Tag Archives: Goodness

Papal History Being Made, Right Here, Right Now UPDATED

Today Pope Francis and the Pope Emeritus met at Castel Gandolfo. In terms of historically rare moments, it doesn’t get much better than this.

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If You Love Pope Benedict XVI, Set Him Free

And so we woke up this morning to the news that Pope Benedict XVI is resigning his post as Captain of the Barque of Saint Peter. The best reaction I’ve seen so far comes from Fr. James Martin, SJ,

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My Bishop Gave the Homily at Stan Musials’ Funeral Mass

I’ve posted about Bishop Richard Stika a few times in the past. But to be honest, I don’t really know him. I don’t live in the parish close to the Chancery, and none of my children have been confirmed yet … Continue reading

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Fr. Jenkins of Notre Dame to Lead 700 Faculty and Students to the March for Life

A week ago, I shared an op-ed piece written by Fr. John Jenkins, CSC. Fr. Jenkins is the President of the University of Notre Dame. Today, the Cardinal Newman Society reports that he will be attending the upcoming March for … Continue reading

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A Great Example of the New Evangelization…from Canada?!

Beware the conventional wisdom. I mean, everyone knows that the Catholic Church is dead in Europe, right? And in Canada, our neighbors to the north? Aren’t they arresting parishioners and marching them off to gulags and such up there? Well, … Continue reading

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Christian Bale Speaks His Mind, Presents an Award to Chen Guangcheng

“What I really wanted to do was shake the man’s hand and say ‘thank you,’ and tell him what an inspiration he is.” That’s what actor Christian Bale said about the blind, imprisoned, pro-life activist named Chen Guangcheng last December when … Continue reading

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Thoughts from the Prophet Alexandr Solzhenitsyn (A Few Words for Wednesday)

What follows are a few paragraphs from Alexandr Solzhenitsyn’s lecture that, according to the endnotes, was “delivered only to the Swedish Academy and not actually given as a lecture.” It was delivered in 1970, and is an homage to the trinity of truth, … Continue reading

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Because You Can Never Learn Too Much About The Faith UPDATED

  The folks over at John Paul the Great Catholic University have a great idea that will be good for the whole family. It’s a course on  The Pillars of Catholicism, built around the 13 pillars in the graphic above. … Continue reading

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The Beach Boys Sing the Our Father

Thomas L. McDonald shares his Saturday Song — “The Lord’s Prayer,” as sung by the Beach Boys. ==> It doesn’t get much better than this. <==

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Because Catholics Say Stuff Like This…And Mean It

You know, like soon after their city has been devastated by a nuclear bomb. Catholics, being fallen human beings, say other stuff that is less encouraging too. But thoughts like the ones above are timeless, beautiful, and true. I have … Continue reading

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