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From the Laptops

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100 Years Ago Today Pope Saint Pius X Passed Away

Great tribute follows from Rorate Caeli website: Thank you, Saint Pius X! Please, intercede for us in Heaven above, that we may accomplish the words of the Apostle to the Gentiles you made your lifelong aspiration: “to restore all things in Christ“! For the past 8 years, we have strived to cover each major centennial of Pope Saint Pius’ amazing holy work for the Restoration of … More →

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Nice Home for Sale Near Saint Benedict Center

(Realtor.com— click here for pictures) Looking for that Wow factor? Airy and bright custom open concept home with post & beam effect. Living and dining great room with cathedral ceiling, skylights and floor to ceiling windows. Cherry and pine floors. Open staircase to 2nd floor balcony. Updated kitchen with breakfast bar and 2 freshly renovated baths. French door to family/sunroom with cathedral ceiling and sliders … More →


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Twitter Issue with Catholicism.org

Users attempting to “tweet” posts on this site in the last couple of days will have seen a message like this: “This request looks like it might be automated. To protect our users from spam and other malicious activity, we can’t complete this action right now. Please try again later.” But Google’s Safe Browsing Diagnostic page says that our site is NOT “listed as suspicious.” We have opened … More →


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Identical Twin Priests Whose Mother Refused Their Abortion

This is a wonderful story, not only because of the mother’s refusal to abort what her doctors told her was a terribly deformed baby with two heads and three arms but also because of the twin’s own conversion after they both stopped practicing their Catholic Faith. Not only that, but, while she was carrying the two, the doctor also told the mother that without an abortion she herself might die. … More →

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Transfiguration and Theosis

The Ad Rem just posted today was intended to be up in time for yesterday’s feast of the Transiguration. Circumstances forbad that. I’m posting here something of a “coda” to it. For your consideration of the great mysteries of Our Lord’s Transfiguration and of Theosis, here are some further readings. Two notes are in order: (1.) Because of the heavy emphasis that our Eastern Christian brethren … More →


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Good News from France

From Gaza to Mosul to America’s southern border to Ukraine, there is an awful lot of Bad News — so much so that it deserves to be capitalized. We are assured of these things, however: “And where sin abounded, grace did more abound” (Rom. 5:20). “And we know that to them that love God, all things work together unto good, to such as, according to … More →


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The Cause of the Horror in Palestine: Good Article

I just read this excellent post by an anti-Zionist Jew who is not afraid to put his name on line.  The horror of the massacres of Palestinian civilians continues, but conservative Catholic websites dismiss the Israeli atrocities by focusing totally on fanatical statements (and acts) by jihadists. Many of these Palestinian civilians are Christian. Most are innocent Moslems who have no use for Hamas and … More →

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Feminized Clergy and Young Men

This is an issue that we have touched upon many times on this site. (ChurchMilitant.TV) One survey after another keeps coming out showing how young men are in increasing danger. In danger that is, of losing any sense of who they are, of their masculine identity – that is, what little of it the prevailing liberal culture will let them maintain – which is to … More →


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Catholic Action League Condemns New Buffer Zone Law

The Catholic Action League of Massachusetts today condemned the Commonwealth’s new buffer zone statute, which was signed into law this afternoon by Governor Deval Patrick. The Senate and the House of Representatives passed the measure for enactment yesterday. As the legislation has an emergency preamble, it will take effect immediately. Under the new law — the third buffer zone law in force in the Bay State since 2007 — a single … More →


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Scorecard for the Visionaries of Medjugorje

Basic Fact Sheet for the Visionaries of Medjugorje Vicka Ivankovic-Mijatovic: the Gospa has so far confided nine secrets to her. For her, the daily apparitions have not yet stopped since June 24, 1981, according to the Visionaries of Medjugorje website. Ivan Dragicevic: the Gospa has confided nine secrets to Ivan. The Gospa has appeared to him every day since June 24, 1981, according to the Visionaries … More →

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Israel Continues to Slaughter and Offer Lies to Justify It

Each day the horror gets worse. The slightest provocation from mostly peaceful demonstrators, as we see today n East Jerusalem (demonstrators protesting the killing of their civilian population, women, and children) brings forth a barrage of bullets. How dare you have “rage”! Israel has the ammo; throw a rock at their taunting, self-righteous, racist police and many will die from their guns. Israeli killers calls the hits … More →

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Encounter With Muslims

This is an encouraging personal story by a good friend of SBC, “Aged Parent.”  It appears on his blog here. I had arrived in London in the Spring of 2008 and was in the process of spending the first day there applying my usual remedy for jet-lag.  Forcing ourselves to stay awake so that our body clocks would re-set my wife, daughter and myself did … More →


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Credo in Resurrectionem Mortuorum et Vitam Aeternam

Now when it was late that same day, the first of the week, and the doors were shut, where the disciples were gathered together, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said to them: Peace be to you. And when he had said this, he shewed them his hands and his side (John 20:19). The Qualities of the Glorified … More →

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The Church in Korea, Founded by Sages, Not Missionaries

Of course, the missionaries came soon after the true Faith took root. And, for the Faith to grow, the blood of martyrs provided the nourishment. Sometime in the mid-eighteenth century, Korean ambassadors working in China came across Catholic books in Beijing that the Jesuits had distributed there going back to the mission days of Matteo Ricci (1597-1610). The ambassadors were of the noble class, well-educated, … More →

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