Catholics in our country are barely aware that our coreligionists around the world are persecuted in dozens of countries.
As we prepare during this Advent season, the sweetest gifts we can give require a commodity more precious than treasure: time.
With the crunch of Christmas upon us, the wonderful readings for this Third Sunday of Advent come to the rescue of our harried hearts.
Without baptism can a person be buried in a Catholic cemetery and what are deacons sacramentally authorized to do by the laws of the Catholic Church.
died c. 720 FEAST December 13 This patroness of Alsace, according to legend, was the daughter of Frankish nobleman Adalric, who hated her for being born blind and banished her. They later reconciled, when her sight was miraculously restored. She was baptized Odilia, or “daughter of light,” but had to flee her home to avoid […]
A 31-year-old Spanish layman, Santiago Perez de Camino, heads the Vatican office under the Dicastery for Laity, the Family and Life dedicated to sports.
Advent is a time to make a renewed commitment to prayer and to caring for others and make space for Jesus who is coming Pope Francis said Dec. 10, the second Sunday of Advent.
19th century FEAST December 9 The Catholic dogma that Mary, the mother of Jesus, was free from original sin from the moment of her conception and preserved from all sin throughout her earthly life was declared by Pope Pius IX in 1854. However, for centuries Catholics had believed in Mary’s exceptional holiness as a divine […]
Fourth Century FEAST December 6 From the ninth century in the East and the 11th century in the West, Nicholas has been one of the most popular saints in Christendom and art, and the patron of many countries, dioceses, churches and cities. He was bishop of Myra in Lycia (now Turkey). According to folklore, he […]