The Catholic Church views Marian apparitions and messages as “private revelation” and even when it officially recognizes them, does not consider them part of the deposit of faith or as adding to what has already been revealed in Christ.
The Boston workplace of Dr. Valdemar Welz is a little different than the typical dentist’s office. A visitor can see two Divine Mercy images displayed, as well as an icon of the Annunciation. In addition to these visual reminders of the faith, the soothing sounds of Gregorian chant sometimes fill the air.
Longtime Catholic pro-life, pro-family advocate and former Virginia House of Delegates member Bob Marshall, 76, admits to some discouragement about the political and cultural situation of the United States in 2021.
At Easter, the Paschal mystery focuses on the astonishing scene at Jesus’ sepulcher: “When Simon Peter arrived after him, he went into the tomb and saw the burial cloths there, and the cloth (sudarium) that had covered his head, not with the burial cloths but rolled up in a separate place” (John 20:6-7).
John Dame is CEO of Dame Management Strategies, a management consulting firm based in Harrisburg, PA; Jeffrey Gedmin is a senior fellow at Georgetown University and at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, a London-based think tank. Here are some elaborations on their “Six Principles for Developing Humility as a Leader,” gleaned from an article they co-authored for Harvard Business Review several years back.
After living in Los Angeles for eight years, Mary Ashley Burton was taken aback when her new doctor in Ventura County accompanied her out the door after a check-up, and personally wrote out directions for her lab work and imaging.
Vern Dosch, Vice President of Legatus’ new Bismarck Chapter which chartered October 22, is an ardent proponent of servant leadership. As president and CEO of National Information Solutions Cooperative, a technology company headquartered in North Dakota, Dosch, 66, credits that philosophy with attracting and retaining its talented workforce.
As this season of faith, family, and food approaches, I reminisce not only about holiday seasons past, but also about the original Christmas day so many centuries ago. On a 2013 trip to Israel, I had the privilege of standing in Shepherd’s Field, once traversed by Joseph, Mary, and Jesus, still cradled in His mother’s womb.
Thanksgiving Day is about family, food, sharing, and, most of all, love. Although Thanksgiving is considered a secular holiday, the feast day subconsciously evokes love for one another and an overall heartfelt appreciation that transcends our senses.
The slow and steady decline of Catholic schools over the last 50 years has been well documented. Enrollment peaked at over 5.5 million K-12 students in 1965, plummeted to below 2 million by 2015, and continues to decline. More students are now homeschooled than attend Catholic school in the U.S.
Resurrection of Catholic musical patrimony strikes heartfelt chord with many. Upon the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, the hearts of the apostles were filled with wondrous joy on Easter Sunday. In a similar way, the hearts of many faithful today are elated at the return of sacred music into the life of the Church.