On this day…in 278

On February 14 around the year 278 A.D., Valentine, a holy priest in Rome in the days of Emperor Claudius II, was executed. Under the rule of Claudius the Cruel, Rome was involved in many unpopular and bloody campaigns. The emperor had to maintain a strong army, but was having a difficult time getting soldiers … [Read the full story]

Morning coffee with Catholics

Four Catholic men and a Catholic woman were having coffee in St.Peters Square . The first Catholic man tells his friends, “My son is a priest.  When he walks into a room, everyone calls him ‘Father‘.” The second Catholic man chirps, “My son is a Bishop.  When he walks into a room people call him … [Read the full story]

There was a young actress from Paraburdoo…

There was a young actress from Paraburdoo, Who remarked as the priest withdrew, The Bishop was quicker, and thicker and slicker, and two inches longer than you.

On this day…in 461

On this day in 461 A.D., Saint Patrick, Christian missionary, bishop and apostle of Ireland, dies at Saul, Downpatrick, Ireland. Much of what is known about Patrick’s legendary life comes from the Confessio, a book he wrote during his last years. Born in Great Britain, to a well-to-do Christian family of Roman citizenship, Patrick was … [Read the full story]