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  • Bring Christ's Kingdom through works of mercy, Pope declares
    Bring Christ's Kingdom through works of mercy, Pope declares
    In a homily for the feast of Christ the King in St. Peter's Square on Sunday, Pope Francis said that Christians can bring about the Kingdom of God in daily life through the corporal works of mercy, reminding pilgrims that at the end of life...
  • St. Columbanus
    Prayers, Quips and Quotes by Saintly People; November 23
    Feast day of St. ColumbanusIreland (543-615)O Lord, give me true charitywhich never fails so that my lifemay shine as a lightwhich warms my own heartand gives comfort to others.St. ColumbanusSt. Columbanus was born in Leinster, Ireland, At the age...
  • St. Cecelia
    Prayers, Quips and Quotes by Saintly People; November 22
    Feast day of St. CeceliaMartyr, Rome (d.117)Patron saint of musiciansTo singis topray twice.St. Augustine; Feast day January 28St. Cecelia was born in Rome to an esteemed family in the first century. She lived a life of prayer. She was given in...
  • Running parish churches like a business brings scandal to the Church, says Pope
    Running parish churches like a business brings scandal to the Church, says Pope
    Pope Francis today roundly condemned both clergy and laity who would turn their parish churches into "a business," saying that this mentality is scandalous to those who might otherwise be inclined to listen to the message of the Gospel....
  • God bless us, every one!
    God bless us, every one!
    Brace yourselves, Chicagoans. Ebenezer Scrooge will be in Chicago next month.Namely, an annual Christmas play, “The Conversion of Scrooge”, is returning for another season. Marketed as “The Holiday Favorite with a Catholic Twist!...
  • Presentation of the Virgin Mary
    Prayers, Quips and Quotes by Saintly People; November 21
    Feast day of the Presentation of the Virgin MaryThrough Thee...the faithful have received baptism;churches have been erected in all parts of the earth.By Thine assistance the Gentiles have been brought to repentance.And finally through Thee, the...
  • The Vancouver Club
    Witness discloses pedophilia and child sacrifice in Vancouver, BC
    Recent eyewitness testimony re-energized the International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State’s (ITCCS) charge against the all-encompassing child sacrifice ring that is thriving in Vancouver, BC. Despite YouTube’s censoring...
  • Serving others instead of ourselves is what leads to life of holiness, Pope says
    Serving others instead of ourselves is what leads to life of holiness, Pope says
    Pope Francis yesterday reminded pilgrims who attended his weekly Wednesday General Audience in St. Peter's Square that if they think of themselves first, they won't be on the path to holiness. Instead, the Pope said, serving others first...
  • St. Bernward
    Prayers, Quips and Quotes by Saintly People; November 20
    St. BernwardBishop of HildesheimBenedictineGermany, (960-1022)To come to the pleasureyou have not;you must go by a waywhich you enjoy not.St. John of the Cross; Feast day December 14St. Bernward was born to a noble Saxon family in 960. He became...
  • Goodbye George, Hello Cupich
    Goodbye George, Hello Cupich
    This week, Chicago Catholics witnessed the changing of the guard. Retiring Cardinal Francis George presided over his final mass as Archbishop of Chicago, then Blase J. Cupich was installed as his successor on the following day, formally becoming...
  • St. Mechtilde of Hefla
    Prayers, Quips and Quotes by Saintly People; November 19
    Feast day of St. Mechtilde of HeflaBenedictine NunPatron against blindness1241-1298How blind man iswhen he refusesto open his heartto the light of faith!St. Bernadette; Feast day April 16St. Mechtilde was born in 1241 to a noble family near...
  • Pope Francis
    Pope Francis announces visit to Philadelphia
    Pope Francis has confirmed that he will be making his first apostolic visit to the United States. He will visit Philadelphia in September 2015. According to Zenit News Agency, Monday, November 17, Pope Francis made the announcement during his...
  • Basilica of St. Peter
    Prayers, Quips and Quotes by Saintly People; November 18
    Feast day of Dedication of the Basilicas of Sts. Peter & PaulWe do not build churches to martyrs as to Gods,but as memorials to men departed this life,whose souls live with God. Nor do we make altarsto sacrifice on them to the martyrs,but to...
  • Family and marriage are in danger, Pontiff tells colloquium
    Family and marriage are in danger, Pontiff tells colloquium
    Pope Francis on Monday addressed a Vatican-sponsored colloquium held to address issues of marriage and family life, and he said that traditional marriage and family life are in a state of crisis today as perhaps never before. The symposium was...
  • St. Elizabeth of Hungary
    Prayers, Quips and Quotes by Saintly People; November 17
    Feast day of St. Elizabeth of HungaryQueen of HungaryThird Order FranciscanPatron Saint of widow, charities, bakers, and young brides(1207-1231)How could I bear a crown of goldwhen the Lord bears a crown of thorns?...and bears it for me!St....