Apostle

The Faith of “Doubting” Thomas

"The Incredulity of Saint Thomas" (detail) by Caravaggio

“God is patient with our questions, our weakness, and our struggles, just as he was patient with Thomas.” It is tradition that St. Thomas was the only Apostle to leave the Roman Empire to preach the Gospel, traveling to Syria and Persia and then to India, as far south as the southwest region of Kerala. He was eventually martyred, fulfilling […]

Daily Catholic Quote from St. James the Less

“Religion that is pure and undefiled before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.”  (St. James the Less, Apostle, Bishop and Martyr; James 1:27) May 3 is the Memorial of St. Philip, Apostle and Martyr and St. James, Apostle, Bishop and Martyr (  – d. 62) If you […]

Judas’ Greatest Sin

Editor’s Note: Wednesday of Holy Week (Holy Wednesday) is sometimes referred to in the Western Church as “Spy Wednesday” for tradition has it that on this day, Judas plotted with the authorities to arrest Jesus. Armed with lanterns, torches and weapons and accompanied by a band of soldiers and guards from the chief priests and the Pharisees, Judas Iscariot went […]