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All Souls' Requiem Mass at St John Cantius tonight

New Liturgical Movement - 3 months 1 week ago
Tonight, November 2nd, at St John Cantius, Chicago, the annual All Souls' Requiem Mass will be offered by Bishop Joseph N. Perry, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago in the Extraordinary...

Speaking of Chesterton…

Catholic and Enjoying It! - 3 months 1 week ago
One of my favorite people in the world, Nancy Carpentier Brown, has written a biography of The Woman Who Was Chesterton, Frances Chesterton, GK’s  beloved wife. I consider her the...

A reader wants a Chesterton starter kit

Catholic and Enjoying It! - 3 months 1 week ago
He writes: What would recommend as a first book (or two) to read by Chesterton? Five of the best books by G.K. Chesterton who wrote many other great books. Orthodoxy The...

Why We Pray for All Souls Today

Word on Fire - Fr. Robert Barron - 3 months 1 week ago
Father Steve Grunow shares his homily for All Souls Day, a day in which we pray for the dead. These prayers serve a mighty purpose, for they are our pipeline to those purgatory,...

Mary, the Most Flexible Woman I Know

Integrated Catholic Life - 3 months 1 week ago
I’m not known for my flexibility.  It’s not just that I’m neither athletic nor interested in becoming more so.  It’s that I want my world situated into a planner, complete with...

All Souls Day — Remembering to Pray for the Dead

Integrated Catholic Life - 3 months 1 week ago
I’ll never forget that bleak January day when my father died.  It was very hard to believe in the resurrection as I watched the undertakers carry away his lifeless corpse in a...

Catholic Quote of the Day — from St. Pio of Pietrelcina

Integrated Catholic Life - 3 months 1 week ago
“The life of a Christian is nothing but a perpetual struggle against self; there is no flowering of the soul to the beauty of its perfection except at the price of pain.” (St. Pio...

Encountering the Word — 1 John 3:1-3

Integrated Catholic Life - 3 months 1 week ago
A Daily Quote from Sacred Scripture “See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is...

Life changes course with one Melbourne Cup bet

The Catholic Leader - 3 months 1 week ago
THERE aren’t many priests who can say a horse race helped dictate their vocational journey.But Fr Dave O’Connor counts the 1989 Melbourne Cup as one of those moments that steered...

Morning Catholic must-reads: 02/11/15

Catholic Herald - 3 months 1 week ago
Those who work for reconciliation find true happiness, Pope Francis said as he celebrated Mass for All Saints at Verano cemetery in Rome yesterday (full video). The Pope called...

Bombshell: Pope to His Favorite Journalist: "All the Divorced who ask will be admitted [to Communion]"

Rorate Coeli - 3 months 1 week ago
Yes, he said it over the phone to his favorite journalist, Italian editor Eugenio Scalfari of La Repubblica, in a conversation on October 28, revealed by the latter in an...

Must-read article on Post-Synod Mess and Holy Mother Church: "Global Warming? It's souls burning in Hell."

Rorate Coeli - 3 months 1 week ago
GLOBAL WARMING?SOULS IN HELL BURNINGEttore Gotti TedeschiLa Nuova Bussola QuotidianaOctober 30,2015A letter to my granddaughter Olivia, born a month ago, for her to read in twenty...

Mexican cardinal: Pope Francis to visit Mexico in February

Catholic News Agency - General - 3 months 1 week ago
Mexico City, Mexico, Nov 1, 2015 / 02:43 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis will visit Mexico City in February 2016, Cardinal Norberto Rivera announced on Sunday.   “I have a...

Top 5 Saint Dreams (That I Can Share)

Journey of a Catholic Nerd Writer - 3 months 1 week ago
For those of you who've stuck around for the past 7+ years, you know that I go through periods of back-to-back saint dreams. While I don't have them as often as I used to, saints...

Is Memoir a "Catholic" Art Form?

dotCommonweal - 3 months 1 week ago
Gregory Cowles gestures at that question in his recent review of Mary Karr’s new book, The Art of Memoir. He notes the following in a parenthetical aside: Given the inherently...

Fontgombault Sermon for the Feast of All Saints: “Heaven? I must earn it!”

Rorate Coeli - 3 months 1 week ago
FEAST OF ALL SAINTSSermon of the Right Reverend Dom Jean PateauAbbot of Our Lady of Fontgombault(Fontgombault, November 1st, 2015)Gaudeamus omnes in Domino.(Introit of the Mass)...

ASK FATHER: There’s so much confusion. Are sedevacantists right?

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 3 months 1 week ago
From a reader… QUAERITUR: I have read much, maybe too much, on the sedevacantists and the SSPX, and previously considered them schismatic. Given the state of the Church hierarchy...

Pope Francis on All Saints Day: Want to be holy? Do what Jesus did

EWTN - Vatican News - 3 months 1 week ago
Vatican City, Nov 1, 2015 / 12:57 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The beatitudes are the most direct path toward happiness and holiness, Pope Francis said during Mass on All Saints Day. He...

Fr. Z’s Voice Mail: Of indulgences, cemeteries, and consolations in trying times. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 3 months 1 week ago
It has been a while since I have posted about my voice mail.  I very much enjoy (most of) your voice mail messages. First, to the gentleman with the anti-Catholic wife who wants...
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