Sundays at the Seminary Series Focuses on Mary

The Seminary of the Immaculate Conception in Huntington is hosting a lecture series titled “Mary: The Bible and the Mother of God.” Sponsored by the Friends of the Seminary. It will consist of the viewing and discussion of Dr. Brant Pitre’s DVD series and discussion of two topics from 2...
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Fruits of Redemption

“I’m starved…cheeseburgers…. …What was that idea I had for my ethics paper?…. During the final minutes of a Holy Hour, it’s pretty normal to find the mind wandering a bit. The act itself of adoring the Lord Jesus in the Eucharist takes energy, so we can become a little mentally fatigued by the hour’s end. In this mental fog, we can easily tune out this little prayer often prayed by the priest or deacon right before benediction.
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Central Europe trip was about honoring roots, moving forward, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A living faith draws strength from remembering the past while continuing to grow in love of God and service to others, Pope Francis said. The pope said he saw that kind of faith on display Sept. 12-15 as he visited Hungary and Slovakia. Reviewing the trip...

New Brunswick mandates COVID vaccine pass, but Catholic dioceses take differing approaches

The Diocese of Saint John, New Brunswick has said proof of vaccination will not be required for Mass or the other sacraments, though it will comply with provincial rules requiring such proof for other indoor gatherings. Other dioceses in the province, those of Moncton and Edmundston, have said they will require proof of vaccination to attend Mass.

Diocese of Buffalo once again requiring masks at mass

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — The Diocese of Buffalo now requires masks for anyone attending church. According to the diocese, this will be for entry, exit, and when receiving Holy Communion. Churchgoers may “relax their mask” if they “feel comfortable to do so” when seated, the Diocese says. It also says...


It was a historic day for the Catholic faithful in Santa Ana as Diocese of Orange Bishop Kevin W. Vann officiated the dedication of Christ Our Savior Catholic Parish on Saturday, Sept. 11. The newest church of the diocese is a striking modern edifice of 18,500 square feet that was...

Carrying the light of Christ, Sept. 16: Catechism is clear on protection of the unborn

What is a catechism? A catechism is a compendium, that is, a collection of the doctrine or official teaching concerning faith and morals. For Catholics such a collection is known as the Catechism of the Catholic Church in which we find the compiling of a reference text containing Catholic beliefs. What is a catechist? A catechist is a witness to the Catholic faith who through teaching and way of life hands on the principles of the Catholic faith to others.