Happy Solemnity of The Immaculate Conception!

It’s important to understand what the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception is and what it is not. Some people think the term refers to Christ’s conception in Mary’s womb without the intervention of a human father; but that is the Virgin Birth. We celebrate that moment with the Solemnity of the Annunciation on March 25th, … [Read more…]

Don’t Let Your Suffering Go to Waste

Don’t Let Your Suffering Go to Waste By Marge Fenelon A wise priest-friend once told me that when I’m facing a particular suffering, pain, inconvenience, trouble or sorrow I should pause, take a deep breath, and ask Jesus, “Who should I offer this for?” He explained that suffering of any kind is of great value … [Read more…]

Saints Adam and Eve

Saints Adam and Eve by Cheryl Hadley When we think of Adam and Eve today, we usually only think of them in relation to the fall of man. Most people don’t realize that they are honored as saints. Yet Catholic tradition has taught that Adam and Eve experienced profound contrition for their sin after they … [Read more…]

The Paradise Tree and our modern Christmas Tree

The Paradise Tree and our Modern Christmas Trees In the Middle Ages special mystery plays were held on Christmas Eve, which featured a Paradise Tree, a tree representing both the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil as well as the Tree of Life from the Garden of Eden. The tree was decorated with apples (for the forbidden fruit) and … [Read more…]

Voting for a Vision, Not a Person

By Michael Warsaw Michael Warsaw is the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the EWTN Global Catholic Network. Taken from the National Catholic Register on October 17, 2020 The choice voters will make Nov. 3 is between two philosophical views about the future of America. In this year’s presidential election, the choice … [Read more…]

Ranks of Angels

Ranks of Angels The first sphere angels serve as the heavenly servants of God the Son incarnated. Seraphim Seraphim (singular “Seraph”) are, literally translated, “burning ones”. Seraphim are the highest angelic class and they serve as the caretakers of God’s throne and continuously shout praises: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full … [Read more…]