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Vatican Corner 09-12-2021

Another poor reason people give for not taking the vaccines is concern about side effects. The vaccines can sometimes cause aches, fever and fatigue but only for a short time. In fact such side effects are a sign that the vaccine is getting the immune system ready for...

Pastor’s Desk 09-12-2021

Can You Walk the Walk? I’ve met and talked with enough people to feel confident that if you polled 100 fallen-away Catholics about why they didn’t want anything to do with the Church, the term “accountability” would pop up in almost all of their answers. And to be...

Vatican Corner 09-05-2021

Some good reasons you might not get inoculated against the pandemic might be if you have an underlying health condition or an allergic history. But there are other reasons and some are very poor and need to be combated in order to bring the pandemic to an end. Needle...

Vatican Corner 08-29-2021

As of this writing on 8/23/2021, there have been reported 213,338,543 cases of the Covid-19 virus worldwide, 4,454,049 deaths and 190,903,844 recovered. On August 18, 2021, in an attempt to make the people around the world feel more confident in the Covid-19 vaccines,...

Pastor’s Desk 08-29-2021

Pop culture has given us an unique idea of the term justice. Justice, we often think, is about taking. Taking what’s owed. Taking revenge. Taking what we deserve. This worldview tends to make mincemeat of our Catholic social teachings. Seeking the good of the poor, a...

Vatican Corner 08-22-2021

On August 11, 2021, the actor and Catholic: Jonathan Roumie, who plays Jesus in the TV - Internet series and global phenomenon “The Chosen” met Pope Francis at his weekly Wednesday audience at the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall. Roumie said that it was a lifelong dream of his...

Pastor’s Desk 08-22-2021

We aren’t comfortable with the idea of submission. Our society champions equality, and rightly so — but it’s a mistake to think that submission is at odds with equality. To submit ourselves fully, we must first be free. We must first be our own masters. God has...

Vatican Corner 08-15-2021

The traditional Latin Mass has a liturgy entirely in Latin, but there are other major differences between the Latin Mass and the Novus Ordo (New Order) Mass which uses the common  language of the country, and is the familiar Mass that has been used for the past 50 +...

Pastor’s Desk 08-15-2021

Today, Catholics and many other Christians celebrate the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This significant feast day recalls the spiritual and physical departure of the mother of Jesus Christ from the earth, when both her soul and her body were...

Vatican Corner 08-08-2021

Latin was the language spoken around the area of Rome called Latium in the 1st century BC. With the power of Rome, Latin became the dominant language in Italy and in the entire Western Roman Empire. After Pentecost, the apostles spread Christianity throughout the...

Pastor’s Desk 08-08-2021

This and ThatWe AskedLoving Creator,We asked for strength, and yougave us difficulties to make usstrong.We asked for wisdom, and you gave us problems tosolve.We asked for prosperity, and you gave us purposeand brains to use.We asked for courage, and you gave us fears...

Vatican Corner 08-01-2021

Twenty-five years after Michelangelo painted his masterpiece the: ‘Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel’, and after a long, successful period working for the Medici family in Florence, he returned to the Vatican to work. He was welcomed by Pope Clement VII who commissioned...

Pastor’s Desk 08-01-2021

Practicing FaithQuestion:I’d like to make some new resolutions about practicing the faith in our family during the year. Do you have any suggestions?Answer:The family is the most essential space for the formation of values and character. Practicing your faith as a...

Vatican Corner 07-25-2021

Shortly before Pope Francis’ planned colon surgery, Salvatore Izzo the director of the Vaticannews website told Francis about his own medical problems, but Francis did not reveal his pending surgery in return. The Vatican and the Pope probably wanted to keep the...

Pastor’s Desk 07-25-2021

St. Joachim, Father of the Most Blessed Virgin Feast: July 26th  St. Joachim was the ever-chaste husband of St. Anne, the mother of our Blessed Virgin. Though advanced in years, Sts. Joachim and Anne remained fervent in their prayers to be blessed with a child. God...