Letters from Saints

Below you will find links to read the words of two saints in letters written to their respective sons:

Spiritual Battle

By now you are probably aware that a Satanic group has scheduled a so-called Black Mass for Sunday, September 21 at the Civic Center Music Hall in Oklahoma City. 

Even though tickets are being sold for this event as if it were merely some sort of dark entertainment, this Satanic ritual is deadly serious.  It is a blasphemous and obscene inversion of the Catholic Mass.  Using a consecrated Host obtained illicitly from a Catholic church and desecrating it in the vilest ways imaginable, the practitioners offer it in sacrifice to Satan.  This terrible sacrilege is a deliberate attack on the Catholic Mass as well as the foundational beliefs of all Christians.  It mocks Our Lord Jesus Christ, whom we Catholics believe is truly present under the form of bread and wine in the Holy Eucharist when it has been consecrated by a validly ordained priest.

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Prayer to St. Michael

Update, August 21:

"I am relieved that we have been able to secure the return of the sacred Host, and that we have prevented its desecration as part of a planned satanic ritual," said Archbishop Paul Coakley of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City. "I remain concerned about the dark powers that this satanic worship invites into our community and the spiritual danger that this poses to all who are involved in it, directly or indirectly." [...] On Sept. 21, the day the satanic ritual has been scheduled, the archbishop invites the Catholic community as well as all Christians and people of good will to join him in prayer for a Eucharistic Holy Hour [...] followed by an outdoor Procession and Benediction.

In Testimonium...

Pope Saint Gregory the Great, in honor of whom many people refer to plainchant as “Gregorian Chant”. He was entrusted with the See of Peter from 590 to 604, during which time he sent St. Augustine of Canterbury to evangelize England and also undertook an extensive renovation of St. Peter’s Basilica, prior to which time the Basilica had no fixed altar. Rather the focal point of the Constantinian structure was the burial vault of St. Peter. In order to be able to offer the Holy Mass atop the tomb of the Galilean fisherman (red), Pope Saint Gregory elevated the floor of the sanctuary and built the first permanent fixed altar in the basilica. Where that altar was now rests the 12th century altar of Pope Callistus II, the 16th century altar (black) of Pope Clement VIII and the 17th century baldacchino designed by Bernini. Our Lord did say, “You are Peter and on this rock I will build my Church”. 

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Eternal rest grant unto them...

Joan Carola Gaw
8 Jun. 2014

G. Leonard Brothers
13 Jun. 2014

Anna Rita Gil
5 Jul. 1924 - 28 Jun. 2014

Dorothy Konnick Furey
3 Jul. 2014

Rita Zimmer Johnston
31 Jan. 1926 - 21 Aug. 2014

John Thomas Bigger
22 Aug. 2014

Abraham H. Pishevar II
8 Mar. 1996 – 25 Aug. 2014

Humanae Vitae

The transmission of human life is a most serious role in which married people collaborate freely and responsibly with God the Creator. It has always been a source of great joy to them, even though it sometimes entails many difficulties and hardships.

The fulfillment of this duty has always posed problems to the conscience of married people, but the recent course of human society and the concomitant changes have provoked new questions. The Church cannot ignore these questions, for they concern matters intimately connected with the life and happiness of human beings.

Read Humanae Vitae

Pastoral Letter By Bishop Paul Loverde

Bought With a Price

Bought with a Price:
Every Mans' Duty to Protect Himself and His Family From a Pornographic Culture

Upon release of the letter, Bishop Loverde said, "In my fifty years as a priest, I have seen the evil of pornography spread like a plague throughout our culture. As part of my responsibility to lead all the people in the Diocese of Arlington to the vision of God, I find it necessary now to address the tremendous moral, social, and spiritual dangers of pornography." In the letter, Bishop Loverde addresses: The nature of the current threat of pornography; The arguments put forward by those who attempt to rationalize pornography; The offering of concrete counsel to all Christians, young people, couples, and priests and the gift of sight and its fulfillment in divine contemplation.

Download the entire letter as a PDF.

Virginia Catholic Conference

Virginia Bishop file amicus brief in Federal Court of Appeals

The Virginia Catholic Conference, representing Bishop Francis DiLorenzo of Richmond and Bishop Paul Loverde of Arlington, filed an amicus curiae brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in support of Virginia's definition of marriage as the union of one man and one woman. The case is Bostic v. Schaefer. Previously, U.S. District Court Judge Arenda Wright Allen of Norfolk struck down the provision in Virginia's constitution that affirms marriage as the union of one man and one woman - a provision strongly endorsed by the Virginia bishops and approved by more than one million voters in a 2006 ballot initiative.