Thanksgiving is usually a grand feast and, for many, ushers in a month of feasting and celebrating until Christmas arrives. Perhaps we should take this opportunity to view the Thanksgiving holiday a bit more like Mardis Gras before Lent so that we may properly see Advent for the spiritual time of preparation that it should be.
Spending time in Adoration before our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament is a wonderful time to ponder His might, and to realize you are sitting before a person, the Second Divine Person of the Trinity. That is Who He is. So, this is also the perfect time to listen to the Lord and hear who He thinks that we are.
Church Politics: Focus On The Faith
With the innovations which modern technology have afforded us, there is a superabundance of information available to everyone about virtually everything. While this transparency and opportunity can be very good for society, it is also can a create an unnecessary distraction which can actually challenge us in our faith life.
The Chair Of Moses: The Chair Of Peter
When speaking to the Jews in the synagogue about the Pharisees and the Scribes, Jesus says that they have taken their seat on the Chair of Moses, which is a curious phrase that speaks of the authority the Pharisees have been given by God. One should wonder since Jesus is the fulfillment of the Law of Moses, then there must be a fulfillment of the Chair of Moses.
The Greatest Commandment
When Jesus was asked about the greatest commandment, he answered with not one but two commandments. The love of God and love of Neighbor are intrinsically related and dependent upon each other.
War In The Middle East: Prayer For Peace
As so many of us are aware, it seems forever that there has been strife between Muslims and Jews. While God will never break His covenant with Israel, His Chosen People, we must continue to pray for peace in that region of the world.
The Synod On Synodality: Come Holy Spirit
The time for the Synod On Synodality is here and all the delegates have arrived in Rome. This is an interesting time for the Church as the faithful have exhibited a mix of feelings from confusion and worry to great joy and expectation for the outcome. Perhaps the best way forward for Christian disciples is faith and trust in the Holy Spirit.
Judge Not Bad Politicians: Battle With Evil
As another presidential election season looms over the nation, there is a resurgence of calls for accountability of especially Catholic politicians who do not legislate according to moral principles in line with Church teaching. We tend to judge them and blame them and even hate them. Perhaps our fight is not with them at all, but with Evil.
Demographic studies as well as media coverage tell us that the number of Hispanics in the United States continues to grow. That means the Church must be diligent and purposeful in evangelizing these families. Radio Resurrecion founder Sergio Vasquez shares that Hispanic radio ministry has been very active as of late.
The New New Evangelization: Sharing The Kerygma Anew
There has been a shift of late in the world of evangelization. The number of those who do not believe in God has been increasing every year to crisis levels. This means that how we evangelize needs to change. There may be need for a new New Evangelization.
A Family Of Saints: The Beatification Of The Ulma Family
The Church has beatified an entire Polish family, the Ulmas, who were martyred for helping the Jews during WWII. The family consisted of father and mother, and seven children, one of them unborn. We discuss the story, and its meaning in the lives of the faithful.
Exhuming The Body Of Sister Wilhelmina
This is the episode you have been waiting for. The Catholic Cafe ventured to Gower, Missouri to visit the sisters of the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles where their beloved Foundress, Sister Wilhelmina Lancaster, was exhumed and found to be incorrupt. In this episode, we hear the account of the exhumation of her body.
The Music of the Sisters: The Benedictines Of Mary
The Catholic Cafe ventured to Gower, Missouri to visit the sisters of the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles where their beloved Foundress, Sister Wilhelmina Lancaster, was exhumed and found to be incorrupt. In this episode, we delve into - and listen to - the beautiful chant tradition of their order.
Founding Of The Order
The Catholic Café ventured to Gower, Missouri to visit the sisters of the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles where their beloved Foundress, Sister Wilhelmina Lancaster, was exhumed and found to be incorrupt. . In this episode, Sister Scholastica, Prioress, speaks with us about the founding of their small order.
Remembering Our Sister: The Benedictines Of Mary
The Catholic Cafe ventured to Gower, Missouri to visit the sisters of the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles where their beloved Foundress, Sister Wilhelmina Lancaster, was exhumed and found to be incorrupt. In this episode, the sisters share their recollections and stories about the life of Sister Wilhelmina.