Lourdes Macaspac

Catholicism 101 Writer

Wed

21

Nov

2018

Saint of the Issue: Martin of Tours

by Lourdes Macaspac

 

Saint Martin of Tours, patron saint of the poor, soldiers, tailors, winemakers, and conscientious objectors, ora pro nobis!

 

Martin was born around AD 316 to pagan parents, yet the boy chose another path; drawn to Christianity, Martin decided to become a Christian at age 10. Shortly before his birth, Christianity had been legalized in the Roman Empire under Constantine.

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Wed

29

Nov

2017

Acts of Violence Prompt Concerted Response from Church Leaders

by Lourdes Macaspac

 

On October 31, a 29-year-old Uzbeki man, Sayfullo Saipov, attacked civilians with a rental truck, killing at least eight people and injuring a dozen more. According to eyewitnesses, “he allegedly drove about a mile along a busy bike path near the World Trade Center at about 3 p.m. Eastern time before he slammed into a school bus”.

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Tue

26

Sep

2017

Saint of the Issue: St. Francis of Assisi

by Lourdes Macaspac

 

October 4 is a widely observed Catholic holiday that celebrates the life, generosity, and kindness of Saint Francis of Assisi, founder of the Order of the Friars Minor (OFM), or the Franciscans.

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