Her story is filled with intensity. I don’t think it would make a good movie. It would have to be a miniseries. A radio drama was made about her, but it only gives a small taste of her life, and alters some of the facts. It can be found as an episode of the Ave… Read More »
This is a time when religious liberty is clearly under attack in the United States. Let’s pray for the triumph of God’s will. Holy Hours, novenas, and Mass intentions are in order. May freedom of religion be maintained in our land.
With the passing of St. Patrick’s day, I am reminded of a famous Irish-American who just might be called “Saint” one day. Yes, the cause for Ven. Fulton J. Sheen is basically on hold, but that doesn’t mean we should forget about him. A biographer of his wrote a final chapter concerning the sanctity of… Read More »
Vicki Thorn has an article at Catholic Pulse that explains that, after all these years, the dangers and problems of chemical contraception (which is supposed to be, of course, very safe) are finally coming out in books and even a planned documentary. I quote from her article below: It seems to me that there is… Read More »
We are now up to 36 Doctors of the Latin Church, and this doctor is an Armenian monk who lived from about A.D. 950 to 1003. Pope Francis declared him a Doctor on February 23. His famous book of Lamentations, also called “Speaking with God from the Depths of the Heart,” contains 95 prayers. They… Read More »
The Marians of the Immaculate Conception received Pontifical status in 1699, but did not get their own rule at the time. Instead, they were put under The Rule of Ten Virtues (modified for a male community), a rule for a community called The Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and more commonly known as the… Read More »
What was happening 10 years ago? Students from Franciscan University of Steubenville, as part of the Sonlife California mission trip, participated in an episode of The Price is Right and one got on the show! Read about it in an old blog entry.
That Emile Berliner really started something with his “gramophone.” Recently I got a “Premium Gramophone,” which is a kit from Japan that allows one to play 78 RPM records in a way very similar to the early days of Berliner’s gramophone, an image of which was used on the RCA label for a long time… Read More »
The Congregation of Marians of the Immaculate Conception have been promoting devotion to Divine Mercy since 1941. They promoted St. Faustina’s messages from 1941-1959, but then a ban was put on them by the Vatican because of faulty translations and the inability to access the original Diary at the time. Thanks to the work of… Read More »
I have to remind myself–it’s the year of consecrated life as designated by Pope Francis from Nov. 30, 2014 to Feb. 2, 2016. So, it’s really about a year and 2 months. In general, the promotion of such a thing falls upon consecrated individuals and communities. Pope Francis is asking religious to “wake up the… Read More »
You probably don’t know that the song “Faith of Our Fathers” was written by a Catholic priest and the “fathers” were those who were martyred in England when Catholicism was illegal. And… the original version has a verse that goes like this… Faith of our fathers, Mary’s prayers Shall win our country back to Thee;… Read More »
The chaplain to the Solidarity Movement was killed October 19, 1984. It looked bad for the Solidarity Movement. But, meanwhile in Rome… Today, the feast day of St. John Paul II, seems an opportune moment to remember how tough things really were in Poland, even with John Paul II as Pope. But, of course, we… Read More »
I built a private Roku channel for listening to some Vatican Radio podcasts in English–namely, the morning and evening news reports and the latest Lauds, Vespers, and Compline in Latin. It is very primitive. It shows up as “My Channel.” No frills here, it just gets the job done. Private Channel code: MZZNE
According to Amazon and other sources, many Schoenstatt books are out of print. Well, actually, they aren’t. They are very much in print and available quite inexpensively. Schoenstatt has not gone with the ISBN system, which is not necessarily a bad thing. However, it makes the books fairly “invisible.” You can order books like Mary… Read More »
So, the mean Vatican is opposed to the religious sisters of the US! Isn’t this awful. Well, that’s what a Time Magazine opinion article explains. But is this the whole story? Nope. This situation has been around a while now, and attempts to give a particular spin continue, but not all religious sisters are on… Read More »