Sister Deirdre Byrne–a Retired U.S. Army Colonel and Surgeon — says Pro-lifers must be ‘battle ready’ to defend the family

Sister Deirdre Byrne–a Retired U.S. Army Colonel and Surgeon — says Pro-lifers must be ‘battle ready’ to defend the family

Catholics must be “battle ready” to defend the family and their faith, said Sister Deirdre Byrne, POSC, at an international pro-life conference on April 30. Byrne, a member of the Little Workers of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, is a surgeon and a retired colonel in the U.S. Army. She serves as the…

How to obtain a plenary indulgence during Holy Week

How to obtain a plenary indulgence during Holy Week

CNA, Catholic Catechism—A plenary indulgence is a grace granted by the Catholic Church through the merits of Jesus Christ, Mary and all the saints to remove the temporal punishment due to sin. The indulgence applies to sins already forgiven. A plenary indulgence cleanses the soul as if the person had just been baptized. A plenary…

St. Dominic entrusted this Marian icon to nuns in Rome 800 years ago

St. Dominic entrusted this Marian icon to nuns in Rome 800 years ago

CNA—Eight hundred years ago, a barefoot St. Dominic carried an icon of the Virgin Mary across Rome to entrust the Marian image to a new community of cloistered nuns, who have safeguarded the icon within the walls of their convent to this day. The icon, known as the “Advocata,” can be found today in a…

Things you’d never thought you’d EVER hear:  “Amen and Awoman” at the end of prayer…

Things you’d never thought you’d EVER hear: “Amen and Awoman” at the end of prayer…

The recently-opened 117th Congress experienced what could be considered the most laughable prayer ever uttered if it was not in the context of such a serious platform. Representative Emanuel Cleaver from Missouri was sworn in on Sunday, and led a prayer in front of Congress to conclude the process. Ordinarily, this would be an appropriate…

Archbishop Gomez Leads Nation in Virtual Rosary for America Today

Archbishop Gomez Leads Nation in Virtual Rosary for America Today

Archbishop José H. Gomez, joined by bishops from across the country, leads faithful in praying a virtual rosary for the Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary, to seek our Blessed Mother’s intercession for the nation. The Rosary for America video is available today at https://lacatholics.org/rosary-for-america/. “Our hope is to unite Catholic people from across…

‘Prayer has been the great source of strength to me’: Cardinal Pell acquitted, looks forward to Easter

‘Prayer has been the great source of strength to me’: Cardinal Pell acquitted, looks forward to Easter

CNA—After more than 14 months in prison, Cardinal George Pell said he was always hopeful about the High Court decision which acquitted him of all charges and released him from incarceration on April 7. Shortly after his release from prison, the cardinal told CNA that, while he had kept faith he would be eventually exonerated,…

Powerful St. Andrew Christmas “Novena”

Powerful St. Andrew Christmas “Novena”

What is commonly known as the St. Andrew Christmas Novena — or The St Andrew Christmas Prayer— is not a novena (because it is prayed for more than nine days), nor is it a prayer to St. Andrew.  Instead, it is a most simple, unusual and beautiful prayer recitation that prepares the soul for Christmas. …

Catholic Businessmen and Women on their Knees in October…Find out Why…

Catholic Businessmen and Women on their Knees in October…Find out Why…

Catholic business owners and Catholic business professionals at all levels—including the Catholic Medical Association, Legatus International, Catholics@Work (Oakland), Catholic business owners and Catholic business professionals at all levels—including the members of Catholics@Work (Oakland), Catholics at Work OC (Orange County), Catholic Professional & Business Club (Reno, NV), many Catholic lawyers and judges nationwide at St. Thomas…

How Do You  Deal with Workplace Burnout?

How Do You Deal with Workplace Burnout?

Dear Dick: I hear an awful lot about burnout these days. I’m tired a lot and have lost a lot of the enthusiasm I once had for my job. Does this mean I’m burned out? If so, what should I do about it? —Tired on the Job   Dear Tired: If you dread the thought…