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St. Conrad of Piacenza

St. Conrad of Piacenza

Conrad was a member of one of the most noble families of Piacenza. He married while...

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Praying to the Saints with Aquinas

Praying to the Saints with Aquinas

Throughout his theological career, Saint Thomas Aquinas named six reasons why people...

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St. Eucherius

St. Eucherius

Eucherius was born in the fourth century. Upon the death of his wife he entered...

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St. Peter Damian

St. Peter Damian

The medieval Italian bishop St. Peter Damian (1007-1072) was born in Ravenna, where...

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Cultivate the Right Attitude to Sin this Lent

Cultivate the Right Attitude to Sin this Lent

I had concluded Holy Mass in a parish and was rushing for my next engagement when...

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The Chair of Saint Peter the Apostle

The Chair of Saint Peter the Apostle

Today is the Feast of the “Cathedra” or Chair of St. Peter, a recurrence dating...

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St. Polycarp

St. Polycarp

St. Polycarp was a second century bishop and martyr, and an important leader in...

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The Passing of a Saintly Centenarian

The Passing of a Saintly Centenarian

Shortly before her 102nd birthday, on October 24, 2023, Wanda Poltawska passed into...

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The Second Sunday of Lent: the Mystery of Glory on the Far Side of Suffering

The Second Sunday of Lent: the Mystery of Glory on the...

Today, high on a mountain, Jesus briefly draws back the veil of His humanity to...

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St. Ethelbert

St. Ethelbert

Ethelbert was born into Britain’s royalty in the year 552. He was the son of Eormenric,...

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Finding Purpose through Christlike Prayer

Finding Purpose through Christlike Prayer

I recently visited a religious sister who was hospitalized with a terminal case...

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St. Catherine de Ricci

St. Catherine de Ricci

Born in Florence, Italy, in 1522, Saint Catherine was baptized Alexandrina. When...

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Saints Cyril and Methodius

Saints Cyril and Methodius

St. Cyril (827?-869) and St. Methodius (815?-885) were brothers who became famous...

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Blessed Detox

Blessed Detox

Don Dolindo’s Soul Purification Through Fasting The Book of Deuteronomy resounds...

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Lenten Kitchens

Lenten Kitchens

Do your Lenten traditions include a spring cleaning of your kitchen?  For our Catholic...

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Lent Should Hurt, But We Aren’t Alone

Lent Should Hurt, But We Aren’t Alone

Lent is a liturgical season brimming with immense graces. It is a time when we are...

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Ash Wednesday and Right Relation to the Truth

Ash Wednesday and Right Relation to the Truth

It happens every year on Ash Wednesday. In our downtown parishes, women and men,...

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St. Claude de la Colombiere

St. Claude de la Colombiere

Claude de la Colombiere was beatified in 1929 and canonized by Pope John Paul II...

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Catholic Guilt is Not a Thing

Catholic Guilt is Not a Thing

In 1905, G.K. Chesterton published a letter to the editor in the Daily Times, the...

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Saint John Leonardi

Saint John Leonardi

Giving Unto Death St. John Leonardi was born in 1541 in Lucca, Italy. While studying...