Brewers worldwide have been ramping up production, six packs have been flying off the shelves, and priests everywhere are giddy with anticipation. Why? Because International Buy a Priest a Beer Day (IBAPABD) is right around the corner! This ancient and joyful feast—dedicated to the celebration of hardworking priests—falls this year on September 7th*! Origins of Said… Read More

A prayer for the Pope:  V. Let us pray for Francis, the Pope. R. May the Lord preserve him, give him a long life, make him blessed upon the earth, and may the Lord not hand him over to the power of his enemies. V. May your hand be upon your holy servant. R. And… Read More

Did you know that Archbishop Paul Coakley was the recipient of a nationwide Award for Outstanding Catholic Leadership? Click here to read the story. Paul Coakley was born in Norfolk, Virginia, to John and Mary Coakley.[1] His mother (d. March 10, 1988) was of French descent, while his father is of Irish descent.[2] The second… Read More

Grab your beer steins, buy a 6 pack, and ring the rectory doorbell—it’s the second Monday in September, also know as International Buy a Priest a Beer Day! This festive holiday traces its origins back to the pious deed of St. Hopswald of Aleyard, the first man to buy his priest a beer. The legend goes that… Read More