App full of Saint names for expecting parents

There’s a cool new iPhone app from our friends at Our Sunday Visitor. (Just 99 cents). The App (currently only available for iPhone) is perfect for expecting parents who are looking for a saint’s name for their child. (Reminder: CV has an App, too.) The OSV editors pulled the information from the App from their excellent book The Dictionary of Patron Saints’ Names – which ... More


Reader: Democrat joins Ryan on Medicare reform, Newt drops 12 pts in Iowa, A new Doctor of the Church?

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-OR Bipartisan support, finally! Rep. Paul Ryan, R-WI, teamed up with Oregon Democrat Sen. Ron Wyden on a new plan to reform Medicare. Wyden said it was time for conservatives and progressives to come together and “deal with the costs and demographic challenges.” It won’... More

Reader: Polls show Newt is frontrunner, Media attacks Santorum, +Wenski says Obama ‘seems to have deceived’ Catholics

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. Newt Gingrich is definitely the frontrunner now. Iowa: Newt 33, Romney 18, Ron Paul 18, Perry 11.  South Carolina: Gingrich 38, Romney 22, Perry 9, unsure 9. But Gingrich is not without his critics. The last time Gingrich gained power both his popularity and that of his... More

What today’s saint can tell us about true “reform”

Today is the feast of St. Charles of Borromeo, a saint I treasure so much that my first-born son bears his name. (Alas, I passed on Borromeo for a middle name.) Then-Cardinal Ratzinger used the example of St. Charles of Borromeo when discussing the immediate aftermath of the Second Vatican Council. Ratzinger was very critical of many of the reforms that emerged in these first 20 years after the Co... More


Google UK: Happy St. Andrew’s Day!

Good on Google UK! And special blessings upon the people of Scotland for St. Andrew’s Day. Let us also take today to pray for the 300 million Orthodox Christians worldwide – St. Andrew is their Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I’s patron saint – and for the ongoing efforts to unify the Western and Eastern Church. ...READ MORE... More



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