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St Patrick’s Breastplate Prayer

St. Patrick’s Breastplate is a popular prayer attributed to one of Ireland’s most beloved patron saints. According to tradition, St Patrick wrote it in 433 A.D. for divine protection before successfully converting the Irish King Leoghaire and his subjects from paganism to Christianity. (The term breastplate refers to a piece of armor worn in battle). More […]

New book on the Ordained Ministry

Saint Colman’s Society for Catholic Liturgy hosted in July 2014 the VII FOTA International Liturgy Conference in Cork, Ireland. The main theme was “In Persona Christi Agens: Aspects of the Ordained Ministry” where aspects of the ordained priestly ministry and sacred liturgy where addressed. A new book has just been release as a result of […]

Being Catholic in Zanzibar

Mathew Limo* knows what to expect when he goes to church with his family. On the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar, where 98 percent of the population is Muslim, Christians are given the cold shoulder. The past year has been characterized by renewed violence against Christians. So far the violence remains aimed at religious, but the […]

U2’s Bono Opens Up About Jesus, God And Praying With His Kids

Bono, frontman for the Irish band U2, investor, and philanthropist, said he believes Jesus Christ was divine, that he arose from the dead, and that he made promises to the world that will come true. Bono, who has an estimated worth of $600 million, also said he prays “to Christ” in order “to know the will […]