c. 480-550 FEAST July 11 What’s known about the father of Western monasticism is from the “Dialogues of (Pope) St. Gregory the Great.” Sent to Rome to study, 20-year-old Benedict shunned the city’s wickedness to take up solitary living in Subiaco. He stayed there for about 25 years, with disciples he organized into 12 small […]
Pope Francis will beatify a priest and a bishop martyred in Colombia when he visits the country in September 8.
On Nov. 18, Father Solanus Casey, a Capuchin Franciscan, will be the second American-born male to be beatified, after Father Stanley Rother.
Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
First reading: 2 Kings 4:8-11, 14-16a
Second reading: Romans 6:3-4, 8-11
Gospel: Matthew 10:37-42
1656-1680 Feast Date: July 14 At her canonization in 2012, Pope Benedict XVI prayed, “St. Kateri, protectress of Canada and the first Native American saint, we entrust to you the renewal of the faith in the First Nations and in all of North America!” The daughter of a Mohawk chief and Algonquin woman, Kateri was […]
Through digital outreach, Pope Francis has set forth a challenge to create a culture of encounter whether it be through emails, text messages, social networks and chats.
A Catholic archbishop who was murdered by Soviet police to prevent him attending the Second Vatican Council became the first communist-era martyr beatified in Lithuania.
Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time
First reading: Jeremiah 20:10-13
Second reading: Romans 5:12-15
Gospel: Matthew 10:26-33
Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi)
First reading: Deuteronomy 8:2-3, 14b-16a
Second reading: 1 Corinthians 10:16-17
Gospel: John 6:51-58
Fr. Doyle offers advice on Communion and persons with disabilities as well as the preaching frequency of deacons.