Posted by Helen Lee on 03/10/2016

St Joseph is a very special, and often overlooked Saint. Adopted father of Jesus and husband to Mary, Joseph was the protector of the Holy Family. Joseph showed mercy to Mary when he didn't understand how she came to be with child. He ensured that Jesus had a safe place to be born, and that Mary and Jesus had a safe place to live their lives.

Posted by Helen Lee on 03/12/2016

No believer in Christ, no institution of the Church can avoid this supreme duty: to proclaim Christ to all peoples. -Pope Saint John Paul II

 

Posted by Helen Lee on 03/10/2016

"Angel" means messenger, but the Archangel Gabriel seems to be God's special messenger, particularly of messages concerning Christ. In the Gospel of Luke, Gabriel announces the conception of John the Baptist to his father, Zacharias. Gabriel also announces to Mary God's wish for her to be the bearer of His son. In the Old Testament, Gabriel interprets Daniel's dreams and foretells the coming of the Christ.

Posted by Helen Lee on 03/13/2016

Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength. -Saint Francis de Sales

 

Posted by Helen Lee on 03/9/2016

Our Lady of Guadalupe is an apparition of the Blessed Virgin to Juan Diego on a hill outside of modern day Mexico City. When she appeared to Juan Diego, he went to the archbishop to share his experience. The archbishop asked for a sign, and Our Lady obliged by directing Juan Diego to collect roses in his cloak.

Posted by Helen Lee on 11/5/2014

Now that the 2014 midterm elections are over, there can be two temptations: 

Posted by Helen Lee on 03/28/2016

Below is the full text of Pope Francis' Easter Blessing (thanks to Vatican News):

Dear Brothers and Sisters, a Happy and Holy Easter!

Posted by Helen Lee on 02/13/2017

Pope Francis has released his message for Lent 2017, which begins on Wednesday, March 1. For this season of conversion, Pope Francis asks us to remember that "the Word is a gift" and "other persons are a gift," and calls to mind the parable of the rich man and Lazarus.

The Holy Father says:

Posted by Admin Admin on 03/13/2013

There is not much I can add to the wonderful night that just took place at St. Peter's. 

It was truly an extraordinary experience that was so presented so well by the CatholicTV Network.  The entire staff did an excellent job in bringing these events into your home.  It was truly a team effort. 

Posted by Admin Admin on 07/16/2013

World Youth Day approaches, and with it a certain outpouring of the Holy Spirit on our young Catholics. Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims from around the world are already arriving in Rio, eager to be envigorated in their faith by our truly paternal spiritual leader, Pope Francis.

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