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Last ‘Witch’ Hung on Boston Common a Catholic Martyr

The plaque on her grave site reads: “Not far from here on 16 November 1688, Goodwife Ann Glover an elderly Irish widow, was hanged as a witch because she had refused to renounce her Catholic faith. Having been deported from her native Ireland to the Barbados with her husband, who died there because of his own loyalty to the Catholic faith, she came to Boston … More →

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A Good Cardinal Reaching Out to the Homosexual Who Wants to Repent

I do not like joining in with this obsession of homosexualism that pervades the internet, Catholic sites included. Catholics are dying for the Faith in the mid-east and Africa and China losing their Faith in the west and all the headlines are dominated by the latest “gay” this “gay” that. Nevertheless, this account I provide from LifeSite News about Cardinal Burke’s pastoral care for a … More →

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Doctors Say She is Dead, Brain-Dead, But She Lives and Responds

Mother fights to keep her daughter, Jahi McMath, from being killed. The case is the same as that of Shane Becker: “In his case, the doctors did all they could to save Becker who is today fully recovered and a father. But his case is especially significant because Becker could recall everything that was said about him in the room in his “brain dead” state. … More →

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Courageous Seminarian Could Leave Iraq But Will Not

CNA: Bombs are falling and the sound of the explosion is sending shock and fear into the hearts of the people. Amid the sound of crying and frenzied activity, people pack up what belongings they can carry and make off into the night. In the midst of it all, on the night of Aug. 6, stands Martin Baani, a 24-year-old seminarian. It’s dawning on him that … More →

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Asia Bibi Begs Pope for Help and Prayers

CNA: A Catholic woman condemned to death in Pakistan for allegedly violating the country’s blasphemy law has asked Pope Francis for his prayers, saying that she trusts in God’s plan for her life. “Pope Francis, I am your daughter, Asia Bibi. I implore you: pray for me, for my salvation and for my freedom. At this point I can only entrust (myself) to God Almighty who … More →

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From the House of Hesse, Martyr Princess Elizabeth

K.V. Turley of Crisis Magazine: Described at the time as the most beautiful woman in Europe, this is the story of a princess who was to know both public adulation and private sorrow before spending her last days in the service of the sick and the poor wearing the plain garb of a nun. Having been born into privilege and lived in unimaginable splendor, her … More →

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San Diego QB, Phil Rivers, Major Funder of Immaculate Heart Radio

California Catholic: San Diego’s most understated sports/radio heavy hitter would have to be Charger’s QB Philip Rivers, who reportedly committed $1 million of his money toward buying KCEO AM-1000 in 2012. Rivers and his wife Tiffany spearheaded the local drive to raise $3.75 million so that Sacramento-based Immaculate Heart Radio could buy KCEO and turn it into a 24/7 mouthpiece for the Roman Catholic way … More →

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Catholic Nurse Free of Ebola

CNA: Nina Pham, a Dallas nurse who has been battling Ebola after treating a patient in Texas, has now been declared free of the disease, and gave thanks to God and all those who have prayed for her in recent weeks. “I feel fortunate and blessed to be standing here today,” Pham said in a press conference Oct. 24. “I would first and foremost like to … More →

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Married 73 Years Husband Dies 28 Hours After Wife

Catholic Online: Helen and Joe Auer had been married in 1941. Joe was a proud World War II veteran. Helen bore her husband 10 children. After it was all said and done, they had seen the births of 16 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Helen went first and Joe joined her a short 28 hours later, whispering “Call me home…” as he lay … More →


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Jesuit College OKs Pagan Club

College Fix: Loyola UNIVERSITY Chicago recently christened a new pagan student club, with its student organizer saying the group aims to help pupils at the private Catholic COLLEGE find the God they seek, not just the one featured in the Bible. “Loyola’s mission states that ‘seeking God in all things’ is one of the main tenants of the university,” said the group’s student president, Jill Kreider, … More →

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China’s Secret ‘Black Jails’ Where Anti-Communist Women Disappear

UCANews: Eighty percent of people held in China’s unofficial detention centers, or “black jails,” are female, and many suffer routine abuse at the hands of their captors, according to a report published on Tuesday by the overseas-based Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD) group. Published as Beijing’s women’s rights record comes up for review by the United Nations, the report documents around 1,000 cases of secret … More →

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The Failure of US Bishops to Stop Abortion

Mark Gallagher, Crisis Magazine: The bishops have continued on their failed course for forty years, with fateful, disastrous results. If the bishops would change course, the legal killing, now at 56 million, could be stopped. The bishops need to teach that: (a) Legislators have the compelling moral responsibility to pursue the Common Good, protecting the human life and respecting the human dignity of every person created … More →

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‘Book of Remembrance’ Documents 1900 Catholic Victims of Soviet Communism

CNA: Catholic victims of the Soviet Union’s cruel anti-Christian persecutions faced execution, exile and arbitrary imprisonment for their faith – and now a new website tells their stories. “The persecution of the Church was immediate. It started within a couple weeks of the October Revolution,” Geraldine Kelley told CNA Oct. 10. “It was brutal. It focused first of all on the confiscation of church property … More →

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Mother Marija Benedykta, a Foundress With a Passion

Aleteia: Poisoning, arson, an intrepid religious sister making her way into the former Soviet Union — it sounds like the plot of a box office thriller, rather than the makings of a reformed religious order. But the story of the fledgling Paulicrucian community — like the beginning of so many religious orders — has been fraught with challenges and blessings, roadblocks and new opportunities. Standing in the doorway of … More →

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Poll: Non-Practicing Catholics Less Catholic Than Non-Catholics

It was conducted by St. Leo College in Florida. Phil Lawler has a commentary on Catholic Culture website. Lawler: The Catholic Church does not settle doctrinal questions by majority vote. And since surveys of Catholic opinion usually record the answers of any respondents who identify themselves as Catholics, we don’t have many reliable indications of what faithful, practicing Catholics think, anyway. Nevertheless, sometimes a poll … More →


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