Fast and Abstinence-Everything You Wanted to Know

Fast and Abstinence And Jesus rebuked him, and the devil went out of him, and the child was cured from that hour. Then came the disciples to Jesus secretly, and said: Why could not we cast him out? Jesus said to them: Because of your unbelief. For, amen I say to you, if you have … Read more

Michaelmas Embertide

Michaelmas Embertide Ember days: Ember days (corruption from Lat. Quatuor Tempora, four times) are the days at the beginning of the seasons ordered by the Church as days of fast and abstinence. They were definitely arranged and prescribed for the entire Church by Pope Gregory VII (1073-1085) for the Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday after 13 December (S. Lucia), after Ash Wednesday, after Whitsunday, … Read more

Stephanie Jones’ Diary: Victim, Complex

So here’s the surprising, paradoxical truth that I’ve come to know: I’m not a victim.  Christ has conquered death once and for all. I am owed nothing. The air filling my lungs, every breath, a gift I could never merit. The Spirit filling my depths… this gratitude for God, may it never leave me. May … Read more

The Egyptian Guide

Preface I first met the author of The Egyptian Guide at a conference a couple of years ago, where we chatted about writing. Evelyn had, I learned, been particularly struck by the similarity between the themes in my novels, especially I Am Margaret and Someday, and Evelyn’s own work-in-progress. In a spirit of solidarity with … Read more

The Mike Church Show and REGINA Magazine’s Glory of Catholic England Trip

Mike Church (of The Mike Church Show) will be joining Beverly Stevens, editor of Regina Magazine in England for our Glory of Catholic England Trip.and his Invasion of the Dowry of Mary Saturday, August 25th through Sunday, September 2. Mike Church will be broadcasting live Aug 27, 28, 29, 30, 31.  Mike Church will be broadcasting … Read more

US Catholic Anger at Mc Carrick Homosexual Scandal & Bishops’ Complicity is Swift

An ‘Open Secret’ for Decades The Summer of 2018 may well be remembered as the ‘Weeks of Rage’ among US Catholics, as sordid disclosures erupted in the media about the decades-long year career of serial sex predator Theodore Mc Carrick, 88. The recently-deposed  Cardinal is credibly accused of homosexual predation on boys starting at age … Read more

Romance in the City

St John’s Summer Ball in Chicago By Meghan Ferrara Photos by William Benjamin Ladies in flowing evening gowns and elegant, white gloves. Gentlemen in crisp tuxedos and sharp bowties. Couples waltzing across the dance floor to music played by a live orchestra. No, this isn’t a nostalgic memory from a bygone era. It’s the scene … Read more

Witness to The Rite

Mike Church Sees Apostolic Succession, Live! Radio host Mike Church braved sizzling temperatures, along with 1500 other faithful Catholics, to attend the June ordination Mass of the Fraternity of St Peter in Denton, Nebraska. Here’s what he told REGINA about the experience. REGINA: Why were you at this ordination? MIKE: I made a promise to … Read more

The Priory at the End of the Earth

Stunningly beautiful landscape. Sparsely populated. And way off the beaten path.  Tasmania is the island state off the south eastern coast of Australia. It is about two thirds the size of Ireland but, unlike the Emerald Isle, it has never seen a male Benedictine Monastery on its shores — until now.  REGINA sat down with … Read more