In this post I am trying to continue our celebration of the lost “Octave” of Pentecost. Today I want to consider three gifts of the Holy Spirit.
Editor’s Note: I want to thank again those who have responded to our current fundraising drive celebrating the fifth anniversary of the creation of The Catholic Thing. As I’ve been saying these first days of the drive, we need all of you to help us any way you can, no donation too small – or big. We need some bigger donations this year for multiple reasons, and I have to ask anyone who can to please step up and make a more generous gesture than usual.
This past week we celebrated the feast of Our Lady of Fatima. (And, given my mention of Fatima, you may wonder why I have Our Lady of Guadalupe pictured here, but more on that in a moment). But as for Fatima, with all the emphasis on the magnificent teaching and prophetic fulfillment of that apparition,
Michelangelo was asked the question how he could make a beautiful sculpture like his “Moses” out of a large block of marble. He famously answered that he simply began and chipped away everything that wasn’t Moses.
The presidency of the Council of Bishops’ Conferences of Europe issued a brief statement on Europe Day, which commemorates the Schuman Declaration (1950) that gave birth to the European …
A prominent priest of the Legion of Christ who revealed last year that he had fathered a child is now seeking dispensation from the priesthood, saying that he wants to care for his child. …
In more dioceses than not, the Feast of the Ascension is celebrated this weekend. The liturgist in me regrets the move, but here we are anyway
Denver, Colo., May 2, 2013 / 02:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A recently translated book by Pope Francis exhibits a call for Catholics who have been divorced and are re-married to be made welcome in parishes, in the hope that they can remedy their situations. “Catholic Doctrine reminds its divorced members who have remarried that they [...]