Why Sts. Peter and Paul’s Day Is a Solemnity

The month of June is typically a very rich time in the liturgical life of the Church, especially this year. Depending on when Easter falls, June can contain the great feasts of Pentecost and Corpus Christi, as we saw in 2020. But we also celebrate such awesome solemnities as the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Nativity of St.…

Fr. McGivney’s Road to Beatification

There are many aspects about our Catholic faith that are awesome, to say the least! Not only has our Lord and God condescended to become man, but he has also allowed us as adopted sons and daughters of the Father to share an intimate connection. This connection that each member of the Body of the Christ has to one another…

The Ultimate Guide to Marian Apparitions

How familiar are you with the twenty-six Church-approved Marian Apparitions? We’ve compiled information on all of the Marian apparitions within the Catholic Church to make this ultimate guide.   Do you want to: Understand what a Marian Apparition is? Learn the process the Church uses to approve them? Grow in your knowledge of the twenty-six Marian apparitions in the Catholic Church?…

The One True Church: Part 2

One of my favorite quotes from the Catechism of the Catholic Church comes from the mouth of St. Joan of Arc. The Catechism observes: “Christ and his Church thus together make up the ‘whole Christ’ (Christus totus). The Church is one with Christ. The saints are acutely aware of this unity:… A reply of St. Joan of Arc to her…

The One True Church: Part 1

When my wife and I were newlyweds and had just rented our first place, we were fortunate to find a friendly and vibrant parish nearby with a very evangelical pastor. Yes, he was Catholic! Maybe a better word would be “evangelistic”, and that’s because he understood the call our Lord Jesus gives us, reiterated by Pope St. Paul VI: “[T]he…

In Mark’s Gospel the Divinity of Jesus Hides in Plain Sight

For many Christians, it’s no surprise that the Gospel of St. Mark is a favorite of the four accounts. Perhaps the reason is that it’s the shortest! Perhaps in confession, or in a homily, you’ve heard a priest tell you that you should make a concerted effort to read the Scriptures more, especially starting with the Gospel, and invariably the…

Bearing the Cross of Suspended Sacraments

The Easter season for 2020 will certainly go down in the history books as one of the oddest and heartbreaking seasons ever experienced. The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our lives to say the least, but we as Catholic Christians can (and must) still have joy in our Lord. He has risen and he has trampled death! Knowing this, we should…

Connections between the Annunciation, Creation, and Good Friday

Every Marian feast on the Church’s liturgical calendar has a direct link to Christ Jesus. For instance, the Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s Assumption recognizes that she was assumed body and soul into heaven directly through her divine son’s power. But the Feast of the Annunciation heightens the Marian connections to the saving action of Christ, as those connections…

How Devotion to St. Joseph Has Increased over the Centuries

One of the most beautiful things about the Church is that she constantly grows. One example would be how we come to more deeply understand the mysteries of our Lord Jesus and his saints. When the apostles were spreading the faith throughout the world in the mid-first century, there was no dogmatic definition on Christ’s divine and human nature. There…

5 Lenten Disciplines Inspired by Exodus 90 Spiritual Exercises

The world is scandalized by many aspects of the Christian religion, foremost among them being the crucifixion of our Lord Jesus. As Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI said, following the example of St. Paul: “The Cross, for all it represents, hence also for the theological message it contains, is scandal and folly.” To nonbelievers, it makes no sense that Christians would…

Kobe Bryant Remembered at Super Bowl and in Catholic Communities

As the Chiefs played their way to capturing the Vince Lombardi Trophy at Super Bowl LIV, many tributes to Kobe Bryant were made throughout the night.

Prayer Teams: Their Roots and Their Potential

As Catholic Christians, we should hopefully all know how much power there is in prayer. The greatest prayer of all lies first in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. But if we’re only able to participate in one Mass each week, on Sunday, what are we doing for the rest of those 167 hours of the week to witness to…
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