July 16 is the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. There is something particularly wonderful about this feast, a double major liturgically, which makes it so embraceable for the faithful children of Mary. Perhaps it is the appealing simplicity … Continue reading
June 13 was the birthday of Jerome Lejeune (1926-1995), devout Catholic and geneticist who discovered the cause of Down Syndrome. On her blog yesterday, Rebecca Taylor posted her father’s recollections of the time he spent with Dr. Lejeune in 1978, … Continue reading
CNA reports: Catholic lawmaker Juan Cotino took his oath of office for parliament in Spain before a crucifix to show that the faith must not be excluded from public life. Read more here.
CNA reports: Jeff Grabosky has completed his 3,700-mile run across America, an endeavor he says gave him a new perspective on America and on his Catholic faith. “It feels beyond awesome. It’s still sinking in, but it’s an amazing and … Continue reading
CNA report: Champion boxer Manny Pacquiao has sided with the Philippines’ Catholic bishops in a continuing controversy over a reproductive health bill that would fund access to free contraceptives. Pacquiao said he would never have been born or become an … Continue reading
I was very moved by this story in the Catholic Phoenix. It bespeaks the mystery of suffering with Christ as willing victim. Mike Hamann could use our prayers right now. Mike Hamann is a Democrat with a strong independent streak, … Continue reading
Bravo et merci beaucoup to the French Catholic youths, who concluded that God’s rights come before someone’s blasphemous and sacrilegious “freedom of expression.” From CWN: Armed with hammers and screwdrivers, four protestors in Avignon destroyed a blasphemous 1987 photograph of … Continue reading
UCANews: Filipino medical workers who decided to stay in Libya despite the war are considered “heroes” by the Libyan people, a Filipino Catholic priest reported. Read more here.
Former President Carlos Menem signed a declaration in 1998 that designated March 25 as the Day of the Unborn Child Zenit News: The bishops of Argentina are encouraging the faithful to observe the Day of the Unborn Child this Friday … Continue reading
Asia News: When asked what drove his life, he replies that his Catholic faith has played a “tremendous” part. “I often say – he tells the South China Morning Post – that we have our patients at heart rather than … Continue reading
Catholic Online: Shahbaz Bhatti was the only Christian member of the Parliament of Pakistan. He was executed in cold blood by militant Muslims on March 2, 2011. Over 10,000 people gathered on March 4 in Khushpur to commend him to … Continue reading
A tragic and beautiful story is found here on the CNA website. I’ve read about (and written about) a few saintly young men and women who were taken by God in their youth in the past few decades or so, … Continue reading
CNA reports: President of Chile Sebastian Pinera, said March 2 that human rights, especially the right to life from conception to natural death, must be protected in order to achieve comprehensive human development. Read more here.
Yesterday, a friend sent me a link to this story, with the remark, “At least you’re not the only ones being harassed in NH.” The reference was to Saint Benedict Center’s religious discrimination case that yet remains a subject of … Continue reading
Catholic Culture: A little church in a small town, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church was facing tough times. The congregation was dwindling, and Mass attendance was at an all-time low. The empty confessional was collecting dust, and donations were dismal. … Continue reading