Casting Out Unclean Spirits

The Rituale Romanum Rite for the baptism of children (Editor’s Note: Photos are of the recent baptism of Gregory Pascal Marie Reilly by Fr Terence Mary Naughtin, OFM Conv. at Maternal Heart of Mary Church, the FSSP Parish in Sydney Australia. Photographer: Tom Gallant) Many young Catholic parents are discovering that they can have their … Read more

The UK’s Pro-Life Drama Unfolds

Alfie Evans dies the day before an historic Rosary on the Coast, followed by thousands marching for life through the streets of London on the Feast of the English Martyrs. The timing couldn’t have been more high profile. Within a few short days, the question of life issues, long suppressed in one of the world’s … Read more

The Apparition in Wisconsin’s Woods

“Our Lady of Good Help” is the first and only approved appearance of Mary in the USA By Linda Clerkin   It is a strange, almost hidden story, which transports us back to another America, a raw new land tentatively settled by poor immigrants seeking to rebuild their lives.  It begins 158 years ago when … Read more

Saint Urban I, Pope

May 25 Today is the feast day of Saint Urban I.  Ora pro nobis.  Saint Urban I date of birth unknown.  He  died 23 May, 230. According to the “Liber Pontificalis,” Urban was a Roman and his father’s name was Pontianus. After the death of Callistus I (14 October, 222) Urban was elected Bishop of Rome, of which Church he was the … Read more

Saint Gregory VII, Pope

May 25 Today is the feast day of Saint Gregory VII.  Ora pro nobis.  (by Fr. Prosper Gueranger 1870) Our Easter Calendar has already given us the two great Popes, Leo the Great and Pius the Fifth; it bids us, today, pay honour to the glorious memory of Gregory the Seventh. These three names represent the … Read more

Saint Madeleine-Sophie Barat, Foundress

May 25 Today is the feast day of Saint Madeleine-Sophie Barat.  Ora pro nobis.  Madeleine-Sophie Barat was born in France in 1779 in the little Burgundian town of Joigny. (1) Her father owned a small vineyard and worked as a cooper. She was rigorously trained in virtue and educated in secular and sacred subjects by her … Read more

Saint Joan Antide Thouret, Foundress

May 23 Today is the feast day of Saint Joan Antide Thouret.  Ora pro nobis.  Saint Joan was born in the diocese of Besançon in November of 1765.  Saint Joan Antide lost her pious mother when she was 16 years old, and for several years took charge of the household and her family of younger brothers … Read more

Whit Embertide

Whit Embertide Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday after Pentecost Sunday are known as “Whit Embertide,” and they come anywhere between mid-May and mid-June, at the beginning of Summer (June, July, August). The Lessons read during the Masses connect the Pentecost with the Old Testament Feast of Firstfruits.  The Gospel readings focus on Our Lord speaking of … Read more

Saint Yves of Brittany, Confessor

May 19 Today is the feast day of Saint Yves of Brittany.  Ora pro nobis.  Yves,  (Ivo of Kermartin)  was born of noble parents (Ivo was the son of Helori, lord of Kermartin, and Azo du Kenquis) in Brittany in 1253. The lessons his pious mother instilled in the heart of the boy through Christian … Read more

Italy, In Their Own Words

PHOTO CREDITS: Emily Clementi, Marcella De Salvo, Deidra Reiff In April 2018, Regina Trips brought 20 young US Catholics to Italy for nine days of exploring Catholic history, spirituality and culture. Here are their photos and reflections on that experience in Rome, Norcia, Assisi and Florence. (Interested? We’re planning to do another like Trip to … Read more

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