Browsing the April 2019 archive of Apologetics

Rediscovering a ‘Beautiful, Ancient Prayer’

Posted by Samantha Laveau on 4/30/19

October is the month of the rosary, but there is good reason to focus on the rosary in the month of April as well.

The last day of April is the feast day of St. Pius V, A Dominican pope who was very much devoted to the rosary and ... Read More »

‘Incorrupt’ Saints — What Do They Mean?

Posted by Samantha Laveau on 4/16/19

On April 16, the church honors St. Bernadette Soubirous (1844-79), the lone seer of the Virgin Mary’s appearance in Lourdes, France. Though St. Bernadette is a popular saint, with many of the faithful devoted to her, there is something else unusual about her that has drawn much attention even from the ... Read More »

Meditating on the Details of the Passion during Holy Week

Posted by Samantha Laveau on 4/11/19

In April, we tend to think of Easter, but before we get there we of course have to go through Holy Week and the Passion of Christ. For this column I want to explore some of the lesser known facts of Christ’s passion, as portrayed in the four Gospels. ... Read More »

Why Catholics Eat Fish on Fridays

Posted by Samantha Laveau on 4/08/19

Catholics throughout history have been called many names, some nice and others not so nice.  One of the names that has been attached to Catholics is “fish eaters.”  This is because of one of the more peculiarly outward Catholic practices that many non-Catholics wonder about—abstaining from meat on Fridays, ... Read More »

Confession: Jesus’ Most Important Gift to Us

Posted by Samantha Laveau on 4/04/19

Lent is a season of repentance of sin.  Repentance from sin for Catholics mostly means going to confession—yet another subject that is often misunderstood by Catholics and non-Catholics alike, and for that matter, the most unused of the sacraments.

From time to time, you will hear people explain what ... Read More »