This weekend we celebrate the Solemnity of Christ the King. Let us offer our thanks and loyalty to our great King, Jesus Christ! The Catholic Bishops of our country have designated this Sunday, November 26, as a day of special intercessory prayer for Persecuted Christians. Here is some background on the Catholic Churches in the Middle East:
I wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving! As we celebrate this national holiday, it is good to ask: do you know the origins of Thanksgiving Day in our country? This week I offer a brief article on the history of Thanksgiving.
The Catholic Origins of Thanksgiving by Taylor Marshall
An interesting bit of trivia is that the first American Thanksgiving was actually celebrated on September 8,...
The whole month of November is dedicated to increasing devotion to aid the souls in purgatory. I came across a great article on this topic in National Catholic Register written by Joseph Pronechen and printed October 24, 2011. The article is an interview with author Susan Tassone. I include here excerpts from this article:
“What is the best devotion to help the souls in purgatory?
During this month of November our Church draws us to remember the Holy Souls in Purgatory. The teaching of our Faith regarding Purgatory is really about the Mercy of God. Our Creator has told us in Sacred Scripture that nothing impure shall come before Him in Heaven ((Rev. 21:27). In His great Mercy He has established a means by which souls can be...