…bearing with one another in love, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Month: August 2013

Pietro Parolin new Vatican Secretary of State

The Holy Father has appointed Archbishop Pietro Parolin, 58, his Secretary of State, replacing Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, SDB. He will turn 79 on December 2. The Secretary of State functions as the Prime Minister. Until now, and since 2009, Archbishop Parolin has been the Nuncio in Venezuela. He was the Undersecretary of State for Relations […]

Late summer reading

Just in case you’re looking for something to read this summer (what’s left of it) … Francesca Ambrogetti and Sergio Rubin, Pope Francis: His Life in His Own Words Father Robert Barron The Strangest Way: Walking the Christian Path Pope Benedict XVI, What It Means to Be A Christian Father Peter John Cameron, O.P., Praying with Saint Mark’s Gospel: […]

The NEW Blackfriars Films … Come, my Way, my Truth, my Life

The New York Province of Dominicans have brought together several media initiatives and created for themselves a new media division under the sponsorship of the Province of Saint Joseph with the debut of Blackfriar Films. They are off and running… Here we have a treat with Father Austin Dominic Litke, OP, Father Robert Koopman, OSB […]

Saint Augustine of Hippo

Saint Augustine was born in Tagaste, Souk-Ahras, Algeria on November 13, 354 to Patricius, a pagan, and Monica, a fervent Catholic. We liturgically observed Saint Monica’s feast yesterday. We know from his writings and the witness of many others that Augustine was endowed with brilliant human, intellectual and spiritual gifts which lead him on a […]

Saint Monica

Son, nothing in this world now affords me delight. I do not know what there is now for me to do or why I am still here, all my hopes in this world being now fulfilled. Saint Monica about the conversion of Augustine Saint Monica gives hope to mothers (parents and family) that perseverance in […]