Friday, June 8, 2018

MCS Newsflash: Sign Up Today For Our Tenth Annual Rosary Week

The online signup sheet for our Tenth Annual Rosary Week is now ready. Please sign up today at www.MyCatholicSource.com/RosaryWeek. For more information concerning Rosary Week, please click here.
Thank you for your participation!
[6/8/18]

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Thursday, February 15, 2018

MCS Newsflash: New Release! 'The iStations Book - Stations of the Cross' Based on Our 'Best Selling' Way of the Cross App is Now Available in Kindle & Full-Color Paperback Formats!


'The iStations Book - Stations of the Cross', the second book in our Catholic Devotional Series, is now available in Kindle & full-color paperback formats! Don't miss this convenient devotional aid which is based on our 'best selling' app. This publication features beautiful images, TWO traditional Way of the Cross methods, including a Franciscan method, and selected prayers in English & Latin. Visit MyCatholicSource.com/Media for more details.

[2/15/18]

Thursday, December 21, 2017

MCS Newsflash: New Release! 'Catholic Annual Prayer Book' is Now Available in Kindle Format!

'Catholic Annual Prayer Book', the first book in our Catholic Devotional Series, is now available in Kindle format! Don't miss this 'valuable prayer resource'! Visit MyCatholicSource.com/Media for more details.
[12/21/17]

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

MCS Newsflash: New Release! 'Catholic Bible Facts' is Now Available in Paperback & Kindle Book Formats!

'Catholic Bible Facts', the first book in our Catholic Educational Series, is now available in paperback and Kindle formats! Don't miss this handy, information-filled resource! Visit MyCatholicSource.com/Media for more details.
[10/18/17]

Friday, August 18, 2017

MCS Newsflash: More MyCatholicSource.com Article Reprints Now Available in Paperback & Kindle Book Formats!

These two new MyCatholicSource.com article reprints are now available in Kindle & paperback formats: "The Traditional Latin ('Tridentine') Mass vs. the New (Novus Ordo) Mass" Plus Companion Article: "'Tridentine' Vs. Novus Ordo: Some Pictorial Comparisons". Visit MyCatholicSource.com/Media for more details.
[8/18/17]

Monday, July 31, 2017

MCS Newsflash: MyCatholicSource.com Article Reprints Now Available in Paperback & Kindle Book Formats!

These two new MyCatholicSource.com article reprints are now available in Kindle & paperback formats: "Summary of Changes Since Vatican II: A Revolution in the Church?" Plus companion article: "Vatican II and its Fruits". Visit MyCatholicSource.com/Media for more details.
[7/31/17]

Saturday, July 1, 2017

MCS Newsflash: User-Submitted Article Now Available in Paperback & Kindle Book Formats!

An 'eye opening' MyCatholicSource.com user-submitted article concerning Faustina's Divine Mercy devotion is now available in paperback and Kindle formats. Visit MyCatholicSource.com/Media for more details.
[7/1/17]

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

MCS Newsflash: Sign Up Today For Our Ninth Annual Rosary Week!

The online signup sheet for our Ninth Annual Rosary Week is now ready. Please sign up today at www.MyCatholicSource.com/RosaryWeek. For more information concerning Rosary Week, please click here.
Thank you for your participation!
[5/16/17]

Saturday, December 10, 2016

MCS Newsflash: New Apps Released!

Two iOS versions of our latest app - My Crucifix & My Crucifix for iPad® - are now available for sale!
[12/10/16]

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

MCS Newsflash: Sign Up Today For Our Eighth Annual Rosary Week!

The online signup sheet for our Eighth Annual Rosary Week is now ready. Please sign up today at www.MyCatholicSource.com/RosaryWeek. For more information concerning Rosary Week, please click here.
Thank you for your participation!
[6/22/16]

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

SPECIAL FEATURE - Amoris Laetitia: License to Sin & Profane?

The Special Feature article entitled 'Amoris Laetitia: License to Sin & Profane?' (concerning Pope Francis' Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation) is now available here.
[4/19/16]

Thursday, July 30, 2015

MCS Newsflash: Guest Article - American Catholic Lawyers Association, Inc. Press Release on Obergefell v. Hodges

A new guest article has been added to the site ("American Catholic Lawyers Association, Inc. Press Release on Obergefell v. Hodges"). To view, please click here.
[7/30/15]

Monday, July 20, 2015

MCS Newsflash: New App Released!

The Android version of our Speedy Dial! app is now available for sale!
[7/20/15]

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

MCS Newsflash: Sign Up Today For Our Seventh Annual Rosary Week!

The online signup sheet for our Seventh Annual Rosary Week is now ready. Please sign up today at www.MyCatholicSource.com/RosaryWeek. For more information concerning Rosary Week, please click here.
Thank you for your participation!
[5/27/15]

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

MCS Newsflash: New App Released!

The long-awaited Android version of our Catholic Bible References app is now available for sale!
[5/26/15]

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Scheduled Network Maintenance

Possible Connectivity Issues From 2/5 To 2/6

We have just been notified by our host of a "Network Component Upgrade" that may result in "brief periods of potential network connectivity instability" from 02/05/15 22:00 CST through 02/06/15 03:00 CST. Our host indicates that they will be "upgrading the network hardware that [our] server relies on" in order to "bring greater stability, redundancy and speed to [their] network." According to our host, this scheduled network maintenance may cause our site to be unavailable for "short periods of less than 3 minutes" during this 5 hour period. We regret any inconvenience this may cause our visitors.

Friday, September 12, 2014

NEWSFLASH: Feast Days Announced For Recently Canonized Popes

The Vatican has announced that the following feast days have been added to the general Roman calendar...
Pope John XXIII - October 11
Pope John Paul II - October 22
While the feast days have been added to the (Novus Ordo) calendar, they are "optional and not obligatory memorials."
[9/12/14]

Monday, April 28, 2014

MCS Newsflash: Guest Article - What's Up With The Recent Papal Canonizations?

A new guest article entitled "What's Up With The Recent Papal Canonizations?" has been added to the site. It covers various 'reasons for concern' regarding the recent papal canonizations and also discusses whether or not canonizations are infallible. To view, please click here.
[4/28/14]

Friday, April 25, 2014

MCS Newsflash: Sign Up Today For Our Sixth Annual Rosary Week!

The online signup sheet for our Sixth Annual Rosary Week is now ready. Please sign up today at www.MyCatholicSource.com/RosaryWeek. For more information concerning Rosary Week, please click here.
Thank you for your participation!
[4/25/14]

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

MCS Newsflash: Server Outage

Our host has once again experienced a major outage that has affected our server. They are once again unable to provide an estimated time for repair, but they assure us that they are working on the problem. Please note that the outage is NOT related to our site redesign efforts - the issue resides with the hosting company and it is TOTALLY UNRELATED to our site (many other servers are also down). We hope our site will be up again soon. In the meantime, we regret any inconvenience to our visitors. Thank you for your patience. We wish you God's blessings.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

MCS Newsflash: Server Outage

Our host has experienced another major outage that has affected our server. According to a telephone support agent, it is due to a network outage at their datacenter. They are presently unable to give us an estimated time for repair. Unfortunately, we need to stick with our present host for the time being for various reasons (e.g. amount of time required to change, expenses involved in change, increased costs of the change in the future, possible compatibility issues while our site is undergoing redesign, etc.), despite the degraded service we've received since we were forced to switch servers after their acquisition. We sincerely regret the accessibly issues and hope they will be resolved soon. Any prayers you might be able to offer would be greatly appreciated. God bless you.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

NEWSFLASH: Apostolic Nuncio Reminds USCCB General Secretary that clerics and the faithful are "not permitted to participate" in events during which the alleged 'apparitions' at Medjugorje are "taken for granted"


A recent letter to the General Secretary of the USCCB has been made public in which the Apostolic Nuncio, writing at the request of the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, reminds that clerics AND faithful may not participate in "meetings, conferences or public celebrations during which the credibility of such 'apparitions [at Medjugorje]' would be taken for granted." The CDF is still investigating aspects of the alleged apparitions, which are controversial for a number of reasons (including frequency of alleged apparitions, promised healings & signs which never materialized, 'road show' apparitions, money-making aspects, contradictions/lies, disobedience, troubling messages, etc.). Past examinations of the alleged apparitions have found nothing of a supernatural origin.
 "I am sure that Our Lady does not appear. No miracles. The 'Messages' cannot be of our Virgin. They are the fruit of a fabrication, fraud and disobedience to the Church. It is about big money and personal interest too." (Michael Davies quoting Monsignor Zanic, bishop of Mostar-Duvno)
For a copy of the letter, try here [Note: For easier reading, we have cleaned up some of the image's background]
[11/6/13]

Monday, August 12, 2013

MCS Newsflash: Deo Gratias! Our 2,000,000th Visitor

We are happy to report that MyCatholicSource.com received its 2 millionth visitor* in the afternoon on Sunday, August 4th, 2013.
We send our thanks to all who have visited this site and we look forward, by God's grace, to welcoming many millions of visitors to this site in the years to come.
Laus tibi, Domine, Rex aeternae gloriae! (Latin for: Praise be to Thee, O Lord, King of eternal glory!)
Mater amóris, dolóris et misericórdiæ, ora pro nobis (Latin for: Mother of love, of sorrow, and of mercy, pray for us)
* Number of visits is based on raw, unfiltered access logs. Excludes traffic prior to our 'official unveiling'
[8/12/13]

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

MCS Newsflash: New Server Migration [UPDATED]


On July 9, 2013, we were notified that our site will be migrated to a new server within the next couple of weeks or so. Please note that this server change was initiated by our hosting company as a result of their recent acquisition. Is NOT related to our ongoing site redesign efforts. We certainly wish it was possible to avoid this disruption, but unfortunately this is not possible.
As a result of this migration, please expect the following...
* Functionality & accessibility issues with MyCatholicSource.com during the transition period
* Possible issues with e-mail during and after the transition period
* No newsletter for August 2013
Should you experience issues with our site (or with correspondence to us), please...
* Try again later
* Check our blog for updates - http://mycatholicsource.blogspot.com (Note: We may post updates on our blog if we are unable to access our server)
* Contact us using another method (e.g. telephone)
Switching servers is a huge undertaking and we'd certainly appreciate any prayers you might be able to offer for a successful transition. We are hopeful there may be fewer issues this time compared to the last time we switched servers because - unlike last time - this time we are transitioning to a similar server with the same operating system. Although we have not yet been provided with specific dates for the transition, we expect it will occur sometime within the next couple of weeks or so.
Thank you for your support & patience during the transition!
 
8/13 Update: The new server is live. Please let us know if you encounter any problems. Thank you!
[7/10/13, updated 8/12/13]

Monday, June 17, 2013

MCS Newsflash: Sign Up Today For Our Fifth Annual Rosary Week!


The online signup sheet for our Fifth Annual Rosary Week is now ready. Please sign up today at www.MyCatholicSource.com/RosaryWeek. For more information concerning Rosary Week, please click here.
Thank you for your participation!
[6/17/13]

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

NEWSFLASH: 'Habemus Papam!'


The Jesuit Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina, age 76, has been elected pope. He has taken the name Francis.
Related: Vatican View
[3/13/13]

Thursday, February 28, 2013

OPINION: Five 'most troubling' aspects of Pope Benedict's resignation

For a number of reasons, the surprise abdication of the papacy by Pope Benedict XVI may be troubling to faithful Catholics. The following is a brief summary of 5 'most troubling' aspects...
1. Fathers don't resign. This action may been seen by some as abandonment / quitting / jumping ship (think 'Barque of Peter'). In some ways, it may even serve to cast a shadow over Pope Benedict's pontificate. His very name change signifies something lifelong -- Simon becomes Peter and stays so until death. Unlike other bishops, the Pope changes his name -- like Christ changed Simon's to Peter. This has a special significance. Now he will keep the name, but not keep the papacy -- the very reason for having a new name. It just doesn't seem right. Fathers don't resign for poor health or old age. Even with his difficult position, this action is not necessary from a purely earthly perspective (assuming for a moment such a thing could ever be 'necessary'). Clearly his mind is good and he could always have more help with his day-to-day activities. Many people looked up to Pope John Paul II for 'hanging in there', despite his having worse health than Benedict has now. Suffering is a key part of our faith, and the Holy Father's good example of patient suffering is priceless.
2. More novelty. Men occupying the Chair of Peter have gotten old all along - for 2,000 years - but they didn't resign the papacy due to old age or frail health. Throughout history they resigned only under extraordinary circumstances. With this novelty of a pope resigning for age/health related reasons, people may no longer see the papacy as a lifetime 'job'. One huge danger of this is that it may encourage external pressure on the papacy if a pope is especially disliked by the world - something that wouldn't be an issue if there was 'no chance' of a pope resigning. The idea that a pope may 'resign' due to age/health destroys the sense of certainty regarding a Pope reigning until his death - and like all novelties, it will have consequences.
3. Lack of the spiritual. Wouldn't it have been so much better for Pope Benedict to ask God for strength to do the job and the faithful for prayers for his strength rather than for him to 'examine his conscience before God' regarding a decision he apparently already wanted to make? It recalls to mind how Protestants 'pray on it' rather than use the head God gave them to think with -- as if they have a direct answer line to God. Instead, if we already know the right thing to do, we should pray for God's help with carrying that out. In this case, it seems obvious that the 'right thing to do' for a Pope is to continue on with his duties until God calls him (i.e. death). That's what's been done for 2,000 years - getting old/frail is nothing new to mankind. Although it seems certain that the Holy Father thinks his decision is for the good of the Church, he clearly could be wrong in this NOT infallible determination. In fact, effects of his decision to step down may impact the Church in negative ways for centuries, which brings us to the next point...
4. Possible effects in the future. One of the most concerning aspects of Benedict's abdication is the effects it may have on the Church in future. This is MUCH bigger than the resignation of one pope. In fact, the papacy may never be the same again. Now that a pope has 'resigned' for mere age/health related reasons, other popes may feel internal or external pressure to resign. Some may try to force a pope's resignation. It may 'set a precedent' and future popes may be criticized for not stepping down when they are older. Also, the decision may affect the choice of a pope - older men may be avoided. Later there could conceivably be multiple 'emeritus popes'. Furthermore, now that 'resigning' is a possibility, some popes may not bravely face the papacy and simply step down when things are 'too tough'. We can't pretend this decision of Pope Benedict's won't affect the Church in the future. His decision to unburden himself of the papacy for a few weeks, months or years risks causing serious harm to the Church. Why couldn't he have just hung on, with God's help, like the others before him did, for the good of the Church?
5. 'Lowering' of the papacy. The decision to resign for health/age related reasons may be seen as 'lowering the papal office' - as if it was any other type of human institution. Being Pope is somewhat like being a king and a king should remain the king until his death, regardless of age or health. The Pope is not a CEO. He is Christ's representative. Surely God can use even the most frail or weak of instruments to accomplish His designs.
Faithful Catholics may wish the next pope would condemn the decision and reinforce the idea that the papacy is for life. But, sadly, even that wouldn't carry the same weight as abdicating being something that is 'just never done'. The dam walls have been broken and may never be repairable.
O Iesu, Fili Dei vivi, miserére nobis! (O Jesus, Son of the living God, have mercy on us!) [Latin / English]
[2/28/13]