Day: January 1, 2019


10 Ways To Help The Blessed Mother In The New Year

Devotion to Mary is God’s way and can be our way too. ☩ Patti Maguire Armstrong of National Catholic Register

Holy See Press Office Director Greg Burke Resigns

Burke and deputy director Paloma García Ovejero step down by their own choice and will be replaced ad interim by Vatican journalist Alessandro Gisotti. ☩ by Edward Pentin of National Catholic Register

Is Missing Mass On Holy Days Sinful? This Priest Explains The Hard Truth

People who willfully exempt oneself from Mass on a Holy Day carry the consequence of being in mortal sin. It is the same exact consequence for those who willfully exempt themselves from going to any Sunday Mass. ☩ by Fr. Bill Peckman of ChurchPOP

Retired Bishop Mulvee Of Providence, R.I., Dies At Age 88

Retired Bishop Robert E. Mulvee of Providence died Dec. 28 at the St. Antoine Residence in North Smithfield, following a brief illness. He was 88. ☩ by Rick Snizek of CNS via Crux

‘Miracle Of The Flowers’ Repeats For Six Centuries

Christmastime wonder in one Italian town has happened annually since the 14th century. ☩ by Joseph Pronechen of National Catholic Register

The Perfect Start For The New Year Means Celebrating With Mary

Celebrating Mary as Mother of God and our Mother on New Year's Day and throughout the 12 Days of Christmas makes for a perfect start to the New Year. ☩ by Joseph Pronechen of National Catholic Register

Looking For A New Year’s Resolution? Give Up Politics

If we devote the year of 2019 to reading instead of binge watching, we might come into 2020 with more wisdom. ☩ by John Clark of National Catholic Register

At The End Of One Year & The Start Of Another: Stability Within The Cycle

Catholics find ourselves in the unfolding of the liturgy’s temporal and sanctoral cycle; we situate our lives upon a calendar that precedes and supersedes the civil calendar, and opens onto eternity. ☩ by Peter A. Kwasniewski, Ph.D., of New Liturgical Movement

Lose Weight, Workout. . .Or. . .Cleanse My Soul?

So, what is my resolution for this year going to be, you ask? It wasn’t until I found my faith at the ripe old age of 42 and started my journey deepening my relationship with God did things start to change for me. ☩ by Kendra Von Esh of Catholic Stand

Divini Cultus, Pope Pius XI’s Apostolic Constitution On Sacred Music

Divini Cultus, an Apostolic Constutition commemorateing 25th anniversary of Pius X’s Tra le sollecitudini. ☩ by Gregory DiPippo of New Liturgical Movement

10 Modern Theologians, You Should Know

These thinkers to be tremendous influences on my own theological & spiritual life. ☩ Fr. John P. Cush, S.T.D., of National Catholic Register

Churches Worth Driving To

St. Peter Chaldean of El Cajon, California. The parish serves 5,000 Chaldean Catholics from Iraq. El Cajon has a large Chaldean population of 50,000, with another 10,000 in the surrounding San Diego area. Parishioners frequently rotate between parishes. ☩ from California Catholic Daily

Contemplating The Eucharist As The Mystical Word Of God

☩ Stephen Beale of Catholic Exchange

Mary, Mother Of God Readings Explained

☩ John Bergsma, Ph.D., of The Sacred Page

Will We Abandon Syria’s Christians?

☩ by Lt. Gen. (Ret.) J. Boykin & T. Weber of The Stream