Do you pray the Rosary? You should!

January 19, 2017

These days, I don’t do much driving, and so I listen to the radio very, very rarely. But in the last few weeks, it seems any time I happen to be in the car long enough to turn on Catholic radio, I’ve inevitably heard somebody talking about the 100th anniversary of Fatima, which Catholics will celebrate this year.  For those not keen to the Fatima story, in 1917, in a small…


Remembering and Celebrating the Immaculate Conception

December 8, 2016

Today, the Church celebrates the Immaculate Conception.  In case you’re one of those Catholics (like me) who used to think that this feast was about the conception of Jesus, recall that the dogma of the Immaculate Conception refers to the conception of Mary in the womb of her mother, Saint Anne.  This is a particularly interesting dogma as it was not formally defined until 1854, in the encyclical of Pope…