Blog Posts - Pope Pius Xi



Saint Peter Canisius, the Second Apostle of Germany

December 21st, is the optional memorial of Saint Peter Canisius (1521-1597) the 16th century Dutch Jesuit priest and Doctor of the Church, who played a major role in the Council of Trent and the Counter Reformation. His extensive writing in theology...
by BIG C CATHOLICS on Dec 20, 2016

Memorial of Saint John of the Cross, Spanish Mystic

December 14th, is the memorial of Saint John of the Cross, (1542-1591) the 16th century Spanish Carmelite priest, mystic-poet, theologian, and Doctor of the Church, who was instrumental in the Counter-Reformation. Born Juan de Yepes He was the Castil...
by BIG C CATHOLICS on Dec 13, 2016

Homily for the Solemnity of Christ the King, November 20, 2016, Year C

Fr. Charles IrvinSenior PriestDiocese of Lansing(Click here for today’s readings)If there is no divine being above us we will be consumed by all that is around us. If Christ in His kingship is removed from our lives we will be at the mercy of any a...
by BIG C CATHOLICS on Nov 19, 2016

Homily for the Solemnity of Christ the King, November 20, 2016, Year A

Fr. Charles IrvinSenior PriestDiocese of Lansing(Click here for today’s readings)If there is no divine being above us we will be consumed by all that is around us. If Christ in His kingship is removed from our lives we will be at the mercy of any a...
by BIG C CATHOLICS on Nov 13, 2016

The Christ the King Novena Starts November 11th

This feast day was instituted by Pope Pius XI on December 11th, in 1925, within the encyclical letter Quas Primas. The Holy Father was responding to the fact that the world was becoming increasingly nationalistic and secular. Governments were claimin...
by BIG C CATHOLICS on Nov 10, 2016

Memorial of Saints Isaac Jogues, Jean de Brébeuf and Companions, Martyrs

On October 19th, dioceses in the United States observe the memorial of Saints Isaac Jogues, Jean de Brébeuf and companions, also known as the North American Martyrs. The six Jesuit priests and two laymen from France, were the first martyrs of North...
by BIG C CATHOLICS on Oct 19, 2016

Memorial of Saints Isaac Jogues, Jean de Brébeuf, and Companions, Martyrs

On October 19th, dioceses in the United States observe the memorial of Saints Isaac Jogues, Jean de Brébeuf, and companions, also known as the North American Martyrs. The six Jesuit priests and two laymen from France, were the first martyrs of North...
by BIG C CATHOLICS on Oct 18, 2016

Saint John Eudes, Priest, Missionary and Founder

August 19th, the Church celebrates the Optional Memorial of Saint John Eudes, (1601-1680) the French priest and missionary who founded the Congregation of Jesus and Mary and the Order of Our Lady of Charity. He was born in the village of Ri, in Norma...
by BIG C CATHOLICS on Aug 19, 2016

Lectionary Preaching – Preparing for Christ the King Sunday, The Quas Primas

I have one more sermon to preach for this class. It will occur on 25 November which is Christ the King Sunday, a Feast Day for Roman Christians. It began in 1925 with this letter: Pius XI, Quas primas (11/12/1925). Read it, enjoy.
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Nov 5, 2012

We Do Indeed Need to Show Joy as Catholics.

  “Be happily and uncomplicatedly Catholic.” Michael J. Sheehan, Archbishop of Santa Fe News flashes Alex Salmond, 1st Minister of Scotland, has protested to Parliament about a law on the books since 1701 stating that no member of the royal fami...
by The Joyful Catholic on Jun 24, 2011


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