Celebrating Sibling Saints: Jacinta and Francisco Marto

Celebrating Sibling Saints: Jacinta and Francisco Marto

By Susan Ciancio and Catherine Daub “Why doesn’t Our Blessed Lady show hell to sinners? If they could see it, they would never commit any more sins.” – Jacinta Marto On May 13, 1917, three Portuguese children who lived near a town called Fatima were blessed with the...
Rushing to the Aid of the Innocent

Rushing to the Aid of the Innocent

With the hustle and bustle of Christmas, we can easily forget the other feast days that occur during the octave of Christmas—the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day. On December 26th, we commemorate the Feast of the Holy Innocents, a special feast for the...
Advent and the Culture of Life

Advent and the Culture of Life

As we proceed through these next few weeks of Advent in preparation for the coming of the Christ Child, we should remember how closely the culture of life is connected with the holy feast of Christmas. Christ came into the world as a tiny child; His public ministry...