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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!

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2 Million March in Philippine’s Eucharistic Procession

The week-long 51st International Eucharistic Congress (IEC) ended in Cebu, Philippines on January 31st, 2016. There were delegates from over 70 countries; the best Catholic speakers from around the world; a video message from Pope Francis; 5,000 children received their First Communion; and two huge open-air Masses. But the most amazing part of it all might have been the massive, stunningly beautiful Eucharistic procession. According to Vatican Radio, 2 … More →

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Mercy: Nursing

Richard Becker, Catholic Exchange: Besides, it’s not the nursing itself that’s the point – as important as it is, the nursing’s not the point at all. Instead (and at the risk of sounding terribly corny) it’s really about the love – moreover, for us here at Bethel, we can specify further and speak of the love of Christ. It’s the kind of love that drove … More →

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RIP: Six Boys From Boston Latin School Volunteer to Bury Man With No Mourners

Corporal Works of Mercy: NHPR: On the drive to Fairview Cemetery in the Boston neighborhood of Hyde Park, six seniors from Roxbury Latin boys’ school sit in silent reflection. Mike Pojman, the school’s assistant headmaster and senior adviser, says the trip is a massive contrast to the rest of their school day, and to their lives as a whole right now. Read more here. Share, … More →

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Catholic Syrian Forgives Jihadists Who Murdered His Daughter

Vatican Insider, Giorgio Bernardelli: “When I accompanied the pilgrims it was Pascal who taught them the Our Father in Aramaic.” The little girl in the image projected on the screen is Claude Zerez’s whole life. A reflection of the deep love he feels for his roots, of the pain he felt at the loss of that child whose life was so brutally wrenched away from her, … More →

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Freed Slave, Devotee of Sacred Heart, Served the Poor of Denver

CNA: Despite her own poverty, Greeley spent much of her time collecting food, clothing and other goods for the poor. She would often do her work at night, so as to avoid embarrassing the people she was assisting. “She stood out because of how extraordinary she was,” David Uebbing, chancellor of the Archdiocese of Denver, told the Denver Catholic. “Even though she was only earning … More →

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Wife Takes Care of Soccer-Star Husband Now 33 Years in Coma

CNA: When asked about euthanasia, Bernadette [his wife] replied, “What do you want me to do – deprive him of food? Let him die little by little? No, no, no.” Although the 33-year journey has not been easy, Bernadette still clings to hope and to her husband of 46 years. “If one day, medical science evolves, then why not? Will there be a day when they’ll … More →

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Patrick McGoohan, Catholic Actor Who Turned Down Role of James Bond

National Catholic Register, Matthew Archbold: It was in 1960 when every actor wanted the role of James Bond. “I thought there was too much emphasis on sex and violence,” McGoohan explained a few years after turning down the role. “It has an insidious and powerful influence on children. Would you like your son to grow up like James Bond? Since I hold these views strongly … More →

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Anger Issues

Anger is a vice that seems to be on the increase, with the country splitting at the seams of religion, class, race, party, and ideology. Pat Buchanan refers to this as the “balkanization” of America. At the opposite moral extreme is the vice of a certain pacifist or soft person, who would rule out all anger as wrong. In order to situate anger in man, … More →


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Vikings Long Snapper Testifies to His Catholic Faith

Well, Kevin McDermott’s Minnesota Vikings lost a playoff game Sunday (10-9) that they should have won; too bad for a good team. Here a slice from the interview with the snapper with Trent Beattie of the National Catholic Register: “Maybe the coolest thing I’ve ever been a part of was a Latin Mass in London. The 49ers were over there in 2013 for a game … More →

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TONIGHT on Reconquest: Pilgrimage, the Holy Journey. Guest: Gregory Lloyd

Our fifth show debuts January 6 at 8:00 PM Eastern. The topic is Pilgrimage: The Holy Journey. My guest is Mr. Gregory P. Lloyd, Executive Director of the National Coalition of Clergy and Laity, Adjunct Professor of Central and Eastern European Studies at LaSalle University, and the principal organizer of the Pilgrimage for Restoration. Additional Resources:  Catholic Pilgrimage, a Spiritual Journey by Eleonore Villarrubia— Catholicism.org Pilgrimages — Catholic Encyclopedia article Auriesville Pilgrimage for Restoration Mixes … More →


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Millions to Head for Manila for Feast of Black Nazarene, Jan 9

UCANews: Millions of devotees are expected to flock to Manila for this year’s celebration of the feast of the Black Nazarene on Jan. 9. “Millions and millions of devotees are coming in this year’s procession of the Black Nazarene,” said Msgr. Hernando Coronel, rector of the National Shrine of the Black Nazarene in Manila. Read a bit of the history of the devotion here. Share, Bookmark, … More →


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The Devil Has No Friends

I will not now call you servants: for the servant knoweth not what his lord doth. But I have called you friends: because all things whatsoever I have heard of my Father, I have made known to you (John 15:15). Monsignor Pope has an excellent article today on phileo, that is, the love of friendship. Phileo is a Greek word and the Greek language has four … More →


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Catholic Social Doctrine, Subsidiarity, and the Growth of Co-Op Farms

Mary Rezac, CNA: Anyone who’s familiar with “Portlandia” probably remembers Colin the chicken – a heritage-breed, woodland-raised fowl who was fed a diet of sheep’s milk, soy and (local) hazelnuts and lived a happy life on a (local) 4-acre farm before succumbing to its fate on the plates of two insufferable hipsters. Full report is here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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A Beautiful Story to End the Year, Thank You Phil Lawler

Catholic Culture: Edna Costello was one of those irreplaceable women who seem to appear in every healthy parish. She was the most active member of the altar guild, the Rosary circle, the parish council, the Bible study, marriage preparation classes, the pro-life league, and the ladies’ sodality. You could find her in church every morning, a half-hour before the early Mass. She would still be there … More →


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Ex Gang Member, Paraplegic, Takes Vows of Religion

California Catholic Daily: On April of 2001, St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood served as the site of the greatest loss Brother Cesar John Paul Galan, FSP, would ever endure: the death of his brother Hector due to gun violence. Read more here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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