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EDITORIAL: The Father Pavone Controversy

December 2, AD2016
EDITORIAL: The Father Pavone Controversy

We have deleted an article previous published on Catholic Stand regarding the actions of Fr. Frank Pavone, national director for Priests for Life.  It is not appropriate for Catholic Stand to offer an opinion on a matter while an investigation is underway within a diocese. It is not our place to take a side on an issue […]

A New Advent, A New Beginning

December 2, AD2016 1 Comment
A New Advent, A New Beginning

  Before becoming Catholic I had never before heard of Advent. After reading about it I was blown away yet again by the beauty of Catholicism. But even after reading about Advent it still took me some time to understand and fully appreciate the complete beauty the of Advent Season. For four weeks, we prepare […]

Worship God, Not Self

December 2, AD2016 0 Comments
Worship God, Not Self

Why believe in God? Well, why not?  Something made the universe or do you think if it was an accident? If it was, then we are all just matter and our choices don’t mean anything.  But we have feelings of love and compassion and even hate, which give us to have a purpose. But where […]

Christmas Eve in the Psychiatric Unit

December 1, AD2016 0 Comments
Christmas Eve in the Psychiatric Unit

In the Hospital I was not just in the hospital but in the “Psychiatric Unit” of the hospital. This is what happened to me on Christmas Eve, 2003. I was granted a pass to go home either Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. It wasn’t much of a choice but I chose the second option. This […]

Terrorism, The Sanctity of Life, and Mercy

December 1, AD2016 0 Comments
Terrorism, The Sanctity of Life, and Mercy

On September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York, Pennsylvania. and Washington D.C shocked the world. We will never forget exactly where we were when it occurred. I had an opportunity recently to view a documentary on the September 11th attacks and it triggered reflections on the value our lives hold in the eyes of God.  […]

New Mass, Old Mass: Savor the Fullness

November 29, AD2016 2 Comments
New Mass, Old Mass: Savor the Fullness

I am a relative newcomer to the Traditional Latin Mass, the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. My family and I first attended this form of Mass only a short time ago. I think it was the Feast of Christ the King in 2014 at the St. Francis de Sales Oratory in St. Louis, MO, which […]

Waiting To Give Birth With Mary

November 29, AD2016 4 Comments
Waiting To Give Birth With Mary

One day in December, our new priest led an Advent reflection in the school gym and asked the students, “Who is waiting for the birth of a new brother or sister this Advent?” Five hands went up. “Oh my, isn’t this wonderful”, the priest exclaimed, without really identifying each face, “So many of you are waiting for the […]

Mary’s Emptiness in the Immaculate Conception

November 28, AD2016 0 Comments
Mary’s Emptiness in the Immaculate Conception

There are numerous jokes and memes about the unique situations Mary may have found herself because of the divinity of her son such as Mary telling the Child Jesus to get in the bathwater, not just walk on it. As we celebrate the feast of the Immaculate Conception, I have always wondered about the unique […]

It Can’t Be New Year’s Eve, It’s Still November

November 28, AD2016 0 Comments
It Can’t Be New Year’s Eve, It’s Still November

Happy New Year! I expect readers will ask themselves, “O.K., Dan, you have gone around the bend on this one!  It is not yet December, let alone New Year’s Eve.” Well, it is a new year for the Church, at any rate, Advent is the start of the new liturgical year.  We will have moved […]

Abortion, Ancestry and the Ghost Generations

November 27, AD2016 3 Comments
Abortion, Ancestry and the Ghost Generations

Abortion was the forefront in this election cycle.  We had a candidate who openly supported it through the ninth month, and who wanted us to pay for abortion. The Ghost Generation As Catholics, we know abortion is an intrinsic evil.  But there is a question I wonder if we ever ask ourselves.  What about the […]