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Class is in session with St. Philip Neri, whose feast is celebrated on May 26 (superceded this year by Trinity Sunday).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

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.

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.

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

Our Lady of Fatima’s message resonates, 107 years on

May 13 marks the 107th anniversary of Our Lady’s first apparition at Fatima. Our Lady continues to invite us to renewed hope, to deeper conversion of our hearts to Christ, and to remind us of her loving intercession before her Son for all our needs and prayers. 

May, Month of Mothers and the Mother of Mercy

It’s so fitting that May is the month of Mother’s Day, celebrated this year on May 12. Every good mother is a good mother insofar as she is a shadow, an imitation of Our Lady, Mother of God, Mother of Mercy, and Mother of All the Living.