First Reading: Isaiah 8:23-9:3; Second reading: 1 Corinthians 1:10-13, 17; Gospel: Matthew 4:12-23
Associated with the beginnings of monasticism, Anthony gave his inherited lands and wealth in Egypt to the poor.
Q: This morning I went to weekday Mass, as is my custom. Due to a heavy snowstorm in the area, I was the only person there, so the priest decided not to celebrate Mass. I asked whether I could receive Communion, and the priest said that he was unable to do that since Communion can […]
Like so many of his other films, it is marked by gorgeous cinematography, outstanding performances from both lead and supporting actors, a gripping narrative, and enough thematic complexity to keep you thinking for the foreseeable future.
Jesus Christ’s example of friendship with his apostles is the model for “the start of ministry to young adults in the 21st century,” a bishop told 1,000 members of the National Federation of Catholic Youth Ministry gathered in San Jose Dec. 2.
c. 1390-1473 FEAST: December 23 Greatly revered in his native Poland, this saint, also known as John Cantius, spent most of his life teaching at the University of Krakow, where he was a noted professor of sacred Scripture. He also spent an interval as a parish priest, reputedly forced on him because of academic jealousy. […]
Sometimes I get stuck on how I think Christmas morning should be — namely, me well-rested and with a cup of coffee warming my hands as my children cheerfully take turns unwrapping beautifully wrapped presents from under the tree. In reality, I’m lucky if I can hurdle the wrapping paper and cardboard in my path […]
“What I remember from my childhood is my ‘babcia’ (grandmother) having these huge pots on two stoves,” said my mother Barbara, who has marked Polish “wigilia” every year since her birth.