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Lenten Music: Gregorio Allegri’s ‘Miserere’

Below is the full version of the magnificent “Miserere mei, Deus” composed by the Catholic priest and Roman School composer, Father Gregorio Allegri (c. 1582-1652), and here brilliantly performed by the Choir... More →

Catholic School Band Withdraws from Parade Dishonoring St. Patrick

The Catholic Action League of Massachusetts today commended the administrators, teachers, and students of Immaculate Heart of Mary School for withdrawing their float and band from Boston’s Saint Patrick’s Day Parade.... More →

America’s Shifting Religious Demography

According to the Washington Post, a new study has revealed some dramatic changes in the sociological map of American religiosity. Here are some highlights, taken verbatim from the Post’s... More →

Saint Gregory of Narek was a Catholic

This morning, I telephoned an old Armenian Catholic friend to ask him about Saint Gregory of Narek, recently proclaimed Doctor of the Church by Pope Francis. Joe speaks fluent modern Armenian... More →

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[As Lent begins, please let me draw the readers’ attention to two relevant offerings on our web site: Suggested Lenten Penances, and Guilt Transformed, Some Lenten Thoughts. Also, for those beginning the preparation for Total Consecration on February 20 in order to make the consecration on March 25, here is a book with True Devotion to Mary and all... More →

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Saint Stephen’s Relics Discovered

The edifying story of St. Stephen the Protomartyr is told in Chapters Six and Seven of the Acts of the Apostles. One of the first seven deacons, St. Stephen is a model of evangelical zeal, who sealed this virtue in his own blood, being stoned to death for Our Lord by a mob of... More →


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