Fifth Sunday After Easter

Today is the Fifth Sunday after Easter by Fr. Francis Xavier Weninger, 1876 “Ask, and you shall receive.”–John 16. Today, and during the following days of this season, the Church exhorts her children to pray earnestly, to assault heaven with their petitions, if they would desire to follow Jesus, and end their earthly pilgrimage by … Read more

Saint Ethelbert, King of the East-Angles, Martyr

May 20 Today is the feast day of Saint Ethelbert.  Ora pro nobis. King of the East Angles, was, according to the “Speculum Historiale” of Richard of Cirencester (who died about 1401), the son of King Ethelred and Leofrana, a lady of Mercia. Brought up in piety, he was a man of singular humility. Urged … Read more

Saint Bernardine of Siena, Confessor

May 20 Today is the feast day of Saint Bernardine.  Ora pro nobis. By Fr. Francis Xavier Weninger, 1876 St. Bernardin, of whom the Roman Martyrology says that he was a light to all Italy, by his teachings and his holy example, was born at Massa, in the republic of Sienna, in the year 1380. … Read more

Saint Dunstan of Canterbury, Confessor

May 19 Today is the feast day of Saint Dunstan.  Ora pro nobis. Saint Dunstan was a native of the town of Glastenbury, of noble birth.  His father, Heorstan,  was a West Saxon noble. His mother, Cynethryth, a woman of saintly life, was miraculously forewarned of the sanctity of the child within her. She was in … Read more

Saint Peter Celestine, Pope

May 19 Today is the feast day of Saint Peter Celestine.  Ora pro nobis. Saint Peter Celestine was the eleventh of the twelve children of a poor Italian farmer. As a child, Peter had visions of our Blessed Lady, Angels and Saints. His heavenly visitors encouraged him in his prayers and chided him when he … Read more

Saint Felix of Cantalice, Confessor

May 18 Today is the feast day Saint Felix.  Ora pro nobis. St. Felix Porri (1515-1587) was born of peasant parents at Cantalice in Apulia, the southeastern region of Italy. In his youth, he was hired out as a shepherd and farm laborer. It was not long before the little boy, when he approached the … Read more

Saint Venantius of Camerino, Martyr

May 18 Today is the feast day of Saint Venantius.  Ora pro nobis. By Dom Prosper Gueranger 1870 Today’s Martyr carries us back to the persecutions under the Roman Emperors. It was at Camerino, in Italy, that he bore his testimony to the true Faith; and the devotion wherewith he is honoured by the people … Read more

Intento de decapitación de un sacerdote católico mientras daba la Comunión en la Catedral de la ciudad de México es olvidado por los medios

En estos días, los medios sociales están dando la pauta a los medios tradicionales en todos lados. Como resultado, noticias que antes eran ocultadas están saliendo a la luz en su estado más puro. Este definitivamente es el caso en mercados mediáticos altamente controlados como México, donde el día de ayer un sacerdote católico fue … Read more

Saint Paschal Baylon, Confessor

May 17 Today is the feast day of Saint Paschal Baylon.  Ora pro nobis. by Fr. Francis Xavier Weninger, 1876 St. Paschal Baylon, a lay-brother of the celebrated Franciscan Order, was born in Spain, in the kingdom of Valencia, on Pentecost Sunday, 1340. He had hardly reached boyhood, when he was already employed in watching … Read more

Attempted Beheading of Catholic Priest Giving Communion at Mexico City’s Cathedral Suppressed by Mainstream Media

These days, social media is leading the mainstream media everywhere. As a result, news stories formerly suppressed or ‘spun’ are being forced into the open in their raw state. This is definitely the case in tightly-controlled media markets like Mexico, where yesterday a Catholic priest was bloodily attacked while giving Communion to about 30 Mass-goers in … Read more

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