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  • St. John Joseph of the Cross
    Prayers, Quips and Quotes by Saintly People; March 5, St. John Joseph
    Feast day of St. John Joseph of the CrossFranciscan, Italy, (1654-1734)There stood by the cross of Jesus His Mother...the nails pierced the hands of the Sonand the heart of the Mother.St. Thomas of Villanova; Feast day Sept. 22St. John Joseph was...
  • Sacraments
    Catholicism 101: The grace system
    If you accept Catholicism you accept the “grace system.”If that concept doesn’t ring true with you, or strike a spiritual chord, let me explain.Catholics define grace as the actual sharing in the divine life of God. Our goal is...
  • St. Casimer
    Prayers, Quips and Quotes by Saintly People; March 4, St. Casimer
    Feast day of St. CasimerPrince of PolandPatron Saint of Poland and Lithuania(1469-1482)There is no saint without a past,no sinner without a future.St. Augustine of Hippo; Feast day August 28St. Casimer was born to the King of Poland, King Casimer...
  • Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion
    Combined Rite: Second Sunday of Lent
    The Rite of Election is typically celebrated on the First Sunday of Lent. However, this year with the unpredictable winter weather, the Rite of Election for the English-speaking catechumenate was postponed until this past Sunday, the Second Sunday...
  • Abandon 'false sanctity' says Pope Francis
    Abandon 'false sanctity' says Pope Francis
    In his daily Mass homily today in the chapel of the St. Martha Residence, Pope Francis said that the Lord generously forgives people who "learn to do good," but that he doesn't take so well to "hypocrisy and fake saints"...
  • St. Katherine Drexel
    Prayers, Quips and Quotes by Saintly People; March 3, St. Katherine Drexel
    Feast day of St. Katherine DrexelSisters of the Blessed SacramentPhiladelphia, U.S.A. (1858-1955)Patron Saint of philanthropists and racial justice.O most merciful Jesus!I embrace Your wounded hands and feet!St. Katherine DrexelSt. Katherine...
  • Catholic Game Review of The Order: 1886
    Catholic Game Review of The Order: 1886
    I'm trying to remember the last game that disappointed me so much, I was angry. Despite beautiful graphics and visuals, this game has lousy controls, balance issues, and is more like a movie that you CAN'T control.Title:The Order:...
  • Bl. Henry Suso
    Prayers, Quips and Quotes by Saintly People; March 2, Bl. Henry Suso
    Feast day of Bl. Henry SusoDominican mysticGermany (1300-1366)A man who has not suffered,what does he know?Bl. Henry Suso; Feast day, March 2Bl. Henry Suso was born Heinrich von Berg in Constance, Swabia. He became a Dominican at an early age,...
  • Pope begs end to violence against Christians
    Pope begs end to violence against Christians
    Pope Francis said in his address for the Angelus on Sunday that he continues to pray for the Christians of Iraq and Syria, saying that no word has come that would lead him to believe that the violence, kidnapping, and murder of Christians in the...
  • St. David of Wales
    Prayers, Quips and Quotes by Saintly People; March 1, St. David of Wales
    Feast day of St. David of WalesPatron of WalesPriest and missionaryWales (542-589)He is Holy Joseph, because no other saint but helived in such and so long intimacy and familiaritywith the source of all holiness,Jesus God incarnate, and Mary,the...
  • St. Oswald
    Prayers, Quips and Quotes by Saintly People; Feb. 29, St. Oswald
    Feast day of St. OswaldArchbishop of YorkBenedictineEngland (d. 992)Silence is the crosson which we must crucify our ego.St. Seraphim of Sarov; Feast day February 5St. Oswald was born to a military family in England. He was raised by his uncle, St...
  • St. Romanus of Condat
    Prayers, Quips and Quotes by Saintly People; Feb. 28, St. Romanus
    Feast day of St. Romanus of CondatAbbot, hermit, and priestPatron against mental illnessFrance (390-460)We have only one evil to fearand that is sin.St. Alphonsus Liguori; Feast day August 1St. Romanus was born in 390 in Upper Bugey, France. He...
  • Pope returns to Vatican after weeklong Lenten retreat
    Pope returns to Vatican after weeklong Lenten retreat
    The Holy See has confirmed that Pope Francis and members of the Roman Curia have concluded their annual Lenten retreat, finishing the last of their spiritual exercises on Friday morning. The retreat, led by Carmelite Father Bruno Secondin,...
  • Newark names first woman Grand Marshal St. Patrick's Day Parade
    Newark names first woman Grand Marshal for St. Patrick's Day Parade
    While New York’s St. Patrick's Day Parade might be the biggest in the country, and oftentimes most controversial, other cities and neighborhoods in the tri-state area celebrate with just as much fanfare, including New Jersey. Newark made...
  • St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows
    Prayers, Quips and Quotes by Saintly People; Feb. 27, St. Gabriel
    Feast day of St. Gabriel of Our Lady of SorrowsPatron Saint students, young people and of clergyAssisi, Italy (1838-1866)Love Mary!She is loveable, faithful, constant.She will never let herself be outdone in love,but will ever remain supreme.If...