Noon Mass: The Ultimate Power Lunch

On the first Sunday of Advent, one of my parish priests encouraged everyone to go to daily Mass and he said he hopes it will become a habit for us. Attending noon Mass should be fairly easy for Catholics who work in major U.S. cities. For example, there was a church with noon Mass everywhere […]

The miraculous photo of Father Lange’s house

Just as the Star appeared over the stable in Bethlehem when the Christ Child was born, so the Star of David has appeared through the window of my Chapel on St. David’s Church Road, Fort Valley, Virginia, to remind us of His care, love, protection, and presence in our lives today and always.

Grateful for Pope Francis, who begins with a bang!

The election of His Holiness Pope Francis was such a delightful surprise! He’s a champion for Christ and of human rights. Thanks to Vatican Radio, here’s his first bold sermon: (Vatican Radio) – March 14, 2013 – Pope Francis celebrated the Missa pro Ecclesiae in the Sistine Chapel on Thursday afternoon. Below, please find Vatican […]

Wow – I’m in a saint’s book!

Yesterday my dad called and asked if I was sitting down because he had some big news: He had just received “A Spiritual Autobiography” by John A. Hardon, S.J. and found a little surprise in it, me. The passage follows immediately, then I’ll provide some background.

Bishop to Catholic voters: ‘Your own soul in serious jeopardy’

Bishop Thomas John Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois warns Catholics that their salvation is at stake if they vote for politicians whose policies are intrinsically evil. See more on that topic @ http://www.wnd.com/2012/09/americas-salvation-depends-on-catholics/

Celebrate the Triumph of the Cross

Wishing you a happy feast of the Triumph of the Cross! Remember what our Lord told Constantine the Great: “In hoc digno vinces” – “In this sign, you will conquer” Nice write-up about today’s feast @ http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/calendar/day.cfm?date=2012-09-14 Artwork from http://www.holycrossmedford.org/images/iconography/Exaltation_Holy_Cross.jpg  

Former atheist poet reveals details of her Catholic conversion

By David Kerr ROME, ITALY, July 27 (CNA/EWTN News) .- “Until two years ago, I was a really committed atheist and I really hated the Catholic Church,” said poet Sally Read, as she explained how all that dramatically changed during nine months in 2010. … A 41-year-old Englishwoman, Sally Read is regarded as a rising […]

Padre Pio: Let not your heart be troubled

Do not let your heart become troubled by the sad spectacle of human injustice. Even this has its value in the face of all else. And it is from this that one day you will see the justice of God rising with unfailing triumph. ~Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina (1887-1968)

Once again, Jesus in the streets

Uplifting video by some British Franciscans. My only little gripe is the anticlimactic end…why put the Lord of Lords and Kings of Kings into a tote bag? Now for a video that gives me chills: http://www.anitacrane.com/blog/yes-this-is-why-im-catholic/

Pope Benedict: Look closely at Christ crucified

Pope Benedict’s mediation on the God Man, Christ crucified: What remains now before our eyes? It is a crucified man, a cross raised on Golgotha, a cross which seems a sign of the final defeat of the One who brought light to those immersed in darkness, the One who spoke of the power of forgiveness […]

Cardinal Burke’s growing influence in Rome, world

Forget the bad news for a while and rejoice in the announcements about Cardinal Raymond Burke’s growing influence in the universal Church. California Catholic Daily says, “According to the Vatican Information Service, the official news agency of the Holy See, Cardinal Burke, well known for his orthodox views, was named by the Holy Father on […]

Yes! This is why I’m Catholic

“God in the Streets of New York City” by Grassroots Films of Brooklyn In this video you will hear the voices of three great but departed priests: Father Benedict Groeschel, Father Richard John Neuhaus, who converted from the Lutheran religion, and our late, fearless, great Holy Father Pope Saint John Paul II… Can’t find Jesus […]

Interview with a saint

Father John Hardon, S.J.: Most zealous Catholics are not as well organized or cooperative as those in the world. One of the hardest things is to get orthodox Catholics to cooperate. For their own projects, God will bless them, but they are no match for the organized efforts of those on the other side.

Archbishop Naumann on the Sebelius controversy and other challenges

President Obama’s nomination of Gov. Kathleen Sebelius as Health and Human Services secretary is highly controversial and this interview entitled “Restoring Catholic Integrity” from the Oct. 2008 print edition of The Catholic World Report explains why. His Excellency, Joseph F. Naumann, D.D., was ordained the archbishop of Kansas City, Kansas on January 15, 2005. On that […]

The chief justice: Archbishop Raymond Burke

Former St. Louis Archbishop Raymond Burke on his appointment to the Vatican supreme court and the controversies he leaves behind Interview by Anita Crane | Catholic World Report | November 2008 On June 27, Pope Benedict XVI named Archbishop Raymond Burke to the office of prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura. Before […]