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A writer and convert to Catholicism whose interests include education, philosophy, languages, literature, art, architecture, sacred music and - the beautiful game - soccer. She holds a special affection for the joy-filled apostle of common sense, G.K. Chesterton.

Fatima Indulgence
Holy Mary

13th of the Month: What You Need To Know About Gaining a Fatima Indulgence

Did you know that on the 13th day of every month from May through October, 2017, Catholics can obtain an…

Catholic Mass
Hunger for Infinity

What One Priest Told Me About The Mass That Still Gives Me Goosebumps

There are certain, obvious parts of the Mass that become more automatic touchstones… easier, in a sense, for us to…

guardian angels

Feast of the Holy Guardian Angels: 4 Mass Prayers to Help Cultivate a Relationship With Your Own

October 2nd is the Feast of the Holy Guardian Angels. How often do you think about yours? I confess that…

Catholic Men's Movements
Apostolate

Restoring Sexual Order: Catholic Men’s Movements (Outstanding Initiative)

Our regular readers have probably noticed… a few of us here at Catholic-Link take a particular interest in the restoration…

feminine virtues
Holy Mary

5 Feminine Virtues I Learned from Mary in the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary (Part 1: The Annunciation)

These days, I find myself praying often for a restoration of the masculine and feminine virtues in society. There’s so…

Holy Mary

The Luminous Mysteries: 5 Works of Art to Help You Pray the Rosary

Our series on praying the Rosary with Art The Joyful Mysteries The Luminous Mysteries The Sorrowful Mysteries The Glorious Mysteries…

Hero my dad
Family

When A Child’s Question Brought Super Bowl QB Tom Brady (Nearly) To Tears

I am obviously not a father, and not a son. I have a father, and I have a Father, but…

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque
History of the Church

Special Agent of the Sacred Heart: St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

October 16th and 17th (in the post- and pre-conciliar liturgical calendars, respectively) mark the feast of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque….

sin
Catholic Faith

“Am I My Brother’s Keeper?” – 9 Ways (Not) to Participate in Another’s Sin

Talking about sin is not exactly a surefire way to win a popularity contest. Good thing the path to holiness…

Love for the Church

Sacraments v. Sacramentals: What’s The Difference?

What’s a sacramental? Even if you’re not sure about the word, you are familiar with Sacramentals, and you probably use…

Joyful annunciation
Music and Art

5 Works of Art to Help You Pray The Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary

Today, we resume our series on sacred art as an aid to praying the Holy Rosary. Sacred art makes sense,…

Glorious Mystery of the Rosary
Holy Mary

5 Works of Art to Help You Pray The Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary

Far from a distraction away from God or – even worse, as some claim – idolatry, sacred art makes sense. …