13 Things every Catholic Voter Should Know Before the November Election. Read Voter Guide from LifeSiteNews here.
This year due to the pandemic, you can gain a plenary indulgence for the faithful departed on any eight days during the month of November by devoutly visit a cemetery and, even if only mentally, pray for the faithful departed; [Note: one plenary indulgence for each day, if the usual conditions are met listed below. The eight days chosen do not have to be consecutive. This indulgence is exclusively for the benefit of souls in purgatory. You can also gain a plenary indulgence for the faithful departed on November 2, All Souls Day by piously visiting a church or oratory and prayer the Our Father and the Apostles Creed. May you have a blessed November praying for your departed kin and friends.READ MORE
The theme for October is honoring our Lady and her Rosary; hence in October we have the great feast day of Our Lady of the Rosary originally Our Lady of Victory established to celebrate our Lady’s intervention in the victory at Lepanto over the Ottoman Empire, seeking to overrun Europe and supplant Christianity. Prior to that there are the feast days of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus and St. Francis of Assisi two very beloved saints. Not as well-known and popular is St. Bruno the founder of the Carthusian monks on October 6. He has the famous saying: The Cross stands while the world changes.READ MORE
Attention techies, computer geeks, and all users of technology: your patron saint, a fifteen-year old!
Many saints would have jumped at the chance to have an instant way to communicate God’s Truth with millions of people. Today we are privileged to have that sort of communication at our finger tips via the internet, so how can Catholics take advantage of it? One young computer geek who is now on his way to canonization illuminates the way ahead for us, with the wonderful example of his life. Carlo Acutis may have only been 15 when he died, but he lived a life of holiness and took advantage of his skills with computers to tell people about God, by creating a comprehensive catalogue of Eucharistic miracles.
Learn more at www.ctsbooks.org/carlo-acutis-saint-digital-age/.
There are mysteries about Halloween. Why is it like it is? Is there really an occult underpinning? Does it have any supernatural ramifications? One little-known fact is that Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses -- his rejection of Catholic teaching -- on the door of the Wittenberg church on October 31, 1517. Those theses led of course to breaking away from the Catholic Church as Protestantism was born, soon itself to splinter into dozens of Protestant denominations. A former monk and priest, Luther preached not only against the sale of indulgences and corruption in the Church (which were real), but also against the Mass, the meaning of Holy Communion, the Pope, and saints as intercessors with Jesus.READ MORE
The closing of the St. Paul the Apostle Regional Catholic School has caused much pain, sorrow, anger to the administration, teachers, and staff of the school and the parish families including the clergy of the parish which is very understandable. A number of things need to be pointed out:
There are so many great feast days in September. There is the birthday of Our Lady on September 8 one of only three birthdays celebrated by the Church: Our Lord’s, Our Lady’s and St. John the Baptist. The birthday according to the Faith is the re-birth of baptism and hence the importance of the name-day of the person and entering eternal life. There is the feast of the great doctor and father of the Church St. John Chrysostom on September 13.
Then there’s the great feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross on September 14 one of the oldest feasts in the Church. A great book about the discovery of the Holy Cross of Christ is the story of St. Helena the mother of Constantine the Great. British author Evelyn Waugh has written a short resume of St. Helena’s life.READ MORE
The former chaplain to Queen Elizabeth has decided to return to the Faith of his ancestors of England before Henry VIII. Click here to find out why.
40 Hours Devotion: Beginning at the 12:15pm Sunday Mass and closing Tuesday at 7:00pm Mass.
Eucharistic Adoration on Sunday and Monday until 10:00pm and on Tuesday until 7:00pm.
Processions with the Eucharist after the 12:15Mass and after the Mass on Tuesday evening.READ MORE
We are placed between the things of this world, and spiritual goods from which eternal happiness consists: so that the more we cleave to the one, the more we withdraw from the other, and vice versa.
Wherefore whoever cleaves wholly to the things of this world, so as to make them his reason for living, and to look upon them as the reason and rule of all he does, falls away altogether from spiritual goods. Hence this disorder is removed by the commandments.READ MORE
The greatest of the saints is the Blessed Virgin. The original feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary is celebrated on August 22 and is kept in the traditional liturgy. In the ordinary form of the Mass clergy can offer a votive Mass to the Immaculate Heart of Mary since the month of August is dedicated to her Immaculate Heart.READ MORE
August 19 is the feast of St. John Eudes the great apostle of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Since August is dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, click here to read an article about St. Jean Eudes, this devotion, and the Rosary.
A Latin hymn on the feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary has the following:READ MORE