St James the Persian

November 28, 2022 0 Comments

As you know, the beauty of the Church is the diverse group of disciples of the Lord who have been called through the years. The Church is the place where one follows Jesus Christ. One particular martyr-saint who commemorated today for the 25th Sunday after Pentecost is Saint James the Persian. His brief biography was …

St Catherine of Alexandria

November 25, 2022 0 Comments

St. Catherine of Alexandria suffered tortures before being martyred in the 4th century. A learned scholar and effective evangelist, Catherine converted many souls to Jesus Christ. Finally put on trial, her wisdom and fortitude could not be overcome by argument or threat and led to many more conversions before she was finally beheaded. She is …

Bishop interviewed by Cardinal

November 24, 2022 0 Comments

Cardinal Timothy Dolan Interviews Bishop François Beyrouti on the Catholic Faith Network. November 14, 2022.  Two pictures of Bishop François’ visit to Virgin Mary Melkite Catholic Church in Brooklyn AND his meeting at the Catholic Near East Welfare Association ( headquarters in Manhattan.

On our national day of giving Thanks

November 24, 2022 0 Comments

“If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.” (Meister Eckhart) Thanksgiving is a time for us to recall and to deeply live the blessings of our lives, and to give thanks to God for His many gifts. Let’s be grateful for what we have been …

The Holy Philemon and his companions

November 22, 2022 0 Comments

Today the Church commemorates the memory of one Saint Paul’s close collaborators in preaching Savior’s Good News. He was born in Turkey and died in Colossae. One of Saint Philemon’s biographers writes: These four Apostles were all disciples of the Apostle Paul, and are mentioned individually in his Epistle to Philemon. In the first verse …

New Prefect for the Eastern Churches at Vatican

November 21, 2022 0 Comments

The Holy Father nominated today the Prefect for the Dicastery for Eastern Churches, Archbishop Claudio Gugerotti, until now Nuncio to Great Britain, and previous Nuncio to Ukraine. Archbishop Gugerotti, 67, has an earned doctorate from the Pontifical Oriental Institute (PIO) in Rome and a former student and colleague of the late Archimandrite Robert F. Taft, …

An interview with Bishop François

November 17, 2022 0 Comments

Read an interesting and inspiring interview with Bishop François here.