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Pope Benedict’s Saints

April 13, 2011 J. J. Ziegler 0

    By canonizing some of the faithful, i.e., by solemnly proclaiming that they practiced heroic virtue and lived in fidelity to God’s grace, the Church recognizes the power of the Spirit of holiness within […]

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A Genuine Conversion or Act of Perjury?

April 13, 2011 Joanna Bogle 0

There is still considerable fall-out in the United Kingdom from the announcement of former Prime Minister Tony Blair’s conversion to Catholicism. His formal reception into the Church last December was not unexpected, given that his […]

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The Enduring Popularity of Traditional Art

April 13, 2011 Jim Graves 0

On March 19, 2007, a massive piece of traditional religious art was unveiled to delighted parishioners at Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano in Southern California. The Grand Retablo, or decorative altarpiece, stands 42-feet high by […]

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Ora et Labora

April 6, 2011 J. J. Ziegler 0

In his famous Rule, St. Benedict (480-547) lays out a way of life that includes the celebration of the Divine Office, prayerful reading, silence, manual labor, hospitality, and obedience to an abbot—all within the context […]

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Pharmacists with Targets on their Backs

April 6, 2011 Elenor K. Schoen 0

There is a gathering storm in the United States, threatening the right of conscience protected under the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment of the US Constitution. Although many other groups’ conscience rights have […]

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Forty Years on the Mount

March 24, 2011 Father Matthew Gamber 0

    Last July, 15 nuns from a schismatic convent in Washington state rejoined the Catholic Church. They left the motherhouse of the Religious Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen (CMRI), located on the outskirts of […]

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The My House Initiative

January 21, 2011 Jim Graves 0

Five years ago, Dr. Jerry Kirk, founder and chairman of the National Coalition for the Protection of Children and Families, contacted Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas about launching an initiative to protect families […]

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How Is It Going?

January 16, 2011 Ann Carey 0

What ever happened to the apostolic visitation of women religious in the United States that was announced in 2009? Is it still happening? If so, how is it going, and what might be the outcome? […]