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
CNA reports: St. Robert Bellarmine’s life and spirituality was the focus of Pope Benedict XVI’s teaching during his weekly general audience Feb. 23. This Jesuit cardinal was remembered by the Pope for his great legacy of writings and teachings and … Continue reading
Today is the feast day of Saint Peter Damien who died in 1072. He was a Doctor of the Church, a cardinal, and a great reformer of the clergy and monastic life. Moral corruption was rampant among the clergy in … Continue reading
Zenit News: Do medieval Spanish mystics, who are also lyric poets, have anything of use to say to the modern Catholic? Benedict XVI offered an affirmative answer to his own question today at the weekly general audience in Paul VI … Continue reading
It was the Jesuit Doctor of the Church Saint Peter Canisius who replaced the Sentences of Peter Lombard with the Summa of Saint Thomas Aquinas as the preferred Theology book in the Catholic universities he was appointed to revitalize in … Continue reading
Having just read on Zenit News website about the vocation surge in Ukraine — which, unfortunately, for half of those aspiring to the priesthood, is more than the seminaries can handle — I don’t know whether to weep or rejoice. … Continue reading
With the recent beatification of Cardinal John Henry Newman some attention was given to the Passionist priest who received Newman into the Catholic Church. His name is Blessed Dominic Barberi.
Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton is our first American-born United States citizen to be canonized. She was born in New York City in 1774. When Paul VI raised her to the altar in 1975, he praised her lifelong commitment to charity … Continue reading
Today is the feast of Saint Peter Julian Eymard. His Eucharistic retreats given to an order of sisters and a women’s lay sodality in France fill eight volumes. We published one of his most exquisite Christmas sermons “Mary at Bethlehem” … Continue reading
[Review of A Saint Under Moslem Rule by Justo Perez de Urbel, Catholic Authors Press.] To much of the world, Spain is an enigma. Isolated from the rest of western Europe by the daunting barrier of the rugged Pyrenees Mountains, … Continue reading
I don’t know how I missed this great event in a country that is fast becoming Catholic. The Ugandan martyrs were burned by fire or speared to death between the years 1885-1887. Pages all at the court of King Mwanga, … Continue reading
Zenit News: Lucía Lozano Garrido says the greatest gift God has ever given her was seeing her brother beatified. Full article is here.
Catholic Culture reports: St. Peter Celestine (Celestine V), whose feast day is May 19, gained a reputation for sanctity as a hermit and was elected Pope in 1294 after a two-year conclave. He resigned five months later and was imprisoned … Continue reading
Zenit News: Armed only with “truth, justice and charity,” Father Jerzy Popieluszko sought to maintain and give witness to his freedom of conscience as a citizen and a priest. Full account is here.
This amazing piece of information never arrested my attention. There are many children who have been canonized, the Holy Innocents, Saint Hugh of Lincoln, and others; but they were all martyrs. The fact that they were not martyrs is what … Continue reading