‘Gorzkie Żale’ — The Polish Eucharistic Devotion for Lent

By John Grondelski | Today, I want to introduce English-speaking Catholics to a particular Polish Lenten devotion: Gorzkie żale (Bitter Lamentations). Just as Stations of the Cross are a staple feature in the prayer repertoire… Read the Whole Article at its...

It’s Time To Fully Defund Planned Parenthood By Executive Order

By John Clark | Some people think that the Trump administration has fully defunded Planned Parenthood. But this isn’t true. According to its own records, Planned Parenthood received almost 617 million dollars from the federal… Read the Whole Article at its...

Vatican Museums closed until April 3

Vatican City, Mar 8, 2020 / 09:30 am (CNA).- The Vatican Museums will be closed until April 3 as a precautionary measure to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus in Italy. The Holy See Press Office put out a statement March 8 announcing the closure following the...

Your Sunday Sermon Notes: 2nd Sunday of Lent – 2020

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard at the Mass that fulfilled your Sunday Obligation? What was it? There are a lot of people who don’t get many good points in the sermons they must endure. Read the Whole Article at its Original...

Terri Schiavo, the Brain Injured and Church Teaching

By Bobby Schindler | Two Jesuit priests, Father John J. Paris, a professor emeritus at Boston College, and Father Kevin Wildes, a professor at St. Joseph’s University, recently published an article,… Read the Whole Article at its Original...

Vivaldi and Piergolesi’s Stabat Maters

For Lenten music on this Second Sunday, you will enjoy Vivaldi’s Stabat Mater, an elegiac piece composed sometime before 1727, when it premiered, based on the 13th century poem on the sorrows of Mary ‘standing by the Cross’, written either by Jacopone de Todi, or Pope...

Pope Prays for Coronavirus Sufferers

Pope Francis offered prayers on March 8, 2020, for the many people around the world who are suffering from the coronavirus. “I am close with prayers to people who suffer from the current coronavirus epidemic and to all those who are giving care,” the Holy Father said....

Pope at Angelus: We become witnesses through gift of the Spirit

CNS photo/Paul Haring In his reflection on the day’s Gospel, Pope Francis reminds the faithful that we are called to be Christ’s witnesses through a gift of the Spirit, and not on account of our own merits. March 8, 2020 On the Second Sunday of Lent, Pope Francis...