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Today for the first time ever, we celebrate the feast day of Pope Saint Paul VI. Check out these 15 quotes from our newest pope saint. ...read more
“Dungeon, fire, and sword” to me were a poetic allusion to adversity. I never thought to ask: “Which dungeon? What fire? Whose sword?” Until I lived in England. ...read more
Certainly, there are contemporary martyrs who are killed for being Christian. But more and more, contemporary martyrs are being killed for living out their Christianity. ...read more
Want to learn more about Blessed John Henry Newman, a towering figure in the modern Catholic Church? Here are some helpful resources to get you started. ...read more
As the Fifth Crusade raged along the Nile, two famous holy men met. Read about the encounter between St. Francis of Assisi and Sultan al-Malik al-Kamil. ...read more
Horse or no horse? And does it really matter? Fr. Matt Gworek takes a unique approach to examining the conversion of St. Paul. ...read more
Fr. Matt Gworek reflects on the life of St. Anthony the Great, the great ascetic, mystic, and inspiration of the early Church. How can he inspire us today? ...read more
Homily of Most Reverend Douglas Crosby, OMI, Bishop of Hamilton during Christmas Midnight Mass at the Cathedral of Basilica of Christ the King CHRISTMAS 2018 Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King Midnight, December 25, 2018 During the darkest time of the year, at the darkest hour of the night – we gather together to remember ...read more
Fr. Matt Gworek reflects on the life of St. Lucy, a uniquely Swedish way of celebrating her feast day, and what lessons this feast holds for us at Advent. ...read more
God’s idea of fulfilling one’s vocation is that which will lead to greatest holiness and eternity with Him in heaven. Our idea is often more earthbound. ...read more