Canonization Events Brewing at Blessed John Paul II Shrine

Blessed John Paul II

From the Blessed John Paul II Shrine in Washington D.C. comes news of special events leading up to the canonization for those who may not be able to travel to Rome for the canonization: Video Link Officials at the Blessed John Paul II Shrine in Washington are gearing up for the canonizations of two late [Read More...]

St. Jerome’s Prayer for Christ’s Mercy

St. Jerome, 347-419

Today, we celebrate the life of St. Jerome, a priest and Doctor of the Church. If you love reading the Bible, you can thank St. Jerome for his lifetime of work spent toiling over sacred scripture. I was happy to discover the following prayer attributed to St. Jerome: A Prayer for Christ’s Mercy O Lord, [Read More...]

Remembering Venerable Fulton on the Anniversary of His Ordination

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I’m a day late, but on September 20, 1919 Venerable Fulton Sheen was ordained to the priesthood in Peoria, IL. Today, I’m happy to share the homily delivered yesterday at Cathedral Convent of the Missionaries of Charity in Peoria, IL by Msgr. Stanley Deptula, Executive Director of the Archbishop Fulton Sheen Foundation: On this day in [Read More...]

Being A “Missionary Disciple”, Mule and All…

Cura Brochero

I love this article from News.va about Pope Francis’ reflection on the beatification of José Gabriel Brochero, known as Cura Brochero, a mule riding missionary in Argentina: Today, the Pope concluded, “let us allow Cura Brochero to enter, mule and all, into the house of our hearts, and to invite us to prayer, to the encounter [Read More...]

Wisdom of Saint John Chrysostom, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

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It is simply impossible to lead, without the aid of prayer, a virtuous life. St. John Chrysostom image credit [Read more...]

Little Fulton, St. Lawrence and Burn Safety Awareness

Fulton Poppe, Superhero!

On January 8th, 2013 a little piece of our world was turned upside down. I remember the day, mundane at its start, flipping on end when I received news from my online friend Cassandra Poppe’s family. Cassandra’s small four-year-old son Fulton had been badly burned in an accident at their home. They were requesting urgent [Read More...]

Thomas Peters’ Surgery Scheduled, Novena Continues

Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta

For those of you praying with me for the health and wellbeing of my fellow Catholic blogger Thomas Peters of American Papist, you’ll want to know that Thom is scheduled for surgery tomorrow at 7:30 am ET. You can find all of the details online at the blog. Please take a moment tonight or early [Read More...]

A Few Rosary Goodies in Honor of St. Dominic’s Feast Day

From a photograph of the painting preserved in his cell in the convent of Santa Sabina, at Rome Trenton: Albert Brandt, Publisher, 1900

Today, we celebrate the life of St. Dominic de Guzman (1170-1221), probably best known for his founding of a religious order or preachers (the Dominicans!) and his deep devotion to our Blessed Mother through the Rosary. To celebrate this day, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite Rosary resources (listed here in no [Read More...]

“Saint” G.K. Chesterton? Cause Moves Forward

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Fans and followers of author G.K. Chesterton will be happy with the following press release from the American Chesterton Society: Bishop of Northampton, England, to Appoint Cleric for Investigation of G.K. Chesterton’s Cause for Canonization WORCESTER, Massachusetts (August 1, 2013) – In his opening address at the 32nd Annual Chesterton Conference held at Assumption College, [Read More...]

Rare 1930′s Footage of Venerable Fulton Sheen Released

Venerable Fulton Sheen with Bishop Schlarman, early 1930's

Courtesy of the blog of the Archbishop Fulton Sheen Foundation today comes rare video footage of Venerable Fulton from the early 1930′s. Per the video’s Youtube description: Fr. Fulton Sheen returned home from his continued studies overseas and received a warm welcome as featured guest in the early 1930′s and attends Mass with Bishop Schlarman [Read More...]


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