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Il Papa! Deal Hudson Reflects on His Encounter with Saint John Paul II Watch

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I never thought I would be part of a cheering, waving crowd. After all, I was too old, too sophisticated. Then John Paul II walked out on ... continue reading


Deal Hudson Recalls: First Meeting Mother Angelica Watch

Image of Mother Angelica is made of something as tough as the steel she leans on. This Poor Clare nun from Ohio has single-handedly built a multimillion-dollar television and radio complex on the outskirts of Birmingham, Alabama, and created one of the most successful, influential Catholic broadcasting networks in the world.

I had little idea what to expect when I arrived at EWTN (Eternal Word Television Network) for my interview on Mother Angelica Live. From ... continue reading


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St. Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr: Model for Contemporary Deacons in a New Missionary Age Watch

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When Valerian arrived, Deacon Lawrence presented him with the true gold and silver of the Church, the poor! The emperor was filled with ... continue reading


Deal Hudson: St. Thomas Aquinas on the Bronx River Parkway Watch

Image of It had been my first reading of St. Thomas Aquinas that reactivated my journey into the Catholic Church, and it was St. Thomas that kept me a living member of the Church that day on the Bronx River Parkway.

Once again, I was losing consciousness and feeling cold.The door opened and I felt myself being lifted out of the car, placed on a ... continue reading


Feast of St Bonaventure: The Serpahic Doctor Points us to Francis who Points us to Jesus Watch

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Bonaventure's account of his friend, mentor and spiritual father, St. Francis, weaves a captivating picture of a poor, little man from ... continue reading


Vatican commission approves second miracle for John Paul II, clearing path to sainthood Watch

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Vatican officials confirm that Pope John Paul II is now just one step away from sainthood after a Vatican commission approved a second ... continue reading



St. Catherine of Sienna Calls Each One of Us to Love God Right Where We Are Watch

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While praying at Peter's tomb, she experienced the great weight of the Church fall on her shoulders, and she offered herself and her ... continue reading


The Vision of St. John Bosco and the Papacy of Benedict XVI Watch

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Does the heroic leadership of Pope Benedict XVI represent one more fulfillment of the prophetic vision of the Saint whose Feast we ... continue reading


St. Thomas Aquinas is a Model for the New Evangelization Watch

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St. Thomas knew that all truth finds its source - and its fulfillment - in the One who is Truth Incarnate, Jesus the Christ. In this way, ... continue reading


Saint John Neumann Calls us all to Apostolic Charity and Courageous Christianity Watch

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Apostolic charity refers to living like the first apostles. At the heart of Redemptorist spirituality is Christ's own mission, which was to ... continue reading


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