This Fourth of July, Call On Our Spiritual Mother

On July 4, remember that the Patroness of the United States is mother for all of us: those on the left or the right, Democrat or Republican, whatever our ethnicity, race, or even creed. Our Lady is the New Eve, Mother of the New Adam, and the Refuge of Sinners; she has been given the whole human race by God. 

To be a pilgrim, in Catholic Poland

Poland is the ideal land for learning the art of pilgrimage, says Stephen J. Binz, author of the award-winning book from Marian Press, The Way of Mercy: Pilgrimage in Catholic Poland.

Remember the First Martyrs, and the most recent ones

As we commemorate the First Martyrs, let us not forget that today, more than ever before, our brothers and sisters in Christ are going home to God because of their fidelity to the faith which saves.

The Two Faltering Vicars of God

God's representatives on earth failed at the house of Caiaphas, and through that failure, our salvation came to pass. So Chris Sparks reveals in this fourth article on his epic pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

A Saint for All Seasons

If you had money, power, and status second only to the king of your country, would you be able to lay it all down for the sake of conscience and faith? Would you possess a trust in God greater than your many extraordinary possessions? Saint Thomas More, whom we celebrate on June 22, is a gallant example.

Patron of Youth, Warrior for Christ

Saint Aloysius Gonzaga (feast day: June 21) is the patron saint of youth. For most of his brief life, this son of a warrior was fighting a very different battle with an absolute determination to win: a war against against sin. As the Church attests, he won.

The Immaculate Heart of Mary, Sign of Hope

Times are tough, but they can be made better, and according to Heaven, turning to Our Lady is a key part of the answer, especially on her feast (June 17).