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The Children of Fatima are Models for Us All

The lives of Sts. Francisco and Blessed Jacinta are like that of St. Francis of Assisi, who roused the people of Umbria with his cries: “My God and my all! Love is not loved!” Why are souls not filled with the fervor of love like these children...

Pope Francis Thanks Cardinal Müller for Remarks Published in Register

Pope Francis has sent a handwritten letter to Cardinal Gerhard Müller, thanking him for a book the cardinal wrote in 2017, and for a statement he wrote on the Pope’s apostolic exhortation on the Amazon Synod. “Dear Brother, thank you very much...

Fatima’s St. Jacinta Died 100 Years Ago Today

What does a little 9-year-old girl who died a century ago have to teach us today? So much, in the case of Jacinta Marto. She is the youngest, non-martyred canonized saint. Feb. 20, 2020, marks 100 years since she entered heaven. Jacinta and her...

Babylon Is Falling, Why Does Mass Begin With A Procession, Why I Became A Catholic, And More Links!

Babylon Is Falling – Anthony M. Esolen, Ph.D., at Crisis Magazine 299 +1 Why Does Mass Begin With A Procession? – Philip Kosloski at Aleteia 120 +1

Tenebrae is a Treasure Hidden in Shadow

Tenebrae, or a Service of Shadows, was once part of the Church’s Divine Office during Holy Week. It is a service of psalms and readings, primarily from the Book of Lamentations. As the service progressed, the 15 candles on a special candelabrum...

As the Family Goes, So Goes the Faith

In December 2019, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was interviewed by his girlfriend Danica Patrick for her podcast “Pretty Intense.” In the interview, Rodgers discussed his workout, daily crosswords, his UFO sighting, and his...

I Don’t Know How You Do It!

Some variant of this question appears weekly in my life whenever I venture out into public with the kids. My standard response is, “Some days I don't." But all humor comes with a grain of truth. There have been times when the very edges of every...

Start Your Lenten Reading Now, The World’s Oldest Nun Celebrates 116th Birthday, And More!

Doesn’t Matter How Long Lent Is, Don’t Start Your Spiritual Reading Late: 10 Books – Jeffrey A. Mirus, Ph.D., at Catholic Culture +1

The Broomstick Hoax and the Truth About Galileo

Students came into my high school class on Monday claiming that it was the only day a broom would stand on its own because of the moon’s position. Since I am their physics teacher, they thought they should let me know about the phenomenon they...

We Bury the ‘Alleluia’ to Cleanse Our Hearts

Sunlight streamed through the window as the Hallelujah chorus of Handel’s Messiah filled our little kitchen nook. The children gathered around my husband as held up the word “Alleluia” scrawled out on a piece of foil. We were about to literally...