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September 28, 2007

Who is Like unto God?

Fr Euteneuer's excellent story of St Michael the Archangel and how he gets his name. Full Story Who Is Like Unto God? Tomorrow we celebrate the Feast of the holy Archangels, Michael, Gabriel…
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October 8, 2007

The “catholic” View

Jimmy Akin has a great article from last week discussing ABC's "The View". For those of you who know what "The View" is, I'm sorry ;-) For those of you who don't count…
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November 1, 2007

As if one needs more reasons to homeschool…

Embrace multiculturalism or be branded a racist! Only two of the staff are even Muslim, a part-time teacher and a teaching assistant. Go figure... ??It's all part of a diversity project to promote…
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AnnouncementFi NewsPopes
November 9, 2007

Petition to Beatify Venerable Pope Pius XII

This petition comes courtesy of The Catholic League. ? Two national Catholic organizations, the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights and the Society of Catholic Social Scientists, are working in a joint…
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November 13, 2007

Happy Birthday St. Augustine

St. Augustine of Hippo, born on this day in Numidia (Algeria) in A.D. 354. Original Latin name Aurelius Augustinus, feast day August 28, bishop of Hippo from 396 to 430, one of the…
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Saints
November 29, 2007

November 30th – Happy Feast Day St. Andrew

November 30th, is the feast of St. Andrew. Hail and blessed be the hour and moment in which the Son of God was born of the most pure Virgin Mary, at midnight, in…
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December 8, 2007

Our Lady: Mariology or Mariolatry?

?? The Blessed Virgin Mary, was born of Sts Anne and Joachim. Her conception within the womb of St. Anne is referred to as the Immaculate Conception and contrary to popular belief, the…
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April 3, 2008

Henry VIII – Defender of the Faith?

Yes, before his gigantic split from Catholicism Henry VIII was a staunch defender of the Catholic faith. Before he famously left the faith over his wish to divorce Catherine for giving him no…
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April 18, 2008

Expelled…The Movie

I saw Expelled this afternoon and it was great. A breath of fresh air. An interesting use of both music and images helped drive home the most salient points of Intelligent Design. I…
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April 21, 2008

When you’re rich…and bored.

When you're rich and bored you too can become an ordained minister and marry hapless couples in zany locales. Just ask his-most-honorable Sir Richard Branson. The UK's Daily Mail has the scoop: Virgin…
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April 21, 2008

Un-natural Family Planning

Newsbusters picked up this Washington Post article that essentially states the Catholic Church is responsible for Filipino poverty. The Washington Post's article: described the Church?s influence throughout the article, hinting that it had…
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April 23, 2008

Tongue or Hand?

This interesting article, 'Historical argument favors Communion on the tongue', discusses the historical evidence of receiving the Eucharist on the tongue. However, if you scroll down through some of the comments you'll find…
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May 1, 2008

Heaven on Earth?

So, what do you do when you have a wife, three children and head up an oil company? You build a $2 billion, 27-story home, of course. Two-car garage? Not gonna cut it…
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Devotional
May 13, 2008

Ember Days

Former (traditional) penitential observances known as "Ember Days" can be found on many traditional Catholic calendars, though sadly not on many diocesan ones. What are the "Ember Days"? They are/were for the special…
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Devotional
May 13, 2008

Friday Abstinence

Did you know? The abolition of Friday abstinence is a common misapprehension. Friday abstinence was not abolished; rather, the faithful (U.S.A.) now have a choice either to abstain from meat or perform some…
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