Spooky October is finished and November is here: the month for all saints, all souls, elections, a little…
Fr. Jack Collins, CSP, hits the streets of New York City’s scary Greenwich Village, asking young adults what they know about the origins of Halloween — how it began, why people wear costumes, and the two Catholic holidays surrounding All Hallow’s Eve.
The saints are our mentors and models who show us ways to live our faith. However, some of their stories…
Fr. Dave Dwyer, CSP, and Fr. Larry Rice, CSP, discuss facts of Catholicism not widely known, including everything from historical facts to modern pop culture references about the Church.
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Fr. Larry explains the history of the devotion to the child Jesus Infant of Prague and what some younger parishioners may accidently mistake it for.
I lived in Prague for a time, and worshiped occasionally at the church of the Infant of Prague (the church of Our Lady Victorious, or Panny Marie Vítězné in Czech). The statue is robed in colors that match the season, or the day’s feast, in one of the hundred of robes that have been donated throughout the centuries. The statue is reportedly anatomically correct and has delicate lace undergarments, to preserve the modesty of the Carmelite nuns responsible for changing his robes.