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  • St. John Berchmans
    Prayers, Quips and Quotes by Saintly People; November 26
    Feast day of St. John BerchmansPatron of Altar BoysJesuitBelgium (1599-1621)Our true worth does not consistin what human beings think of us.What we really areconsists in whatGod knows us to be.St. John BerchmansSt. John Berchmans was born in 1599...
  • November 2014 at Christ the Redeemer
    November 2014 at Christ the Redeemer
    Sunday, November 23rd Christ the Redeemer along with all Catholics the world over celebrated the Feast of Christ the King. What might have gone unnoticed in the fanfare is that this Feast brings to a close our Liturgical Year. By the end of this...
  • Human dignity is in danger across 'haggard' old Europe, Pope tells EU
    Human dignity is in danger across 'haggard' old Europe, Pope tells EU
    In a cautiously optimistic speech to the European Parliament on Tuesday, Pope Francis warned that human dignity is in danger across the continent of Europe, and he said that if the European Union is to be a productive and decent contributor to the...
  • St. Catherine of Alexandria
    Prayers, Quips and Quotes by Saintly People; November 25
    Feast day of St. Catherine of AlexandriaVirgin and MartyrPatron of Christian PhilosophersStrength for a person who desires toacquire virtues, consists in not losingheart when one happens to fall, but incontinuing once more on the way.Not to fall...
  • Advent Wreath Activity for Kids
    Advent 2014 children activities to create, bless, and light the Advent Wreath
    Advent 2014 begins just a few days after Thanksgiving, on Sunday November 30. Now is the time to gather supplies to make an Advent Wreath, which is a great opportunity to involve young children in the preparation for the Coming of the Lord.The...
  • St. Andrew Dung Lac
    Prayers, Quips and Quotes by Saintly People; November 24
    Feast day of St. Andrew Dung and companionsPriest and MartyrMartyrs in Vietnam The hottest places in hellare reserved for those who,in a period of moral crisis,maintain their neutrality.Dante AlighieriSt. Andrew Dung represents the 117 martyrs of...
  • 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...