The Truth About What Can Be Changed about Church Teaching & Papal Infallibility

This past Wednesday, a documentary came out in Rome from the Vatican that contained a remark that called for civil laws allowing for same-sex unions. This has caused much confusion about Church teaching and whether or not it could be changing. The short answer is no and that no matter what anyone says, Her teaching … Continue reading The Truth About What Can Be Changed about Church Teaching & Papal Infallibility

The Carmelites’ Holy Mother St. Teresa of Avila

Today is the feast day of St. Teresa of Avila, a solemnity for Carmelites. She is the mother of the Discalced Carmelite Order, having reformed the Order with St. John of the Cross after observing a lax atmosphere and longing for more prayer and a stricter observance of the Rule. Teresa wrote a beautiful poem … Continue reading The Carmelites’ Holy Mother St. Teresa of Avila

St. Therese of Lisieux–Patron Saint of Lumen Fidei!

St. Therese is known for her Little Way, or her method of showing love for God by making small sacrifices every day for Him. In short, doing small things with great love. We often feel like we can't do things for God because we aren't in the "right" place or situation and our state in … Continue reading St. Therese of Lisieux–Patron Saint of Lumen Fidei!

The Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross: Happy Easter! (sort of)

Adoramus te, Christe, et benedicimus tibi; quia per sanctam crucem tuam redemisti mundum.We adore Thee, O Christ, and we bless Thee; because by Thy Holy Cross Thou hast redeemed the world. Happy Easter! On this feast, we celebrate the exaltation of the instrument of our salvation. It was exalted on Easter Sunday just as Christ … Continue reading The Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross: Happy Easter! (sort of)

On 9/11: The Prayer of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI at Ground Zero

On the 19th anniversary of that tragic day that changed America forever, we continue to pray for the victims and their families, as well as for peace in our country and around the world. Eternal rest grant unto the victims, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon them. May their souls and the souls … Continue reading On 9/11: The Prayer of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI at Ground Zero