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Father Brendan Patrick Greany died December 18, 2018, at the St. John Neumann Residence in Timonium, Md.

He was born July 1, 1937, in the Bronx, N.Y., to John and Nora (nee Fitzgerald) Greany. He was baptized at St. John’s in the Bronx. The family moved to the parish of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, and he was confirmed there on November 16, 1948. He made his profession on August 2, 1958, in Ilchester, Md., and made solemn vows at [read more]


Mexico City, Mexico (CNA/EWTN News)—It would be virtually impossible to travel to Mexico without seeing the colorful star-cloaked image of Our Lady of Guadalupe on street corners, in private homes, on restaurant walls, and certainly in church chapels.

Four hundred and eighty-seven years ago, the Virgin Mary appeared multiple times to St. Juan Diego, an Aztec convert to Catholicism, in his native Mexico. The Mestiza Mary, [read more]


The Redemptorists invite all young adults to join an Advent pilgrimage to the Shrine of St. John Neumann on Saturday, Dec. 15 from 2 to 8 p.m. The shrine’s address is 1019 N 5th St, Philadelphia, PA 19123.

Pilgrims will meet at the shrine at 2 p.m. Dec. 15 for a day of prayer, service, worship, and fellowship. Cost for the day (meal included) is $10.

The day begins [read more]


November 6 is the feast day of the Martyrs of Cuenca, Spain, six of whom were Redemptorists. These holy men gave their lives during the bloody Spanish Civil War of 1936-39, which claimed the lives of approximately 270,000 people, including soldiers and civilians. They were beatified on October 13, 2013.

About 6,850 people died as a direct result of religious persecution, [read more]


As Catholics, it’s important that we don’t become fundamentalist Christians regarding Halloween. Knowing our history is a help. Otherwise we might miss appreciating things that could be life-giving in our culture.

The word Halloween or Hallowe’en dates to about [read more]