Category Archives: Catholic Living

Category: Catholic Living

There Never Was a Time for Cozy Catholicism, Especially Not Now

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 →


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Olympian Convert Would Like to Have Had Dinner With Mother Angelica

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.

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Two Friends of Loreto Publications Knighted in the Order of Isabela the Catholic

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 →

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KOC Joe Kovacs Going for Gold in Shot Put

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.

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Brother Joseph, the ‘Old Man of Molokai’

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 →

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Sioux Convert ‘Nick’ Black Elk, Lay Missionary

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 →

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25,000 Join Procession at Lourdes for Our Lady’s Assumption

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.


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World’s Fastest Man Wears Miraculous Medal

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.

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US Olympic Gold Champ Devoted to Rosary, Homeschooled by Pious Catholic Adopters

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 →

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Documentary: Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, Working With the ‘Outcasts’

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 →

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Olympic Athlete Now a Priest and Vocations Director on Long Island

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 →

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The Incredible Faith of a Young Catholic Iraqi Refugee

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 →


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‘Please Stay With Me’

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 →


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On Sunday, June 12, our little IHM School had its graduation. Two young ladies made up the entire graduation class. What follows is the very brief opening speech I gave at our commencement exercises. At some point in their intellectual formation at IHM School, these young ladies have learned the definition of truth — specifically that of logical truth. For those who might not have … More →


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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 →


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