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The Paradox of St Lucy

The Paradox of St Lucy

Saint Lucy, whose feast the Church celebrates on December 13th, was a young Sicilian girl martyred in the midst of the Christian persecutions during the reign of the Emperor Diocletian in the early fourth century. St. Lucy’s story tells of her refusal to marry a pagan

Gaudete Sunday Calls Us to Rejoice

Gaudete Sunday Calls Us to Rejoice

“Rose” Sunday in Advent calls us to rejoice, even in a penitential season. Will our readings show us how? Gospel (Read Lk 3:10-18) Traditionally, Catholics observe the third Sunday of Advent as “rose” Sunday, or “Gaudete” Sunday, which is Latin for “rejoice.” This is a beautiful reminder

The Personhood of the Fetus

The Personhood of the Fetus

In the arguments before the United States Supreme Court in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization1 on December 1, 2021, there was one major issue that was all but ignored. The attorneys for both sides as well as the Justices all seemed to assume that an overturning