Wise Advice from St. Peter Regelado

SAN PEDRO REGELADO © José Luiz Bernardes Ribeiro / , via Wikimedia Commons

Do you remember when Pope Francis spoke of the Church as a field hospital for sinners?  In a September 2013 interview which was published in Jesuit publications worldwide, the Holy Father said: “I see the Church as a field hospital after battle. It is useless to ask a seriously injured person if he has high cholesterol and about the level of his blood sugars! You have to heal his wounds. Then we can talk about everything else. Heal the wounds, heal the wounds. ... And you have to start from the … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday, St. Teresa of Avila: Patron of Catholic Writers and Headache Sufferers!

A Saint I Can Relate To!St. Teresa of Avila was born 500 years ago today, on March 28, 1515.  She was a mystic, writer, reformer, and the founder of the Discalced Carmelites.  Her feast day is celebrated on October 15, the anniversary of her death.  In 1970, she was one of the first women to be named a Doctor of the Church.In 1577 St. Teresa’s guide for spiritual development, The Interior Castle (in Spanish, El Castillo Interior) was published.  In the book, she envisioned the soul as a c … [Read more...]

St. Patrick’s Feast Day Has Been Hijacked–Don’t Give Away the Parade, Too!


TODAY IS ST. PATRICK'S DAY, and in New York City, there's going to be some kind of a parade or something.I'm kidding.  Everybody knows that America's largest, oldest and most famous St. Patrick's Day Parade takes place on March 17 in New York City.  Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day--or so they say!--and for 253 years, New Yorkers have been celebrating the feast of the Catholic saint by marching a mile and a half down Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.  This year, an estimated 150,000 mar … [Read more...]