became a Jesuit in 1604, and left for Colombia in 1610, dedicating himself to the service of black slaves. For thirty-three year ... discuss

Keep your eyes fixed on Him who is your guide to the heavenly country, where He is leading you. What does it matter to you whether Jesus wishes to guide you to Heaven by way of the desert or by the me ... discuss

The worst kind of heretic is the one who, while teaching mostly true Catholic doctrine, add a word of heresy, like a drop of poison in a cup of water.— Pope Leo XIII_________________________________ ... discuss

Tres bien!Pax et bonum ... discuss

Memorial - September 9thThere are not many who would willingly make themselves slaves, but Saint Peter Claver, the 17th century Jesuit priest and missionary did. What is particularly noteworthy about ... discuss

“Your birth, O Blessed Virgin Mary, fills the whole world with a sweet consolation and a holy joy, because of you was born our Jesus, our God, who has taken away from us the curse in which we were ... discuss

Feast Day - September 8thThe Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary has been celebrated since approximately the 6th century, although there are other, conflicting accounts of when this particular feast c ... discuss

On September 7, we celebrate the feast day of Saint Regina (also known as Saint Reine, died in 386), virgin and martyr. Saint Regina is the patroness of poor people, shepherdesses, and torture victim ... discuss

According to tradition September 7th is the feast of St. Regina (Reine) who after undergoing many cruel torments, was beheaded for the faith at Aliza, formerly a large town called Alexia, famous for t ... discuss

I grew up hearing now and then about Mother Teresa. She's now Saint Teresa of Kolkata (which I'll never be able to think of except as Calcutta — the habits of hearing of her as Teresa of Calcutta ov ... discuss

VIDEO: St. Martin hit by Irma. Just because it hasn’t hit the US yet doesn’t mean other people aren’t already suffering. [IRMA] Saint Martin dans le mur de l’oeil subit les effets de l& ... discuss

(side note: I had this post/topic prepared before I decided to write about why I've given up writing my third novel so it will be published first; the novel news will hopefully be posted tomorrow.)I w ... discuss

Born to the Irish royalty. Bega’s family arranged her a marriage to the Prince of Norway, but Bega wanted to devote her life and virginity to the Lord, refused the arrangement, and fled; legend says ... discuss

President Donald Trump signed emergency declarations in advance of Hurricane Irma for Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. On Tuesday, Hurricane Irma grew to a major Category 5 hurrican ... discuss

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  September 5 marks the feast day of Saint Teresa of Calcutta – a beautiful servant of God who is one of our most celebrated mothers and a universal symbol of God’s merciful and preferential ... 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

Saint Teresa of Calcutta dedicated her life to serving the sick, the poor, and the marginalized. She founded the Missionaries of Charity to extend that mission throughout the world. She once observed: ... discuss

Variety reports on a newly released documentary directed by William Friedkin whose directorial credits include the 1973 masterpiece The Exorcist. His latest venture, The Devil and Father Amorth, stars ... discuss

September 5th, is the feast of Saint Teresa of Calcutta, (1910-1997) the Catholic religious, missionary and foundress of the Missionaries of Charity who experienced a “call within a call” to devot ... discuss

September 4th is the Feastday of Blessed Agnes of Bagno.  Blessed Agnes was a 12th century Camaldolese nun at Santa Lucia near Bagno di Roma in Tuscany (modern day Italy).  Her shrine is at ... discuss

While a feria day on the Universal Calendar, today is in some local calendars the Feast of St. Rose of Viterbo.Almighty God did marvelous things in the soul of Saint Rose of Viterbo. It appears that h ... discuss

September 4, 2017Saint John Paul II wrote at length about the family in 1994, when the Church celebrated the 'Year of the Family.' He said, "The civilization of love is possible; it is not a utopia. B ... discuss

For school, I read The Miracle of Father Kupaun: Priest, Soldier, and Korean War Hero by Roy Wenzl and Travis Heying.I had heard a little about Father Kupaun before, but did not really know much. ... discuss

In this modern day we always hear the tired rant of the secularists and atheists of "separation of Church and State" and "when politics and religion mix, people die" and other implications of religion ... discuss

Feast Day - September 4thThe life of Saint Rose of Viterbo was brief. Much of what we know about her comes from the documents used in her canonization. Born in the spring of 1233 at Viterbo, capital o ... discuss

"From the beginning therefore he [man] is called to work. Work is one of the characteristics that distinguish man from the rest of creatures, whose activity for sustaining their lives cannot be called ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter Being a doorkeeper isn’t necessarily a dead-end job. In fact, there’s one place where being a doorkeeper can be so amazing a ... discuss

Big C Catholics is for Catholics who are faithful to the Magisterium and who seek the fullness of truth. Our guiding mission is to advance the culture of life and the imitation of Christ. To that end, ... discuss

We post this because its assertion is unequivocally true. In the words of Saint Teresa of Calcutta: "the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war against the child, a direct ... discuss

Sin is not the worst thing in the world. The worst thing in the world is the denial of sin....  If I deny that there is any such thing as sin, how shall I ever be forgiven? The denial of sin is t ... discuss

First articulated by Saint John Paul II, the new evangelization may be described as a call upon the faithful to witness so that others reawaken and discover the vital friendship of Our Lord. It charge ... discuss

Too sick to attend, St. Clare miraculously saw the service as if there. Because of that vision she's now the patron saint of television!If Moses really supposes his toeses are roses, then I'd be inc ... discuss

An Abbot, said to have been born of illustrious Athenian (Greek) parentage about the middle of the seventh century. Early in life he devoted himself exclusively to spiritual things, but, finding his ... discuss

1. The saint of the day for September 1 is St. Giles (650-710), abbot, hermit, and patron of the poor and disabled. One of the Fourteen Holy Helpers, Saint Giles is invoked for protection in times of ... discuss

Feast Day - September 1stIn our culture that often promotes self-aggrandizement, the life of Saint Giles serves as a reminder that it is humility that is actually the road to true greatness. He is one ... discuss

(Rachel’s Vineyard) August 31 will mark the 20th anniversary of the death of Princess Diana. A famously popular member of the British royal family who captivated the world’s attention, Dian ... discuss

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The saint of the day for August 31 is Saint Raymond Nonnatus. He is the patron saint of:  childbirth, expectant mothers, newborn babies, obstetricians, and pregnant women. Saint Raymond Nonnatus was ... discuss

the Apostle of Northumbria (died 651), was the founder and first bishop of the monastery on the island of Lindisfarne in England. A Christian missionary, he is credited with restoring Christianity to ... discuss

Feast Day - August 31stIn the latest edition of the Roman Martyrology, the Church has coupled the feast of Saints Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus, the two holy men who took the Body of Jesus down fr ... discuss

FROM THE PASTORJanuary 12, 2014by Fr. George W. Rutler The Feast of the Baptism of our Lord follows the Epiphany because both are events by which God makes his mystery clearer to the human mind. In ... discuss

FROM THE PASTORFebruary 23, 2014by Fr. George W. Rutler Dante's thought was so greatly shaped by Aristotle that he called him “The Philosopher” rather as it is customary to call Saint Paul “Th ... discuss

FROM THE PASTORMarch 23, 2014by Fr. George W. Rutler When Shakespeare imagined what young King Henry V might have said before the Battle of Agincourt a century and a half before, he wrote one of the ... discuss

FROM THE PASTORApril 27, 2014 by Fr. George W. Rutler Our Lord kept his promise: “These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full” (John 15:11). Like ... discuss

A few weeks ago on a Tuesday evening we took Mary's mother, Harriet Thackrah, to Shuttleworth Park for a ball game. The Mohawks were offering one of their many crowd-pleasing promotions, with veterans ... discuss

Amazon Summary of Adventures of Faith, Hope and Charity: Finding Patience (Volume 1) Looking for a little help in teaching your child patience? Do you want something that is educational, but at the s ... discuss

The saint of the day for August 30 is Saint Jeanne Jugan (1792 – 1879), also known as Sister Mary of the Cross. During the 19th century, she founded the Little Sisters of the Poor with the goal of ... discuss

also known as Ruan, Ronan, and Ruadan, was a brother of Tudwal of Treguier.Tradition says he was educated in Britain - probably Wales - but that he later accompanied St. Breaca on her return from Irel ... discuss

Pope Saint Pius X’s papacy was both courageous and immensely consequential. The Modernist crisis in biblical exegesis occurred during his reign. Using new methods of historical and literary criticis ... discuss

Today we remember the martyrdom of John the Baptist, also known as the decollation of the saint. Cleveland Museum of Art The Beheading of John the Baptist  I remember the first time I saw a re-e ... discuss

Today we rejoice along with the Holy Church in the Commemoration of St. Sabina, in addition to the Martyrdom of John the Baptist.Saint Sabina was a matry from Rome who lived in the 1st century AD unti ... discuss

St. John the Baptist Preaching in the Wilderness On June 24, we celebrated the birthday of Saint John the Baptist; on August 29, we commemorate the anniversary of his martyrdom, also known as the Pa ... discuss

The biblical account portrays the beheading of Saint John the Baptist by Herod Antipas. According to the Synoptic Gospels, Herod had imprisoned John because he reproved Herod for divorcing his wife (P ... discuss

"We live in a world where the family is under attack. It is safe to say that the institution of both marriage and family has never been as threatened as it is today. In fact, its very survival as an i ... discuss

Excerpt from:Luther, Martin. (1999). Luther’s works, vol. 25: Lectures on Romans. (J. J. Pelikan, H. C. Oswald, & H. T. Lehmann, Eds.) (Vol. 25, p. 415). Saint Louis: Concordia Publishing House ... discuss

Saint Augustine is numbered among the four great Doctors of the Western Church He was one of the most brilliant minds of ancient Christendom. His influential contribution to theology, especially in cl ... discuss

August 29th, the Church celebrates the Passion of Saint John the Baptist. He was the cousin of Jesus, the son of Elizabeth and Zachariah, and the nephew of the Blessed Virgin Mary. John heralds Christ ... discuss

People look upon [the Church] and say, "She is about to die. Soon her very name will disappear. there will be no more Christians; they have had their day." while they are thus speaking, I see these ve ... discuss

Saint Hermes is the figure in the back, in armor. Other saints pictured include Saint James the Great, Saint Joseph,Saint Ghislain, and Saint Eligius.Few people are likely aware that we as Catholics i ... discuss

By Jean M. Heimann August 28th is the feast of Saint Augustine, a Western Father of the Church whose conversion to Christianity is well-known as one of the most important events in the history of the ... discuss

Aurelius Augustinus, Augustine of Hippo, or Saint Augustine (November 13, 354 – August 28, 430) was one of the most important figures in the development of Western Christianity, there considered to ... discuss

Saint Moses Murin the Black lived during the fourth century in Egypt. He was an Ethiopian, and he was black of skin and therefore called “Murin” (meaning “like an Ethiopian”). In his youth he ... discuss

“Act today in such a way that you need not blush tomorrow.” - Saint John BoscoPax et bonum ... discuss

Memorial – August 28thAugustine Aurelius was born on November 13, 354, in Tagaste, North Africa. His father was a pagan, his mother, Saint Monica, was a devote Christian. Still unbaptized and burnin ... discuss

Painting of Augustine of Hippo and his mother Monica of Hippo,Ary Scheffer, 1846, via WikipediaWidow; born of Christian parents at Tagaste, North Africa, in 333; died at Ostia, near Rome, in 387.She w ... discuss

Phanourios the Great Martyr is commemorated on August 27.Fanourios was a Roman soldier and was martyred during one of the persecutions of the pagan era. Various forms of the legend have him as a devou ... discuss

The prayers of Saint Monica, together with God's grace, turned her wayward son, Saint Augustine, from sinner to saint. St. Monica, model of motherhood, your patience and fervent prayers won for the Ch ... discuss

(In 2017, this feast is superseded by the Sunday liturgy.)August 27th, is the memorial of Saint Monica. She is an example of those holy matrons of the ancient Church who proved very influential in the ... discuss

Bregowine or Bregwine was a Continental Saxon by birth. The fame of the schools with which the labours of Theodore and Hadrian had enriched England drew Bregwin from his native land. In England, his l ... discuss

August 26, 2017Saint Monica demonstrated heroic patience during her trials. She suffered greatly, but never lost her abiding faith in God's goodness. Let us pray that we may have the faith of St. Moni ... discuss

by Patrick Buchanan: Decades ago, a debate over what kind of nation America is roiled the conservative movement.Neocons claimed America was an “ideological nation” a “creedal nation,” dedicate ... discuss

August 25 is the optional memorial of Saint Louis IX (1215-1270). A third order Franciscan, he was a just king, a devoted spouse, and the loving father of eleven children. Saint Louis IX, King of Fra ... discuss

It seems that the art of mocking the Christian faith is nothing new to those in the acting profession, but it is ironic that one of the first actors to mock Christianity was also a martyr for the fait ... discuss

born in 1214 and became a devout Christian and king of France. He attended Mass often, prayed frequently, was given to charity (as evidenced in the building of a hospital for the poor and blind) and w ... discuss

I have very vivid dreams. Those of you who've been reading this blog for years know that since I've shared quite a few over the years. Some are saint dreams. Some are dreams in which I talk to our Ble ... discuss

August 25, 2017O God, who consoles the sorrowful and who mercifully accepted the motherly tears of Saint Monica for the conversion of her son Augustine, grant us, through the intercession of them both ... discuss

The views on this blog do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of the Salvation Army organization or it's membership.  These are my personal views.  God be praised. I suppos ... discuss

We've seen the ads for Ancestry.com and other similar products, allowing us to discover what we never knew about where our ancestors came from, and what makes each of us what we are today. (Some peopl ... discuss

In recent years, the Church has provided tremendously needed clarification about end of life care (cf., St John Paul II, 3/20/04, Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, 2007,  USCCB, 2009), ... discuss

Died 20(?) August AD 1153 ernard of Clairvaux, a leader in Christian Europe in the first half of the 11th century A.D., is honored in his native France and around the world. Born into a noble Burgund ... discuss

While not on the Universal Catholic Calendar, in some parts of the world today is the Feast of Empress Helena. The following is taken from the Catholic Encyclopedia on St. Helena, the mother of Consta ... discuss

This blog post is a repeat of a previous post, with one exception: It is the entire presentation I made this past March to a Catholic Physicians Guide in Madison Wisconsin. A dear and longtime friend ... discuss

15 August, New Testament The honor paid to Saint Mary, the virgin mother of Jesus Christ our Lord, God, and Savior goes back to the earliest days of the Church. Indeed, it goes back farther: Even befo ... discuss

A new movie is coming to a theatre near you: Goodbye Christopher Robin The trailers are quite exciting. Winnie the Pooh has been loved by millions of children. Winnie the Pooh and his assort ... discuss

Simple (1954 Calendar): August 13Hippolytus was a prominent priest of the church of Rome at the beginning of the third century and guardian of St. Laurence. Together with the Pope St. Pontian he was e ... discuss

As some of you (who are following me on Twitter) know, I decided to take a break from that social media website earlier this week. It's not the first time I've done it and it'll most likely not be the ... discuss

10 August AD 258 A river, a gulf, and a seaway are named in his honor. A number of Christian congregations and almost anyone known as "Larry" likewise owe their names to this martyr of the ancient Ch ... discuss

Cardinal Raymond Burke has once again shown that he is out of step with the message of Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church.Cardinal Burke has aligned himself with radical traditionalists, as he did w ... discuss

Saint Gregoryof NazianzusSaint Gregory of Nazianzus (c. 330-390) was one of the great Fathers of the Eastern Church and Bishop in the Cappadocian region of Asia Minor.[1] He was an ardent defender of ... discuss

3 August, New Testament These "myrrh bearers" or "faithful women," as they're called among some Christians, with Mary Magdalene, are named in Scripture as the first visitors to the tomb of the crucif ... discuss

I almost quit Twitter over the weekend. For several weeks, I went back and forth about deleting it altogether. I thought about what might happen if I did. I would lose years worth of online friendship ... discuss

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31 July, New Testament Saint Joseph is mentioned in all four Gospels. He came from a small village called Arimathea in the hill country of Judea and was a respected member of the Sanhedrin, the Jewis ... discuss

On August 31st, 1997, Princess Diana died in a tragic car accident at the age of thirty-six. She was fleeing from the constant hounding, hounding -- the incessant hounding of photographers. Who c ... discuss

30 July AD 1540 Remembered as a disciple of Martin Luther, Robert Barnes is considered to be among the first Lutheran martyrs. Born in 1495, he became the prior of the Augustinian monastery at Cambri ... discuss

29 July, New Testament Mary, Martha, and Lazarus were disciples with whom Jesus had a special bond of love and friendship. The Gospel According to Saint John records that "Jesus loved Martha and her ... discuss

29 July AD 1030; transferred to 27 July Ólafr Haraldsson (also known as Olav, Olafe, Oláfr hinn helgi, and Olavus rex) was born in 995 to Harald Grenske and Åsta Gudbrandsdatter. While Snoore says ... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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

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

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

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

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

HEAD OF SCHOOL Education: Elementary, FT EmployeeSt Patrick Academy (Portsmouth, NH)Head of School (Grades PreK-8) Saint Patrick Academy| Portsmouth NH 03801 USA About the Organization: Saint Pa ... discuss

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




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