Browsing the November 2019 archive of Apologetics

Reestablishing Christ’s Reign in Our Lives

Posted by Samantha Laveau on 11/22/19

The month of November happens to contain one of my favorite feast days.  Since 1925 the last Sunday of ordinary time has been dedicated to Christ the King.  It’s one of my favorites because it was established by one of the most underrated popes in recent history, Pius XI (1922-1939).

Pius established the feast in his encyclical letter, “Quas Primas,” which was written to address a growing secularism in the first part of the 20th century.  We would do well to read the writings of this pope, who reigned between the two world wars, to see how he was a prophet for the world at the beginning of the 21st century.  In fact I would say as a certified “popeaholic” he is certainly in my top ten popes of all ... Read More »

Some Catholic Traditions Come from Apocryphal Books

Posted by Samantha Laveau on 11/21/19

On November 21, the church celebrates the liturgical feast called the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The feast commemorates the event of Mary at the age of 3 being brought to the Temple in Jerusalem and left there to be raised by holy women. It is a feast ... Read More »

Learn from St. Hubert: Don’t Skip Church to go Hunting

Posted by Samantha Laveau on 11/13/19

If you are an outdoorsman, November is the most wonderful time of the year!  Hunting is in the air, and although hunting is an interest of both sexes, I certainly see more wives alone at Mass during this time than I see husbands.  Often, women will refer to themselves ... Read More »

If Your Adult Children No Longer Practice the Faith, It’s Probably not Your Fault

Posted by Samantha Laveau on 11/05/19

In any profession, or even anything we do, there are routines, things that come up so often that you don’t have to give it a lot of thought. Routines by their nature are repetitive and so often seemed diminished in importance.

My life as a pastor has lots of ... Read More »