Easter Sunday

Today is Easter Sunday. The Temple of Christ’s Body is restored; He is risen, alleluia! Today is the Feast of Feasts! On this, the holiest day of the entire year, and for the entire Octave of Easter, Latin Catholics greet each other with the words of Luke 24:34, “Surrexit Dominus vere, alleluia!” (“The Lord is … Read more

Holy Saturday

Today is Holy Saturday. Christ is in His tomb. Rather, His Body is in the tomb, but when His Soul left His Body, He descended into Hell to “free the captives.” “Hell” here refers to the place of the dead in general (“Sheol” in the Hebrew, or “Hades” in the Greek), not to the place … Read more

Is the Tarot ‘Cool’?

Today, interest in the occult is on the rise as toy companies making significant profits push these toys online and in big box stores, mostly to a public wholly unaware of the danger.  Are Tarot cards really dangerous? Well, the tarot (/ˈtæroʊ/;  trionfi, tarocchi, tarock) are simply playing cards, used from the mid-15th century for games such as Italian tarocchini and  — and they … Read more

Catholic Church Houses the Homeless for 500 Years

  By Evan Wing Most people today have no idea that the Catholic Church was the first Western institution to provide hospitals and housing for the poor.(For an example of a medieval Catholic hospital, click here.) The Fuggerei, a walled village within the Bavarian city of Augsburg, is considered the oldest still-operating social housing program … Read more

Dominican Friars Restoring Beauty in the Church’s Liturgy

By Kareem O’Brian Nelson Photos By: Fr. Lawrence Lew, O.P., The Society of St. Hugh of Cluny & Diane Yaun Since the early foundation of the Dominican Order in 1216, the friars have affirmed the beauty of God’s creation. We recently sat down with Fr. Innocent Smith, O.P., Parochial Vicar of the famously beautiful NYC churches … Read more

Millennial Sisters

“My dad knew it was for real when I left my cell phone to go into the cloister.” It’s not exactly what most Millennials have been exposed to. But in fact, it’s a trend happening all over the USA these days, though under-reported in the media. So why would modern young women enter a cloistered … Read more

The “Catholic” ETSY

By Chiara Finaldi Several Images Updated February 2021 There are many advantages to living in a Catholic country like Italy, where I am from. Whenever a sacrament is celebrated or a godchild celebrates a birthday, there’s always a little religious shop around the corner. Twenty years ago when I arrived in London, I found things … Read more

Can Your Kids Handle the Latin Mass?

By Anna-Maria Vesey Photos by Joseph Shaw Some of REGINA’s readers don’t attend a Traditional Latin Mass, but are, well, curious. Many are keen to experience for themselves why it is that so many young people and families are enthusiastic about this ancient Mass. But something is holding them back. Often, Catholics with kids wonder: … Read more

Good Friday

Today is Good Friday Good Friday (also called “Great Friday” or “Holy Friday”) is the most somber day of the entire year. A silence pervades, socializing is kept to a minimum, things are done quietly; it is a day of mourning; it is a funeral. The Temple of the Body of Christ is destroyed, capping the … Read more

Maundy Thursday

Today is Maundy Thursday This day, Maundy Thursday (also “Holy Thursday” or “Shire Thursday”1) commemorates Christ’s Last Supper and the initiation of the Eucharist. Its name of “Maundy” comes from the Latin word mandatum, meaning “command.” This stems from Christ’s words in John 13:34, “A new commandment I give unto you.” It is the first … Read more

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