Category Archives: Catholic Events

UPDATED: 9 New Catholic Gifts with the Nun (ن) Symbol

<img class=

In the writings of the early Church Fathers we find that the first Christians, before they received the name “Christians,” were commonly called “Nazarenes” by their Jewish neighbors because they were followers of Jesus of Nazareth (Acts 24:5).

The Arabic letter Nun (ن) is the first letter of the word Nasara (Nazarenes), a derogatory term that Muslims have still used for centuries to refer to Christians. Continue reading


Posted in Catholic Events, Catholic Gifts, Catholic News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Official Prayers + Apps for Our New Saint Popes!

<img class=

In light of the canonizations of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII this weekend, the Vatican has announced an official prayer to each of these two new saints.

The beautiful, simple prayers were released in Italian, but the Catholic News Service provided the following translations: Continue reading


Posted in Catholic Events, Catholic News, Pope, Prayer | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Kicking off First Communion Season: Where to Begin

<img class=

First Holy Communion is a rite of passage in a young Catholic’s life, one of the three of the Sacraments of Initiation into the Catholic Church along with Baptism and Confirmation. As a parent, between the outfit, the ceremony, and the afterwards festivities, there is a lot to do. We’ve compiled some best practices regarding guests, invitations, and gifts for First Communion day. These are not hard and fast rules but rather guidelines to help make the start of First Communion season easier to handle. Continue reading


Posted in Catholic Events, Catholic Gift Guide, Sacraments | Tagged | 2 Comments

Bambinelli Sunday: A Christmas Book & Craft Idea

<img class=

Bambinelli Sunday: A Christmas Blessing is a great children’s book out for the Christmas holiday season written by Amy Welborn. It’s a story about a boy, Alessandro, whose grandparents run a business that makes figurines for nativity scenes.

While spending time with his grandparents, Alessandro’s grandfather encourages him to craft his own baby Jesus figurine in order to bring it to St. Peter’s Square for the annual blessing by the Holy Father, called Bambinelli Sunday. Continue reading


Posted in Catholic Books, Catholic Events, Catholic Gifts, Catholic Traditions, Holy Day / Feast Day | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

St. Joachim & St. Anne Reflection from the USCCB

<img class=

Each year the Church venerates the memory of Saints Anne & Joachim on July 26th. An ancient story dating to the first centuries of the Church’s life recalls how Saints Anne & Joachim, like Abraham and Sarah, were scorned by their neighbors because they had no children. Continue reading


Posted in Catholic Events, Patron Saints | Tagged , , | 5 Comments

The Catholic Company Interviews Al Kresta, Gary Zimak, Fr. Roderick & James Coffey

<img class=

There’s been much flurry and excitement in the Catholic world since the short span of time from February 11 when Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI announced is resignation from the Chair of St. Peter and when Pope Francis was selected by the College of Cardinals on March 13. Posted below are our interviews with 4 popular names involved with Catholic media: Gary Zimak, host of Following the Truth on BlogTalkRadio, Al Kresta, President and CEO of Ave Maria Radio, Fr. Roderick, broadcaster & writer at SQPN.com. We’ve also included an interview with James V. Coffey, Vice President of the Papal Foundation. Continue reading


Posted in Catholic Events, Catholic News, Interviews | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Fr. Kapaun, Korean War Army Chaplain, Receives Medal of Honor

<img class=

Yesterday President Obama posthumously awarded Fr. Kapaun a medal of honor for his service, valor, and self-sacrifice as an Army chaplain during the Korean War. As reported on the White House blog yesterday, here is the transcript of the President’s words before he awarded the medal to Ray Kapaun, Fr. Kapaun’s nephew at the White House yesterday. Continue reading


Posted in Catholic Events, Catholic News | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

The Catholic Company Interviews Mike Aquilina & Jeff Cavins

<img class=

There has been much flurry and activity in the Catholic world since February 11 when the Pope Benedict XVI announced is resignation from the Chair of St. Peter. Because of the excitement of this unexpected occurrence, The Catholic Company lined up a series of interviews with popular names and personalities to get their thoughts on the whole process, everything from electing a new pope to personal reflections and stories about Benedict XVI. Continue reading


Posted in Catholic Events, Catholic News, Interviews | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Interview with Fr. Kauth: The Resignation of Pope Benedict XVI

<img class=

Last week, after the news of the Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI stepping down from his office as the Pope, I sat down with one of our Charlotte diocesan priests, Fr. Matthew Kauth, to discuss the major questions and issues surrounding this surprise decision. Continue reading


Posted in Catholic Events | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Catholic Company Staff React to the News of Pope Benedict’s Resignation

In a growing series of video interviews here at The Catholic Company regarding the news of the Holy Father’s resignation, we gathered a few employees that weren’t too camera-shy to discuss their thoughts of the big news and to share … Continue reading


Posted in Catholic Events | Leave a comment