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Robert Louis Stevenson, Father Damien, and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Robert Louis Stevenson visited Molokai in 1889 shortly after Saint Father Damien’s death (April 1889). He spent eight days there assisting Sister Marianne Cope (also canonized) with the lepers... More →

Asia Bibi Case Delayed, Judge Recuses Himself

Our community here in Richmond, NH, were all praying for Asia Bibi Wednesday night. As my column stated, the life of this Catholic mother of five was in the hands... More →

Urgent Prayers: Asia Bibi’s Final Appeal Case to Be Heard October 13

As I post this it is 1:00 AM, October 13, now in Pakistan. Please pray for Asia Bibi right now and before you go to sleep. Catholic Herald, Father Alexander Lucie-Smith:... More →

Clinton Staffers Rip Catholic Teaching and Catholics

Wikileaks has revealed some embarrassing anti-Catholic remarks from Hilary Clinton’s staffers. To quote Mike Church (from a Facebook post): Slick Hillary’s good squad of J. Halpin and Jennifer Palmieri,... More →

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rs_ad-rem-feature Prelude to a Martyrdom

In the Summer of 1586, three priests arrived for a secret meeting at Hurleyford, the “lonely but spacious mansion”1 belonging to one Mr. Richard Bold. The house was in England’s south, in Buckinghamshire, between the Thames and the Chiltern foothills, an area where one of the clerical number, Father William Weston, knew a number of recusant Catholics, like Bold,... More →

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Longfellow and Tolkien: the Finnish Connection

What do the “shores of Gitche Gumee by the shining Big-Sea-Water” have in common with the “Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie”? The Protestant American author of Evangeline and The Song of Hiawatha is not generally associated with the Catholic British author of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. But there... More →


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