Category Archives: Catholic Living
Category: Catholic Living
National Catholic Register, Msgr. Charles Pope: There is a growing consternation among some Catholics that the Church, at least in her leadership, is living in the past. It seems there is no awareness that we are at war and that Catholics need to be summoned to sobriety, increasing separation from the wider culture, courageous witness and increasing martyrdom. It is long past dark in our culture, … More →
CNA: When the New York Times interviewed retired Olympian Dominique Dawes, she was asked a peculiar question: if you could have dinner with one person who is no longer living, and whose obituary was published in the New York Times, who would it be? More here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.
Maria Conchita Marquez de Lucero and her husband, John Padilla y Lucero are friends of Loreto. Albuquerque Journal: Call them “Sir” or “Dame.” Three people from New Mexico have been knighted into the Spanish royal order, La Orden de Isabel la Católica, the Order of Isabela the Catholic, for their efforts at preserving Spanish culture, history, language and traditions. Read more here with pictures. Share, Bookmark, … More →
Catholic Online, Kenya Sinclair: Speaking to the Knights of Columbus magazine Columbia, Kovacs explained his role in the Church and Catholic community has deeply influenced the athletic side of his lifestyle. His father and grandmother passed away when he was only seven-years-old, leaving him with few role models and a mother who attempted to fill the void. More here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.
Come, ye blessed of my Father, possess you the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry, and you gave me to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave me to drink; I was a stranger, and you took me in: Naked, and you covered me: sick, and you visited me: I was in prison, and you came to me. Then shall … More →
National Catholic Register, Patty Armstrong: Hiking up South Dakota’s 7,242-foot Harney Peak, the highest North American point east of the Rocky Mountains, is one of our family’s fondest memories. My husband took the three oldest boys one summer and, a few years later, our entire family from teens down to a toddler in a backpack scaled it. We made it all the way to the … More →
RT, Question More: Catholics from around the world descended on Lourdes, France Monday for the Feast of the Assumption Procession, which took place amid an unprecedented security operation by French authorities. More here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.
Epic Pew: On the evening of Sunday, August 14, 2016, famed Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt won gold in a characteristically dynamic and seemingly effortless 100-meter performance at his third consecutive Olympics, this time in Rio de Janeiro, making him the first athlete to win three consecutive Olympic gold medals in the 100-meter dash. Read the rest here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.
The Remnant: Simone Arianne Biles was born March 14, 1997. The other night she became the 2016 Olympic individual all-around champion. But this little dynamo is no stranger to winning. She is a three-time world all-around champion, three-time world floor champion, two-time world balance beam champion, four-time US national all-around champion, and a member of the gold medal-winning American teams at the 2014, the 2015 World … More →
The Catholic World Report, K.V. Turley: Outcasts is a new documentary film from Grassroots Films. You may remember their impressive debut, The Human Experience, from 2008. Be prepared to be impressed once more. The film’s subject matter is the life and witness of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, a congregation founded by Father Benedict Groeschel and others in 1987. The documentary is not just about the … More →
National Catholic Register, Trent Beattie: It’s not often that someone can say his local priest was also an Olympic athlete. However, this can be done in the case of Father Joe Fitzgerald, who competed in the 1996 games in Atlanta. He was on the U.S. handball team with his brother, Thomas. They had traveled to dozens of countries for competitions and were back home playing … More →
Elsie Harris, CNA: Christina Shabo was born under a tree in a refugee camp after her family fled bombing in their Iraqi hometown in 1991. Several of her relatives have been killed by the Islamic State – one who’s body was chopped up and delivered to the family in pieces – and some continue to fight for their lives after suffering vicious attacks. However, rather than … More →
Rebecca Frech has a moving article, a lesson for many, on the National Catholic Register website. I could easily identify with it having left my mother on Sundays in the care of another lady so I could attend an earlier low Mass alone. This other lady would take my mother to the later high Mass. God forgive me. Now, at the age of sixty-three, I … More →
Reconquest Episode 28. Saint Robert Southwell: The Truth, the Beauty, and the Gore. Guest: Charles Coulombe
For my next Reconquest, I will be joined by Charles Coulombe. Charles and I will discuss “Saint Robert Southwell: The Truth, the Beauty, and the Gore.” Topics will include a brief biological sketch of the missionary-martyr-poet, the purpose of his poetry, and some of that poetry itself. His was an amazing career as a hunted missionary who not only exercised a priestly, sacramental mission among the … More →