Padre Pio
Posted by Kelsey Cronin on 09/24/2018
Question: What is a mystic?

Yesterday, September 23, was the feast day of one of the twentieth century’s greatest mystics, St. Padre Pio. St. Padre Pio was an Italian Capuchin friar who was known for his great piety and the extraordinary spiritual gifts that God gave him, including the stigmata and the ability to bilocate.

But what exactly is a mystic? Do all mystics receive these amazing gifts?

Posted by Kelsey Cronin on 09/17/2018
Question: What is the difference between mortal and venial sin?

Posted by Kelsey Cronin on 09/13/2018

Man praying with head on hands
Posted by Kelsey Cronin on 08/31/2018

Posted by Kelsey Cronin on 08/24/2018

Posted by Kelsey Cronin on 08/20/2018
Question: Why do Catholics use holy water?

Most of us cross ourselves with holy water each time we enter a church. The practice of using holy water is so common we might not give it a second thought. But it is an important gift the Church gives us that we would be remiss not to take advantage of.

black and white family photos on table
Posted by Kelsey Cronin on 08/16/2018

Children in a concentration camp
Posted by Kelsey Cronin on 08/13/2018
Question: How Did the Church Respond to the Holocaust?

The Annunciation
Posted by Kelsey Cronin on 08/10/2018

When I was praying the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary recently, I realized an ugly truth about myself: if I were in Mary’s shoes, I would have a difficult time seeing the events in the mysteries as joyful. In fact, I imagined myself complaining about them and using each of the events as a reason to feel sorry for myself. This idea took over my meditation, and I began to see each mystery primarily in terms of the sorrow it caused for Mary.