Seven years ago, I published some “Suggested Lenten Penances” on Catholicism.org. Our website statistics tell me that they get looked at every year, right around the beginning of Lent. By the time readers receive this Ad Rem in their email … Continue reading
National Catholic Register, Joseph Pronechen: It happened February 1646 in the Philippines. Warships of the Dutch Republic, which had recently fought a decades-long war in Europe with Spain, were in the South Pacific attempting to wrest complete control of the … Continue reading
National Catholic Register, Doreen Abi Raad: By the time he was 7 years old, growing up in Baghdad, Iraq, as a Sunni Muslim, John Paul — the name he later took when baptized — was starting to pray Islamic prayers, … Continue reading
There is no direct connection between the emergence of the new Catholic “far right” in France and the yellow vest uprising that is in its twelfth week at this writing, but there is nothing political in France right now that … Continue reading
Get Religion, Julia Duin: I had no idea there was a woman who took it upon herself to find homes for the many “brown babies” conceived in post World War II Germany between black American occupying soldiers and German women. … Continue reading
I didn’t know about his great devotion to Our Lady and that he goes to La Salette every year. Spirit Daily: We carried an article a while back on former professor Roy Schoeman, a Jew who was flirting with atheism and … Continue reading
Forums of the Virgin Mary: An Italian businessman applied the Social Doctrine of the Church and in spite of that he became a billionaire. A contradiction for many who argue that the way to become a millionaire is to lower personnel costs … Continue reading
Thus times do shift; each thing his turn does hold; New things succeed as former things grow old. — Robert Herrick, “Ceremonies for Candlemas Eve” After the excitement of the Twelve Days of Christmas and theringing in of the New … Continue reading
Hour of Our Death: “Religion has never made me happy. Religion has never made me comfy. All deepened life is deepened suffering, deepened dreariness, deepened joy. Suffering and joy. The final note of religion is joy. Suffering teaches; life teaches. … Continue reading
Catholic World Report, Brian O’Neel: If all goes well, an English missionary who was killed during Zimbabwe’s civil war will be soon be named a saint. Martrydom in Rhodesia Perhaps it is best to begin John Bradburne’s story with his death. … Continue reading
National Catholic Register, Stephen Beale: When Katrina Gallic was entering high school, one of the things the future pro-life advocate was most excited about was being a sprinter for the track team. “The thrill of being able to run very quickly — … Continue reading
LifeSiteNews, Dorothy Cummings McLean: It doesn’t seem possible, but there’s an actor in Hollywood who won’t kiss his co-stars, let alone participate in steamy scenes. And, his principled stance has made trouble come his way. Article is here.
CNA: Last weekend, John Moore arrived at the Washington Monument in the US capital, after a walking pilgrimage from San Francisco that began in April 2018, in time to attend Friday’s March for Life. Story here.
Aleteia, Dominika Cicha and Marzena Devoud: n February 23, 1962, Cecilia gave birth to twin girls. However, she never had the chance to meet them; she died in childbirth, from complications related to her Caesarean section. Faced with this dramatic situation, the family … Continue reading
Sohrab Ahmari:An empty, end-of-history multiculturalism breeds greater confusion than if the West were to say, “We are this, and you are that.” Crux, Charles C. Camosy: [Editor’s Note: Sohrab Ahmari is an Iranian-American author who serves as the op-ed editor of the … Continue reading