All Saints Fantasy Baseball Team

Like a lot of you, I have been enjoying the World Series this year, which is arguably one of the most entertaining Series in the recent past. In 6 games we have already seen 62 points, 23 home runs, 2 extra innings games and 5 out of 6 were close, within just 1 or 2 points. It is without question “heavenly” since it is between the celestial Houston Astros and angelic Los Angeles Dodgers. But with the intersection of [...]

St. Thomas More: A Statesman for All Ages

I am by no means the most informed citizen, yet I doubt that I am alone in observing that there is a problem with modern politics. In the recent presidential election, Americans were subjected to unnecessary and offensive language from both major parties, scandals and subsequent cover-ups, and a general lack of integrity and common decency—all among contenders for the highest elected office in our country. And so we wonder, are there any good politicians left?  As Catholics, we question [...]

St. Joseph: A Model for Fathers

This Sunday, June 18, we honor the men who are fathers in our lives, and especially our own fathers. Both parents fulfill specific, essential roles within the family, which we see demonstrated foremost by the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Joseph within the Holy Family. Nevertheless, research has shown that the specific presence of the father in the home is incredibly important for a child’s development. Children with absent fathers are at greater risk for a number of risk factors, [...]

The Story of Our Lady of Fatima: 100th Anniversary

The Apparitions of the Angel  In 1916, as World War I devastated Europe, three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal, were visited three times by an angel while out tending their sheep. The first apparition took place in the spring of 1916. Lucia dos Santos, age 9, and her cousins Francisco and Jacinta Marto, ages 8 and 6, had taken shelter from the rain in a small cave, where they ate their lunch, prayed a truncated version of the Rosary, and [...]

9 of the Most Well Known Catholic Religious Orders

If you are like me, you can never remember the names of the religious orders that run your school, parish or other institution let alone who founded them, their mottos, coat of arms or characteristics of their spirituality. Well, here is a quick refresher for 9 of the most well known religious orders of the Catholic Church; Franciscans, Carthusians, Jesuits, Benedictines, Salesians, Missionaries of Charity, Dominicans, Augustinians and Carmelites. They were started by some of the most notable men [...]