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Feast of St Thomas and the Year of Faith: Do Not Be Unbelieving But Believe Watch

Image of Thomas probes the wounds and comes to believe

Thank God for 'Doubting Thomas'. His doubts healed the wounds of our own disbelief. They also open up for all who look with the eyes of ... continue reading

The Pro-Life Message of John the Baptizer, the Prenatal Prophet

Image of Fr Paul preparing to say Mass

The priest Zechariah's prophecy at the birth of John the Baptist is mystical . Our Lord said that he had no equal. But, in another way, ... continue reading

Giuseppe Toniolo: A Possible Saint of Catholic Social Doctrine? Watch

Image of Giuseppe Toniolo, an economist saint?

Blessed Giuseppe Toniolo has the unusual accolade of being the first economist in the history of the Church to have received the honor of ... continue reading

Feast of St Joseph the Worker: Affirming the Dignity of All Work Watch

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On the Feast of Joseph the Worker, let us seek the intercession of the Patron of the Universal Church and follow his example, recognizing ... continue reading

In an Age of Self Centeredness, Irena Sandler Challenges us to Care for the Other Watch

Image of Her name was Irena Sendler.  She was born in 1910, in Poland.

The idea of caring for and about someone other than the person we see in the mirror seems to be rapidly disappearing from our culture. And ... continue reading

Solemnity of St. Joseph: Model of Commitment in Faith and Hope Watch

Image of St. Joseph gazes into the eyes of eternity come to rest in a human babe. There he ponders the greatness of his vocation. There too is unveiled the sanctity and dignity of every human person.

Given the dangers the Holy Family faced, the murderous intent of Herod, the precarious flight into Egypt and the subsequent departure to ... continue reading

Congregation for the Clergy on St. Joseph, the Patron of a Happy Death

Image of St. Joseph is the Patron of a Happy Death

There is another aspect of devotion to St Joseph that is often overlooked nowadays.  He is the patron of a happy death.  ... continue reading

Perpetua and Felicity: Empowered by The Holy Spirit for Martyrdom Watch

Image of Empowered by the Holy Spirit, Perpetua and Felicity were given a share in actions proper only to God, and thus were enabled to freely offer their life for the love of the Son of God.

Fortitude enables one "to conquer fear, even fear of death, and to face trials and persecutions. It disposes one even to renounce and ... continue reading

Pope Benedict XVI at the Helm: The Prophetic Vision of St Don Bosco Watch

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The heroic leadership of this Pope may well represent one more fulfillment of the prophetic vision of the Saint whose Feast we ... continue reading

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton: Uncompromising Widow, Mother and Catholic Watch

Image of Elizabeth Ann Seton: the first American born saint.

"If I am right Thy grace impart still in the right to stay. If I am wrong Oh, teach my heart to find the better way" -- the prayer of ... continue reading

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