From two letters of J. R. R. Tolkien (1892-1973) to his son Michael (1920-1984), on the Blessed Sacrament: • March 1941: “Out of the darkness of my life, so much frustrated, I put before you the one great thing to love on earth: the Blessed Sacrament. … There you will find romance, glory, honour, fidelity,… Continue reading J.R.R. Tolkien Letters
For those undergoing challenges and might be prone to bouts of depression, often thoughts of “why has God forsaken me ” comes to mind. Indeed, we’ve heard these very words uttered from the lips of Christ Himself during the Palm Sunday liturgy, as we will again in the days to come during Holy Week. Many… Continue reading Thoughts on Faith and Depression
How do we know he was pope? The Liber Pontificalis (“Book of Popes”) lists Pope St. Fabian as the immediate successor of Anterus. Church historian Eusebius, writing around 325 AD, confirms the same and lists him as the 19th successor of St. Peter. Give me the scoop on Fabian. Fabian’s elevation to the papacy was… Continue reading Pope St. Fabian
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10225516931298088&id=1470819152 Gracias Padre Jesus Camacho TWO QUESTIONS 1) When you pray does it include asking God to be a good friend / a good friend and to find a true friend / a true friend? 2) Have you ever wondered if your way of living indicates that you are: a) part of the problem or… Continue reading Thoughts from Padre Jesus Camacho
Pope from October 6, 891 – April 4, 896 Lived: 816 – April 4, 896 pronounced: fohr-MOE-suss Give me the scoop on Formosus. Likely born in Rome around the year 816, Formosus was a busy churchman prior to being pope. He was appointed a cardinal and bishop of Porto in 864 by Pope St. Nicholas… Continue reading #111 – Pope Formosus
Priest launched international lay movement, died in 19th century pandemic MEDIA RESOURCESJOIN THE GUILD ROME – The Vatican today (May 27) announced that Pope Francis approved the promulgation of a decree recognizing a miracle attributed to the intercession of the founder of the Knights of Columbus, Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney, a Connecticut priest who served his… Continue reading MIRACLE APPROVED! FATHER MCGIVNEY TO BE BEATIFIED!