Devotion to St. Jude Thaddeus has mushroomed in Mexico City during the past two decades, spreading through word of mouth among the most downtrodden in the Mexican capital, especially those suffering discrimination and injustice.
Twenty-sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time
First reading: Ez 18:25-28
Second reading: Phil 2:1-11
Gospel: Mt 21:28-32
1581-1660 Feast Date: September 27 Born in southwestern France, Vincent began priestly studies in 1595 and was ordained in 1600. In 1605, he was taken off a ship attacked by pirates. After two years as a slave in Tunisia, he escaped and returned to France, taking up parish work outside Paris. From about 1615, he […]
Twenty-fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time
First reading: Is 55:6-9
Second reading: Phil 1:20-24, 27
Gospel: Mt 20:1-16
In recovering from a life-threatening injury, walking on to the Georgia Tech football team as a punter, and discerning the priesthood, Grant Aasen has demonstrated a desire to succeed.
Q. My mother passed away some time ago, and I wonder whether she is now in “God’s eternal embrace.” How can I be sure? She was a good mother and she dearly loved the church, but we have been taught that everyone has some imperfections and, upon death, must be sent to purgatory before they […]
The second Day of Prayer for Peace in Our Communities will be observed Sept. 9, the feast of St. Peter Claver.
FEAST September 15 This feast, a patronage for all the sorrowing, honors Mary’s tribulations as Jesus’s mother. Blessed Henry Suso, a German mystic who lived 1295-1366, practiced devotions he called the Five Joys of Mary and the Five Sorrows of Mary. Father John de Coudenberghe, a parish priest in Flanders, began preaching a devotion […]
Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time
First reading: Jer 20:7-9
Second reading: Rom 12:1-2
Gospel: Mt 16:21-27
Like other great women in the Catholic Church’s past, St. Rose of Lima dedicated her life to marginalized people and gained eternal life through prayer and penance, Pope Francis said.