Topic: saint

The 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 his older brother ... discuss

Henry was an Englishman living in Rome. He accompanied the papal legate, Nicholas Cardinal Breakspear to Scandinavia in 1151 and was consecrated bishop of Uppsala, Sweden, the next year by the cardina ... discuss

The cadet honor code, the bedrock of Academy life, states, “We will not lie, steal, or cheat, nor tolerate among us anyone who does.” My violation of the honor code weighed heavily on my conscienc ... discuss

January 19, 2017Day 3 – Pray for us, that we may courageously offer up our sufferingSaint Peregrine is the patron saint of cancer patients. He was known for his holiness and for a miraculous healing ... discuss

  January 18 is the feast day is St. Margaret of Hungary, Princess and Dominican nun. Born in Turoc Castle in 1242, Margaret was the daughter of King Bela IV, champion of Christianity, and Queen ... 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

Editor's note: Each Tuesday we will feature posts discussing Saint John Paul the Great's Theology of the Body; his reflection on our nature and life as persons made in the image and likeness of God, c ... discuss

January 18, 2017Day 3 – Pray for us, that we may courageously offer up our sufferingSaint Peregrine is the patron saint of cancer patients. He was known for his holiness and for a miraculous healing ... discuss

Next in the continuing series of posts on the History of the Sovereign Pontiffs, after the death of Pope St.  Zephyrinus on December 20, 217, St. Callistus I was elected as the Supreme Pontiff wi ... discuss

Detail, The Calling of Saints Peter and Andrew, Caravaggio, 1603–1606.Fr. René J. Butler, M.S.Provincial Superior, La Salette Missionaries of North AmericaHartford, Connecticut(Click here for today ... discuss

“How should we pray when we hear of persistent immorality like abortion, murder, sexual assault, or terrorism? How do we process through faithfully the plight of our unbelieving friends’ hardn ... discuss

The saint of the day for January 17 is St. Anthony of the Desert (c. 251–356), a religious hermit and monk, who is known as the founder of monasticism. His rule of order was one of the first to cre ... discuss

January 17, 2017Day 2 – Pray for us, that we may persevere in hopeSaint Peregrine is the patron saint of cancer patients. He was known for his holiness and for a miraculous healing he received. Pere ... discuss

Farewell to Roy Innis, Civil RightsChampion: June 6, 1934 – Jan. 8, 2017by NRA-ILA: America lost a civil rights icon and a true free thinker with the death of Roy Innis on Jan. 8. For the NRA, his d ... discuss

Saint Anthony [of Egypt], Fra Angelico, 1436.January 17th, is the memorial of Saint Anthony of Egypt (c 251-356), also known as St. Anthony the Great, Anthony of the Desert, or Anthony the Anchorite. ... discuss

January 16, 2017Day 1 – Pray for us, that we will not let sickness bring us to despair.Saint Peregrine is the patron saint of cancer patients. He was known for his holiness and for a miraculous heal ... discuss

  ubs outfielder Andre Dawson on being a role model: “I wan’ all dem kids to do what I do, to look up to me. I wan’ all the kids to copulate me.” 2. New Orleans Saint RB ... discuss

Saint Ita, “the Foster Mother of the Irish Saints,” was born in the fifth century. She, like many of the Irish saints, was of the nobility. Her parents were devout Christians who lived in County W ... 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

Although often described as such, the Christian faith is not a “religion of the Book”, but of the Word of God, Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages. We do ... discuss

(ca. 300 – 368) was bishop of Poitiers ('Pictavium') and considered an eminent doctor of the Western Christian Church. He was sometimes referred to as the malleus Arianorum ("hammer against Arianism ... discuss

“After 47 years of being raised in a pious household, after 30 years of considering myself a born-again Christian, and after 18 years of being an ordained minister and getting to know my flock ... 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

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 his heroic defense of the the Faith agains ... discuss

In De Trinitate, Hilary writes: Jesus "has commanded us to baptize in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit (cf. Mt 28:19), that is, in the confession of the Author, of the Only ... discuss

January 13th, is the optional memorial of Saint Hilary of Poitiers (c. 310 – 367), the 4th century philosopher, bishop and Doctor of the Church, whose staunch defense of orthodox Trinitarian theolog ... discuss

St. Marguerite Bourgeoys, the 17th century French foundress of the Congregation of Notre Dame of Montreal in the colony of New France, (present-day Canada), dedicated her life to educating the young, ... discuss

Saint Peregrine is the patron saint of cancer patients. He was known for his holiness and for a miraculous healing he received. Peregrine was scheduled to have his leg amputated due to a cancerou ... discuss

Nightmares and dreams about children plagued Stojan Adasevic for years while he worked as an abortionist for communist Serbia. In 26 years, Stojan aborted approximately 48,000 unborn children, includi ... discuss

December 12th, dioceses in Canada celebrate the memorial of Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys (1620-1700), the 17th century consecrated religious, accomplished educator and foundress who established the Cong ... discuss

January 12 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 relig ... discuss

First Rule. The first: It is proper to God and to His Angels in their movements to give true spiritual gladness and joy, taking away all sadness and disturbance which the enemy brings on. Of this latt ... 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

Stop entertaining those vain fears. Remember it is not feeling which constitutes guilt but the consent to such feelings. Only the free will is capable of good or evil. But when the will sighs under th ... discuss

Saint Ephrem the Syrian, called "the Harp of the Holy Spirit," was a prolific hymnographer and theologian of the 4th century. He was born into a Christian family about 306 AD in Nusaybin, Turkey. As d ... discuss

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, Rachel JoyceA Man Called Ove, Fredrik BackmanBetsy was a Junior, Maud Hart Lovelace The Pretend Wife, Bridget AsherEssentialism, Greg McKeownIn This House o ... discuss

Painting landscapes in the classical academies was done indoors, to “improve upon nature” the way formal gardens arrange flowers according to geometry. In the nineteenth century, the painters of t ... discuss

Saint Proclus, the 5th century patriarch of Constantinople, is best known for his defense of Mary as the Mother of God against the bishop Nestorius. The following reading is excerpted from one of his ... discuss

The Lord was Baptized, not to be cleansed Himself, but to cleanse the waters, so that those waters, cleansed by the flesh of Christ which knew no sin, might have the power of Baptism.— St. Ambr ... discuss

In the dense rain-forests of Ecuador, on the Pacific side of the Andes Mountains, lives a tribe of Indians who call themselves the Huaorani ("people" in their language, Huao), but whose neighbors have ... discuss

The Young Pope is a ten episode English-language drama television series, directed by Paolo Sorrentino and featuring Jude Law as Pope Pius XIII, who, at 47, becomes the youngest and first American pop ... discuss

Lucian lived in Rome, and his pagan name was Lucius. He was converted to Christ by the Apostle Peter, and was baptized. After Saint Peter’s death, Saint Lucian preached the Gospel in Italy. Saint Di ... discuss

December 7th, is the optional memorial of Saint Raymond of Peñafort (1175-1275), a 13th century Dominican priest and theologian who, as a contemporary of Saint Thomas Aquinas, worked to help Christia ... 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

January 6th, is the optional memorial of Saint André Bessette (1845- 1937), a Canadian religious of the Congregation of the Holy Cross, whose heroic service to the humble and the sickly, despite his ... 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

Note: This is a guest post by a friend of mine, Jim Boardman.  Jim is the author of "Finding Happiness: An Introduction to Morality" (Published in 2015) as well as "Ordained Before the World: A C ... discuss

January 5th is the feast of St. John Neumann (1811-1860), a native of Bohemia (a region encompassing the western Czech Republic) who immigrated to the United States. He became a Redemptorist priest a ... discuss

On this day, Saint Bisadi, the Bishop of "Ebsay", was martyred. When Emperor Diocletian heard that Anba Bisadi and Anba "Ghellanicus" were confirming the Christians in the faith and hampering the wors ... discuss

On January 5th, the Church celebrates the memorial of Saint John Neumann (1811-1860), the 19th century bishop, missionary and founder, who as the first Redemptorist missionary to profess vows in the U ... discuss

On Nov. 30, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) teamed up with Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and Hawaiian Islands to sue the State of Alaska over abortion restrictions. This marks th ... discuss

“On the eleventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, eleven pipers piping ...”As the end of Christmastide draws near, life begins to turn to normal. The trees are taken down and are sitting ... discuss

Most people know that St. Elizabeth Ann Seton was the first American-born person to be declared a saint (she was canonized on September 14, 1975) and that she is regarded as being one of the driving f ... discuss

A. currell via flickr  licensed cc 2.0 I always liked Elizabeth Seton because I could relate to her as a married woman and as a mother trying to educate her children. Catholics schools have adop ... discuss

January 4th is the feast of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, a single woman, a wife, a mother, a widow, a lay woman and a religious Sister. She was the foundress of the first American Catholic parish school, ... discuss

“On the tenth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, ten lords a-leaping ...”It is also the day that both the Eastern and Western churches remember the French shepherd girl Saint Geneviève, w ... 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

“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

Optional Memorial of the Most Holy Name of JesusJanuary 3rdVeneration of the Most Holy Name of Our Lord, Jesus Christ, dates back to the apostolic period. The name "Jesus" means "Yahweh saves" Saint P ... discuss

(Russian: Серафим Саровский) born Prokhor Moshnin (Прохор Мошнин), is one of the most renowned Russian monks and mystics in the Orthodox Church. He is generally considered ... discuss

As we anticipate the challenges and opportunities of 2017, I want to repost an open letter that focuses on the most important realities in the world. And the addressee of my open letter is you. No mat ... discuss

January 2, 2017Basil was educated in Caesarea, Constantinople, and Athens in the fourth century. He enjoyed stimulating university life. There he met Gregory Nazianzen, a quiet, scholarly man. The two ... 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

Pope Saint Sylvester I or Silvester I was Bishop of Rome from January 31, 314 to December 31, 335, succeeding Miltiades.He filled the See of Rome at a very important era in the history of the Church, ... discuss

“You’re beginning something pretty important, and it will be forever.”On this day in 1954, actor Denzel Washington, professional wrestler Lanny Poffo, and magazine editor and morning news anchor ... discuss

St. Peter ChrysologusSaint Peter Chrysologus (406-450) was a Bishop and Doctor of the Catholic Church. The New Advent website states that his piety and zeal for the faith won him universal admiration. ... discuss

Pope Sylvester I and Emperor ConstantineDecember 31st, is the optional memorial of Saint Sylvester I (??? - 335), the 4th century pontiff, who guided the Church during a period of violent persecution ... discuss

The pro-abortion legal activist organization Law Students for Reproductive Justice (LSRJ) recently changed its name and expanded its mission, but even though the goals of the organization are in direc ... discuss

◗ Pray more◗ Read Scripture◗ Keep holy the Sabbath◗ Sin less◗ Eat less◗ Honor your father and mother◗ Spend less◗ Spend more time with family◗ Read a Psalm a day◗ Live more simply ... discuss

They gathered together on a Saturday, in the Bronx—they came from far and near, from all races, and from differing educational backgrounds and vocations. They differed in many other ways—but they ... discuss

“The family is the privileged setting where every person learns to give and receive love… The family is an intermediate institution between individuals and society, and nothing can completely tak ... discuss

God has looked down the corridor of time and has seen your sinful attitudes, thoughts, words, and deeds. Additionally, with his omniscient eye he has foreseen your incorrigible free will. Left to you ... discuss

As I wrote two weeks ago, for the first time since this blog's inception, you lovely readers won't be voting on this blog's patron saint for the upcoming year. Instead, I opted to make the Holy Family ... 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

December 30, 2016Scripture tells us practically nothing about the first years and the boyhood of the Child Jesus. All we know are the facts of the sojourn in Egypt, the return to Nazareth, and the inc ... discuss

Everyone knows that the keys of the kingdom of heaven were given to Peter. Upon his faith and teaching the whole fabric of the Church will continue to be built until we all reach full maturity in Chri ... 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

St. Thomas Becket Father Lawrence Lew, OP via Flickr. Licensed cc Here are two interesting sites about the martyrdom of St. Thomas Becket. http://www.ewtn.com/library/MARY/THOMBECK.htm From Cath ... discuss

St. Thomas Becket, St. Thomas of Canterbury (c.1118 – December 29, 1170) was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1162 to 1170. He is venerated as a saint and martyr by both the Anglican and the Roman Cath ... discuss

December 29th, is the optional memorial of Saint Thomas Becket (1119-1170), the 12th century English statesman, Archbishop of Canterbury and martyr. A close associate of King Henry II, in the year 115 ... 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

. . . Respect Those “Not Allowed to be Born”Hearkening to the birth of Jesus Christ, Pope Francis used his Christmas message to urge Catholics worldwide to express compassion for those “not allo ... discuss

Editor's note: Each Tuesday we will feature posts discussing Saint John Paul the Great's Theology of the Body; his reflection on our nature and life as persons made in the image and likeness of God, c ... 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

Happy Third Day of Christmas Patron Saints Index: Saint John the Apostle: "The only one of the Twelve not to forsake the Savior in the hour of His Passion, standing at the foot of the cross. Made ... discuss

Today is the feast day of my Community — the feast of St. John, Apostle and Evangelist. St. John is also my patron saint and the saint I try most to emulate in my daily life. St. John, a fisherman, ... 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

son of Zebedee, was one of the twelve apostles of Our Lord. Together with his brother James and with Simon Peter, he formed a kind of inner circle of Three among the Twelve, in that those three were p ... discuss

Then I saw standing in the midst of the throne and the four living creatures and the elders a Lamb that seemed to have been slain. He had seven horns and seven eyes; these are the [seven] spirits of G ... discuss

Here for your consideration are the top ten articles that appeared on Big 'C' Catholics in 2016 [plus four honorable mentions]. They are listed in order of publication from first to latest.Seven Arche ... discuss

December 27th is the feast of Saint John the Apostle, Evangelist and “beloved disciple”. He wrote the Gospel bearing his name, three Epistles and the book of Revelation. A fisherman by trade, he w ... discuss

Hearkening to the birth of Jesus Christ, Pope Francis used his Christmas message to urge Catholics worldwide to express compassion for those “not allowed to be born.” Speaking to tens of t ... 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

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

All that we know about Stephen the Protomartyr (that is, the first martyr of the Christian Church) is found in chapters 6 and 7 of the Book of Acts.The early Christian congregations, like the Jewish s ... discuss

The Jews knew that Stephen was exceedingly well-informed in the laws of Moses; but as he preached, with great freedom, the Gospel of Christ, they ventured to dispute with him, to convict him of error ... 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 o ... discuss

December 26th, is the Feast of Saint Stephen, the first Christian martyr and archdeacon. He led the group of seven deacons who the Apostles appointed to help them minister to the poor and the marginal ... discuss

Homily of His Holiness Benedict XVIVatican Basilica Sunday, 1st January 2012Dear Brothers and Sisters!On the first day of the year, the liturgy resounds in the Church throughout the world with th ... discuss

Merry Christmas! Hodie nobis coelorum rex de virgine nasci dignatus est, ut hominem perditum ad coelestia regna revocaret. Gaudet exercitus angelorum: Quia salus aeterna humano generi apparuit. G ... discuss

 MIDNIGHT MASS SOLEMNITY OF THE NATIVITY OF THE LORDHOMILY OF HIS HOLINESS BENEDICT XVI Saint Peter's BasilicaTuesday, 25 December 2007 Dear Brothers and Sisters,"The time came for Mary to b ... discuss

“Today, Silent Night is perhaps the most famous Christmas carol in history. It has been translated into most languages, and the Bing Crosby version is the third-bestselling single in history. ... 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

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

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

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

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

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

We so often here that religion and science don't mix, yet many of the great scientists of the Christian era have been people of faith, John Cantius was one of them.He was born in Kęty, a small town n ... discuss

1.  The Christmas lights in Wichita this year have been amazing! On Gaudete Sunday, the third Sunday of Advent, which is characterized by joy, we went out to view the lights around the city.  Here i ... discuss

December 23rd, the Church celebrates the optional memorial of St. John Cantius, (c. 1390 – 1473) otherwise called John of Kanty or John Kanty, the 15th century Polish priest and theologian whose int ... discuss

I love to reread this each year, journeying through Advent, so I'm reposting it.Continuing our examination of chapter five of  Go to Joseph, Father Gilsdorf considers the need for shelter, J ... discuss

Steward and servant of an Alexandrian magistrate in Roman imperial Egypt. During the persecutions of Decius, Ischyrion’s employer demanded that he renounce Christianity and sacrifice to pagan gods. ... discuss

His significant contribution to catechesis is second only to the example for us of his disciplined Christ-centered spirituality, finding in the liturgy, daily prayer and devotion to the heart of Jesus ... discuss

I love to reread this each year, journeying through Advent, so I'm reposting it.Continuing our examination of chapter five of  Go to Joseph we continue with Mary and Joseph on their trip to ... discuss

Saint Peter Canisius entered the Jesuits in the year 1543, at age 22. He worked tirelessly for the renewal of the Church of his time. Part of that was to make sure that there were good Catechisms avai ... discuss

Guest Post by David MartinWith the crisis of faith ever intensifying, it somehow has evaded the Catholic hierarchy that    the crux of the problem has been our casual and disparaging re ... discuss

Today is the memorial of St. Peter Canisius, Jesuit priest and Doctor of the Church.  He was well-known for his strong defense of the Catholic faith during the Protestant Reformation in Germany, Aus ... discuss

21 December, New Testament The Apostle Thomas (Hebrew or Aramaic for "twin") was also called Didymus (Greek for "twin"); either his parents gave him a most peculiar name or else he consistently went b ... discuss

The Apostle Thomas (Hebrew or Aramaic for "twin") was also called "Didymus" (Greek for "twin"). He was absent when the Risen Lord appeared to the other apostles on the evening of Easter Day, and refus ... discuss

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

December 21st, is the optional memorial of Saint Peter Canisius (1521-1597) the 16th century Dutch Jesuit priest and Doctor of the Church, who played a major role in Council of Trent and the Counter R ... discuss

Guest Post by Megan Dahle “I will instruct you and show you the way you should walk.”―Psalm 32:8Choosing to embark on a pilgrimage can be a life-changing and faith-building experience. Walk ... discuss

I love to reread this each year, journeying through Advent, so I'm reposting it.Continuing our examination of chapter five of Go to Joseph we now see Mary and Joseph set out on the trip to Bethl ... discuss

Next in the continuing series of posts on the History of the Sovereign Pontiffs, we pick up after Pope St. Victor I and come to the 15th Sovereign Pontiff: Pope St. Zephyrinus.A native of Rome, St. Ze ... discuss

Editor's note: Each Tuesday we will feature posts discussing Saint John Paul the Great's Theology of the Body; his reflection on our nature and life as persons made in the image and likeness of God, c ... discuss

 (Russian: Иоанн Кронштадтский) (October 19, 1829, Sura, Arkhangelsk–December 20, 1908, Kronstadt) was a Russian Orthodox Christian presbyter and a member of the synod of the ... discuss

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

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17 December, Old Testament Today we commemorate the Holy Prophet Daniel and the Three Young Men — Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. These four were among the young men of Judah who were take ... discuss

This letter was originally published in the French newspaper La Presse, on December 10, 2016.Dr Nicholas Newman, orthopedic surgeon, MontrealAt the beginning of November, physicians from one of Montr ... discuss

 The Virgin Mary in Glory with Archangel Gabriel, and Saints Eusebius of Vercelli (seated), Saint Sebastian, and Saint Roch by Sebastiano Ricci. Semidouble (1954 Calendar): December 16Today is th ... discuss

Martyrdom Of St. Ignatiusby Pier Ghezzi (1674-1755)Saint Ignatius was Bishop of Antioch overseeing 1stcentury Syrian Christians and was a disciple of the Apostle John. He wrote a letter to the Christi ... discuss

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When I first started this blog, on Christmas Day 2007, I had no idea that I would continue to be blogging nearly a decade later. I started to write because (at the time) there were no Catholic blogs t ... discuss

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

Forty-three years with aggressive multiple sclerosis (MS) has taught me that the presence of joy is directly proportionate to the presence of Christ I have allowed in my life. I can not overstate this ... discuss

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

"Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ" -- Saint JeromeTruth is found in the Bible. It is immutable, the inerrant Word of God, our final authority in matters of faith, conduct and the cosmos.& ... discuss

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Today a long-forgotten crucifix will be placed once again in the Basilica of Saint Peter in Rome. It will hang in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel near Bernini’s great tabernacle. Bernini himself would ... discuss

By Justina Van ManenI like to think that I don’t have a one track mind, but when it comes to social issues I might be just a little bit guilty. When at least a few hours of your day are focused on e ... discuss

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

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

Released late last year, Robert Cardinal Sarah’s book God or Nothing relates the story of his upbringing in very humble circumstances, his education and formation, and his tenure in a very dangerous ... discuss

Praise God! Our pro-life training conference here in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania has been a great success. Dr. Brian Clowes, Emil Hagamu and I have been sharing with regional pro-life leaders what we’ve ... discuss

Son of man, I have appointed you a sentinel for the house of Israel. When you hear a word from my mouth, you shall warn them for me. If I say to the wicked, you shall surely die–and you do not warn ... discuss

First Question: "This concerns the origin of sin and evil. Since, as we believe, God created everything good, meaning everything created was created in the ontological state of goodness or righteousne ... discuss

Question: "I have heard some claim that Orthodoxy does not approve of self defense or firearms specifically, specifically attacking the "take your purse and buy" a sword verse from Luke that is often ... discuss

We do not generally celebrate the birthdays of saints. We celebrate the date of their deaths, because how we end our lives is more important than how we begin them. However, St. John the Baptist is on ... discuss

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

“Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do.Go and learn the meaning of the words,I desire mercy, not sacrifice.I did not come to call the righteous but sinners.”Matthew 9A few we ... discuss

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

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

A ... discuss

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

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

Michael Voris devotes a major part of his self-proclaimed apostolate to trying to destroy anyone in the Catholic Church who shows any compassion or empathy for homosexuals.  Voris especially goes ... discuss

"The religious order founded by St. Katharine Drexel has decided to sell the 44-acre Bensalem estate housing its mother house and the shrine with the saint's tomb.Facing the plight of other orders wit ... discuss

Timothy Egan. (Photo: Barry Wong.)The last few days, I’ve been focused on the hyperventilating by Catholic radical traditionalists over Amoris Laetitia, Pope Francis’ overlong summation of the wor ... discuss

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

Forty six years before my birth in Brooklyn, my father was born in 1912 Dublin, Ireland.  He was the youngest of seven in a Catholic family.  After he died in 1984, all those siblings outli ... discuss

(My Mom, Marie Kelly, wrote this on November 19, 1995. She was a parishioner at Saint Vincent Ferrer Church in Madison Heights, Michigan.)"A Thanksgiving Poem for Someone Special: Our Father and Our F ... discuss

Eleven years ago today, Pope Saint John Paul II left this world into eternity.His last words have been reported by many, including:"Read me the Bible.""Let me go to the House of my Father.""Amen, Amen ... discuss

I will not be using a Facebook anymore after the relic hunter and book writer was exposed of his modus operandi of luring young men as altar servers or followers of his "relic" ministry.I have verifie ... 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

One major criticism of the Catholic Church from many non-Catholic Christians is that Catholic devotions such as the Rosary, novenas, or even the Stations of the Cross are just repetitive, shallow prac ... discuss

I have already posted about this yearly abuse of Sta. Cruz Church, an abuse meant to accommodate the pagan feast of the Chinese New Year.Now I can say that this is not a liturgical abuse but a clear m ... discuss

John M. Haas, Ph.D., S.T.L., K.M., PresidentNational Catholic Bioethics Center6399 Drexel RdPhiladelphia, PA 19151Dear Dr. Haas and associates, Though they continue to have Catholic sounding names, it ... 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

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

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

"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

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

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

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

                 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

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

     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

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

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

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

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




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