• Bishop Strickland Denies Claims of Being Barred from Celebrating Mass
    CatholicVote is reporting that Bishop Joseph Strickland has denied rumors that he has been banned from celebrating Mass in the Diocese of Tyler.
  • University of Notre Dame Board Elects Father Robert Dowd as New University President
    The president-elect, a 1987 Notre Dame graduate, began working in the university’s campus ministry in 1994 after taking his final vows in the Congregation of Holy Cross.
  • Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
    “The most Blessed Virgin Mary was, from the first moment of her conception, by a singular grace and privilege of almighty God and by virtue of the merits of Jesus Christ, Savior of the human race, preserved immune from all stain of original sin.”
  • O Come, Emmanuel
    All who enter Heaven are humble. Humility is the sine qua non for salvation. Our Lord was many things. He was many things we cannot be. 
  • The Life and Legacy of Saint Nicholas of Myra
    December 6 is a significant day for the faithful, as it marks the commemoration of a bishop renowned for his love of children and benevolence. St. Nicholas of Myra, born in Lycia in Asia Minor during the late third or fourth century, is not solely the inspiration behind the modern-day Santa Claus.
  • The Life & Legacy of Saint Gerald: Monk & Bishop of Mayo
    In 668, English monk and bishop Gerald moved to Innisboffin, Ireland, and became the first abbot of the Abbey of Mayo founded by St. Colman in 670. The Abbey housed English monks living chaste and single lives, guided by a rule and canonical abbot.
  • Christmas 2023: Handmade Gifts from Catholic Monasteries
    For unique Christmas gifts that celebrate your Catholic faith there are many monasteries and religious communities that offer handmade gifts for sale online. 
  • Exploring the Life and Legacy of Saint Clement of Alexandria
    December 4th of every year was once celebrated as the feast day of Saint Clement of Alexandria, a noted theological author from the early Christian era. Despite the fact that his legacy is somewhat controversial, he is cited as a saint in the Catholic Catechism and has been referred to as such in several speeches made by Pope Benedict XVI.
  • Saint Bibiana, Virgin & Martyr
    The earliest mention in authentic historical authority of St. Bibiana, a Roman female martyr, occurs in the “Liber Pontificalis” where in the biography of Pope Simplicius (468-483) it is stated that this pope “consecrated a basilica of the holy martyr Bibiana, which contained her body”.
  • An Inspiring Elon Musk to All the Right People: “Go F^*k Yourself”
    “What I care about is the reality of goodness, not the perception of it.  And what I see all over the place is people who care about looking good, while doing evil.  F–k them.”
  • The Woke Takeover of Universities: a Reaction to Hamas’ October 7 Massacre
    Alumni are noticing a “woke takeover” at universities following their response to Hamas’ recent attack. Some university presidents remained silent or issued vague statements, leading to donor backlash. Universities are now releasing stronger statements against Hamas, creating task forces against antisemitism, and expressing concern about pro-Palestine slogans on campus.
  • The Life and Martyrdom of Edmund Campion
    Edmund Campion was born in London on January 25, 1540, into a Catholic family. His prodigious intellect was recognized early on, and at just 17, he became a junior fellow at Saint John’s College at Oxford University.
  • Pope Francis Says He is ‘still Not Well,’ Has Aide Read General Audience Speech
    One day after canceling his trip to Dubai at the request of his doctors, Pope Francis appeared at his public Wednesday audience and shared with a raspy voice that he was still not feeling well as he recovers from the flu.
  • The Feast of Saint Andrew: Celebrating the Apostle & Martyr
    Andrew, brother of Simon Peter and a fisherman from Bethsaida, is celebrated as a Catholic patron saint on November 30th. He spread Christianity in Russia and Asia Minor and was crucified on an X-shaped cross by the Romans, which became his symbol.
  • The Life and Legacy of St. Saturninus, the First Bishop of Toulouse
    Saturninus, the first bishop of Toulouse, founded a church in the town, despite the presence of a nearby pagan temple. It is unclear if there were already Christians in the area or if his preaching led to many conversions. The pagan priests believed their oracles’ silence was due to his frequent presence.
  • Canonization of Vietnamese Martyrs During Pope John Paul II’s Papacy
    Pope John Paul II canonized 117 martyrs consisting of Vietnamese, Spaniards, and French bishops, priests, and lay Catholics who stood up for the Roman Catholic Faith in Vietnam. They endured great suffering, and their feast day and lives are a testament to the bravery and long history of Christian martyrdom in the Vietnamese Church.
  • Where does Tyler go from here?
    Among the questions surrounding the termination of Bishop Joseph Strickland is what happens to the people of Tyler, Texas, who are now lacking a shepherd. 
  • Surge in Enrollment at “Faithful Catholic Colleges”
    As per a recent report, “faithful Catholic colleges” are witnessing a rise in enrollment. The Cardinal Newman Society is attributed to this increase as it publishes a guide of faithful colleges.
  • The Story of St. Cecilia’s Unwavering Faith and Dedication
    Cecilia, born into a prominent Roman family, was promised to Valerian, a pagan nobleman, despite her commitment to God. On their wedding night, Cecilia revealed to Valerian that she had taken a vow of chastity and an angel was protecting her purity. She instructed Valerian to visit Pope Urban I at the third milestone along the Via Appia to be baptized if he wished to see the angel. Valerian was baptized and saw the angel, convinced of Cecilia’s devotion and faith. He became a Christian and later encouraged his brother to do the same.
  • Pope Francis’ Possible Trip to Argentina Not Dependent on Presidential Election Outcome
    Pope Francis stated that his visit to Argentina is not dependent on the election results and expressed dissatisfaction with priests speaking without authorization on his behalf. This was in response to a French newspaper article that linked the election outcome to the Pope’s visit.
  • Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
    The Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary is observed on November 21st to honor Mary’s presentation in the Temple as a child by her parents. It has been celebrated since the 11th century and recognizes the faith of Mary’s parents and her purity.
  • Target Doesn’t Shy Away From Controversy With Sale of ‘pride Nutcracker’
    The retail giant Target is once again at the center of controversy for another LGBTQ+ product: a “Pride Christmas Nutcracker Figure.”
  • The Life and Legacy of Saint Bernward
    Saint Bernward was the thirteenth Bishop of Hildesheim, Germany in the 10th century. Raised by his uncle, Bishop Volkmar of Utrecht, he received a top-notch education with the help of Thangmar, the learned director of the cathedral school at Heidelberg. Bernward thrived under Thangmar’s tutelage, excelling in Christian piety, mathematics, painting, architecture, and the creation of ecclesiastical vessels made of silver and gold.
  • Christianity Growing Despite World’s Worst Persecutions, New Report Says
    A new report from a Christian advocacy group says that Christianity continues to thrive and grow despite brutal repression and attempts by governments, groups, and individuals across the world to quash the faith.
  • The Life and Work of Saint Raphael Kalinowski
    Joseph Kalinowski, later known as Saint Raphael, was born in Lithuania in 1835 to Andrew and Josepha Kalinowski. Despite feeling a calling to the priesthood early on, he decided to finish his education first. He pursued a variety of subjects, including zoology, chemistry, agriculture, and apiculture at the Institute of Agronomy in Hory Horki, Russia, and at the Academy of Military Engineering in Saint Petersburg.
  • U.S. bishops approve voting guide that calls abortion ‘preeminent priority’
    The U.S. bishops will continue to highlight the threat of abortion as a “pre-eminent priority” in the introduction to a guide they’ll disseminate to Catholic voters ahead of the 2024 election.
  • The Life & Legacy of St. Elizabeth of Hungary
    On November 17, the Catholic Church honors St. Elizabeth of Hungary, a medieval noblewoman who lived a life of poverty and service. Born in 1207, Elizabeth was the daughter of the Hungarian King Andrew II, and was married off to German nobleman Ludwig of Thuringia at a young age. Elizabeth’s mother was killed in 1213, and this tragedy led Elizabeth to focus on prayer and a serious view of life and death.
  • How a tragic loss led a successful businessman to the priesthood
    At age 66, Father Peter Adamski became a priest in the town of Stratford, Connecticut, at St. James Church. But his path to the priesthood was not your typical journey.
  • Celebrating the Feast Day of St. Margaret, Queen of Scotland
    November 16 is a significant day for the Church as it marks the feast day of St. Margaret, Queen of Scotland. Originally celebrated on June 10, her feast day was moved to November 16 upon the renewal of the Church’s Liturgical calendar to coincide with the day of her death. While some still observe her feast on June 10, many, including all of Scotland, celebrate her feast today.
  • A Providential Inheritance: The Story of Fr. Vincent and His Chalice
    During Fr. Vincent Chamel’s initial mass at the village chapel, he was presented with a chalice that was left by the previous parish priest, who had served there decades before he was even born.
  • Albert the Great: A Respected Teacher & Doctor of the Church
    Albert the Great, a member of the Order of Preachers, is known as the patron saint of scientists and a Doctor of the Church. He received his doctorate from the University of Paris and taught theology in Cologne and Paris during the 13th century.
  • The Life and Legacy of Magdalen de Pazzi – A Testament to the Importance of Humility
    Magdalen de Pazzi, a Renaissance-era aristocrat from Florence, joined the Carmelite order at 14 due to her attraction to daily Communion. She was inspired by Sister Mary Benedicta’s devotion to St. Alexius of Rome and love of humility, despite her own challenges.
  • The Life & Accomplishments of St. Lawrence O’Toole
    Lawrence O’Toole was born circa 1128 in County Kildare, Ireland. His father was the leader of Hy Murray, and his mother belonged to the Clan O’Byrne. When he was only 10 years old, Lawrence was taken hostage by King Mac Murehad of Leinster, who subjected him to cruelty so severe that his father compelled the King to turn him over to the Bishop of Glendalough.
  • The Dictator Pope
    The Dictator Pope is more than the name of a 2018 book penned by Henry Sire, under the nom de plume Marcantonio Colonna.  It is a perfect description of what Americans awoke to this Veteran’s Day morning.
  • Perseverance In Prayer
    Today, we are all assaulted by so much communication that we find it almost impossible to focus our attention on the simple, quiet act of prayer.
  • Celebrating the Life and Legacy of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini
    On November 13th, the universal Church honors the memory of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, an Italian missionary who dedicated most of her life to serving Italian immigrants in the United States. Despite her fear of water and drowning, St. Frances made over 30 trips across the Atlantic Ocean to fulfill her mission.
  • Pope Francis Makes Bold Move in Removing Bishop Joseph Strickland
    On November 11, the Feast of Saint Martin of Tours, a surprising announcement was made by the Holy See: Pope Francis has relieved Bishop Joseph Strickland of his duties as shepherd and bishop of the Diocese of Tyler, Texas.
  • Remembering the Life of St. Josaphat Kuntsevych
    On November 12, Roman Catholics and some Eastern Catholics commemorate the martyrdom of St. Josaphat Kuntsevych, a bishop and monk who inspired many Eastern Orthodox Christians to return to full communion with the Holy See. Other Eastern Catholics, including the Ukrainian Catholic Church, celebrate his feast day on November 25.
  • Martin of Tours: A Life of Service to God and Others
    On November 11th, the Catholic Church honors St. Martin of Tours, a former Roman soldier who went on to become a “soldier of Christ” as a monk and bishop.
  • Major Survey Finds ‘conservative’ And ‘orthodox’ Priests On The Rise
    The new analysis of a study that claims to be the largest national survey of Catholic priests conducted in more than 50 years has found, among other things, that priests describing themselves as “progressive” are practically going “extinct” among U.S. seminary graduates, with the vast majority of young ordinands describing themselves as conservative and orthodox.
  • Democratic Senator Joe Manchin, A Centrist Catholic, Won’t Seek Reelection
    West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, the last centrist Catholic Democrat in the U.S. Senate, announced Thursday he isn’t running for reelection next year.
  • Joseph Calvert’s Journey to Catholicism
    In the 1980s, Joseph Calvert held a deep hatred for Christianity. During his time at university and while working at a fast food restaurant, he purchased and distributed several copies of mathematician Bertrand Russell’s “Why I’m Not a Christian.” According to Russell, the organized Christian religion has been the main obstacle to moral progress worldwide. Calvert was a fervent believer in militant atheism and dedicated himself to Buddhist meditation.
  • The Life and Legacy of St. Benignus of Kilbannon
    Benignus of Kilbannon was born in County Meath, Ireland, to Sesenen, an Irish chieftain. After being baptized by St. Patrick, he became his favorite disciple and worked closely with him as his coadjutor in the See of Armagh. St. Benignus was known for his gentle and amiable character, and this earned him the nickname “Benen.”
  • Actor Rob Schneider Announces He Converted to Catholicism
    Actor and comedian Rob Schneider recently announced that he has converted to Catholicism.
  • The Life and Legacy of Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity
    Elizabeth Catez, later known as St. Elizabeth of the Trinity, was born in Bourges, France in 1880. Her father, a military captain, passed away when Elizabeth was just seven years old, leaving her mother to raise her and her sister, Marguerite.
  • Notre Dame – Our Lady Shields Her Eyes
    In the same month as the deadly Hamas attack, students at Harvard University released a blanket statement blaming Israel for the atrocities perpetuated on October 7, 2023.
  • What To Do In The Face Of Evil
    The Life and Legacy of St. Peter Ou, One of China’s Martyrs
  • Saint Peter Ou
    The Life and Legacy of St. Peter Ou, One of China’s Martyrs
  • Did The Divine Intervene In The 2023 World Series?
    When asked if the outcome of the 2023 World Series was influenced by a higher power, most people would say no. However, the fact that only one Major League Baseball team, the Texas Rangers, did not host a “Pride Night” in 2023 and ended up winning the championship is quite interesting.
  • Saint Jean-Theophane Venard
    No age of the Catholic Church’s history is without its share of confusion and corruption. Still, even in moments when disorder may seem overwhelming, individuals and movements eventually arise to propose the faith with clarity and demonstrate it in action. St. Charles Borromeo, a central figure in the Council of Trent, is remembered on November 4, as a model of such leadership in difficult times.
  • St. Charles Borromeo
    No age of the Catholic Church’s history is without its share of confusion and corruption. Still, even in moments when disorder may seem overwhelming, individuals and movements eventually arise to propose the faith with clarity and demonstrate it in action. St. Charles Borromeo, a central figure in the Council of Trent, is remembered on November 4, as a model of such leadership in difficult times.
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