Category Archives: Catholic Living

Category: Catholic Living

PIME Missioner/Journalist’s Autobiography About His Experiences in Communist China

Father Piero Gheddo, AsiaNews: After I was ordained in 1953, I immediately began working in journalism, interviewing – among others – our PIME missionaries who had been expelled from China (140, including five bishops) at that time. They were quite pessimistic about the fate of the Chinese Church because, they said, “they are sending away us foreign missionaries, jailing bishops, priests and nuns, and they are … More →

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Mark Wahlberg to Play Ex-Boxer Priest, an Anti-Catholic Convert, Fr. Stuart Long, in Movie

See Video here. And facts about Father Long’s astounding story here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.


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Meditation on Old Age, Aches and Pains, Eccles. 12:1-8

Although I am not that old, I identify well with the shaky, weak legs (fear of heights and perils in the streets), and the loss of one’s “grinders.” Monsignor Pope: Today I would like to discuss the Gospel from last Saturday morning’s daily Mass (25th Week of the Year). For indeed one of the more beautiful passages in the Old Testament is the 12th Chapter … More →


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On Padre Pio’s Feast Day, Let Us Give Thanks for His Father

Seton Magazine, John Clark: On a hot and sunny day about one hundred and twenty-five years ago, on a little Italian farm, the landscape contained a familiar image—a man tending to the needs of his land. That man, Grazio Mario Forgione, was happily joined that afternoon by his son, whom he had named “Francesco” in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi. As Grazio worked the … More →

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A New Order of Crusaders: Seriously!

As I write, two events are on the horizon for the religious here at Saint Benedict Center. The first is the annual Pilgrimage for Restoration (September 23-25), a three-day, sixty-five mile walking pilgrimage from Lake George, New York, to Auriesville, New York, where we will pray in the spot sanctified by the martyrdom of three of the eight holy Jesuits known collectively as the “North American … More →


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Pakistan: Catholic Driver For 20 Years Has Been Carrying Pilgrims to Marian Shrine for Free

AsiaNews: A Catholic driver has carried pilgrims from Lahore to the national Marian shrine of Mariamabad, 200 km away, for free. Arif Sadiq, 48, told AsiaNews that it all started with a vow to Our Lady. “I promised Mary that I would take as many faithful as possible in the hope of being blessed with the gift of a child,” he said. Sadiq asked for the … More →

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Pilgrimage To a Pennsylvania Ghost Town

National Catholic Register, Edward Pronechen: Imagine a once-thriving town with seven churches, businesses, schools, and working families — now with less than 10 residents. Imagine all but a handful of those homes and building once alive but now mostly razed. Imagine only one beautiful structure left. The only one that remains fully alive and thriving in the ghost town. Imagine no more because the municipality is … More →

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Good News From the Diocese of Lincoln NE, Interview With Bishop Conley

The Catholic World Report, Jim Graves: Bishop James Conley is the ninth bishop of the Diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska. The Midwestern diocese is home to 96,000 Catholics who attend 134 parishes and missions. The bishop grew up in Overland Park, Kansas, a suburb of Kansas City. His father was a building-materials salesman and his mother a housewife; he has one adopted sister. The family was nominally … More →

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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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