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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.

This image of the Blessed Virgin Mary is from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops as part of the "Call to Prayer" Program.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. 

This popular image is of the Holy Family fleeing to Egypt to escape King Herod.JESUS, Son of God and Son of Mary, bless our family. Graciously inspire in us the unity, peace, and mutual love that you found in your own family in the little town of Nazareth.

This is a picturesque winter scene of a snow covered statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary holding the Child Jesus.18 Now the birth of Jesus the Messiah took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been engaged to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. 19 Her husband Joseph, being a righteous man and unwilling to expose her to public disgrace, planned to dismiss her quietly.

Pope Francis proclaimed an Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy beginning on December 8, 2015.Pope Francis proclaimed a Year of Mercy beginning on December 8, 2015, which is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. This special year began on this day because “…the liturgical feast day recalls God’s action from the very beginning of the history of mankind…” The Jubilee of Mercy will close on the Solemnity of Christ the King, November 20, 2016.

 Catholic Family Land in Bloomingdale, Ohio is a family retreat center run by the Apostolate for Family Consecration.

If I told you there was a place where you could go during the summer to grow mentally, morally, and physically -- all while playing your favorite sport, meeting new friends, and growing stronger in your faith – you’d think I’m crazy. The crazy thing is, there actually is such a place, and it’s in Bloomingdale, Ohio.

Queen Esther with friends at a reception after a special Mass celebrating her 100th birthday.Earlier this year, in January, a Birthday Mass was celebrated for Miss Esther Ellspermann, a parishioner at Saint Wenceslaus Church in Saint Louis, Missouri, who is 100 years young. In just a couple of months, she will be 101! Affectionately known as Queen Esther and loved by all, she recently shared with us some details about her fascinating life. 

The Nazareth House Resale Shop in Seguin, Texas features inexpensive clothes for children.
There is a new store in town, and parishioners at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Seguin, Texas see it every time they go to Mass, as well as anyone who travels on Guadalupe Street.

This is a photograph of Father Peter in the chapel of Saint Wenceslaus Parish in Saint Louis, Missouri.Father Peter Praseyto, M.S.F. is a priest of the Missionaries of the Holy Family from the Java Province of Indonesia. He arrived in Saint Louis, Missouri on December 10, 2014 to learn English and serve in the North American Province. He graciously answered some questions about his fascinating life. Where were you born? I was born on March 14, 1980 in the city of Sukoharjo, in the Central Java Province of Indonesia. I was ordained as a Priest of Jesus Christ on July 15, 2008 by Bishop Ignatius Suharyo (now archbishop) in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

In this painting by the British artist Joshua Mann, 1849-1884, two angels keep watch over a sleeping child.At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them, and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me; but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened round his neck...