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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 →

The Twenty-One Slain Copts: Martyrs?

The savage infidels who call themselves ISIL have added to their brutal crimes recently by simultaneously beheading twenty-one Egyptian Coptic Christians on a beach in Libya. This grievous crime... More →

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Birds are used as Christian symbols

Birds are used as Christian symbols. In a previous “Did You Know?” we mentioned the use of the pelican in Christian art. In general, birds have long symbolized the soul’s ascent to God above material things. Some birds are used as examples of specific virtues or attributes of the Christian soul (or their opposite:... More →

 

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