Rome in Eye of A Storm

Is there a “Reign Of Terror” Inside the Vatican? Interview by Beverly Stevens, Editor He is a veteran Vatican-watcher, the Rome reporter for the USA’s National Catholic Register. He’s also that rarity among journalists – a practicing Catholic. He sees Rome in Eye of A Storm. He’s a real pro, too.  In 2014 Edward Pentin’s … Read more

The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Immaculate Conception

December 8 Today is the feast day of The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  Ora pro nobis. The doctrine What the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception means is that from the first moment of her conception, God, foreseeing and anticipating the merits of Jesus’s passion and death, and knowing Mary would say “yes” to becoming … Read more

Saint Ambrose, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

Saint Ambrose

December 7 Today is the feast day of Saint Ambrose.  Ora pro nobis. “If you demand my person, I am ready to submit; carry me to prison or to death, I will not resist but I will never betray the church of Christ…I will die at the foot of the altar rather than desert it.” … Read more

Saint Nicholas of Bari, Bishop and Confessor

Saint Nicholas of Bari

December 6 Today is the feast day of Saint Nicholas.  Ora pro nobis. The real Saint Nicholas was a legendary figure – a muscular and generous Christian bishop — in his own time. He saved girls from sexual slavery, raised people from the dead, was thrown into prison for his Christianity, and even punched a … Read more

Saint Sabas, Abbott

Saint Sabas

December 5 Today is the feast day of Saint Sabas.  Ora pro nobis. Saint Sabas, was born in the year 439, near Caesarea. As a child he was orphaned.  At the age of fifteen, in the absence of his parents, he suffered under the conduct of an uncle, and weary of the world’s problems decided … Read more

The Second Sunday in Advent

Second Sunday in Advent

The Second Sunday in Advent   “Art thou he that art to come, or do we look for another?”–Matt. 11, 3. Today is Second Sunday of Advent. A Person roused from sound slumber whilst darkness still envelops the earth, is unable to say what hour it is of the night. But if his wandering gaze … Read more

Saint Barbara, Virgin and Martyr

Saint Barbara

December 4 Today is the feast day of Saint Barbara.  Ora pro nobis.   O GOD, Who didst adorn Thy holy Virgin and Martyr Barbara with extraordinary fortitude in the confession of the Faith, and didst console her in the most atrocious torments; grant us through her intercession perseverance in the fulfillment of Thy law … Read more

Saint Birinus, Bishop

Saint Birinus

December 3 Today is the feast day of Saint Birinus.  Ora pro nobis. Saint Birinus date of birth is unknown. He was the first Bishop of Dorchester (in what is now the County of Oxford, not Dorchester, the capital of Dorsetshire). Birinus had great devotion for the Body of Our Lord, as is shown in the … Read more

Saint Francis Xavier, Confessor

Saint Francis Xavier

December 3 Today is the feast day of Saint Francis Xavier.  Ora pro nobis. by Father Francis Xavier Weninger, 1876 Saint Francis Xavier,–the great Apostle of the Indies, as he is called in the Bull of his canonization–the celebrated Thau maturgus of the 16th century, the irreproachable witness of the truth of our holy religion, … Read more

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