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Do not let Lent go by in vain!

The season of Lent began with Ash Wednesday: “The days of penance have come: let us expiate our sins and save our souls,” the Church prayed on that day. Its name — Quadragésima in Latin — refers to the canonical

A little secret for holiness

A favorite motto of St. Teresa of Calcutta was: “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” This saying is very simple, yet it can have a profound impact on our

The crusade in favor of life

The following are excerpts from an interview with and a conference talk by Most. Rev. Héctor Aguer, Archbishop Emeritus of La Plata, Argentina. “The cultural situation today is highly complex and contradictory because at the moment in which, seemingly, society

Mary, Mother of God and Mother of the Church

Every January 1st the Church celebrates the beginning of the new year by placing it under the protection of Mary, under her title of Mother of God. In the mystery of the Redemption, God also decreed that Mary be the

Don’t contribute to disguising Christmas!

Some years ago, the Most Rev. Juan del Río, then Bishop of Jerez (Spain) and President of the Spanish Commission for Mass Media Communication of the Episcopal Conference, wrote an interesting pastoral letter on the loss of the nature of

Let us adore Christ in the Blessed Sacrament

We would like to express our grateful love to the Lord truly present in the Most Blessed Sacrament. In his encyclical Ecclesia de Eucharistia our late Pope John Paul II wrote regarding Eucharistic adoration: “The worship of the Eucharist outside of

An Extraordinary Heroism of the Will

Being a Catholic priest today demonstrates an extraordinary heroism of the will. No matter what dissenting theologians may say, it is impossible to separate the priesthood from the liturgy. One can always repeat in an exaggerated way that a priest

Long live Christ the King!

On Sunday, November 22, 2020 we will celebrate one of the feasts most special to Miles Christi: the liturgical Solemnity of Christ the King. Those of us enrolled in this small militia desire to “be more devoted and to distinguish

The Journey to Sainthood

What are the steps necessary for beatification and canonization? The canonical norms concerning the procedures that must be followed in the declaration of beatification or canonization are contained in the Apostolic Constitution Divinus Perfectionis Magister, promulgated by Pope John Paul

“Do not be afraid to go against the current!”

In April 2004, Pope St. John Paul II made a Palm Sunday plea to youth to go fearlessly “against the current” in proclaiming the Cross of Christ, the redeeming salvation for mankind.  Addressing some 30,000 pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s