Tammy

(The following is a true story, recently sent to me, which I thought would help others. The author graciously agreed to have this published,...

First Sunday of Lent: Purified and Perfected by Penance

After Jesus was baptized, the Spirit drove him out into the wilderness. He was in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan (Mk. 1:12). On...

Pope Benedict’s Ash Wednesday Address

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Paul VI Audience Hall Wednesday, 9 March 2011 Ash Wednesday Dear Brothers and Sisters, On this day, marked by the austere symbol of ashes, we enter...

The Holy Season of Lent

‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve only Him’ (Mt. 4:11). On Ash Wednesday we begin the observance of the holy season of Lent with...

Where Conservatives and Liberals Disagree

Any definition of conservatism includes the desire to hold on to and save whatever is good and valuable. Since religion concerns itself above all...

The Formidable Forgiveness of Josephine Bakhita

On this day in 1947, February 8th, Sister Josephine Bakhita completed the long and eventful journey of her life. Born around 1869 - she...

Why We Need Norman Rockwell

If there’s one thing the seemingly ever-lingering 'pandemic' has inflicted, it’s a strain on ordinary human interaction. In November of 2021, when many long-closed museums...

The Singing Martyrs of Nagasaki

Today is the feast of Saint Paul Miki and Companion martyrs, put to death by crucifixion and impaling on February 5, 1597 at Nagasaki,...

The Term Pre-Embryo Within the Abortion Debate

It has been suggested by some, primarily within the pro-life movement, that the term pre-embryo should not be used in discussing the stages of...

Candlemas and the Keeping of the Law

When the time came for their purification according to the law of Moses, Mary and Joseph brought the child Jesus up to Jerusalem to...