Did you ever imagine Jesus being spoiled by his grandparents growing up? Well in the long history of Christianity people have thought a lot about Jesus childhood years. And from that we get the feast of Mary’s parents and Jesus’ …

I am who am. I was who was. I will be who will be. I bring into existence what exists. At Daily Mass we have been reading through the book of Exodus for the first reading. And today (Thursday the …

-An inscription stone reused in a wall in Edinburgh, Scotland gives thanks to God Last Saturday night I went to a concert at Iroquois Amphitheater with my sister and her family. It was a fairly ordinary summer’s night, for any …

In April of 1789 John Carroll of Maryland was elected the first Catholic bishop in the United States. Pope Pius VI had approved the idea of the first bishop being elected by the clergy, so it would not appear the …

June 24th is the feast of the Birth of John the Baptist. With Christ born on the 25th of December, that puts the Annunciation to Mary on the 25th of March (nine months earlier). Since Gabriel told Mary that her …

“I announce to you a great joy!” So the announcement of a new pope begins. And so this announcement should begin too, because our parishes are now open for worship at 100% capacity! Social distancing and masks only need to …

In 1968 the Garland of Roses was awarded to Dancer’s Image, only to have the title taken away when he tested positive for a prohibited anti-inflammatory. A month later at the Feast of Corpus Christi Archbishop McDonough blessed thousands with …

Back in the 80’s I had a Catholic Trivial Pursuit knockoff that we would play sometimes in seminary. The only thing left of it is one question that stuck in my mind, “What does the monument ‘Nuns of the Battlefield’ …

At just shy of 1,900 years old, the Pantheon in Rome is the world’s oldest building still in use. Most likely because it was dedicated as the church of St Mary and All Martyrs in AD 609. At Pentecost. -Fr …

Nine days in a row of a repeated prayer. A Novena. The Novena to St. Joseph for example, or the Divine Mercy Novena. It is an ancient Catholic way of prayer. Nine days. That is the number between the 40th …