Yesterday, Father’s Day, my husband and I went to a seafood buffet with my mom, step-dad, and some of their friends. We had a great time.
Afterwards, back at Mom’s, the guys went upstairs to play on the computer while Mom and I stayed downstairs discussing the . . .
“Most people don’t hate what the Catholic Church teaches. . . they hate what they think the Catholic Church teaches.” (Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen)
Before I became a Catholic, I was an evangelical, fundamentalist Protestant. Though I had always felt drawn . . .
Today my husband and I went to my friend, Charlan’s convalidation. She and her husband, Gus, have been married for 23 years and Charlie (that’s her nickname) has been a Catholic for a little over a year. In fact, we both have. We met two years ago in RCIA class . . .
Born: 1181 in Assisi — Italy — Died: 1226
Canonized: 1228 — Feast Day: October 4
Patron Saint of: animals, ecologists, merchants
Francis was born of a wealthy family. At the age of 20, he left his family and forfeited his wealth for a life of poverty serving God. He was known . . .
This poem was written on the catacombs in Rome by Pope St. Damascus (366-383) commemorating the martyrdom of St. Tarcisius:
“When a wicked group of fanatics flung themselves on Tarcisius who was carrying the Eucharist, wanting to profane the Sacrament, the boy preferred to give up his life rather than yield up the . . .