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Mark Twain, Freemason

August 18, 2021 James Day 15

Following the work done by my father and other relatives, I wanted to look deeper into my grandmother’s paternal line, which led back to Protestant Germany, far from my overwhelming Irish Catholic roots. I was […]

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A woman of faith directs a Man of God

June 22, 2021 James Day 2

“Lord Jesus Christ, son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.” This simple prayer is repeated continuously throughout Man of God by the film’s title character, Bishop Nektarios (Aris Servetalis), venerated as Saint Nektarios […]

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He shall be called “Father Benedict”

May 6, 2017 James Day 2

Archbishop Rino Fisichella, President of the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization disagrees with the title “pope emeritus” when referring to Benedict XVI—or for any future pope who might follow Benedict’s footsteps to abdicate and […]

General

Hope Dies Hard: The Ballad of LeBron James

July 12, 2014 James Day 0

Bill Simmons’ July 11th article about basketball star LeBron James is entitled “God Loves Cleveland”. Everyone remotely interested in basketball knows the story of LeBron and Cleveland: his wunderkind prowess, his straight-to-NBA (Cleveland Cavaliers)-from-high school […]

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Holy Fathers, Holy Faces

March 7, 2014 James Day 0

Another Lenten season has begun for the Church, the time in which the most important truths of the faith are meditated upon, re-enacted, and celebrated. It will be almost 20 years next October since John […]

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A Pilgrimage in Brazil—to Jerusalem

August 5, 2013 James Day 0

In the week leading up to World Youth Day, their large-scale event called the MAGIS Experience was a unique opportunity for members of worldwide Jesuit universities to spread throughout Brazil and engage in various spiritual-based […]