Saint of the Day – St. John Ogilvie

Born in 1579, John Ogilvie belonged to Scottish nobility. Raised a Calvinist, he was educated on the continent. Exposed to the religious controversies of his day and impressed with the faith of the martyrs, he decided to become a Catholic. Prayer Almighty and eternal God,you gave to St John Ogilviewisdom in defending the Catholic faithand courage in facing a martyr’s death:listen to our prayers,and send us an ever greater … Continue reading Saint of the Day – St. John Ogilvie

Pastoral Councils and their Vital Role in the Church Today

By Patricia McNally Addressing the clergy and consecrated people in Assisi on October 7th 2013, Pope Francis said ‘How necessary the Pastoral Councils are! A Bishop cannot lead a diocese without the Pastoral Councils. A parish priest cannot lead a parish without the Pastoral Councils.This is fundamental!’ Continue reading Continue reading Pastoral Councils and their Vital Role in the Church Today