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Worker Saints and the month of May

April 30, 2021 Dawn Beutner 3

When Pope Pius XII declared May 1 to be a memorial in honor of Saint Joseph the Worker in 1955, it was obviously a rebuke of Communist Russia’s “May Day” celebrations of the rights of […]

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The Saints and Sinners of Holy Week

March 30, 2021 Dawn Beutner 0

In his fascinating book Villains of the Early Church: And How They Made Us Better Christians (Emmaus Road Publishing, 2018), Mike Aquilina offers excellent insights into some of the famous characters who caused trouble for Catholics […]

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The Mathematician Saint

March 27, 2021 Dawn Beutner 1

Saints inspire others to become saints, and the famous Saint John Bosco proves that point. Don Bosco, as everyone called him at the time, was a priest who founded religious orders of priests and sisters […]

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Why Saint Joseph now?

March 24, 2021 Dawn Beutner 4

Many Catholic writers have been explaining, examining, and encouraging devotion to Saint Joseph ever since Pope Francis declared a “Year of Saint Joseph” in December of 2020. As the March 19th annual solemnity in honor […]