Author - Catholic Door

Congratulations to Our Catholic Door Scholarship Winners!

Thank you to all of the wonderful participants of the Catholic Door Scholarship. We have read through some amazing essays and have seen a tremendous amount of sharing. It was hard to pick a winner from the group of finalists but we have finally done it. Without further ado, the winners of the 2017 Catholic Door Scholarship are; Grand Prize – Xuan Truong, Second Place – Summer McKenna and Third Place – Christian Dresen. $750 will go towards their college education. We [...]

Read more...

Catholic Door visits the Whitworth Spa

This morning we modified our routine at Catholic Door just a little bit to make time for some fun…with a visit to the Whitworth Salon! Run by four small but mighty stylists, the salon offered creative hair styling, along with massages, snacks, and manicures for the ladies. Each of us took a turn, and the results were quite eye catching… From blue spiky hair to pink sparkly nails, the Catholic Door staff is making a statement. If you’re looking for attention to [...]

Read more...

The Story of Our Lady of Fatima: 100th Anniversary

The Apparitions of the Angel  In 1916, as World War I devastated Europe, three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal, were visited three times by an angel while out tending their sheep. The first apparition took place in the spring of 1916. Lucia dos Santos, age 9, and her cousins Francisco and Jacinta Marto, ages 8 and 6, had taken shelter from the rain in a small cave, where they ate their lunch, prayed a truncated version of the Rosary, and [...]

Read more...

9 of the Most Well Known Catholic Religious Orders

If you are like me, you can never remember the names of the religious orders that run your school, parish or other institution let alone who founded them, their mottos, coat of arms or characteristics of their spirituality. Well, here is a quick refresher for 9 of the most well known religious orders of the Catholic Church; Franciscans, Carthusians, Jesuits, Benedictines, Salesians, Missionaries of Charity, Dominicans, Augustinians and Carmelites. They were started by some of the most notable men [...]

Read more...
Catholic Door Scholarship

$750 in College Scholarships for Catholic Students

Catholic Door is proud to announce that we will be awarding $750 in college scholarships for up to 3 different Catholic students. It is hard enough already to be Catholic at University today, we want to help defray the cost just a little bit. Either seniors in high school who will be starting next fall or currently enrolled students may apply for the Catholic Door Scholarship. You do not have to be attending a Catholic college or university. No long [...]

Read more...

2017 Catholic Men’s Conference in San Antonio Texas

Catholic Door is proud to sponsor the 2017 Catholic Men’s Conference in San Antonio Texas. This will be the twelfth CMC conference and is expected to be en exciting event. It has moved from the smaller Norris Conference Center at Park North Shopping Center to a new venue located on St. Mary’s University which can seat 4,000. It will be in the Bill Greehey arena located at 1 Camino Santa Maria, San Antonio, TX 78228 on Saturday, March 18th. The night before will include [...]

Read more...

A Day to Honor All Veterans. Happy Veterans Day!

Today is a day to honor all of the men and women in our lives who have faithfully served our country. Our country owes a great deal of gratitude to our veterans who have willfully and dutifully protected us from harm. If you are one, thank you for your service. If you know one, please give them a call today, say a prayer for them and fly your American flag honoring them. Another way to thank them is to give [...]

Read more...

Its Official! Catholic Door is open for business.

Welcome to our new online store. Catholic Door has been in the works for about a year and we are now ready to open our virtual doors. It has been an exciting adventure thus far and we can’t wait to see where it goes. So please browse around our store and hopefully buy something. If you don’t see what you are looking for, don’t worry. We are continually adding new inventory all the time and we are definitely open [...]

Read more...
Importance of Catholic Crucifixes

Why are crucifixes important to a Catholic?

So why is the crucifix, a cross which holds an image of the crucified Jesus, so important in our Catholic tradition? Many non-Catholics say Jesus is risen and having an image of the suffering Jesus on the cross takes away from the power of the Resurrection. And others argue we are keeping Jesus on the cross. Catholics are no more keeping Jesus on the cross than all Christians keep Jesus an infant when they display statues or figurines of [...]

Read more...

Is Holy Thursday a Holy Day of Obligation?

The short answer is no. While it is not technically a holy day of obligation, it is a beautiful Catholic Mass to attend. Holy Thursday, part of Holy Week, is one of the most significant and profound celebrations of the Catholic Church. The mass on Holy Thursday, also called the Mass of the Lord’s Supper, celebrates the institution of the Eucharist, the source and summit of the Catholic faith. On top of that, it also commemorates the institution of the [...]

Read more...