On this day, September 9, the Church honors a Jesuit missioner who was one of the greatest saints of the New World. Saint Peter Claver never left the port city of Cartagena after his ordination there in 1615. His superior … Continue reading
The Gospel for the feast of Saint Bartholomew, August 24, is from Saint John’s account of the first meeting of Our Lord with Nathanael, whom he also names near the end of his Gospel as being with Peter, Thomas, James, … Continue reading
CNA reports: Pope Benedict XVI has honored the 16th century Spanish priest St. John of Avila by naming him the 34th Doctor of the Catholic Church. Read more here.
Rorate Caeli: The semi-official daily of the Church in France, La Croix, reported yesterday that the procedure for the proclamation of Saint John of AvilaDoctor of the Church is all but completed. More on this here.
CNA reports: U.S. Army chaplain Fr. Emil Kapaun’s cause for beatification is headed to Rome, an event the Diocese of Wichita celebrated with a July 1 Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Read full report here. You may … Continue reading
Saint Expedite: A Real Saint? Some would claim, in answer to the above question, that Saint Expedite really did not exist. In reply to that claim, we need to point out that he is indeed found in the Roman Martyrology, … Continue reading
Rome reports: Fernando Sanchez is the ambassador of Costa Rica to the Vatican, but his story has nothing to do with his job. He says, his son is alive thanks to a miracle of Padre Pio. He talks about it … Continue reading
I wrote an article for our website in February 2008, Red is for Martyrdom, which featured a brief biography of six Cardinals who suffered torture and imprisonment under the Reds. Blessed Alojzije Stepinac was among them. Zenit News: Benedict XVI … Continue reading
Father Miguel de la Mora de la Mora Father Miguel de la Mora de la Mora of Colima belonged to Council 2140. Along with several other priests, he publicly signed a letter opposing the anti-religious laws imposed by the government. … Continue reading
Catholic Culture and Zenit have posted information on this holy man and his order. I never heard of him or the Vocationist fathers. Sometimes I am amazed when God’s secret heroes suddenly appear in the limelight and are honored by … Continue reading
Deacon Fournier has a wonderful article here on Saint Patrick in today’s Catholic Online website. I had forgotten that Patrick was not living the Faith when he was captured by Irish pirates, even though he had pious parents. He turned … Continue reading
[Review of Brother André: Friend of the Suffering, Apostle of Saint Joseph, by Father Jean-Guy Dubuc, C.S.C. Ave Maria Press, Notre Dame, Indiana] How we all rejoiced last October when Blessed Brother André was canonized by Pope Benedict XVI. As … Continue reading
CNA reports: At the Wednesday general audience on March 2, Pope Benedict XVI discussed the life of St. Francis de Sales, a 17th century bishop and Doctor of the Church whose secret to holiness was his unreserved trust in God. … Continue reading