Salt and Light TV brings us the homily of Pope Francis at his inaugural Mass with English translation, embedded below. Today is the Solemnity of St. Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary. (Today’s Readings at USCCB.) Pope Francis spoke on the “protector” status of St. Joseph and the duty of each of us to […]
From Vatican Radio, Taizé youth are set to meet in Rome. Over 30.000 young people from across Europe and beyond will be arriving in Rome at the end of December for an annual pilgrimage organised by the ecumenical prayer community of Taize based in eastern France. This 35th European Tazie meeting will take place from […]
The depths of Catholic spirituality are so deep, indeed, that it can be difficult to write about them in a manner that brings the Light of Christ, through these depths, to people who know nothing of God or who have only a superficial understanding of God. So it is with the subject of the relevance […]
Are the mentally ill going to hell? Not according to the Catholic Church. [Emphasis mine.] Therefore, once the mental illness has caused such a disorder as to take away from the mentally ill patient any responsibility for his actions — qualifying them as separation from the divine will, as a sin — the mental patient […]
In case you were wondering what hell is like, St. Faustina visited there and offers testimony about it. We should do whatever we can to save souls from hell.
Before the Lord takes me home, I would like to do this. Sometime in my life, I want to do this. But then, I’m sure heaven is way better, so if by some chance I don’t get to do this in my lifetime, I’ll be okay with it. 17 feet tall. 60 feet around. Over […]
From the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Respect Life office, I found a paper by Rev. Richard Gill on “The Person With Mental Illness: Bearing God’s Image.” Both the title and the content are consistent with “God’s Image in the Mentally Ill Person,” an address on the subject from Cardinal Barragan. Cardinal Barragan’s use […]
The Graas Girls — Tree Graas and CatholicAwesome — have reviewed this Christmas Bloopers 2 video, made last year, from the Daughters of St. Paul and hereby award it TWO THUMBS UP for bringing many smiles and for demonstrating the proper use of a glow stick. That is one thumb per Graas Girl. Enjoy! Oh, […]
Mention the term “Jesuit” in some conservative circles and you may hear a grumble. Here’s a Jesuit you may like. Servant of God, Fr. Walter Ciszek, SJ, spent many years in a Soviet gulag for the “crime” of being a priest. The video below offers a short biography.