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Ave Maria: Growing into Total Consecration to Mary Watch

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In the end, like so many of my devout Catholic brothers and sisters, I found that St. Maximilian Kolbe was right when he exhorted us, ... continue reading


'All of Rome became Christian': Deacon Lawrence, Model for New Missionary Age Watch

Image of Sentenced to death in the Emperor Valerian's sweeping condemnation of all Christian clergy, Lawrence offended the Emperor and endeared himself to all Christians

Roman authorities charged Christians of that era with "odium humani generis" [hatred of the human race]. The Romans claimed to be citizens ... continue reading



Fr. Paul Schenck: A Jewish, former Anglican Minister, Catholic Priest on St. Theresa Benedicta Watch

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Saint Theresa Benedicta of the Cross was the quintessential example of penetrating intellect, social concern and personal piety. ... continue reading


My Pilgrimage to Ars and Devotion to Saint Jean Vianney - the Curé d'Ars Watch

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When I was reading about the Curé d'Ars spending hours in that cramped and stiffly hot confessional, I wanted to bring him a little pillow ... continue reading


Reflection: Feast of Saints Ann and Joachim, First Holy Family of Nazareth Watch

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Catholics, for the most part, are probably pretty familiar with the Feast of the Holy Family that is celebrated on the Sunday after ... continue reading


Blessed Bartolo Longo: The Ex-Satanist On the Path to Sainthood

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He consecrated the world, entrusting it to Mary's hands, offering the Blessed Virgin a golden rose. In his homily, Benedict XVI likened ... continue reading



Back to the Roots: Examining Maryknoll's Heroic Beginnings

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The saintly co-founder of Maryknoll, Father Thomas Fredrick Price, was an apostolic priest, faithful to Catholic orthodoxy, totally ... continue reading


Peter and Paul: Pillars of the Church, Martyrs, Call Us to Courageous Witness

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These two great pillars of Christianity were both martyred for the faith. Their Feast is celebrated together. Priests and deacons ... continue reading


Manliness and Fortitude: Venerable Emmanuel d'Alzon

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Ven. Father d'Alzon, besides being an edifying model of charity, was also a sterling exemplar of a virtue very much needed today: ... continue reading


Feast of Justin, Martyr: We Need New Apologists for the New Evangelization Watch

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We live in an age much like the one into which Justin, Martyr was sent by the Lord who called him into the mission of the Church. Like ... continue reading


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