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Catholic Living

We are members of the Mystical Body of Christ. Therefore, we are not solitaries. We have a duty to help one another achieve our common salvation. We have a duty, first and foremost in our own homes, to work toward the restoration of the Catholic culture that our ancestors enjoyed. If we “cultivate” that culture ourselves, we can attract others. What we must realize is that we are not each our own species, like the angels (so taught St. Thomas), but we are members of one human race. God wills to restore and even more wonderfully recreate that original unity (disassociated after the dispersion at the Tower of Babel) in the one true Church. The articles found in this section emphasize the beauty of Catholic social and cultural life in its varied and sundry forms, as well as the harmony that flows from the incorporation of many into the one living Body of Christ. Viva Cattolicesimo!

Pro-Abortion Bill Killed in Colorado Through Catholic Action

National Catholic Register: Life won a victory over the culture of death tonight when state senators began to buckle in the pursuit of the “abortion rights” Senate Bill 175 and killed it shortly before 7 p.m. Pro-lifers mobilized in less than a week to pray for the defeat of the destructive bill that threatened to create unfettered access to abortion and undo life-affirming laws in … More →

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Catholic Journalist Dies Having Refusing Chemo to Safely Deliver Baby

LifeSiteNews: In part of a letter from Ignacio to his wife, quoted by La Gaceta, Ignacio wrote: “I sensed we were going to suffer a lot, that it would be very hard and probably very long, but I also assured you that, no matter how hard it was, afterwards I would make sure you were the happiest person in the world, that all the effort was worth … More →

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Timely Indeed: An Inspired Letter to a Despairing Catholic from the Author of ‘Action’ Jean Oussett

I have just read one of the best clarion calls I have ever read to help rally the faithful, with holy and supernatural hope, to action and not to despair in the present crisis of faith. It is a call to assist Christ in His Passion by not abandoning the Church, His Body, during her passion. To comfort Him in His Mystical Body as He … More →

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Passion Play Moves Buddhist to Catholic Faith

AsiaNews: “Seeing the life of Jesus on stage changed my life,” Chandrarathna told AsiaNews. For the 30-year-old Buddhist, watching the Passion of Christ has led him to Christianity, a radical choice that will allow him to improve himself and “finally lead a life at peace.” Born in the village of Beliaththa, in the extreme south of the country, the young man has been living in the Wennappuwa … More →

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From Pagan Feminist to Catholic

Aleteia: Growing up, I wasn’t exposed to God, or the Catholic Church. I knew that my grandparents were Catholic, but no one talked about this, and I didn’t know what “Catholic” even was. Due to terrible abuse, I was removed from my home at nine. I lived in an asylum for a weekend, an orphanage for eight months, and then once a space became available in … More →


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Good News: Donations Pour in for Family of Murdered Catholic Father

And many prayers CNA: Within the span of a day, friends, family and strangers have raised more than $100,000 for the family of a young Catholic man in Indiana who was shot and killed on his usual morning walk early April 1. “That is an incredible amount in a 24 hour period,” Chelsea Ransom, the fundraiser organizer said in an April 2 post on the Go … More →

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Hindu Girl Speaks About Her Conversion to Catholicism

AsiaNews: I would have never imagined how events would change me over the course of one year, since I told my parents that I would like to embrace the Catholic Faith. There were no objections, and both my parents will  be present and share my joy at my Baptism at Easter Vigil . At that time, I was also on a sort of personal spiritual quest … More →

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Brother Mongoose Goes to New Jersey

Our Brothers Louis Marie and Joseph Mary went to New Jersey and Philadelphia this week to do some apostolic work. Among their tasks was a visit to our brethren of the North Star Group, the Federation of North American Explorers group in New Jersey. A small photo album that our North Star brethren posted on Facebook has some photos of “Brother Mongoose”1 (Brother Louis Marie) … More →


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Prayers for a Young Catholic Father, Tragically Murdered

Fr. Christopher Roberts, For Christ and the Church: In my first years as a priest, on Tuesday evenings during the academic year I drove from the parish where I was assigned in Carmel to spend some time with the Catholic students at the Newman Center at Ball State.  My visits involved an hour conference on some aspect of the faith and exposition the Blessed Sacrament in the church.  During Eucharistic Adoration I  heard confessions … More →

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Padre’s Pitcher Talks About His Love for the Sacraments and St. Joseph

Fitting, for the last day of the month of Saint Joseph. National Catholic Register: Heading into spring training in February, San Diego Padres’ pitcher Joe Wieland was feeling great. He thought his previous arm injuries were behind him, and he was hoping, by this time, to have earned a spot on the team’s major-league roster. Things turned out differently, however. After re-aggravating a tenacious right arm injury, the … More →

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2005 Lent Story: Miracle Mile Stations and the Closing of Strip Joint

Regina Magazine, Donna Sue Berry: Fr Richard Heilman and his Knights of Divine Mercy help young Catholic men ‘put on the armor of God’ for themselves and their families. In this exclusive interview, he tells Regina Magazine  about how a strip club invading a small Midwestern town made it all happen. What prompted you to begin the Knights of Divine Mercy? In 2005, I was assigned as pastor … More →

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Tribute to a Father Who Died Saving His Down Syndrome Son

LifeNews.com: Thomas Vander Woude Sr. died in 2008 after leaping into a septic tank to save his youngest son, Joseph, who had fallen in. According to sources at the time, Thomas, 66, allowed himself to sink beneath the sewage while holding 20-year-old Joseph above his head until rescuers arrived. Joseph has Down syndrome. His father died so that his special needs son would live. See … More →

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Immigrant Workers: Growing Catholic Presence in Parts of Mid-East

John Allen, Boston Globe: From the “not what you might expect” files, here’s a fact about Catholicism in the early 21st century that flies in the face of conventional wisdom: It’s growing by leaps and bounds in the heart of the Muslim world. Many Americans have heard or read reports about an exodus of Christians out of the Middle East, and in terms of the … More →

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Portland Archbishop Alexander K. Sample on the Traditional Mass

On March 1, 2014 Archbishop Alexander Sample of the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon celebrated a Pontifical High Mass in the Extraordinary Form at the Brigittine Monastery “Our Lady of Consolation” in Amity, Oregon. The Mass was the crowning celebration of a three-day conference on Gregorian Chant and the role of sacred music in the liturgy. This is the same archbishop that has taken a … More →


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Small But Fervent Church Growing in Thailand

AsiaNews: The most significant upcoming event will be the special service next Sunday, the “ceremony of election of the catechumens” who are preparing for baptism on Easter Day. Among them, there are “eight Iranian nationals, Muslim converts to Christianity right here in Thailand, Fr Pelosin said. They are experiencing their baptism “with joy”, saying that they are ready to accept   “martyrdom for the faith and … More →

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