Growing up, I was the son of a father who left the Church after Confirmation and a mother who had no interest in organized religion, or any religion of the sort. The environment at home was unsupportive and toxic. What I did have, however, was a paternal grandmother who was an old-school Catholic.
Every year during Advent we are barraged with carols, artwork, and traditions about a fat man dressed in red who climbs down the chimney with gifts. There is nothing wrong with the comfort that these images bring to most of us, but it waters down the true story of St. Nicholas, who was far from… Continue reading Bishop of Myra: The True Story of St. Nicholas
Why should you wear the Miraculous Medal? It saddens me that many people, including Catholics, do not wear the medal. Why ignore Our Lady's gift? The medal is a sign of devotion, like a locket with photos of your family.
By Jennifer Koepl, blogger at TalesofaMom Let’s start at the very beginning…Sorry, I couldn’t resist. This is my conversion story and I can tell you it isn’t over yet. All through my childhood and up until that Easter Vigil of 2008, I was part of what was formerly known as The Reorganized Church of Jesus… Continue reading Conversion Story: From Grief to Joy
The Virgin Saints teach us to be careful with what we do with our purity and who we give it to; we are worth more in God's eyes than palaces were to the Governor, or precious jewels to Pagans.
I want to introduce you to five famous Dominican Saints. The Order of St. Dominic was founded by the Saint after whom it is named. He is considered one of the greatest Saints of the Church, and his great Order produced many holy people.
Christ came to show us all the path of sanctification--rich and poor. Judgmental people often say that those with wealth or high standing cannot be humble or virtuous; the royal Saints of the Catholic Church prove otherwise.
When I was 18, I came across a movie on tv that seemed interesting and it was on EWTN - the Eternal Word Television Network - a Catholic channel. It turned out to be a movie about a saint - Teresa of the Andes.
Mary is our mother, and she helps all of her children. She reassures and prays for us, no matter what continent we’re in. Like all mothers, she has a solution to every problem, and her solution is always her Son, Jesus Christ.
R.C. Black is the author of a poignant Christmas story. I was blessed to meet him in time to spread word of it for Christmas.
I have a great passion for promoting Catholic literature, and meeting R.C. Black was akin to God telling me "Start here!"