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In Memory of Her

  “And truly, I say to you, wherever the gospel is preached in the whole world, what she has done will be told in memory of her” (Mark 14:9). This Friday these words of Jesus will find a particular fulfillment as the entire Catholic Church, by order of Pope Francis, will celebrate July 22nd as […] Read More

For the Conversion of All Sinners

At the beginning of Lent, I picked up my dusty copy of St. Faustina’s diary. This book transformed my spirituality when I was a college student. As I read the saint’s diary this morning, I was struck by Jesus’ words to her during Lent “Pray for souls that they be not afraid to approach the […] Read More

Christmas and the Communion of Saints

Christmas and the Communion of Saints My mother died on the third day of Christmas, December 27, 2009, just a little shy of my father’s second anniversary of death. She would have died in February 2009 except that I’m quite sure that my father intervened to save her life.  After my father’s death in January […] Read More

6 Catholic Devotions that Changed My Life

Everyone takes a unique path to the Lord, and Catholics have many devotions to help along the way. The following six devotions have helped me walk in faith. I guess you could say they changed my life: 1) Brown Scapular. I started wearing the brown scapular after hearing about the promise Our Lady of Mt. […] Read More

Your Bio-Book of Life

Feature Submission authored by Romuald Simeone and Chiara Simeone-DiFrancesco, Ph.D. Each of us daily, yearly unwittingly write our own memoir-ed autobiography on diary pages and stage-of-growth chapters As I gaze out at my audience or visualize those clicking onto my website. My eyes see not just the people present, but a metaphoric crowd of “human […] Read More

Preparing for Advent with C.S. Lewis

November is a great time to meditate upon our final destiny. Catholics are often reminded of the four last things which lay always before a soul on Earth: death, judgment, heaven, and hell. The souls in Purgatory have already faced these and during the month of November we pray for them; but we are also […] Read More

Benedict and the Jets: A Lesson from the Monastery to the Modern World

Wake up…Kiss my spouse…Fight traffic….Go to work…Fight Traffic…Kiss my spouse….Pay the bills….Go to bed….Set alarm to repeat next day. Sound like a familiar routine? The world today is fixated on the busyness of daily life. It sometimes seems that one’s time becomes dictated by a pre-set schedule. Day by day and week to week, there […] Read More

In Need of St. Joseph’s Intercession

Is there any doubt that we are living tumultuous times? I think that for most Catholics this has been a painful summer as we have watched our culture reap the fruits that it has sown. There have been Supreme Court rulings, adultery scandals, and a very graphic expose of what happens inside of Planned Parenthood […] Read More

Honoring Our Father

Honoring Our Father Did you know that there is a Church approved apparition of God the Father? In 1932 God the Father appeared to Mother Eugenia Ravasio who at the time was the Superior General of the Congregation of Our Lady of the Apostles. The Father spoke to her in Latin—a language which she did […] Read More