On Ash Wednesday Catholics proclaim their Faith in the public square as they go about marked with a black cross. Still, as praiseworthy as it is for Catholics to uphold the feast of Ash Wednesday by making a point of receiving ashes, it can easily become merely a pious habit, “something we Catholics do.” Yet, […]

St. Blaise

3 February 2016

Very few facts are known about St. Blaise. It is believed that he lived in the early fourth century, and was of a noble and wealthy Christian Armenian family. While he was still very young, Blaise was made a bishop. Although the Edict of Toleration (311), granting freedom of worship in the Roman Empire was […]

This is a photo of the great Saint John Bosco, founder of the Salesian Congregation. Note his eminently priestly expression, but that of a man of the people. No one would imagine that he was born from a high social class. He is a peasant who became a priest, and that was a glory to […]

Saint Francis of Sales, the bishop of Geneva, while on a journey during Lent, went to a church that was attached to the monastery of Capuchin friars. He arrived at sermon time; the preacher had taken ostentation in dress as his sermon’s theme and was inveighing vehemently against prelates and ecclesiastical dignitaries who, instead of […]

St. Anthony of Egypt

17 January 2016

Anthony was born in 251 in the village of Koman, south of Memphis in Egypt. Anthony’s well-to-do parents died before he was twenty leaving him in charge of a younger sister, and the owner of a considerable estate. In 272, wishing to leave all to follow Christ, after securing his sister’s support and upbringing, he […]

In a surprising new study, NASA satellite telemetry indicates that an increase in Antarctic snow accumulation is currently adding enough ice to the continent to outweigh the losses from its thinning glaciers. No doubt this data will not sit well with climate alarmists who claim that anthropogenic global warming is destroying the polar ice caps. […]

The year is closing and it is time to glance back at everything that happened during 2015. We can say that we are in the midst of generalised chaos that has gown a lot during this time not just in our country but also throughout the whole world. In this moment, seemingly so void of […]

Come Infant Jesus!

23 December 2015

This is the story of a marvelous miracle that took place a few days before Christmas of 1956 in Communist-occupied Hungary. The story comes to us through a Fr. Norbert, a parish priest in Budapest, who later fled to the West. Gertrude was a rabidly militant Communist who was an elementary teacher in a girls’ […]

St. Francis Xavier

December 3, 2015
St. Francis Xavier

St. Francis Xavier was born in the Castle of Xavier, in Navarre, Spain, 7 April, 1506. The youngest of a large noble family linked to Spanish royalty, he had ambitious dreams, and at eighteen set out to study law at the University of Paris. Good-looking, intelligent, charming and high born, young Xavier had the world […]

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