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He’s going from pitcher to pastor, from saving games to saving souls. more
Kermit Gosnell, a man who’s been described as “America’s #1 serial killer,” was an abortionist in Philadelphia for more than 30 years. He utilized some of the most gruesome procedures … more
As the rest of the nation celebrates Columbus Day on Monday, the faculty and students of Brown University will instead celebrate a new academic holiday called “Fall Weekend.” Last year the Brown faculty voted to change the name because agroup of Brown students protested the observance of Columbus Day citing his mistreatment of Native Americans. more
In a recent letter to his brother bishops expressing dismay at the Obama Administration’s healthcare mandate that forces religious organizations to provide services that are contrary to basic tenants of their faith, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops suggested that: “The White House seems to think we bishops simply do not know or understand Catholic teaching and so, taking a cue from its own definition of religious freedom, now has nominated its own handpicked official Catholic teachers.” more
Last week, more than 500 gathered at the Providence Marriott for the inaugural celebration of the Lumen Gentium Catholic Service Awards Dinner. more
In 1997, Blessed Pope John Paul II instituted the World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life to be celebrated on or near the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord (February 2). When Mary and Joseph presented the Christ child in the Temple, Simeon acknowledged Jesus as the “light of revelation to the Gentiles.” On this day therefore, the Church is invited to pray for all consecrated men and women who shine the light of Christ by their lives of service. more
The best reaction to a visit of the Pope to our country is recorded by the prophet Isaiah. The Lord says: “the Word went forth and will not return to me void” (Is 55:11). All that is to say, in his days in the United States Pope Francis proclaimed the Gospel. The Word of God went forth to achieve the purpose for which it was sent. more
It’s here again, the most popular unofficial “holiday” of the year: Super Bowl Sunday. Whether or not you are a football fan, there’s a good chance that you may be watching the game or at least be attending a Super Bowl party. more
Each state and territory of the United States of America is represented by two statues of their choosing to line the halls of our nation’s capital. Among them are five priests and religious, including Saint Damian who worked and died with the lepers at Molokai, Hawaii. With him is Servant of God, Father Eusebius Kino, who reconnoitered what would become the state of Arizona. From the State of Washington, Mother Mary Joseph Pariseau is honored as a pioneer and humanitarian. Father Jacques Marquette, S.J., was an explorer and missionary, credited for his discovery of the Mississippi River, crossing the Wisconsin River, and now he proudly represent the Badger State. more
The month of October is traditionally dedicated to the rosary. On October 7, the Church throughout the world celebrates the memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary. This feast recalls the sixteenth century military victory at the Battle of Lepanto through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This month is a reminder of the importance of the rosary in Christian life. more
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