Browsing the September 2020 archive of Apologetics

Padre Pio Helps Us Make Sense of Stigmata

Posted by Samantha Laveau on 9/23/20

When I was young and still in the practice of going trick-or-treating, I was Johnny Cash pretty much every year except for one. That one year I was the Fonze from the popular 1970s television series Happy Days. Arthur Fonzarelli, aka “The Fonze,” was simply the coolest thing that ever showed ... Read More »

St. Januarius’ Blood—A Miracle, or What?

Posted by Samantha Laveau on 9/18/20

The month of September contains the feast day of a saint that is associated with one of the strangest occurrences in all of Catholicism, and the crazy thing is that the event happens with great regularity.

September 19 is the feast day of an obscure, yet celebrated saint by ... Read More »

A Sure Way to Keep Your Parish Open

Posted by Samantha Laveau on 9/14/20

Of all the priests in our diocese there is one in particular who you might call our “living history book.”  I have had many occasions to listen to Father Dick Partika talk about everything and anything you wanted to know about the history of the Diocese of Duluth.  I ... Read More »