Category Archives: Saints

Two Weeks of Worthy Women: Celestine Bottego

An American-born woman leads off for the third annual Worthy Women series. Perhaps you’ve never heard of Celestine Bottego. Maybe her recent “promotion” to “venerable” (he same “level” Fulton Sheen of all people) will tickle your memory–it was just last October. … Continue reading

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Another Fortnight

I notice that the USCCB is gearing up for another Fortnight for Freedom. I certainly don’t begrudge their exercising of their teaching office, nor the promotion of religious freedom. From the site, this year’s observance is described as … a … Continue reading

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Why Martyrs?

I see in CNS that Salvadoran bishops want Pope Francis to come to Central America when Oscar Romero is canonized. It’s likely just a matter of time. I know of one small community led by a woman priest who has … Continue reading

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Confirmation Names

An interesting discussion unfolds this week at PrayTell on the practice of taking a confirmation name. For the purpose of full disclosure, I admit I have such a name. I also admit that I didn’t discourage the young miss when … Continue reading

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Free Those Feasts!

What does the canonization mean in the day-to-day life of believers, new parishes, and such? Check it here. John XXIII and John Paul II will be optional memorials. Their feast days will not be dates of death, as is usual. … Continue reading

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Another FfF

Reading over this essay, I feel the need to provide a cynicism alert. If you are trying to be positive during Lent, perhaps come back later. I see the USCCB is gearing up for another Fortnight for Freedom. I haven’t … Continue reading

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Devoting Time With Thomas Aquinas

I began tweeting links yesterday to the St Thomas Aquinas Novena I pieced together two years ago. For most of you, the memorial of the Angelic Doctor will be observed a week from  Tuesday. In my parish, the observance is … Continue reading

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