Saint Thomas More, Martyr

July 9 Today is the feast day of Saint Thomas More.  Ora pro nobis.  Saint Thomas was born in London in 1480. Saint Thomas was the sole surviving son of Sir John More, barrister and later judge, by his first wife Agnes, daughter of Thomas Graunger. While still a child Thomas was sent to St. … Read more

Saint Palladius, Bishop

July 6 Today is the feast day of Saint Palladius.  Ora pro nobis. The name Palladius marks Saint Palladius as a Roman; and a seventh century Irish biography of Saint Patrick identifies him as Archdeacon of the Roman Church under Pope Celestine. Saint Prosper of Aquitaine, his contemporary, informs us in his historical chronicle that when Agricola, … Read more

Saint Sexburga, Widow

July 6 Today is the feast day of Saint Sexburga.  Ora pro nobis.  Sexburga [Seaxburh (Old English: Sexburh] was the daughter of Anna, King of the East Angles, and was married about 640 to Earconbert, King of Kent. She lived with her husband for twenty-four years, and by him had two sons, Egbert and Lothar, both successively Kings … Read more

Safe Spaces for Catholic Money

Part One: SEMINARIES Ever since ‘That’s My Money, Your Excellencies’ appeared, REGINA has been deluged with requests for our suggestions for ‘safe spaces’ for Catholic money.  It seems that Catholics are sick and tired of learning that their donations are supporting the luxurious lives of predators, or organizations which act contrary to Catholic teachings. Herewith … Read more

Bringing the Latin Mass to a German Village

By Paul Dahnen St. Lambertus in Bliesheim is a 19th century neo-romantic church by Cologne regional architect Robert Ferdinand Cremer. The brick church has three naves, and a huge 54 meters-high west tower. Overall, St. Lambertus is very beautiful, and perfect for the Old Rite. There is still an elaborate high altar by the Cologne … Read more

That’s My Money, Your Excellency

Closing Our Wallets on the Lavender Mafia By Beverly Stevens, REGINA Editor Updated February 2021 Drawing by Jane Rudkins Privett Okay, I’ve had enough. In 2018, the story broke that a HIGH RANKING US CARDINAL has been a homosexual predator for decades. Masturbating priests, forcing seminarians to sleep with him at his beach house paid for by … Read more

Saints Cyricus and Julitta, Martyrs

June 16 Today is the feast day of Saints Cyricus and Julitta.  Orate pro nobis.  The Golden Legend relates that Cyricus (Quiricus) was the son of Julitta, a noble lady of Icona. In order to escape persecution, she took refuge at Tarsus in Cilicia with her child, who was then three years old. She was recognized as a … Read more

St. Vitus, St. Modestus, and St. Crescentia, Martyrs

June 15 Today is the feast day of St. Vitus, St. Modestus, and St. Crescentia.  Orate pro nobis by Fr. Francis Xavier Weninger, 1877 Mazara, in Sicily, was the native place of St. Vitus or Guy, who, while yet very young, had the happiness of receiving the crown of martyrdom. His father, Hylas, was a … Read more

Saint Leo III, Pope

June 12 Today is the feast day of Saint Leo III.  Ora pro nobis.  Saint Leo III’s date of birth unknown; he died 816. He was elected on the very day his predecessor was buried (26 Dec., 795), and consecrated on the following day. It is quite possible that this haste may have been due to … Read more

Saint Basilides & Companions, Martyrs

June 12 Today is the feast day of Saint Basilides & Companions, Martyrs. Orate pro nobis. Sts Basilides, Cyrinus, Nabor, and Nazarius were all soldiers martyrs at Rome.  On the Aurelian Way, during the persecution of Diocletian and Maximian, and under the prefect Aurelius, the birthday of the holy martyrs Basilides, Cyrinus, Nabor, and Nazarius was … Read more

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