Posted by Helen Lee on 03/10/2016

St Joseph is a very special, and often overlooked Saint. Adopted father of Jesus and husband to Mary, Joseph was the protector of the Holy Family. Joseph showed mercy to Mary when he didn't understand how she came to be with child. He ensured that Jesus had a safe place to be born, and that Mary and Jesus had a safe place to live their lives.

Posted by Helen Lee on 03/10/2016

"Angel" means messenger, but the Archangel Gabriel seems to be God's special messenger, particularly of messages concerning Christ. In the Gospel of Luke, Gabriel announces the conception of John the Baptist to his father, Zacharias. Gabriel also announces to Mary God's wish for her to be the bearer of His son. In the Old Testament, Gabriel interprets Daniel's dreams and foretells the coming of the Christ.

Posted by Helen Lee on 03/9/2016

Our Lady of Guadalupe is an apparition of the Blessed Virgin to Juan Diego on a hill outside of modern day Mexico City. When she appeared to Juan Diego, he went to the archbishop to share his experience. The archbishop asked for a sign, and Our Lady obliged by directing Juan Diego to collect roses in his cloak.

Posted by Helen Lee on 03/8/2016

St Thérèse is the patroness of CatholicTV, and (among other things) she's also a patron of missionaries

Posted by Helen Lee on 03/4/2016

Prayer for March 2016: Families in Difficulty and Persecuted Christians

 

Posted by Helen Lee on 02/10/2016
From 'Slavery Still Exists'   Modern Slavery
Posted by Helen Lee on 02/10/2016

Even now, says the LORD, return to me with your whole heart, with fasting, and weeping, and mourning

Posted by Helen Lee on 02/1/2016

Prayer for February 2016: Care for Creation and Encounter in Asia

Universal

Pope Francis' universal prayer intention for February 2016 is "that we may take good care of creation–a gift freely given–cultivating and protecting it for future generations".

Posted by Helen Lee on 01/12/2016
Prayer for January 2016: Interreligious Dialogue and Christian Unity

We're so happy that Pope Francis has begun releasing video prayer intentions. May this new media effort help the Holy Father reach even more people with his message of mercy and fraternity. We're glad to share this month's video with you here:

 

Posted by Helen Lee on 07/22/2015
It's scientific

Nope, Natural Family Planning isn't just the "rhythm method". It's not based on guess work that assumes all women's cycles are the same. Depending on which method you use (Base Body Temp method, Ovulation method, Sympto-Thermal method) NFP is based on some combination of charting body temperatures and cervical mucus. It's a system based on measurements and data tracking.

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