New Cathedral Plans for Steubenville!

This evening after celebrating Mass to kick off the second annual Fortnight for Freedom promoting religious liberty, Steubenville Bishop Jeffrey Monforton unveiled plans for the renovation of Holy Name Cathedral in downtown Steubenville. “The Diocese of Steubenville was established in 1944,” the Bishop told those in attendance. “But we will comb through the archival records […]

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A CUF Patron for All Seasons

Tomorrow, June 22, is the feast of one of the patrons of Catholics United for the Faith: St. Thomas More. Most of us are familiar with the story of this English layman beheaded during the reign of Henry VIII. When More refused to betray the eternal truth about marriage, he unknowingly became the patron of […]

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St. Rita, Pray for Marriages!

Today is the feast of St. Rita of Cascia, an extraordinary woman of devotion and perseverance. For almost 20 years, Rita (Born Margherita Lotti) patiently prayed for the conversion of her husband, who persistently abused her. After her husband was murdered, this saintly woman eventually entered a religious community in the Augustinian tradition. Rita died […]

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Will Francis Reunite East and West? (Part 2)

In addition to the Patriarch Bartholomew’s presence, other Orthodox prelates similarly excited media comment with their attendance at Pope Francis’ installation. This was particularly true of the Metropolitan Hilarion Aleyev of Volokolamsk, who represented the Patriarch of Moscow, Kyril, and has been in charge of the Russian Orthodox Church’s ecumenical affairs. He is well known […]

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St. Catherine of Siena Trivia

Today is the feast of St. Catherine of Siena, a Doctor of the Church and beloved patroness of Italy, nurses, firefighters, and those afflicted with illnesses–among many other people, things, and places. As a bit of trivia for her feastday, can you answer where St. Catherine’s remains are located? a. Siena b. Avignon c. Rome d. Milan Click under […]

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