Hard to believe it’s been twelve years

St. John Paul, pray for us. [Read more…]

Fr. Stanley Rother, first US born martyr…

…to be beatified this September.  A great hero and a great man. You can read his story–and the story of his martyrdom–here. [Read more…]

A Guest Blog on St. Junipero Serra

Seems fitting for the day! On November 24, 1713, Miguel Jose Serre i Ferrer, son of Antoni and Margarita, was born in Petra, Mallorca, Spain and baptised at San Bernardino Church. Junípero Serra took his baptismal promises very seriously and lived them to a heroic degree. He knew struggle and overcame them, giving all thanks [Read More…]

Some Folk are Petitioning to Make St. Faustina the Next Doctor of the Church

They write: The Marian Fathers are spearheading a petition drive, asking the Holy See to declare St. Faustina a Doctor of the Church. The appeal from the Director of the Association of Marian Helpers: http://www.thedivinemercy.org/doctor/drive.php The petition form: https://secure.marianweb.net/thedivinemercy.org/doctor/index.php? I thought this might be of interest to you and your readers. Many thanks for all [Read More…]

St. Jerome, Scholar and Crabapple

A favorite poem about a favorite saint on his feast day: The Thunderer by Phyllis McGinley God’s angry man, His crotchety scholar, Was Saint Jerome, The great name-caller, Who cared not a dime For the laws of libel And in his spare time Translated the Bible. Quick to disparage All joys but learning, Jerome thought [Read More…]

The Unsanitized-for-Your-Protection Therese of Lisieux

I like the real Therese much better than the de-humanized one presented by her editors and improvers. [Read more…]

Are Saints New Revelation?

It’s a question under discussion over at the Register. [Read more…]

Are Saints Just Catholic Celebrity Worship?

We discuss the question over at the Register. [Read more…]

Bill Doino….

…on Pope St. John XXIII. I can’t help but wonder when they canonized Jill St. John I. Or maybe I’m misunderstanding something somewhere. [Read more…]

In case you missed it…

The canonization of Sts. John Paul II and John XXIII. Yay! JPII, I believe, holds the world record for meeting and/or being personally seen by people, so a huge portion of the world’s population just became third class relics. [Read more…]