AP report: A 780-year-old religious relic of St. Anthony of Padua has been stolen, and parishioners at a Southern California Catholic church are praying to the patron saint of lost causes and missing objects for its speedy return. More on … Continue reading
Catholic Online: Christianity first arrived in Trier as early as the first century. The cathedral, also known as the Dom St. Peter, was built by Constantine, the first Christian emperor, over the palace of his mother Helena. Construction began in … Continue reading
I don’t know of anything more indicative of Protestantism’s theology of “protest” than crosses without the Crucified, that and their rather ironic fear of the Sign of the Cross, which goes back to apostolic times. The statement below from the … Continue reading
[Questions Asked by Protestants Briefly Answered by Father M. Philipps, Rector of St. Joseph’s Church, Buffalo, NY. Cabinet of Catholic Information, 1903 Imprimatur: Archbishop John Farley] Praying to the Saints What do you mean by praying to the saints? Praying … Continue reading
[Questions Asked by Protestants on Purgatory, Indulgences, Predestination and Relics briefly answered by Father M. Philipps, Rector of St. Joseph’s Church, Buffalo, NY. Cabinet of Catholic Information, 1903 Imprimatur: Archbishop John Farley] Purgatory Does the Bible say that there is … Continue reading
Catholic Culture reports: A relic of the True Cross has been recovered in Vermont over six weeks after it was stolen from Holy Cross Cathedral in Boston. Read more here with links.
Zenit: “Thus,” he reflected, “in Mary’s heart was carried the mystery of the face of Christ, a mystery of death and of glory. From her we can always learn how to look upon Jesus with a gaze of love and … Continue reading
CNA reports: Saturday morning saw the first visitors enter the Cathedral of Turin, taking advantage of a rare opportunity to view the ancient relic at its first exposition in close to a decade. The Holy Father welcomed the exposition as … Continue reading
Never will anyone really be able to understand the marvelous riches of sanctification that are contained in the prayers and mysteries of the Holy Rosary. This meditation on the mysteries of the life and death of Our Lord and Savior … Continue reading
Today is the feast of the Miraculous Medal. As I only recently visited the Church of Sant’Andrea delle Fratte, where the most well-known Miraculous Medal miracle took place, I would like to tell the story of that miracle (but not … Continue reading
Since the expulsion from Heaven of Lucifer and the other fallen angels — an event antecedent to Adam’s creation — the Blessed Mother of God has been the razor by which the good are divided from the bad, the children … Continue reading
Defenses against two common objections to the Holy Rosary, written, we hope, with a little humor. “Vain Repetition” — The Big Canard This is probably the objection Protestants have to the Rosary, that “vain repetition” is condemned by God.
You may not have noticed it, but this is an election year. For a moment, though, we would do well to look beyond electioneering to the true hope of the Republic. This is not to dismiss politics — the way … Continue reading