Human Life Ireland vs. The Culture of Death

 by Donna Sue Berry  Orémus Press visited with Lisa O’Hare of Human Life International Ireland about the huge push by the Irish government to legalize abortion there. Orémus Press:  Basically, could you share with us what is happening with this issue in Ireland with the government? HLI Ireland: The Irish Government is making a HUGE … Read more

Saint John of Beverley, Bishop

May 7 Today is the feast day of Saint John of Beverley. Ora pro nobis. John was born of noble parents at Harpham, Humberside. (1) In early life he was under the care of Archbishop Theodore, at Canterbury, who supervised his education, and is reputed to have given him the name of John. (3)   He … Read more

Saint Jutta of Thuringia, Widow

May 5 Today is the feast day of Saint Jutta of Thuringa.  Ora pro nobis. Saint Jutta (Judith in English), Jutta of Kulmsee, Jutta of Sangerhausen, or Judith of Prussia was born on Thuringa.  She was a member of the very noble family of Sangerhausen with which the dukes of Brunswick were related. She was espoused … Read more

Walpurgisnacht (Saint Walburga’s eve)

Walburga

April 30 This evening is Walpurgisnacht, or Saint Walburga’s eve.  In the Roman martyrology, St. Walburga’s Feast — a day that commemorates the date of her canonization — is on May 1, though it isn’t celebrated liturgically on the 1962 calendar. Her Feast is, however, a great holiday in many European countries, especially in Germany, Finland, Sweden, … Read more

Saint Vitalis, Martyr

April 28 Today is the feast day of Saint Vitalis.  Ora pro nobis.  Saint Vitalis was a first century Christian citizen of Milan and the father of the twin brothers and future martyrs, Saints Gervasius and Protasius. He is the principal patron of Ravenna. (1) St Vitalis had served in the army of the emperor, … Read more

Tom Evans, Millennial Working Class Hero

by Beverly Stevens, REGINA Editor Millennials, your hero has awakened.   To a generation often depicted as a bunch of whining, posing slackers: you have been vindicated. And most especially to the young men of the Millennial generation — so often slandered as porn-addicted, self-indulgent and without honor:  a real life hero, far better and nobler … Read more

Saint Cletus and Saint Marcellinus, Popes, Martyrs

April 26 Today is the feast day of Saint Cletus and Saint Marcellinus. Orate pro nobis. Saint Cletus This second successor of St. Peter governed the Roman Church from about 76 to about 88. The “Liber Pontificalis” says that his father was Emelianus and that Cletus was a Roman by birth, and belonged to the quarter … Read more

Saint Adalbert of Prague, Bishop, Martyr

April 23 Today is the feast day of Saint Adalbert.  Ora pro nobis. Saint Adalbert was born in Bohemia, of noble parentage, about the middle of the tenth century. In childhood he was taken by a fatal illness and his parents made a vow to the Holy Virgin to offer him to the priesthood if he … Read more

Saint Peter Chanel, Martyr

April 23 Today is the feast day of Saint Peter Chanel.  Ora pro nobis. Saint Peter Chanel was born in 1803 in the diocese of Belley in France.  Peter was the fifth child of his parents; with his older brothers and sisters he was consecrated to the Blessed Virgin at his birth. They were all … Read more

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