Our vocation to holiness and the wondrous variety of the saints

Saint Augustine has referred to the Sermon on the Mount as the “charter of the whole Christian life.” The first part of the Sermon, the Beatitudes, is proclaimed at Mass on the Solemnity of All […] Read the Whole Article at its Original...

A Saint is Someone Unafraid of His Biography

Caravaggio [1571-1610], “Maria Magdalena” Don’t despair. God can make saints out of sinners … and wants to. Read the Whole Article at its Original...

4 Marks of Irish Influence on Catholic Halloween

Daniel Maclise, “Snap-Apple Night, On the Festival of Hallow Eve,” 1833 Here are four facets of Halloween that point to its Celtic origins as one of the traditional quarter days in Ireland. Read the Whole Article at its Original...

The hallowed tradition of cemetery Masses

Mobile, Ala., Oct 31, 2020 / 04:00 pm (CNA).- The end of October and the first few days of November comprise of “Allhallowtide” in the Church–All Hallows Eve, All Saints Day, and All Souls Day. During the month of November, the Church takes special notice to...

Polish Church Appeals for Prayer for Peace and Social Order

The Council of the Polish Bishops’ Conference for the Apostolate of the Laity and the Pauline Fathers encourage people to pray together for peace and social order in their homeland. From November 3 to 11, a Novena for this intention will be celebrated at Jasna Góra,...