St. Jude traveled, preached, instructed, and encouraged the persecuted in the first century Christians. Until he was martyred in Persia, around 65 A.D., he exhorted believers to stand strong in their faith. Many began praying at his tomb and experiencing the gift of his intercession and healing. This further confirmed his presen[...]
The recognition of St. John Henry Newman's sanctity is an important event: one that is cause for celebration among all Catholics—particularly the Catholic Church of England and Wales—and the Anglican Church, as well. The story of St. John Henry Newman is a reminder that God draws His children to Himself in His own way, and in Hi[...]
One of the aspects of the Catholic faith that Protestants struggle with the most is the honor that Catholics give Our Lady. In particular, the "Hail Mary" seems to be a particular point of contention. Some Protestants point to that prayer and say, “That is proof of Catholics’ idolatry of[...]
August 21st is the anniversary of the apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary at a small village church in Knock, Ireland, in 1879. Known as Our Lady of Knock, it is one of the major Marian apparitions approved by the Church.
The United States were dedicated to the Immaculate Conception by Bishop John Carroll, its first bishop, in 1792, and in 1846, all the bishops of the nation officially named the Immaculate Conception the Patroness of the United States. An act of Consecration to the Immaculate Conception was made by the Bishops of the U.S. on the
Don't be a Wolsey working your whole life for the wrong things or a Richard Rich who chose the world over the salvation of his soul. Be a More. Be a Fisher.
Did you know? According to popular tradition, one of the most likely origins of April Fools’ Day is the result of the Western world switching from the Julian calendar to the Christian Gregorian calendar in the 1500s. (The Gregorian calendar was named after Pope Gregory XIII, who instituted it in 1582.) For centuries up u[...]
Even a simple glance at St. John’s poetry reveals a depth and richness that can be understood only by living the reality spoken of. It was in St. John’s darkest time that Our Lord drew him close and gifted him with words to poignantly describe the journey of the soul, and the path to God that inevitably passes through darkness.
Icons are a means by which the Church leads her faithful to a life of prayer. Even today icons are seen in many churches around the world and can be venerated in the home as well.
The Monday after Pentecost is a Marian feast day. Didn’t you know? It’s alright if you didn’t. After all, Pope Francis only just declared the feast of Mary, Mother of the Church, to be a permanent memorial in March of 2018. VATICAN MEDIA/CNA Why Mary, Mother of the Church? Sin[...]