Sr. Mary Magdalene's Vocation Story Sr. Mary Magdalene, a native of Overland Park, KS, attended PSU until 2008. In 2009 she became a Dominican nun in the Monastery of Our Lady of the Rosary. Sr. Mary Magdalene made First Profession as a Nun of the Order of Preachers at the Monastery of Our Lady of the Rosary, Summit, NJ on December 8, 2011, Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. Below is a video of her story.
Advent week 2
Advent with Fr. Pontifex - Week 2
The Advent season is time for us to slow down, pray and to seek to vigilant for the coming of Jesus Christ. Our cues from secular culture can easily move us in the opposite direction, becoming more frantic and materialistic. We may become feel the need to work hard to give gifts to our loved ones and that is a good thing as long as we realize that the greatest gifts that we can give them are to found in our communion with the Lord.
Advent with Fr. Pontifex - Week 1
Advent marks the beginning of a new liturgical year. We focus upon the reality of the coming of Jesus Christ: past, present, and future in a new and fresh way. With so much focus on the end of the world, how do we navigate our way through all the talk as people of faith.
Advent Gangnam Style
Advent Gangnam Style!
Why is this Advent season so important? It is a time to stop - to prepare - to wait. Take a look at this video on the real meaning of Advent.
Fr. Barron Skyfall
"Skyfall": A Commentary by Fr. Barron
If you have not watched the movie, you may want to wait to watch this until after if you don't want to know what happens.
St. Kateri Tekakwitha
Pope proclaims seven new saints, including St. Kateri Tekakwitha
VATICAN CITY (CNS) - Proclaiming seven new saints - including St. Kateri Tekakwitha and St. Marianne Cope from North America - Pope Benedict XVI said they are examples to the world of total dedication to Christ and tireless service to others.
In a revised canonization rite Oct. 21, the pope prayed for guidance that the church would not "err in a matter of such importance" as he used his authority to state that the seven are with God in heaven and can intercede for people on earth.
An estimated 80,000 pilgrims from the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Italy, Spain, Germany and Madagascar ﬁlled St. Peter's Square for the canonization of the holy women and men who ministered among their people.
The pilgrims applauded the proclamation of the new saints, who included: Kateri, an American Indian who was born in the United States and died in Canada in 1680; Mother Marianne, a Sister of St. Francis who traveled from Syracuse, N.Y., to Hawaii to care for people with Hansen's disease and died in Molokai in 1918; and Pedro Calungsod, a teenaged Philippine catechist who was martyred in Guam in 1672.
The other new saints are: French Jesuit Father Jacques Berthieu, martyred in Madagascar in 1896; Italian Father Giovanni Battista Piamarta, founder of religious orders, who died in 1913; Sister Carmen Salles Barangueras, founder of a Spanish religious order, who died in 1911; and Anna Schaffer, a lay German woman, who died in 1925.
Pope Benedict called St. Kateri the "protectress of Canada and the ﬁrst Native American saint," and he entrusted to her "the renewal of the faith in the First Nations and in all of North America."
The daughter of a Mohawk father and Algonquin Christian mother, St. Kateri was "faithful to the traditions of her people," but also faithful to the Christianity she embraced at age 20. "May her example help us to live where we are, loving Jesus without denying who we are," the pope said.
Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia, who is of American Indian descent, told Catholic News Service, "I think many young people today are embarrassed about embracing the Catholic faith because they live in a secular culture that's hostile toward religious experience."
Dolan Letter to Pres
Cardinal Dolan Writes To The President
Dear President Obama, In my capacity as President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, I write to express my congratulations on your re-election as President of the United States. The people of our country have again entrusted you with a great responsibility. The Catholic Bishops of the United States offer our prayers that God will give you strength and wisdom to meet the difficult challenges that face America.
In particular, we pray that you will exercise your office to pursue the common good, especially in care of the most vulnerable among us, including the unborn, the poor, and the immigrant. We will continue to stand in defense of life, marriage, and our first, most cherished liberty, religious freedom. We pray, too, that you will help restore a sense of civility to the public order, so our public conversations may be imbued with respect and charity toward everyone.
May God bless you and Vice President Biden as you prepare for your second term in service to our country and its citizens.
Timothy Cardinal Dolan Archbishop of New York President United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Catholic Bible vs Protestant
Catholic Bible vs. Protestant Bible
Learn why Catholics and Protestants have different versions of the Bible. This is the video that was shown at the last Newman Club Meeting.
Communion of the Saints
Communion of the Saints
Prayer for our Nation Before the 2012 Presidential Election
Prayer for our Nation Before the
2012 Presidential Election
Saturday, October 27, 2012
In a little over two weeks, Americans across the country will go to the polls to elect the next President of the United States. Without doubt, this is an important time for all Americans, especially for those who profess to be followers of Jesus Christ. Currently many of the values that have shaped our Country from its founding seem to be at risk, religious liberty being one of the most prominent. Religious liberty, which is the first value guaranteed by the Constitution, is being eroded and is on the verge of being denied with the HHS mandate that would compel Catholic employers to provide insurance coverage for contraception and sterilization. Pope Benedict XVI and the United States Bishops have recognized this erosion, and have encourage Catholics across the Country to defend our religious freedom and to defend those Christian values upon which the United States was founded.
So, as Catholics, we have always turned to the Mother of God for help in times of need. The Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) is sponsoring a Novena to the Mother of God for the Nation. This novena is a great way to ask for the Blessed Mother's intercession! Each day, there is a short reflection and prayer, which can be prayed online everyday, or downloaded to print. It is a great way to pray with others all over the country and world for the future of the United States and for religious freedom. And if you start tomorrow, Sunday, October 28, the novena ends one day before the Presidential Election.
Tell your family and friends about the novena, and let's ask Mary the Mother of God to intercede for us so that religious liberty may be protected and the values we cherish as "one nation under God" would be respected and promoted!