Behold a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and his name shall be called Emmanuel (Isaias 7:14). Recently I posted as a News Item the denial by Bishop Manuel Linda of Porto, Portugal, of our Blessed Mother’s perpetual and … Continue reading
National Catholic Register, Joseph Pronechen: Christmas miracles do happen. One took place during the 12 days of Christmas 682 years ago — a miracle that has repeated every year since then except for the merest fraction of times. With the event … Continue reading
And thy own soul a sword shall pierce, that, out of many hearts, thoughts may be revealed (Luke 2:35). The four Gospels are not without passages that need explanation. That is why we have an ecclesia docens (a Church teaching). … Continue reading
One point that I was trying to make in the piece I published yesterday, Who is the Matrix?, is wonderfully made in a sacred hymn composed by Saint Hildegard (popularly called Hildegard von Bingen). The piece is her Ave Generosa, which you can … Continue reading
After my recent interview with Dr. David Lang on the subject of “Why Matter Matters,” the importance of matter in the divine plan has been in my thoughts. Dr. Lang’s book, and the subject of our interview, is a collection … Continue reading
CNA, Mary Rezac:This year, for Father Esequiel Sanchez, the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe brings up terrifying memories – and a huge reason to be thankful. Sanchez was one of 103 passengers aboard Aeromexico Flight 2431, which crashed … Continue reading
Crux, Denis Grasska: An effort is underway to consecrate California to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Report is here.
Miami Herald, Mark Young: “There’s all kinds of stuff out there, but this is because I’m Catholic and it’s wrong,” she said. “With all the things going on in the world, I would think there would be more important things … Continue reading
First Things, Matthew Schmitz: When I was three years old, I asked my pregnant mother whether Jesus could come into me as my baby brother had come into her. It was my inept way of saying that I wanted to … Continue reading
The Sub Tuum Praesidium is the most ancient of all Marian Hymns, dating back to the fourth century. It addresses Our Lady as Mother of God (Theotokos) a century before the definition of the same at the Council of Ephesus. … Continue reading
Sprituality and Charism, Father Joseph Mary Futy, M.S.: Maximin said: “The ‘Beautiful Lady’ wore a cross, about eight inches long: on one side of the cross there was a hammer and on the other, pincers” (from “Notes of Fr. D. Lagier”). … Continue reading
The Faith, the Family, the Future, Father Patrick O’Connor: On Friday morning, September 10th, 1937, I came face to face with a miracle. The meeting place was a bustling railway station in France. There was no mistaking the miracle, as … Continue reading
Although we do not celebrate Our Lady’s dormition or death as a liturgical feast day with a Mass, the Catholic Church has, from the earliest times, celebrated her glorious Assumption into Heaven, body and soul, on August 15. As of … Continue reading
July 16 is the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and the Brown Scapular. ATX Catholic, Guadalupe Rodriguez: Blessed Isidore Bakanja is the first martyr of the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel whose feast we celebrate … Continue reading
The Remnant: Last week President Trump received a scapular and a lesson on Fatima from Edward Baza Calvo, governor of Guam since 2011. Report is here.