Saint Bonaventure

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O God, Who did give Thy people blessed Bonaventure as a minister of eternal salvation, we beseech Thee; grant that we may deserve to have him as an intercessor in heaven, whom we had as a teacher of life on earth.

Today, the Church celebrates the feast day of Saint
Bonaventure
. Born and baptized in

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St Stanislaus Church (New Haven, CT) to host the St Gregory Society

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Archbishop Henry J. Mansell, Archbishop of Hartford, in a letter to the Saint Gregory Society of New Haven, Connecticut, gave his permission for the Traditional Latin Mass community to relocate from Sacred Heart Church in New Haven to Saint Stanislaus Church at 9 Eld Street in New Haven.

“He wants to be certain the church is appropriate for your needs,” wrote the archbishop.

He gave permission

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Giving Caritatis in Veritate a first look

How is Caritatis in Veritate (CV; Truth in Charity) binding on the
consciences of Catholics or anyone else? CV is a teaching document that is
addressed to clergy and all people of good will. If you want to talk about it
binding a person’s faith and reason it comes only in the willingness to accept the pope’s vision of life expressed in this teaching. Its ability to influence the reader lies in how receptive the reader is to that which is presented in

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Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha

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Lord
God, you called the virgin, blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, to shine among the
Indian people as an example of innocence of life. Through her intercession, may
all peoples of every tribe, tongue, and nation, having been gathered into your
Church, proclaim your greatness in one song of praise.

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Hermits in the 21st century?

Yes, there are people living the life of a hermit according the mind of the Church. Read the story of Sister Kathyrn Ann, it’s fascinating. I am happy some have found a calling to go deeper into the Paschal Mystery by a life of sacrifice. We need their witness.

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Legion of Christ: pray for guidance

I would like to invite everyone to enter into a period of
intense time of prayer for the Church in the coming days. Use your discretion
as to length but do some form of prayer the good of the Church. The Holy See
has asked five bishops to investigate the life of the members of the Legion of
Christ
beginning on July 15th. May I recommend the prayers to the Holy Spirit
is needed as well as the Memorare for

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About the author

Paul A. Zalonski is from New Haven, CT. He is a member of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, a Catholic ecclesial movement, and an Oblate of Saint Benedict. Contact Paul at paulzalonski[at]yahoo.com.
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