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Litany of the Saints – Solemnity of All Saints

November 1, 2017 by  
Filed under All Saints, Devotions, Litanies, Liz Estler, Prayer, Solemnity

  Litany of the Saints   Lord, have mercy on us.                       Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us.                     Christ, have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy on us.                       Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us.                                     Christ,... Read More

Solutions from the Saints

It can safely be said that Christians today — faced by a society that constantly works to undermine or discredit their moral values and beliefs — have more than enough moral problems and life challenges, but far too few spiritual role models. We are more technically knowledgeable and proficient than ever before, but perhaps less aware of life’s central issues, and more confused and uncertain... Read More

Fire of Mercy: A Retreat Guide for All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day

FIRE OF MERCY: A RETREAT GUIDE FOR ALL SAINTS’ DAY AND ALL SOULS’ DAY   The newest Retreat Guide from RC Spirituality, Fire of Mercy, is now available at www.RCSpirituality.org. When was the last time you thought about what happens after we die? Certainly, you already know what happens—we all learned it in Catechism class: first comes death, unavoidable for all of us, then comes judgment,... Read More

The Solemnity of All Saints

November 1, 2013 by  
Filed under All Saints, Liz Estler, Solemnity

  Today, November 1st, the Church celebrates the Solemnity of All Saints. Who are these “Icons of Human Love,” as Father Thomas Dubay, S.M. called them in Saints: A Closer Look? They are those “who have lived upon earth as we have, who have known our miseries, our difficulties, our struggles,” writes Father Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen, O.C.D. in Divine Intimacy. Some... Read More

Should Catholics participate in Halloween festivities?

September 12, 2011 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, General

Some parents at the Catholic school where my child attends want to have a Halloween Party. I am really troubled by this. To me it seems clearly antithetical to our faith to celebrate a pagan ritual rooted in the idea that sacrifice to demonic spirits would ward off their punishment. Even if the meaning is watered down to mere costume wearing at this point, the practice still celebrates evil and minimizes... Read More