Daily Updates

Daily Update: Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

Stanislaw Kostka and Frances Xavier Cabrini

Today is the Optional Memorial of Saint Stanislaus Kostka, Religious (died 1568) and the Memorial of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, Virgin and Religious (died 1917).  Continue reading

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Daily Update: Monday, November 12th, 2018

Josaphat Kuntsevych and Veteran's Day (Observed)

Today is the Memorial of Saint Josaphat Kuntsevych, Bishop and Martyr (died 1623). Since Veterans’ Day this year was yesterday (on a Sunday), today is Veteran’s Day (Observed), and today is also the birthday of Richard’s sister Bonnie in Texas (1944). Continue reading

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Daily Update: Sunday, November 11th, 2018

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time and Martin of Tours and 11-11 - Veteran's Day (Traditional)

Today is the Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time and the Memorial of Saint Martin of Tours, Bishop (died 397). Today is also Veterans Day (Traditional). And today is the birthday of Sheila, one of my kids’ friends (1984). Continue reading

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Daily Update: Saturday, November 10th, 2018

Leo the Grea and National Vocation Awareness Week and 11-10 - Marine Corps Birthday

Today is the Memorial of Saint Leo the Great, Pope and Doctor (died 461), and National Vocation Awareness Week concludes today. Also, today is the birthday of the United States Marine Corps (1775), and the birthday of my good friend Dago in Mississippi (1956). Continue reading

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Daily Update: Friday, November 9th, 2018

Dedication of Saint John Lateran and National Vocation Awareness Week and 11-09 - World Freedom Day

Today is the Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica (324), which is the cathedral church of the Diocese of Rome and the official ecclesiastical seat of the Bishop of Rome, who is the Pope. National Vocation Awareness Week continues. Today is National Freedom Day, which celebrates the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Today is also the birthday of my first cousin Marianne (1962). Continue reading

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Daily Update: Thursday, November 8th, 2018

National Vocation Awareness Week and 11-08 -Tom Dempsey's Field Goal

National Vocation Awareness Week continues. With no Saints to honor, instead we will celebrate Tom Dempsey’s foot and his record-setting National Football League field goal to win a game for the New Orleans Saints against the Detroit Lions on this date in 1970; his record stood for forty-three years. Continue reading

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Daily Update: Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

National Vocation Awareness Week and 11-07 - Midpoint of Autumn and 11-07 - Tacoma Narrows Bridge

National Vocation Awareness Week continues, with no Saints to honor. Today is the Midpoint of the Autumn Season. We recall the events of this day in 1940, when it was a windy day in the Tacoma Narrows strait of Puget Sound between Tacoma and the Kitsap Peninsula in the state of Washington, with spectacular results for the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. And today is also the birthday of my son Matthew (1986). Continue reading

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Daily Update: Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

National Vocation Awareness Week and Election Day and 11-06 - Archbishop John Carroll

National Vocation Awareness Week continues. We have no Saints to honor, but today is the Open Primary / Congressional Election in Louisiana. And we do recall a Bishop, for it was on this date in 1789 that Pope Pius VI confirmed (rather than appointed) Father John Carroll as the first Catholic bishop in the United States. It is also the birthday of Richard’s grandniece Hagan, a granddaughter of his Sister Bonnie in Texas (1996). Continue reading

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Daily Update: Monday, November 5th, 2018

National Vocation Awareness Week and 11-05 - Gunpowder Plot

National Vocation Awareness Week continues. With no Saints to honor today, we recall the worst event to happen to the English Catholics in the 17th century, the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. Continue reading

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Daily Update: Sunday, November 4th, 2018

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time and Charles Borromeo and National Vocation Awareness Week and End Daylight Savings Time

Today is the Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time and the the Memorial of Saint Charles Borromeo, Bishop (died 1584). Today also marks the beginning of National Vocation Awareness Week. And Daylight Savings Time ends today. Continue reading

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Daily Update: Saturday, November 3rd, 2018

First Saturday - Immaculate Heart of Mary and Martin de Porres

Today is the First Saturday of the month, dedicated to devotions to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and the Optional Memorial of Saint Martin de Porres, Religious (died 1639). Continue reading

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Daily Update: Friday, November 2nd, 2018

First Friday - Sacred Heart of Jesus and All Souls Day, by William Bouguereau

Today is the First Friday of the month, dedicated to devotions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Today is the Feast of All Souls. Continue reading

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Daily Update: Thursday, November 1st, 2018

All Saints Day

Today is All Saint’s Day, otherwise known as the Solemnity of All Saints, a Holy Day of Obligation. Today is also the birthday of my friend Jocelyne in Ohio, whom I have known since 1965 (1958). Continue reading

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Daily Update: Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

Halloween Cat in Tree and 10-31 - World Savings Day

No Saints today, but today is Halloween, an annual holiday that has its roots in the Celtic festival of Samhain. Today is also World Savings Day, and the birthday of my favorite (and only) sister, Liz Ellen (1960). Continue reading

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Daily Update: Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

10-30 - Richard Hire Date and Early Voting

With no Saints to honor today, we note that on this date in 2000 Richard was hired by the casino. And Early Voting for the Open Primary / Congressional Election in Louisiana on November 6th, 2018 concludes today. Continue reading

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Daily Update: Monday, October 29th, 2018

10-29 - National Cat Day and Early Voting

With no Saints to honor, today is National Cat Day. And Early Voting for the Open Primary / Congressional Election in Louisiana on November 6th, 2018 continues today. Continue reading

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Daily Update: Sunday, October 28th, 2018

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time and Simon and Jude and Voodoo Music and Arts Experience 2018

Today is the Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time and the the Feast of Saint Simon and Saint Jude, Apostles (died first century). Today is the third and last day of the three-day VooDoo Music + Arts Experience in New Orleans. Continue reading

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Daily Update: Saturday, October 27th, 2018

10-27 - Navy Day and Voodoo Music and Arts Experience 2018 and Early Voting

With no Saints to honor this date, today is Navy Day in these United States. We also note that today is the second day of the three-day VooDoo Music + Arts Experience in New Orleans. And Early Voting for the Open Primary / Congressional Election in Louisiana on November 6th, 2018 continues today. Continue reading

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Daily Update: Friday, October 26th, 2018

Voodoo Music and Arts Experience 2018 and Early Voting

With no Saints to honor, we note today is the start of the three-day VooDoo Music + Arts Experience in New Orleans. Today is the birthday of my friend and co-worker Virginia (1954). And Early Voting for the Open Primary / Congressional Election in Louisiana on November 6th, 2018 continues today. Continue reading

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