What is World Youth Day… you mean, aside from LIFE CHANGING?! World Youth Day is an event that draws youth from all over the world to a single place to share in their Catholic faith. The event is a pilgrimage. It is a journey, spiritual and physical, personal and social, prayerful and powerful. The international…

The following is a reprint from a post by Gary D. Penkala of CanticaNOVA Publications, www.canticanova.com. Thank you, Gary!   Alleluia is our quintessential Easter word. It occurs first scripturally in Tobit’s Song of Praise: “The gates of Jerusalem shall sing hymns of gladness, and all her houses shall cry out, ‘Alleluia!’” [Tobit 13:18]. Many of the…

Many of us set spiritual goals during Lent. Whether it is to attend daily Mass, pray the rosary, have daily quiet time, attend Adoration, be better about seeing Christ in others… Each year I feel like this is my spiritual “new year’s resolution” and like many of my new year resolutions, I start out strong…

It’s a well-documented fact that the Roman Catholic Church has contributed more than any other human institution to the development of civilization’s most valued treasures, things we often take for granted: education; health care; music; art; science; economics; philosophy; the list could go on. Did you know you can include MODERN THEATER in that list? Oh sure, the ancient…

Who are Louis and Zelie Martin? They are the parents of the beloved Saint Therese of Lisieux and they are going to be canonized this October (which also happens to be same the month as St. Therese’s feast day!). Their canonization, which is to coincide with the Synod on the Family this October, will be…

With those words, everything changed. Before this, life always ended in death. After this, death would end in LIFE. “Christ is risen, Alleluia!”    “He is risen indeed, Alleluia!” A Joyous Easter to all our brothers and sisters in Christ.

The Fourteenth Station: Jesus is Laid in the Sepulcher V: We adore Thee, O Christ, and we bless Thee; R: Because by Thy holy cross Thou hast redeemed the world. Jesus, when He was nearest to His everlasting triumph, seemed to be farthest from triumphing. When He was nearest upon entering upon His Kingdom, and…

The Thirteenth Station: Jesus is Laid in the Arms of His Blessed Mother V: We adore Thee, O Christ, and we bless Thee; R: Because by Thy holy cross, Thou hast redeemed the world He is thy property now, O Virgin Mother, once again, for He and the world have met and parted. He went…

The Twelfth Station: Jesus Dies Upon the Cross V: We adore Thee, O Christ, and we bless Thee; R: Because by Thy holy cross Thou hast redeemed the world. “CONSUMMATUM EST.” It is completed — it has come to a full end. The mystery of God’s love towards us is accomplished. The price is paid,…

The Eleventh Station: Jesus is Nailed to the Cross V: We adore Thee, O Christ, and we bless Thee; R: Because by Thy holy cross Thou hast redeemed the world. Jesus is pierced through each hand and each foot with a sharp nail. His eyes are dimmed with blood, and are closed by the swollen…