Today, we are celebrating a brand new Feast Day. Mary, Mother of the Church was decreed by Pope Francis to be celebrated every year the Monday after Pentecost. Pope John Paul II said that the title indicates the Blessed Virgin Mary’s maternity of Christ’s faithful, similar to her maternity of Christ in that “Mary is present in … Continue Reading »
St. Perpetua kept a diary during her last days, while she awaited her execution. Her diary, along with an eyewitness’s account of her death, is one of the oldest, most reliable histories of a martyr’s sufferings. This account was passed down to encourage otherChristians to witness to the world with their lives—to teach others that … Continue Reading »
The Bible and Lent If you are one of the smart ones, you may object to Lent by saying that it is not mentioned anywhere in the Bible. If you did say that, you’d actually be right. The word Lent never appears in holy scripture. But neither does “Christmas” or “Easter”, so settle down. What we … Continue Reading »
READ: Acts 6: l -6 Now during those days, when the disciples were increasing in number, the Hellenists complained against the Hebrews because their widows were being neglected in the daily distribution of food.
“But I am so imperfect,” you say. I believe it, indeed! Therefore do not hope to be able to live without committing imperfections, seeing that this is impossible while you are this life. It is enough that you do not love them and that they do not remain in your heart. That is, you do not commit them voluntarily and you … Continue Reading »
I’ve worn a Miraculous Medal for more than 15 years. I wear it religiously, pun intended. If you’re not of the Catholic persuasion, you might be thinking “Why?” And if you’re a 7 year old boy who is not of the Catholic persuasion, you might be thinking “Why do you wear a medal with … Continue Reading »
Pope from Oct. 28, 1958, until his death in 1963. Today, also marks the first day of the Second Vatican Council, which he opened, transforming the face of the Catholic Church in the 20th century. – From your friends at CatholicShop.com RELATED CATHOLICSHOP PRODUCTS 25-Pack – Saint John XXIII Laminated Holy Card Sts John Paul II … Continue Reading »
by Sean Bloomfield UPDATE 9/12/2017 – Read our latest post, Hurricane Irma Miracle SEPTEMBER 9, 2017 – If forecasters are correct, the iconic island town of Key West in the Florida Keys is about to be devastated by Hurricane Irma’s unprecedented fury. But according to a nun who lived on Key West over a century ago, … Continue Reading »