Vocation Awareness Week with Fr. Khoi Tran

Thoughts from Fr. Tran on priesthood: For those who are discerning the priesthood, don't be afraid. None of us are perfect and worthy, but that's why this vocation is from God for He's the one who empowers those He called


What caused the Reformation? A Catholic explanation

Washington D.C. (CNA/EWTN News) — One fated Halloween, 500 years ago, Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of Wittenberg Castle in a dramatic act of defiance against the Catholic Church. Or, he may have just hung it on the doorknob. Or mailed out copies.


Martyrs of the Church — Saint Joan of Arc

Perhaps novelist Mark Twain describes our saint for today best: “When we reflect that her century was the brutalest, the wickedest, the rottenest in history since the darkest ages, we are lost in wonder at the miracle of such a product from such a soil.”


Martyrs of the Church — Saint Jude

I’ve been praying to St. Jude, the patron saint of lost causes and desperate cases, for so long that I can’t remember how I happened to start praying to him. When things are out of your control, when there’s nothing you can do about it, St. Jude is a good friend.


Martyrs of the Church — Edith Stein

Edith Stein stayed up all night reading an autobiography of St. Teresa of Avila. The 29-year-old Jewish scholar, who had lost her faith in God as a teenager, said, “When I had finished the book, I said to myself, ‘This is the truth.’”