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More Unusual Happenings in the Lives of Saints

Nine months ago I related several humorous and fascinating anecdotes from the lives of the saints, here are some more: One of my favorites is not really spectacular, it is just amusing. When Saint Peter was freed from Herod’s prison by his angel he was left outside on the street, somewhat in a daze as scripture insinuates, and making his way to the house of … More →

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Steve Wood’s Warning on Degenerate Proselytism in the Wake of Obergefell

A friend just sent me a newsletter he gets from Steve Wood. It concerns Obergefell v. Hodges and the terrible prospects that wicked bit of judicial activism holds out for our youth. My correspondent is of the opinion that Mr. Wood is one of the few conservative Catholic writers saying correctly that the homosexual movement is a very real threat to our children and grandchildren, who are all potential targets of recruitment because … More →

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Rod Dreher on Obergefell and Living as Exiles

Rod Dreher has authored a thoughtful piece for Time on Friday’s horrible SCOTUS decision: Orthodox Christians Must Now Learn To Live as Exiles in Our Own Country. I recommend reading it. He plugs his “Benedict Option,” which is, for all practical purposes, what our little community in the hills of New Hampshire is doing. He also paints a stark picture of the significance of this wicked ruling, … More →

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Catholic Action League Denounces Supreme Court Decision on Same Sex Marriage

The Catholic Action League of Massachusetts today criticized this morning’s decision by the U. S. Supreme Court in Obergefell v. Hodges, which held that both the Due Process and Equal Protection clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States—ratified in 1868—contained a heretofore undiscovered right to same gender marriage. The five to four decision, written by Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy, a … More →

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Two Mites and Spiritual Abundance

And Jesus sitting over against the treasury, beheld how the people cast money into the treasury, and many that were rich cast in much. And there came a certain poor widow, and she cast in two mites, which make a farthing. And calling his disciples together, he saith to them: Amen I say to you, this poor widow hath cast in more than all they … More →

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Don Bosco, EENS, and the Waldensians

Thanks to the rare occasion of a big Waldensian-related event hitting the news cycle, we take the opportunity to show what the charitable and zealous Saint John Bosco said in their regard, especially since it falls right in line with our apostolate. As we published in our article on Don Bosco, the saint wrote the following in his periodical entitled Catholic Readings: My dear friends, the enemies of Catholicism, and … More →

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German Bishops Help the Church ‘Question Herself’ about Family Diversity ahead of Synod

In the bizarro world that is modern German Catholicism — at least as dictated by those who consider themselves practically independent of the papacy — the Church should “question herself” about the different forms the family takes. Read this nominalist, blasphemous gobbledegook: The forms in which people live together and take up responsibility for one another have become today manifold. “The task of the Church today … More →

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Glimpses Behind Closed Doors: Marco Tosatti on Cardinal Kasper’s Self-Correction

While observers of the discussion concerning the Synod of Bishops on Marriage and the Family are still wondering what it was that has recently caused Cardinal Walter Kasper suddenly (but stammeringly) to deny that which he had claimed a year or so ago – namely, that Pope Francis personally supports his “Kasper proposal” – the well-informed Vatican journalist Marco Tosatti now has his own explanation. On … More →

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Butte, Montana, Our Lady’s Town

With all the bad news in the Church and the world, it is an encouragement to read about the Catholic love for Mary in a mining city in the 630 mile-wide “mountain state,” Montana. This is part of American Catholic history, a tribute to tough men and women of various Catholic cultures who put their Faith first in difficult times. I was so impressed reading … More →

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Respected Urologist Fired for Professional Opinions Opposing Aberrosexual Agenda

Goodbye medical ethics! (Mass Resistance) On March 30, a major Harvard-affiliated hospital in Boston, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), expelled a well-respected urologist from its medical staff because he voiced concerns about the unhealthy nature of homosexual behavior and objected to the hospital’s aggressive promotion of “gay pride” activities. … Through emails to hospital officials and later posting on the hospital’s Intranet system, Dr. … More →

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A Manifesto of Christian Resistance

From Brother Alexis Bugnolo… Originally posted on From Rome: Against perverse and unnatural forms of Marriage TO BE READ FROM ALL THE PULPITS OF AMERICA I, as a disciple of Christ Jesus, hold and believe that the US Supreme Court has no authority to impose Sodom upon America in name of the US Constitution; and that such a judgement would be null/void. For the institution … More →

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Sister Lucy to Cardinal: Final Confrontation between the Lord and Satan will be over Family and Marriage.

Rorate Caeli has published a translated excerpt from an interview with Cardinal Carlo Caffarra, the Archbishop of Bologna. The interview took place on Feburary 16, 2008, but has recently stirred up more interest in light of the Synod on the Family. I had earlier seen the same thing excerpted on Facebook. Q. There is a prophecy by Sister Lucia dos Santos, of Fatima, which concerns “the final … More →

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In Defense of Rachel Dolezal

This is going to be a very short post. I want to come to the defense of Rachel Dolezal. She’s getting a lot of bad press now because she is a white woman of German and Czech ancestry who says, “I identify as black,” and who called an African-American man her father when he is biologically not so, and who became the president of a local … More →

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After Protests by the Catholic Action League, O. F. M. are M-I-A at ‘Pride’ Festival

Following protests, this year and last year, by the Catholic Action League of Massachusetts, the Franciscan Friars of Boston’s Saint Anthony’s Shrine—members of the Holy Name Province of the Order of Friars Minor—apparently decided to forgo, for the first time in several years, a visible presence at the 2015 homosexual pride festival and parade in Boston. In past years, the friars could be seen in videotape coverage of the parade, … More →

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Explorers Youth Group Photo Gallery

The Federation of North American Explorers (FNE) is a great program that offers single-gender scouting for both boys and girls. This important youth apostolate, which our community participates in, has boys’ sections with Brother Louis Marie and the Dads as adult leaders, as well as girls’ sections with our Sisters and the Moms as adult leaders. You may learn more about our Explorers program on … More →

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