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Karl Marx the Cardinal

Get Religion, Terry Mattingly: You cannot make this one up. I think we have to rank this one right up there in the top ranks of items that we have ever featured under the heading “From our ‘No Comment’ department.” More here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.


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Early Church Father’s Fight Against Gnosticism

Catholic Exchange, Brian Kranick: How common is it to hear someone say, “I’m spiritual, not religious.”  A very Gnostic-esque statement.  One need only to glance at your local bookstore’s religion shelves to see that Gnosticism, that ancient heresy and foe of Christianity, is alive and well in the modern world.  There you would find a smorgasbord of spirituality, with topics on “New Age,” transcendentalism, astrology, reincarnation, … More →

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Professor Who Discovered Gene for Down Syndrome Ostracized for Fighting for Their Lives

California Catholic Daily: It is August 1969 in San Francisco and Professor Jerome Lejeune is addressing the annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics. Read full report here with link. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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Melkites Postpone Synod After Bishops’ Call for Resignation of Patriarch

Catholic Culture: A synod of the Melkite Catholic Church has been postponed, after half of the Melkite bishops boycotted the meeting in a bid to force the resignation of Patriarch Gregory III Laham. More here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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Vatican Denies Any Role in Bishop Ma’s Recantation

Catholic Culture: After Cardinal Joseph Zen protested the silence of Vatican officials in the wake of a shocking public statement by Shanghai’s Bishop Thaddeus Ma Daqin, the Vatican issued a short statement denying any role in the matter. More here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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Archbishop Wenski Criticizes Statement of Bishop of St. Petersburg on Orlando Killings

Catholic Culture: In his homily at a Fortnight for Freedom opening Mass, Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami lamented the persecution of Christians and took issue with remarks made by Bishop Robert Lynch of St. Petersburg following the June 12 Orlando nightclub shooting. More here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.


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St. Maximilian, Fatima, and the Knights of the Immaculate

1Peter5, Maike Hickson: In May of 2016, a relative of mine was blessed to participate in a retreat in Germany about the spirituality of Saint Maximilian Kolbe and his Militia Immaculatae (MI). The retreat master was Father Karl Stehlin of the Society of St. Pius X, who himself helped to re-start the MI with its original charism and within the traditional Catholic Faith in the year … More →

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The Passion of Rhode Island’s ‘Little Rose’ Ferron

Mystics of the Church: Marie Rose Ferron, affectionately known as “Little Rose”, was born on May 24th, 1902 in St Germain de Grantham, Quebec, and was the tenth child of a family of fifteen children. In 1906 when Rose was 4 ½ years old, her family moved to Fall River, Massachusetts. Then, on May 25, 1925 they moved once again to Woonsocket, Rhode Island where … More →

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Catholic Bishop Goes on Ecumenical Pilgrimage to Wittenberg

Catholic Culture: Auxiliary Bishop Hubert Berenbrinker of Padeborn joined leaders of the World Council of Churches and the Lutheran World Federation on a pilgrimage to Wittenberg, the German city that was the site of much of Martin Luther’s activity. More here with link. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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‘If You Would Have Seen Him He Is So Ugly’

Saint Gemma Galgani ChurchPop: “During the last two days Jesus has been telling me after Holy Communion: ‘My daughter, the devil will soon wage a great war against you,’” she wrote to a priest. “These words I hear in my heart continuously. Please pray for me.” More here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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Air Force Officer Dragged From Stage for Mentioning God in Flag Ceremony

Breitbart News: According to a demand letter sent by First Liberty Institute on Monday, when the squadron’s commanding officer, Lieutenant Colonel Michael Sovitsky, learned that Rodriguez would give the traditional speech mentioning God, he expressed his opposition and allegedly tried to block it. As Roberson explained in a video interview seen for the first time on Breitbart News, Roberson asked Rodriguez to press forward. When the … More →

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Syria: Orthodox Patriarch Escapes Suicide Bombing, 4 Dead

AsiaNews: The Syrian Orthodox Patriarch Ignatius Efrem II Karim escaped a suicide attack by a bomber who blew himself up during a commemoration in memory of the Ottoman genocide against the Assyrian Christians (and Armenians) in Turkey at the beginning 1900. The attack took place yesterday morning at 11 am, during celebrations for the Orthodox Pentecost, in the Church of St. Gabriel in the Al Wusta … More →


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Elizabeth of the Trinity, 4 Other Blesseds to be Canonized in October

Aleteia: Pope Francis will canonize five new saints this October, including the French Carmelite mystic, Elizabeth of the Trinity; the “Bishop of the Tabernacle”; and a Roman Catholic priest martyred during the French Revolution for refusing to swear allegiance to the new government, the Vatican announced on Monday. More here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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Questions Surround ‘Confession’ of Shanghai Bishop Ma

AsiaNews: Vatican officials advise “not to make too much of what is written” in a blog posted on June 12, where Msgr. Thaddeus Ma Daqin proclaims his support for the Patriotic Association (PA) and asks forgiveness for the mistakes he made in the recent past. Full report is here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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115 New Spanish Blesseds Declared Martyrs by Pope Francis

CNA: Pope Francis has officially recognized 115 Catholics who were killed during the Spanish Civil War out of hatred of the faith. The newest martyrs are Servants of God José Álvarez Benavides y de la Torre, Spanish dean of the Cathedral Chapter of Almería, and his 114 companions. They were killed between 1936 and 1938 during Spain’s brutal civil war. The June 14 recognition means that … More →


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