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4 Ways The Old Testament Reveals The Eucharist

4 Ways The Old Testament Reveals The Eucharist

What is Typology? Since the time of the Apostles, the Church has shown how intimately interconnected the Old and New Testaments are in the plan of God. This unity is highlighted by typology which “discerns in God’s works of the Old Covenant prefigurations of what he...

How To Choose Your Confirmation Saint

How To Choose Your Confirmation Saint

What Is A Patron Saint? When you are baptized, the priest says the name chosen for you by your parents. However, when you are confirmed, in the Latin Rite of the Church, you get to choose a “Confirmation Saint.” This saint is a special patron saint which you have...

The Contributions Of Pope St. Pius X

The Contributions Of Pope St. Pius X

Who Was Pope St. Pius X? Born in 1835 in Venice, Guiseppe Melchiorre Sarto was pope from 1903 to 1914 under the name Pius X. He was a staunch defender of the truth, a liturgical reformer, and a man of great faith. Pope St. Pius X is well known globally for his...

Roe v. Wade Overturned: Now The Hard Work Begins

Roe v. Wade Overturned: Now The Hard Work Begins

There is a lot to say and a tremendous amount of apologetic materials to discuss the issue of abortion. However, the gravity of today requires some comment. The Supreme Court has Aborted Roe v. Wade Today, June 24, 2022 is the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus....

An Examination Of Conscience For Fathers

An Examination Of Conscience For Fathers

An examination of conscience is a tool that is used when preparing for making a good Confession. This tool can also be used at any time of day, but can be especially fruitful at nighttime, looking back over the day. The father is the priest of his domestic Church. He...

Abortion Is Always Wrong. Here’s Why…

Abortion Is Always Wrong. Here’s Why…

Abortion is Offensive to Human Dignity The worst offense against human dignity today is the scourge of abortion. It leaves at least five victims, in various senses of the word: the mother, the father, the child, and the...

Bedtime Stories With The Saints: St. George The Dragonslayer

Bedtime Stories With The Saints: St. George The Dragonslayer

Once upon a time, there was a horrible dragon who lived in a pond near a village called Silene. The dragon was terribly large with a pointed head and a flickering forked tongue like a snake. He had sharp curved claws bigger and sharper than any sword. Deadly, though...

Can The Holy Spirit Ask Us To Be Illogical?

Can The Holy Spirit Ask Us To Be Illogical?

Are Faith and Reason Compatible? A friend recently asked me a great question. Should decisions we make be made on faith alone or should we have faith and use reasoning. Put another way, could the Holy Spirit point us in a direction which seems like a logically poor...

Why Every Friday Is Like A Mini Good Friday

Why Every Friday Is Like A Mini Good Friday

What is Good Friday? Good Friday is the second day of the Sacred Triduum, in between Holy Thursday and Easter Vigil. Good Friday is the commemoration of the passion and death of Jesus Christ on the cross at Calvary. It is always three days before Easter, which marks...

What In The World Is Candlemas?

What In The World Is Candlemas?

Candlemas Day Candlemas is the colloquial name for the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord which is celebrated on February 2. In the new calendar (1970), the Christmas season ends with the Baptism of the Lord in early January. However, traditionally, Candlemas was...

The Duty Of Parenthood: Handing On The Catholic Faith

The Duty Of Parenthood: Handing On The Catholic Faith

Tradition – The Handing on of Faith St. Paul wrote in his letter to the Corinthians: “For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the...

Why Do Catholics Light Candles?

Why Do Catholics Light Candles?

Candles are Practical The word candle comes from the Latin “to burn.” Candles have been used since human beings have been able to start fire. Rudimentary wicks were encased in wax or animal fat and burned for light in the dark hours of the day. Oil candles were also...

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