Topic: saint

Died c. 490. Bishop and Patron of Elphin, in Ireland, one of St. Patrick's converts, and worker in iron. In the Tripartite Life of St Patrick (ed. Whitley Stokes) we read: Bishop St Assic was Patrick' ... discuss

Kathmandu, Nepal, Apr 26, 2015 / 10:06 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis led the crowds gathered in Saint Peter’s Square for the weekly Regina Caeli address in praying for the victims of Saturda ... discuss

This morning, the Bishop of Rome presided over the ordinations of priests for the diocese of Rome in Saint Peter’s Basilica, and has given the new priests a list of do's and don'ts. In hi ... discuss

Feast of Saint Mark, Evangelist(Click here for readings) By JENNIFER BURGINBe sober and vigilant. Your opponent the Devil is prowling around like a roaring lion looking for someone to d ... discuss

ELEMENTARY AND JUNIOR HIGH TEACHERS Education: Elementary, FT EmployeeSaint Martin of Tours (Los Angeles, CA)Elementary and junior high teachers for outstanding Westside Los Angeles Catholic elementar ... discuss

(Russian : Стефан Пермский / Stefan Perms, also spelled "Stephan") (1340 – 1396)was a fourteenth century missionary credited with the conversion of the Komi Permyaks to Christianity an ... discuss

(Quiz) Discover what Saint would like to be your friend! | Catholic Link div> ... 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 in the fa ... discuss

Transfered to 04/28 in 2014The book of Acts mentions a Mark, or John Mark, a kinsman of Barnabas (Col 4:10). The house of his mother Mary was a meeting place for Christians in Jerusalem (Acts 12:12). ... discuss

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Mellitus was sent to England in AD 601 by Pope Gregory in response to an appeal from Augustine of Canterbury for a fresh band of missionaries. He was commissioned by Gregory to convey the pallium to A ... discuss

The saint of the day for April 24 is St. Fidelis of Sigmarengen, model of faith and evangelization. Known as Mark Rey and the "Poor Man's Lawyer," Fidelis was born in 1577 at Sigmaringen, Prussia. His ... discuss

Offices in the Vatican are marking today's feast of St. George (Jorge in Spanish) with celebration, as it is the feast day of Pope Francis' baptismal saint. Pope Francis was born Jorge Mario Bergogli ... discuss

Son of a pagan imperial messenger. Convert. Monk. Priest. Bishop of Anastasiopolis, Galatia. Founded monasteries. Had the gift of healing. Miracle worker. Warded off a plague of insects by prayer. Sup ... discuss

Vatican City, Apr 23, 2015 / 05:23 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican announced Thursday that Fr. Brendan Cahill, Vicar for Clergy in the archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, has been named bishop for the ... discuss

The saint of the day for April 23 is St. George, a soldier of the Roman army who was tortured and beheaded for his Christian faith in the year 303, in Palestine (Lydda). He was most likely born in Cap ... discuss

Credit:  www.slate.comI recently commented on Father John Zuhlsdorf's blog in which I pointed out that he, Father Z, was in profound disagreement with Pope Benedict XVI.  He admitted that ye ... discuss

Today we honor Blessed Maria Gabriella (1914-1939), an Italian Trappist nun, who died at the age young age of 25, and was renowned  for her gift to heal divisions and unify the Church through her ... discuss

Reading the news can be hazardous to one’s sense of hope for us as a species or as a just and vibrant culture. This past couple of weeks offered a perfect illustration of this with two stories. One ... discuss

Antonia Tully, SPUC's Safe at School co-ordinator, and Rhoslyn Thomas, SPUC's youth organiser, spoke last week at major pro-life conference in Nigeria organised by the bishops of Ibadan Province. Anto ... discuss

On April 25, 2015, thousands of Americans will gather in Washington, DC for the March for Marriage. Some may ask, “Why now?” Though weakened by previous assaults, the institution of marriage is no ... discuss

Vatican City, Apr 21, 2015 / 09:54 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Amid a torrent of recent news reports on persecuted Christians, Pope Francis reflected on those killed for their faith and said that these moder ... discuss

Lincoln, Neb., Apr 21, 2015 / 04:45 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On a Friday night in spring of 2010, nearly 150 Catholic students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln gathered at their Newman Center to shar ... discuss

21 April AD 1109 Known as the father of medieval Scholasticism, Anselm was born in Italy in 1033. Most closely associated with England, he first served as prior and abbot of the Benedictine Abbey in ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Apr 20, 2015 / 05:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As the U.S. prepares for Pope Francis' trip later this year, one Vatican official says efforts to remove the statue of Spanish missionary Blessed ... discuss

On April 17, presidential hopeful Jeb Bush said that looking back at his time as the Governor of Florida, he would not have handled the Terri Schiavo case any differently. In 2003, Bush lobbied state ... discuss

San Diego, Calif., Apr 20, 2015 / 10:30 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Bishop Robert McElroy, the new head of the San Diego diocese, has criticized a proposal to remove the statue of pioneering California missi ... discuss

Awareness to the soon-to-be canonized saint, Blessed Juniper Sera, will take place in Rome’s Pontifical North American College this May, and the Holy Father is expected to participate. “ ... discuss

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Saturday of the Second Week of Easter(Click here for readings)By JENNIFER BURGIN The sea was stirred up because a strong wind was blowing. When they had rowed about three or four miles,  ... discuss

Vatican City, Apr 18, 2015 / 04:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- With more opportunities opening for women to take leadership roles in Vatican councils and congregations, women are filling the ranks of the Rom ... discuss

John Kulikos was born in the Greek district of Epirus, in the city of Ioannina. His parents were pious, but he was orphaned at an early age, and he went to Constantinople. With the means left him by h ... discuss

DIRECTOR OF OFFICE OF WORSHIP Music Ministry, FT EmployeeDiocese of Saint Cloud (St. Cloud, MN)The Diocese of Saint Cloud is seeking a full-time Director for the Office of Worship who has a thorough u ... discuss

Lauren Hill was buried Tuesday in a private ceremony, one day after thousands filled the basketball arena for a public memorial–the very location where she scored her first basket for the Mt. Saint ... discuss

  Lauren Hill laid to rest By Dave Andrusko Lauren Hill was buried Tuesday in a private ceremony, one ... discuss

Here is the Vatican-provided translation of Pope Francis' address to the members of the Papal Foundation today.  * * * Your Eminence, Dear Friends, I offer a warm welcome to you, the Memb ... discuss

Vatican City, Apr 16, 2015 / 10:10 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Since Pope Francis won’t make it to California for the canonization of its great evangelizer, he will join a celebration at Rome’s A ... discuss

The three founders of the monastery at Citeaux: from left to right, Stephen Harding, Saint Robert of Molesme, and Saint Alberic.The saint of the day for April 17 is St. Stephen Harding (1060-1134), an ... discuss

was an Irish monk of whom little is known except that he was one of the most active early Scottish saints judging from the trail of place names (usually "Kildonan") stretching from Galloway to Perth a ... discuss

Two hundred years after his birth, John Bosco (16 August 1815 – 31 January 1888) is still very popular, but few know of the many innovative activities that ocurred to the Piedmont ... discuss

According to the Catholic Calendar in place in 1954, today (April 16th) was a ferial day that also was noted as the Feast of St. Benedict Joseph Labre (Mass in Some Places).  As I have poste ... discuss

The great and holy Benedict XVI celebrates his 88th birthday today, and we wish him every grace and blessing and thank him for the extraordinary accomplishments of his papacy.  There was no behin ... discuss

By SDG | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 The week is passing so quickly!  Over the past three days, with a small number of other journalists in the religious press, I visited a number ... discuss

Today, April 14, is the feast of St. Bernadette Soubirous, a mystic and visionary at Lourdes, France. St. Bernadette is the patron of: Lourdes, the poor, the sick, and people ridiculed for their ... discuss

Catholic colleges and law schools can proudly claim 66 alumni in the U.S. House of Representatives—which amounts to 15 percent of the House, about double the Catholic share of four-year colleges in ... discuss

Havana, Cuba, Apr 15, 2015 / 12:42 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Seventeen years after the historic visit of Saint John Paul II to Cuba, the Polish pope is returning to the country, thanks to a relic brought b ... discuss

London, England, Apr 14, 2015 / 04:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- When the Titanic began to sink on April 15, 1912, Father Thomas Byles had two opportunities to board a lifeboat. But he forewent those oppor ... discuss

FULL TIME MATH TEACHER Education: Middle/High School, FT EmployeeMount Saint Joseph Academy (Flourtown, PA)Mount Saint Joseph Academy, Flourtown, PA, a sponsored work of the Sisters of Saint Joseph, i ... discuss

On Sunday Pope Francis formally proclaimed the Armenian Saint Gregory Narek a Doctor of the Church. This exceedingly rare title is given to a saint whose writings are particularly useful for the build ... discuss

Monday of the second week of Easter(Click here for readings) By KATIE GROSS There was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews.He came to Jesus at night and said to him,“Rabbi, ... discuss

Sermon titled "Saint Dismas: The Saint for These Dark Times" given on Sunday April 12, 2015. Size: 6.9 MB; duration: 20:08. ... discuss

PASTORAL ASSOCIATE FOR YOUTH MINISTRIES Youth Ministry, FT EmployeeSaint John XXIII (Perrysburg, OH)Position Summary: This person will coordinate parish youth ministries, including Teen Fuel (high sch ... discuss

The saint of the day for April 14 is St. Lidwina, also known as Lydwina of Shiedam, a Dutch mystic.Saint Lidwina was born in 1380 in Schiedam, Holland to a poor family, the only daughter of nine child ... discuss

Dude! Cue Beach Boys.Well now all you surfers are going to have a patron saint. ... discuss

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

"I considered this message (of Divine Mercy) my special task. Providence has assigned it to me in the present situation of man, the Church, and the world."~ Pope St. John Paul II; November 22, 1981"Wh ... discuss

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

Saint of the Day for Saturday, April 11th, 2015 - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online div> ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Apr 11, 2015 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Despite Turkey's claim of religious freedom, Christians there have faced ongoing hostility, including  government oppression and murder R ... discuss

On April 11, the Church celebrates St. Gemma Galgani, virgin, mystic, stigmatist, visionary, and victim soul. Saint Gemma is the patron saint of: pharmacists, loss of parents, those suffering wit ... discuss

An Authentic Pastoral Approach Incorporates Mercy and Truth to Reconcile the Sinner to Christ Of all the wondrous things that can be said about God, many would agree that His greatest attribute is Hi ... discuss

An Authentic Pastoral Approach Incorporates Mercy and Truth to Reconcile the Sinner to Christ Reconciling Divine Mercy with the Truth by Msgr. Barreiro and Father West. Divine Mercy Sunday 2015 Of all ... discuss

Today is the feast of Saint Michael de Sanctis, also known as St. Michael of the Saints, a Spanish Discalced Trinitarian priest, the patron of cancer patients.Michael Argemir was born on September 29, ... discuss

Joseph Meaney at Notre Dame Cathedral – the first stop on the Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage in support of HLI’s Seminarians for Life Program! PARIS, France — April 6, 2015 — ... discuss

There is a beautiful Eucharistic prayer in our faith that goes like this, ‘When we were sinners and could not find our way to you, you loved us more than ever.” How beautiful, that when we were l ... discuss

Erbil, Iraq, Apr 9, 2015 / 02:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- It seems to be just another house in the city of Ozar on the outskirts of the Iraqi city of Erbil, but a small sign shows it is different from the ... discuss

The saint of the day for April 9 is St. Casilda of Toledo.Saint Casilda, the daughter of a Muslim king, was born in Toledo, Spain in the 11th century. Raised Muslim, she embraced her faith, but showed ... discuss

Ah spring book season, when the new growth of authors and publishers sprout at the mailbox, unexpectedly delighting book reviewers.I love it.I won't get a chance to read these as fast as you deserve t ... discuss

In one of Miss Mason’s books she talks about the value of having the  children look long upon a picture or a particular vista while out on  a nature walk, and memorize it so they can close the ... discuss

The saint of the day for April 8 is St. Julie Billart.Saint Julie was born in Cuvilly, France, on July 12, 1751 to a loving family. She was a woman of serenity, despite the great personal suffering sh ... discuss

#march4marriage with HLI on April 25, 2015 in D.C. “Faith and reason are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of truth; and God has placed in the human heart a des ... discuss

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

Is there anything so wicked as a man trying to silence his conscience?  It is a willful act that happens in stages: Bit by bit, incident by incident, rationalization by rationalization, the voice ... discuss

Contact: Dean Jones,, +44(0)793-902-4086, LONDON, April 7, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- Great Britain is not the place to find a bumper sticker that says, "Honk if ... discuss

The saint of the day for April 7 is St. John Baptist de la Salle, father of modern education and the patron saint of teachers. He is known for promoting and reforming Christian education, especially a ... discuss

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

In your charity, please pray for: Sat Apr 4 8:30 PM Intentions of the Saint Jude Chapel Community Sun Apr 5 9:30 AM Intentions of the Saint Jude Chapel Community 11:30 AM Intentions of the Saint Jude ... discuss

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

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

Today we celebrate the feast of St. William of Paris, also known as St. William of Eskilsoe.William (1105 - 1203) was born in Paris of a noble French family. He was educated by the monks of Saint-Germ ... discuss

As Catholics commemorate 10th anniversary of his death, audiences nationwide will be reminded of saint's lasting impact on our continentContact: Joe Cullen, 203-800-4923,; Andr ... 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

Son of Severianus and Theodora, people known for their piety. Brother of Saint Fulgentius of Ecija, Saint Florentina of Cartagena, and Saint Leander of Seville, who raised him after their father‘s d ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Apr 3, 2015 / 03:45 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Both Pope Francis' Good Friday service at the Vatican and the Stations of the Cross held at the Colosseum later in the day zeroed-in on the plight ... discuss

On this Good Friday as we reflect on Christ's Passion ... take time to read this guest post by Dr. Robert Owens ... this world and its politics is indeed a soap opera, and we all would do well to ke ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Apr 3, 2015 / 04:51 am (CNA).- In the hours after evening Mass of the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursday, a few pilgrims in Rome make their way to the Church of Saint Praxedes, home to a frag ... discuss

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

Today begins the novena to the Divine Mercy.  As persons who have participated in abortion this devotion to Mercy Himself plays a special part in healing.(I have done a separate post showing how ... discuss

April 2, the day of the death of Saint John Paul II, is now civilly recognized in Canada as "Pope John Paul II Day." This year, the 10th anniversary of the saint's death, marked the first time for the ... discuss

As Catholics commemorate 10th anniversary of his death, audiences nationwide will be reminded of saint's lasting impact on our continentContact: Joe Cullen, 203-800-4923,; Andr ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Apr 2, 2015 / 12:23 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Holy Thursday told inmates of a Rome prison that God’s love is personal and endless, emphasizing that he too needs forgivene ... discuss

By FILIP MAZURCZAK | KRAKOW, Poland — “He was a saint. He was a saint,” Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz previously told the Register about the pope to whom he was secretary. T ... discuss

“Dear brothers and sisters, at 9:37 pm our beloved Holy Father John Paul II returned to the House of the Father. Let us pray for him,” said Cardinal Sandri on April 2, 2005 to the thousand ... discuss

Yesterday evening I was delighted to have the opportunity to speak at the church of Corpus Christi, Maiden Lane, at the invitation of the Parish Priest, Fr Alan Robinson.I spoke on the subject of "Why ... discuss

At 9:37 p.m. on the evening of April 2, 2005, (a Saturday) Pope John Paul II died.I will never forget it, not only because I loved him more than I realized until heard that news, but also for the comp ... discuss

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

An image of then Bishop Karol Wojtyla, later known as Pope John Paul II. Today, we commemorate the 10th year of his death. ... discuss

 Father Z, you recently did a post on his blog entitled, "'Pause' for a moment to see Michael Voris’ new project." The subject of this post was a new project in which Michael Voris will choose ... discuss

AMI PRIMARY GUIDE Education: Elementary, FT EmployeeSt. Francis Montessori (Irving, TX)Saint Francis Montessori in Irving, TX seeks an AMI Primary guide who has a pioneer spirit and openness to the Ca ... discuss

I have a couple humorous stories that I've been wanting to share for quite a while now.When I went to Ellerslie Leadership Training in the fall of 2011, I wasn't prepared for how I'd feel like I didn' ... discuss

Last year I took a DNA test to find out my ancestry. I figured Irish would come out on top, but then I thought that Scottish would somehow come out second as my mother was from Scotland (though I susp ... discuss

Ah, holy Jesus, how hast Thou offended, * That man to judge Thee hath in hate pretended? * By foes derided, by Thine own rejected, * O most afflicted.Holy Week at the parish of Saint John the Beloved ... discuss

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

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

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

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

31 March, Old Testament Joseph was the son of the patriarch Jacob and Rachel — and was his father's favorite son. He incurred his older brothers' jealousy and anger (both through Jacob's f ... discuss

By TITO EDWARDS | 15 Amazing Quotes from Saint Padre Pio by Christina Mead of Aleteia∝ - Pope Francis on the Role of Grandparents – Kevin M. Tierney, Catholic Lane My ... discuss

Sermon titled "Saint Teresa of Jesus: His Majestys Holy Week Sanctuary" given on Sunday March 29, 2015. Size: 1.6 MB; duration: 07:08. ... discuss

COMMUNICATIONS FULL-TIME VISITING PROFESSOR FOR THE SCHOOL Education: Elementary, FT EmployeeSaint Mary's College of California (Moraga, CA)Saint Mary's College of California Communications - Full-Ti ... discuss

Let us go together to meet Christ on the Mount of Olives. Today he returns from Bethany and proceeds of his own free will toward his holy and blessed passion, to consummate the mystery of our salvatio ... discuss

For Holy Week, here’s how you can match your Myers-Briggs personality type to a patron saint - The Washington Post div> ... discuss

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

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

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

Archbishop Fulton Sheen once said, "There are not a hundred people in America who hate the Catholic Church. There are millions of people who hate what they wrongly believe to be the Catholic Church."T ... discuss

In the Passion today, the Narrator reads, "So Pilate, wishing to satisfy the crowd, released Barabbas to them and, after he had Jesus scourged, handed him over to be crucified."Isn't pleasing the crow ... discuss

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

Vatican City, Mar 28, 2015 / 01:56 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- On the 500th anniversary of St. Teresa of Avila's birth, Pope Francis praised the Spanish mystic and reformer for her witness of self-gift to Go ... discuss

also Sunday of the Passion29 March AD 2015 The Sunday before His crucifixion, our Lord Christ rode into Jerusalem on a donkey. Accompanied by His disciples, He heard the people crying, "Hosanna!" Thi ... discuss

This post might be all over the place, so bear with me. I'm about to get really raw and vulnerable.I don't want Lily to be seen as a "sad thing that happened to me." I don't want other people to look ... discuss

Vatican City, Mar 28, 2015 / 11:17 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has sent a telegram of condolences following the death of Catholicos Dinkha IV, patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East, descr ... discuss

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I took this picture of the sculpture of St. Joseph and the child Jesus at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels here in L.A. :)Happy Solemnity of St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary. His f ... discuss

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It’s been over a week now, and certain people still haven’t gotten over the spanking Maureen Mullarkey received for her rather slanderous attack on Pope Francis. And a spanking it was; R. R. Reno, ... discuss

The Council of the Holy Fathers (various Fathers with St. Constantine the Great, holding the Nicean Creed)Question: "How does doctrinal authority work in Orthodoxy? In a simplified form, how do I ... 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

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

“On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, twelve drummers drumming ...”The reformed Roman calendar honors Saint John Nepomucene Neumann, a native of Bohemia and Redemptorist pries ... discuss

“On the eleventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, eleven pipers piping ...”Today, as mentioned earlier, the traditional Roman calendar observes the Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus*, whil ... discuss

“On the tenth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, ten lords a-leaping ...”By now, the holiday hoopla has died down. The banks have reopened, the post office is delivering the mail again (al ... 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

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On January 2nd, the Church celebrates the memorial of Saints Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen, bishops and doctors.Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen are linked in this feast day, as they were ... discuss




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