Like the martyrdom of the Apostles Saint Peter and Saint Paul (see previous post here), a great number of Christians perished at the hands of Nero during the terrible persecution that lasted from the years 64-68 A.D. This was the first major persecution of the newly founded Church at Rome. The holy men and women […]
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At what age do you think Americans are the least religious? Age 22. Only 17 percent of age 22 Americans, according to data from over 30 years of the General Social Survey, attend a religious service at least once a week.
Baptism is one of the most important sacraments which the Church offers as by it one is cleansed from sin and officially enters into the Church.
One of the things that caught me off guard when I came to Belmont Abbey College was the number of people wearing saint medals. I personally had never worn a saint medal.
Each year on June 22nd we celebrate the feast days of two notable Catholic saints and martyrs: Saint Thomas More and Saint John Fisher. It’s fitting that these two men have the same feast day, because they were both Englishmen martyred within two weeks of each other, for the same cause (religious freedom), on the same occasion (defending the sanctity of marriage and Papal authority against State usurpation), and at the hands of the same man (King Henry VIII).
I grew up with a terribly inaccurate stereotype about Catholic books. Growing up I always thought that a “Catholic book” was simply an apologetic book. I always thought they were books about why Catholics believe this or 20 commonly asked questions about the catholic faith.
When I started working at the Catholic Company I instantly learned a great deal about the Catholic faith.
Yesterday’s Sacred Heart blog post discussed the very rich and interesting history of the Sacred Heart devotion. This second installment will discuss its relationship to other Catholic devotions closely connected with it, namely the Divine Mercy, Eucharistic Adoration, and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Tomorrow is the feast day of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, one of the most popular devotions of the Catholic faithful. Most of us are familiar with the story of Jesus appearing to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque to request a special devotion to his Sacred Heart, and how it was later instituted as a feast day for the universal Church. But there is so much more to the Sacred Heart devotion than is commonly known.
Today is the feast day of St. Barnabas. St. Barnabas is one of the early Christian missionaries to the gentiles. He was born of the tribe of Levi and converted to the faith shortly following Pentacost, according to tradition.