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Patrick: Slave & Saint
Legends about Patrick abound; but truth is best served by our seeing two solid qualities in him: he was humble and he was courageous. The determination to accept suffering and success with equal indifference guided the life of God’s instrument for winning most of Ireland for Christ. Details of his life are uncertain. Current research places his dates of birth and death a little later than earlier accounts. Patrick may have been born in Dunbarton, Scotland; Cumberland, England; or in northern Wales.
Reality of the Resurrection
Antonin Scalia: God’s Servant First
At a funeral Mass on Saturday, February 20, Catholics recalled the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia as a man of deep faith that informed his public service. “He was God’s first,” his son Fr. Paul Scalia noted of his father, citing public servant St. Thomas More’s iconic quote: “I die the king’s good servant but God’s first.” Justice Scalia died Feb. 13 at a resort ranch in West Texas at the age of 79. He was the longest-serving justice on the Supreme Court, having served since 1986.
Passion of Christ
February is traditionally remembered as the Month of the Passion of Our Lord. Just as Our Savior died, we too will experience death. There will also be times when it will become necessary to prepare a loved one for eternal life. But how can we help a family member face the reality of death?
Full of Grace
Full of Grace is a beautiful movie that tells the story of Our Blessed Mother’s final days on earth. Surrounded by Saint Peter and the remaining Apostles, she recounts the beauty and mystery of her experiences with her Son. During her last earthly days, she helps the early Church regain their original encounter with the Lord.
The Slave who Became a Saint
Do you have a hard time forgiving? Then you will not want to miss the two-part blockbuster, BAKHITA, on the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN). Part One airs at 8:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 30, and Part Two airs at 8:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 6.
If Purity Conquered the World
On this day, January 22, the tragic anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision to legalize the Abortion Holocaust, ponder this: what would the world be like if everyone practiced the forgotten virtue of chastity? Tampa Bay Times journalist Arleen Spenceley presents readers with a new perspective on chastity, love, and relationships in Chastity Is for Lovers: Single, Happy and (Still) a Virgin.
9 Days for Life
The United States bishops' annual novena, 9 Days for Life, is Saturday, January 16 through Sunday, January 24. Pray for the respect and protection of all human life. Download the novena online, or participate through Facebook, e-mail, text message, or an app. Please join us at 9daysforlife.com. God bless your family! Read more to continue in Spanish.
Call to Battle: Society's Crisis of Masculinity
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix released a documentary-style short film that seeks to create awareness of a crisis in masculinity found in today’s society. Released after the promulgation of Bishop Olmsted’s apostolic exhortation “Into the Breach,” the new short film shows the urgency to confront head on today’s crisis in masculinity.
Mother of All
A Prayer by Pope Saint John Paul II: O Mother of all men and women, and of all peoples, you who know all their sufferings and their hopes, you who have a mother's awareness of all the struggles between good and evil, between light and darkness, which afflict the modern world, accept the cry which we, moved by the Holy Spirit, address directly to your heart. Embrace with the love of the Mother and Handmaid of the Lord, this human world of ours, which we entrust and consecrate to you, for we are full of concern for the earthly and eternal destiny of individuals and peoples.