Saint Maurus, Abbot

January 15 Today is the feast day of Saint Maurus.  Ora pro nobis.  Saint Maurus (Maur) was the  son of Equitius, a nobleman of Rome. He is represented as an abbot with crozier, or with book and censer, or holding the weights and measures of food and drink given him by his holy master. (4) Saint … Read more

Catholic Iceland

Catholic Iceland Text & photos by Evan Wing For Catholics, Iceland is terra ingognita. Overwhelmingly Lutheran for the last several centuries, the nation is now mostly secular, with some regions even beginning to backslide into paganism. As you drive into Reykjavik, the tallest steeple in the city – Hallgrimskírkja, a brutally iconoclastic Calvinist edifice now … Read more

The Dark Road Ahead (Part Five)

For Church employees:  Frozen pay and reporting wrong-doing Part Five of a Five Part Series Part One here. Full interview here. By Beverly Stevens, REGINA Editor Image by John La Maestra She’s spent a career getting up close and personal with predators and their victims. ‘Cathy’* was a Special Deputy to an agency investigating narcotic … Read more

The Dark Road Ahead (Part Four)

How the Mc Carrick case tipped off law enforcement Part Four of a Five Part Series By Beverly Stevens, REGINA Editor Image by John La Maestra She’s spent a career getting up close and personal with predators and their victims. Cathy’* was a Special Deputy to an agency investigating narcotic trafficking for ten years. An … Read more

The Dark Road Ahead (Part Three)

Targeting and grooming victims, and the bleak aftermath Part Three of a Five Part Series By Beverly Stevens, REGINA Editor Image by John La Maestra She’s spent a career getting up close and personal with predators and their victims. ‘Cathy’* was a Special Deputy to an agency investigating narcotic trafficking for ten years. An RN … Read more

The Dark Road Ahead (Part Two)

What state and federal investigations are uncovering in the Catholic Church Part Two of a Five Part Series Part One here. By Beverly Stevens, REGINA Editor Image by John La Maestra She’s spent a career getting up close and personal with predators and their victims. ‘Cathy’* was a Special Deputy to an agency investigating narcotic … Read more

The Dark Road Ahead (Part One)

What’s in the offing as US law enforcement investigates the Catholic Church Part One of a Five Part Series By Beverly Stevens, REGINA Editor Image by John La Maestra She’s spent a career getting up close and personal with predators and their victims. ‘Cathy’ was a Special Deputy to an agency investigating narcotic trafficking for … Read more

The Dark Road Ahead

A behind the scenes look at US law enforcement investigating the Catholic Church By Beverly Stevens, REGINA Editor Photo Credit: Evan Wing She’s spent a career getting up close and personal with predators and their victims. ‘Cathy’* began her career as a Special Deputy to an agency investigating narcotic trafficking, which she did for ten … Read more

Sunday within the Octave of the Nativity

Sunday within the Octave of the Nativity Today is the last Sunday in the year. Ponder with care on the truths and doctrines which the holy Church has laid before thee in the epistles and gospels; thank God with thy whole heart for the great favors and benefits which thou hast received in the incarnation … Read more

Epiphany House Blessing

Epiphany House Blessing  Background Due to the linking of the liturgy to the visit of the three Magi, it is most appropriately used at the start of the season of Epiphany. But because the service is so flexible in where it may be used, it might be used any time during the seasons of Christmas … Read more

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