Saint Barnabas, Apostle

June 11 Today is the feast day of Saint Barnabas.  Ora pro nobis. Barnabas, whose name means “son of encouragement” and was said to be a Levite of Cypriot origin, first appears in the Acts of the Apostles (4:36) when he sold a piece of land he owned and brought the money to the apostles … Read more

Saint Claude, Archbishop

June 7 Today is the feast day of Saint Claude. Ora pro nobis.  Saint Claude (Claudius) was born at Salins in the early seventh century. He was recognized from his youth as having a lively mind, a solid judgment and great docility. He read with devotion the sacred books, the lives of the Martyrs and holy … Read more

Saint Petroc of Wales, Abbot

June 4 Today is the feast day of Saint Petroc of Wales. Ora pro nobis. The name Petroc (Pedrog) is probably a variant of modern Patrick. Petroc, as he is generally known in Cornwall where he was patron saint, was a younger son of King Glywys Cernyw of Glywysing. (He may be identical to, or confused with, the … Read more

Saint Francis Caracciolo, Confessor

June 4 Today is the feast day of Saint Francis Caracciolo. Ora pro nobis.  Co-founder with John Augustine Adorno of the Conregation of the Minor Clerks Regular. (4) from the Liturgical Year, 1904 The good things brought into this world by the Holy Spirit continue to be revealed in the liturgy. Francis Caracciolo is given … Read more

Saint Clotilde, Widow

June 3 Today is the feast day of Saint Clotilde. Ora pro nobis.  Saint Clotilde (Fr. CLOTILDE; Ger. CHLOTHILDE) was born probably at Lyons, c. 474; died at Tours, 3 June, 545. Her feast is celebrated 3 June. (3)  She was a daughter of Chilperic and Caretena (2) After the death of King Gundovic (Gundioch), the Kingdom … Read more

Saints Peter and Marcellinus, Martyrs

June 2 Today is the feast day of Saints Peter and Marcellinus.  Orate pro nobis.  “Through the martyrdom of Peter and Marcellinus, God gives us proof of his constant presence to his Church.” Summary of Ss Marcellinus and Peter Martyrs who died in 304, beheaded at Rome under the emperor Diocletian. Reputedly members of the Roman … Read more

Ireland’s Time Bomb

By Beverly Stevens REGINA Editor It’s really devastating to think about. Whereas most countries have had abortion imposed on them by judges or politicians, yesterday the Irish voted to bring this calamity onto themselves. Extinction by the Numbers Why is abortion a ‘calamity’ for Ireland? Let’s start with the numbers. Currently, the ‘YES’ side claims … Read more

Nothingness Doesn’t Reflect God

An Interview with Chicago Artist Daniel Mitsui REGINA writer Meghan Cesar interviews Daniel Mitsui, a Chicago-based Catholic artist, who supports his growing family creating Gothic religious artwork.  Mitsui uses medieval materials to make timeless illustrations rich in symbolism, color, and Biblical truths.  He believes it was the beauty and rich teachings in Gothic art that … Read more

Journey to Where the Faith Is Dying

Photos and Text by Matthew Plese (Editor’s Note: Matthew Plese is a veteran traveler to Catholic nations and cities, where he visits forgotten shrines, mountain monasteries, precious relics of incorruptible saints, and some of the most sacred places on earth.  This year, he changed course and traveled to formerly Catholic cities in the Netherlands and … Read more

The Last Stand of the Swiss Guard

By Evan Wing May 6, 1527: Lutheran mercenaries of the Holy Roman Empire, having mutinied against their Emperor and pillaged their way across much of northern Italy, arrive at the city of Rome. At the time, the city had almost no defenses; the ancient walls were in disrepair, and Pope Clement VII’s call to arms … Read more

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