Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of the Unborn

The March for Life in Washington DC will be happening this week and today the USCCB has called for a day of prayer for the legal protection of the unborn. Why should we pray for this? Why do Catholics "interfere" with the law on this? As I said in my previous post about denying Communion, … Continue reading Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of the Unborn

Why Denying Communion to Those Who Break Away from Catholic Teaching is Practical and an Act of Mercy

It occurred to me that lately I haven't been doing as many posts as I should about issues in society and how it relates to the Church. And the issue of denying Communion to people who claim to be Catholic but denounce Her teachings on certain subjects such as abortion came back into the news … Continue reading Why Denying Communion to Those Who Break Away from Catholic Teaching is Practical and an Act of Mercy

The Feast of the Circumcision of Our Lord

Unlike the Novus Ordo rite, which celebrates the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God today, the traditional rite celebrates the octave day of the Nativity, which marks the day of the circumcision of Jesus. This article from Catholic Restoration details what we take from this day, mainly the humility and obedience of Christ as He … Continue reading The Feast of the Circumcision of Our Lord

The 12 Days of Christmas–Via Catholic News Agency

The 12 days of Christmas have special religious significance. This article by Catholic News Agency explains that significance and reminds us that Christmas is more than one day. That's right, contrary to what our secular society teaches us, Christmas has its own season and lasts for 12 days, ending on the Feast of the Epiphany. … Continue reading The 12 Days of Christmas–Via Catholic News Agency