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  • St. Peter Canisius
    Prayers, Quips and Quotes by Saintly People; December 21, St. Peter Canistius
    Feast day of St. Peter CanisiusJesuit PriestPatron saint of the Catholic PressDoctor of the Church(1521-1597)Anyone who wishesto frolic with the devilcannot rejoice with Christ.St. Peter CanisiusSt. Peter Canisius was born in Holland in 1521. He...
  • St. Dominic of Silos
    Prayers, Quips and Quotes by Saintly People; Dec. 20, St. Dominic of Silos
    Feast day of St. Dominic of SilosDominican monk and priestPatron Saint of Pregnant women, shepherds and prisonersIs it not reward enoughto know that one isdoing the will of God?St. Just Bretenie'res; Feast day September 20St. Dominic of Silos...
  • Night Machines, by Kia Heavey
    Review of 'Night Machines,' by Kia Heavey
    So ... Night Machines, by Kia Heavey ... Yeah.This was was something else.Maggie decided to have an affair.No one needed to know.Not even her lover.Who would it hurt, if Maggie decided to carry on a torrid affair in her mind? It would soothe her...
  • Jesus Cake
    Celebrate Christmas with a Jesus Cake
    Keep Christ in Christmas and wish the Savior a Happy Birthday with a Jesus Cake. The following is a step-by-step guide to create a Jesus Cake to celebrate the birth of the light of the world. It was distributed at a church function on the first...
  • Bl. Urban V
    Prayers, Quips and Quotes by Saintly People; Dec. 19, Bl. Urban V
    Feast day of Bl. Urban VBishop of RomeBenedictine MonkFrance (1310-1370)Faith lifts the staggering soul on one side;Hope supports it on the other;Experience says it must beand Love says... Let it be.St. Elizabeth Ann Seton: Feast day January 4Bl....
  • The Parish of Sts. Francis and Clare
    When Churches have to ask for money
    With the proliferation of mega-churches and televangelists, religion and church seem to be all about making money. In 1987, Oral Roberts claimed that God wanted him to raise money and that Oral would die if the money was not raised. Every Church,...
  • Faith vs Academia
    Marquette muzzles McAdams
    Marquette University, the leading Catholic universityin Milwaukee, Wisconsin has told Professor John McAdams to stay off campus while he is under investigation by the school for a strange reason. On his personal blog, he noted that a fellow...
  • Pope receives cake, well-wishes for his birthday
    Pope receives cake, well-wishes for his birthday
    There was what some Vatican observers described as festive greeted Pope Francis during his General Audience in St. Peter's Square on Wednesday, as the Pope celebrated his 78th Birthday. Many of the pilgrims shouted "Happy Birthday"...
  • Christ the Redeemer Celebrates First Night of Simbang Gabi
    Christ the Redeemer Celebrates First Night of Simbang Gabi
    Simbang Gabi 2015 celebrated the first evening of masses (part of a 9-day Novena Cycle) at Christ the Redeemer Monday, December 15 at 7:00 pm. Reverend Monsignor Prescilo P. Iral, DCS was the main celebrant. Fr. Patrick Cogan, SA, JCD (pastor) and...
  • December – It's not just about Christmas!
    December – It's not just about Christmas!
    Happy Holidays! Yes, the secular media loves to remind us that there are multiple “holidays” that occur during the month of December, while ignoring the fact that none of the other “holidays” would receive nearly the...
  • Dick Cheney
    The Torture Poll at WaPo
    Michael Sean Winters reacts to the torture poll at WaPo, so I react to him. You can read his piece athttp://ncronline.org/blogs/distinctly-catholic/torture-evangelization, which will help you understand mine, which follows.The poll is interesting,...
  • St. Gatian
    Prayers, Quips and Quotes by Saintly People; Dec. 18, St. Gatian
    Feast day of St. GatianBishop of ToursFrance (d. 337)Where there is no love,put loveand you will find love.St. John of the Cross; Feast day December 14St. Gatian was the first bishop of Tours, France. He was one of six who accompanied St....
  • Ontario to Catholic Doctors: Abort, or else
    Ontario: Catholic doctors need not apply
    The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario released a draft of new policy on Dec. 11 that would require all doctors to provide referrals for abortions, morning-after pills and contraception. And an official of the College of Physicians and...
  • Father Frank Pavone
    Cardinal Dolan cuts official ties with Priests for Life, Father Pavone
    Religion News Service reported on Monday that Timothy Cardinal Dolan, the Archbishop of New York, has officially cut ties with Father Frank Pavone and the organization which he founded, Priests for Life. The news comes as the latest salvo between...
  • Happy 78 Birthday Pope Francis
    Pope Francis celebrates birthday in St. Peter's Square with a tango and cake
    Happy 78th birthday to Pope Francis who celebrated on Wednesday in St. Peter’s Square with traditions from his homeland of Argentina. Gatherers danced the tango as the Holy Father sipped maté, a traditional tea-type beverage from his country...