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From Fr. Z: Have you seen the news? Decades after John XXIII placed the name of Joseph in the Roman Canon, it seems that the name of the great Patron of the Dying, Terror of Demons, will be in the … Continue reading
Our Lady of the Light is an image of the Blessed Virgin Mary, inspired by an apparition to a nun in 1722, in Palermo, Italy. The Virgin asked that a painting depicting the apparition be painted. This directive was taken … Continue reading
This weekend I read The Pope’s Last Crusade, How an American Jesuit Helped Pope Pius XI’s Campaign to Stop Hitler, by Peter Eisner. The book contained a quote from Franklin Roosevelt’s State of the Union Message of January 4, 1939, … Continue reading
Today is the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. ‘What beautiful thoughts come to me as I meditate now on our Redeemer, whose feast of the Most Sacred Heart we are about to celebrate very soon. That most Sacred … Continue reading
Pope Francis processed, on foot, the entire 1.5 miles, from the Basilica of St. John Lateran to the Basilica of St. Mary Major, during the Corpus Christi procession, while carrying the Blessed Sacrament. See the video, from Romereports.com, below.
May 31st, is the Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. In the painting, above, titled The Visitation, painted by artist James B. Janknegt, we see Mary, pregnant with Jesus, greeting Elizabeth, pregnant with John the Baptist. When Elizabeth … Continue reading
“There are those who say, ‘I believe in God, but not in priests. I believe in Christ, but not in the Church.’ But it’s the very Church that leads us to Christ. The Church is God’s family. And yes, it’s … Continue reading
The guy in this video is named Don. He says that he didn’t take his Catholic faith seriously, drifted off, and left the Church. There are a lot of Dons, Jims and Joes that we know, maybe they are members … Continue reading
Soon after the last U.S. Presidential election, I became convinced that politics was not the answer to our cultural woes. David Warren at The Catholic Thing reached a similar conclusion and expounds upon it in his recent post, The Only Thing. “. … Continue reading
A Catholic sorority recently established a chapter at Arizona State University, as described in this article in the Catholic Sun, newspaper for the Diocese of Phoenix. We hope to see them spread to other campuses, as well. TEMPE — The … Continue reading