Full Question Someone in the schismatic group the Society of St. Pius X told me that when the pope was in India he had his forehead anointed by a Hindu “priestess of Shiva” and that there is a photo to prove it. Is this true? Answer There is a photo of the Pope having his
What are the first images that cross your mind when you think of Valentine’s Day? Do you see a bishop? An early Christian martyr nobly laying down his life as a witness to Christ? Or, is your mind filled with pictures of hearts and flowers, with Cupid flying around with bow nocked with love arrows?
I’m my previous article on sex and sanity, I asked whether there is such a thing as sexual sanity. That is: is there an objective reality about sex (an intrinsic meaning and purpose) that I would need to respect and live in accord with in order to be sexually sane? We saw that the answer
Before the changes to the liturgy in the late 1960s, the Church in the West had a pre-Lenten season before the start of Lent that was known as Shrovetide. It included three Sundays of preparation for Lent known as Septuagesima (“seventieth”), Sexagesima (“sixtieth”), and Quinquagesima (“fiftieth”). There was also Quadragesima (“fortieth”) Sunday, the first Sunday
Roses are red, violets are blue, I have no idea why we give roses on Valentine’s Day – how about you? The truth is that Saint Valentine has nothing to do with roses, but he ispart of the reason we celebrate love each year. Saint Valentine was sentenced to death during a time when Christians
St. Valentine is one of the most popular Saints in the Catholic Church. Millions celebrate his feast day around the world with signs of affection for their loved ones. St. Valentine was imprisoned by Claudius II after he was caught converting people to Christianity. While imprisoned, St. Valentine continued God’s work, resulting in his death.
Almost four decades after the “no-fault” divorce revolution began in California, misconceptions abound. Even the many books about divorce, including myriad self-help manuals, are full of inaccurate and misleading information. No public debate preceded the introduction of no-fault divorce laws in the 1970s, and no debate has taken place since. Yet divorce-on-demand is exacting
Venerable Henriette DeLille, born a “free woman of color” before the Civil War, had all the makings of a life of relative ease before her. Born in 1812 to a wealthy French father and a free Creole woman of Spanish, French and African descent, Henriette was groomed throughout her childhood to become a part of
History will judge Blessed Paul kindly, for his courage and his deep prayerfulness Archbishop Rino Fisichella’s slim book I Met Paul VI (Gracewing) is not a personal memoir. Rather, it collects stories from those who knew Blessed Paul personally. Fisichella was the reporting judge in the Cause for Paul’s beatification, which took place in 2014.
Valentine’s Day is full of excitement for billions of people around the world, who celebrate love with their significant others – but for those who are single, Valentine’s Day can be difficult to handle. While loving couples exchange gifts, gaze into each others’ eyes and celebrate in their own unique ways, millions remain on the