Tag Archives: Pope Francis

7 Things You Didn’t Know about St. Valentine’s Day

1. The Romans Might Have Been the first.  In Ancient Rome, the festival of Lupercalia was from February 13th to 15th to celebrate the start of spring and the fertility of the earth. It was in 494AD that Pope St. Gelasius I abolished this pagan festival and replaced it with a Feast of Purification. Which historians believe was […]

Natural Law Ain’t Nonsense

“[T]he light of natural reason, whereby we discern what is good and what is evil, which is the function of the natural law, is nothing else than an imprint on us of the Divine light.” – Summa Theologiæ [Part II, FP, Q. 91] Natural law is sometimes dismissed as just another religious theory, totally dependent […]

The Don

St. Don Bosco (John Bosco), was an Italian Roman Catholic priest of the Latin Church, educator and writer ofthe 19th century. At the age of nine, Don Bosco had the first, great dream which marked his entire life. He saw a multitude of very poor boys who play and blaspheme. A Man of majestic appearance told him: With meekness and […]

Evangelization in the Modern World-Part Three: The Edge

Evangelization in the Modern World-Part Three: The Edge The universal call to evangelization (as explained in the first part of this series), must be preceded by a fulfillment of the universal call to holiness. The second part focused on the means, especially the modern means, by which we can bring others to Christ. The purpose […]

Baptizing the Culture

“And when [God] says, ‘Be not much with a strange woman,’ He admonishes us to use indeed, but not to linger and spend time with, secular culture.” – Clement of Alexandria, The Stromata, Book 1, Chapter 5 As Christians, we are asked to detach ourselves from secular culture, but still, we are also commanded to […]

Evangelization in the Modern World-Part II: The Means

Evangelization in the Modern World  Part Two: The Means  In the first part of Evangelization in the Modern World, we looked at how each Catholic is called to evangelize in their own way. This universal call to evangelization can only be taken up after a response to the universal call to holiness, for everyone is […]

A Man without a Face

Yesterday, Pope Francis blessed a man without a face. Here are some pictures: