Mount St. Mary Seminary in Emmitsburg, PA, is one of the most prestigious seminaries in these USA. It has enjoyed a good reputation for years. In the decades when many (most… virtually all) seminaries were cesspools, “The Mount” was comparatively … Read More →
Pro-life issues are among the most important facing Catholics and other believers throughout the world. Abortion must certainly rank as the top issue in the pro-life agenda. Even among non-Christians, polls reveal that between 15% and 75% of persons believe abortion should in illegal in all or most cases.
In 2019 alone, about 889,000 abortions took place in the United States; about 86,000 in Canada, and about 42.3 million worldwide.
The 800th anniversary of the death of Saint Dominic de Guzman in Bologna, Italy, was celebrated on August 8, 2021.1 His spiritual sons and daughters will surely tell us about the many blessings that he […]
God always wants to help us when we need help. Sometimes, however, like the people in today’s Gospel, we reject God’s assistance because because it comes in a form we do not expect. Asking for help is an act of faith.
Fr. Vierling made my day today by posting on Twitter this wonderful 17th c. Flemish School painting of the Blessed Virgin receiving Holy Communion from St. John, who is obviously celebrating Mass with the “Tridentine” Missale Romanum. Note the altar … Read More →
…have been enquiring about this Blog and specifically why Auntie J. hasn’t been writing on it recently…
It’s partly that I felt a mild break might be useful. When I began blogging years ago, the internet was different and less overwhelmingly dominant in all our lives. It’s useful to step back a bit from time to time.And life offers more: with lockdown easing, it’s been a v. v. busy summer.
The launch of two books – one of them at a beautiful garden on National Gardens Day, and the other on a golden summer evening at the University…
Conference of Men and Women Religious calls for respect for “constitutional right to peacefully demonstrate.”
Cuban protesters facing harsh response, religious group says