As Catholics and as people of faith, we have much to be joyous about in terms of living out our Catholic identity. In many ways, one may ask the question, “How can we be depressed?” It is true, that as Catholics we make a conscious decision to bare our crosses, and this is the most […]
The saints always show up when we ask for help. Lent is a time for growth, but in it doesn’t come for free. Lenten growth also comes with personal struggle, and for that struggle we need encouragement. Let the voices of the saints help us! Enjoy these pithy and memorable quotes from God’s servants. “Nothing
Lies have been around since the beginning of time. The only truth about lies is they are never true. And as timeless as lies have become, there are ways that lies can be hidden into our modern times. Anthony Esolen sets out to uncover where these lies are in The Lies of Our Time. In
What a time to be alive, when beautiful well-made movies about the saints, including female saints, are being made. And among the best voices that has graced this generation is introducing his daughter’s talent in honor of the saint from his homeland. This is a movie I cannot wait to share, and am so hoping
During this season of Lent, as Catholics, we strive to live humbly for Christ. It is a time of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving where we do our best to follow the Lord. Lent is a time of growth. It offers us the opportunity to love God with all of our hearts, minds, and souls. Lent
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The third person of the holy trinity is the holy spirit. The holy spirit is a valuable aspect of our lives as it is how God speaks to us. We were baptized into the faith and then confirmed as Catholics. These two sacraments give us this great gift. Confirmation is the fullness of receiving the
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EWTN Publishing has come out with a book Blue Collar Apologetics: How to Explain and Defend Catholic Teaching Using Common Sense, Simple Logic, and the Bible by John Martignoni. In this book, 30 common differences between Protestantism and Catholicism are answered using Scripture, the common ground between both groups. A full chapter is devoted to
It’s winter and all things homey and cozy are close by as we snuggle up with our loved ones in comfortable throw blankets and pillows. What’s missing from this picture? A pot on the stove or a roast in the oven with smells and flavors mixing and wafting throughout our homes and out into the
The Good Old Days Eight years ago, our two-church parish in Massachusetts had over 1,400 children enrolled in the Religious Education program (commonly called Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, CCD for short). The two biggest classes were sacramental years: second grade for First Holy Communion and tenth grade for Confirmation. Our Children’s Liturgy program had 20-30
Many imagine joining the priesthood involves detaching oneself from society and entering a life of solitude and prayer. Monastic life might be similar, but not life at Saint John’s Seminary in Brighton, Massachusetts. According to its website, the Bostonian seminary currently houses 95 seminarians. Founded in 1884, the seminary has no trouble keeping up with
The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, rounds out the Christmas octave, and typically is a holy day of obligation. While it falls on a Monday this time around (January 1, 2024) and the Mass requirement is dispensed, here are six facts about why today is still a solemnity worth commemorating. 1. Shared Feasts This
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May we continue to grow closer to God and learn from the humble example of Mary to obey God in all things!