Priesthood Sunday — The Second “Father’s” Day
Sep10

Priesthood Sunday — The Second “Father’s” Day

From Mother’s Day and Father’s Day to Administrative Professionals’ Day and Grandparent’s Day, there are many days throughout the year designated to recognize and honor special people in our lives. Did you know that in some Catholic Churches throughout the country they celebrate Father’s Day twice a year? In addition to the well-known Father’s Day held the third Sunday in June each year when children honor their dads (and apologize...

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St. Joseph of Cupertino – From “Brother Ass” to Holy Priest
Sep17

St. Joseph of Cupertino – From “Brother Ass” to Holy Priest

It seems rather harsh, but St. Joseph of Cupertino—the man canonized a saint in 1767—was once referred to by his Franciscan brothers as “Brother Ass.” Why? Before St. Joseph of Cupertino became a saint, he had a long track record of failing in life. In many biographical accounts he’s described as being awkward, dull, and “failing at school, maintaining a conversation, or taking care of a house… He wasn’t even capable of touching a...

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Pope Francis’ Signature Piece of Jewelry—the Pectoral Cross
Jul31

Pope Francis’ Signature Piece of Jewelry—the Pectoral Cross

From the first moment Pope Francis stepped out on the balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica soon after being elected pope, Catholics around the world have been captivated by the man chosen to lead the Catholic Church. What fascinates so many people about Pope Francis is his humility and simplicity. In a world where appearances count, the way Pope Francis chooses to dress and adorn himself speaks volumes about his quiet, meek persona. Unlike...

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Blessed Pope John Paul II – The Suffering Servant Pope

Oct. 22 is now the official feast day for Bl. John Paul in Rome and throughout Poland. Feast days for “Blesseds” are not universally inserted into the general calendar however. The date was chosen because it is the anniversary of John Paul’s inauguration as Pope in 1978. The Suffering Servant Pope Blessed John Paul II was a humble man. He did not seem to take credit for anything, but continued to push his deteriorating body, even...

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