Articles

"Inspectio Cordis": Corpus Christi, June 2

A weekly web series by Fr. Thaddaeus Lancton, MIC, introduces us to the meditations for Corpus Christi by the Marian Founder. The goal is to allow Jesus to gaze into your heart and teach you self-examination, leading you to a more fruitful reception of Holy Communion at Sunday Mass, where there is a true encounter of our hearts with His Sacred Heart – especially fitting during this period of National Eucharistic Revival.

Who Was St. Philip Neri?

Class is in session with St. Philip Neri, whose feast is celebrated on May 26 (superceded this year by Trinity Sunday). The lesson today: Stay focused.

The Father of English History: St. Bede the Venerable

Historians and scholars around the world are indebted to the work of their patron saint: St. Bede the Venerable, priest and Doctor of the Church (feast day: May 25) and one of the most prolific and influential Catholic writers of the Middle Ages.

Running and Penance

“Praying and sacrificing so much without fruit is discouraging," Br. Josh, MIC, complains to God. Then God gives him the answer.

North American Sanctity: The Mexican Martyrs

The six Mexican Martyrs (feast day, May 21), canonized by Pope St. John Paul II on this day in 2000, were all priests and members of the Knights of Columbus, killed during the persecution of the faithful in the Mexican Cristero War in the 1920’s.

Scenes from the Ordination of the newest Marian priest

Father Stephen Castellano, MIC, was ordained to the priesthood for the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception on May 18, the feast day the feast day of the Marian Founder, St. Stanislaus Papczyński.

Mary, Mother of Christ, Mother of the Church

Mary is the Mother of the Church, of all the members of the Body of Christ — and she is mighty to help us. We honor her on the Monday after Pentecost, May 20.

Paschal Blessings

"There is a very special place in God’s heart for us sinners, and I am no better than anyone else," says Br. Josh, MIC. "This Paschal Triduum, I was beautifully reminded of how good and merciful God is."

"The Bane of Change"

Is the desire for change always rooted in the common good and in the best interest of the individual?  Or, is this desire affected and influenced by fallen human nature, fostering mistrust in others, in previously established entities, and the proper authorities that founded and oversee these entities? Father Kenneth Dos Santos, MIC, explains in his latest column for CatholicStand.com.

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