Browsing the May 2019 archive of Apologetics

Memorial Day Is the Most Catholic Secular Holiday

Posted by Samantha Laveau on 5/28/19

Back in the fall of 1987, when I was a senior in high school, my paternal grandmother had died. To this day, it is one of the more traumatic deaths I have experienced.

Though her death was expected due to cancer, she was a massive influence in my young ... Read More »

Jesus only appeared to his disciples for good reason

Posted by Samantha Laveau on 5/22/19

May is an important month because it marks the anniversary of Our Lady’s appearance to the three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal. I had every intention to write on the subject of Our Lady’s appearance, but as I sit at my computer writing, the Resurrection is vivid in my brain.

It is ... Read More »

Notre Dame Is Special, Because It Was Built for Mass

Posted by Samantha Laveau on 5/20/19

On April 15, when I got home from what seemed to be a particularly long day, I found an old photo album I had put together back in the year 2000. I was particularly interested in these nearly two-decade-old pictures, because they were taken during a trip a friend ... Read More »

Stories Surrounding Miracle of Fatima Are Worth Retelling

Posted by Samantha Laveau on 5/13/19

As a child, my spirituality centered around one thing: Our Lady of Fatima.  My paternal grandmother was the spiritual compass of the whole extended family, and she had a deep devotion to Our Lady of Fatima and the purported apparitions three shepherd children had of the Virgin Mary in ... Read More »