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North American Sanctity: St. Kateri Tekakwitha

She is called the “Lily of the Mohawks” and the “Genevieve of New France”: St. Kateri Tekakwitha (feast day April 17), the first Native American to be canonized. 

Holy Communion with God and Those We Love

When you’re at Mass and you receive Jesus in Holy Communion, guess what? You may also hope to be in holy communion with your departed loved ones, a closer communion and a deeper love than you ever had on earth.

On the Annunciation, let Mary be your guide

Do you have trust issues with God? On April 8, let Mary be your guide. The Solemnity of the Annunciation can teach you how to place your expectant trust in Him. 

Happy Easter! Go forth in holiness!

Happy Easter! The knowledge that the Father wants to raise each of us up with Christ gives us great cause for rejoicing, but it doesn't give us a magic wand. We have to respond.

The Holy Week 'Hinge': the Pascal Triduum

What is the Paschal Triduum, March 28, 29, and 30, and what does it mean? Brother Stephen J., MIC, explains that to participate in the Church’s full celebration of the Paschal Mystery is one of the best ways to celebrate Easter.

Bookends of the Spiritual Life: Palm Sunday and Good Friday

Palm Sunday, April 2, and Good Friday, April 7, are bookends of the spiritual life in a lot of ways. Let us welcome our King, the Son of David, with hosannas. Let us lay our palms beneath the feet of His mount, and never forget that the palm is an ancient symbol of martyrdom.

When the Corner Pharmacy Becomes an Abortion Center

In an announcement that sent shockwaves through the pro-life movement nationwide, the pharmacy chains CVS and Walgreens announced that the dangerous abortion drug mifepristone would be sold in their stores in select states. The abortion pill is now the leading cause of death for preborn children. 

“The Son Receives from His Father”

On this Solemnity of St. Joseph, Br. Stephen J., MIC, offers an original poem about the foster father of Jesus and his Son.

North American Sanctity: St. Joseph, Patron Saint of Canada

Long before his official declaration as Patron of the Universal Church by Pope Pius IX in 1870, Canada was already consecrated to St. Joseph (feast day: March 19), the spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary and foster-father of Jesus.

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