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Suicidal Christians On the Loose Again

Last year I posted an open letter to the Catholic Book Publishers Association concerning their lifetime achievement award being given to a dissident who likes to promote other dissidents. This year it’s the Episcopalian’s turn. Their speaker at the Religious Book and Trade Expo is Gene Robinson. You know, the homosexual man who ran out on his wife and kids ...

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How Ironic

Isn’t it funny how these things work? It’s the same situation with that cheap plastic statue you just bought at your local “Christian” store.  You may be against the whole situation in China, but you can’t really can’t change it on your own.  That dinky cheap crucifix you just bought (you know, the one with the “Made in China” sticker ...

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A Life Lived Completely for Our Lord

  Today, April 29, we observe the feast day of St. Catherine of Siena, great mystic and visionary, stigmatist, incorruptible saint, Dominican tertiary, and Doctor of the Church.   St. Catherine was born in 1347 into a very large family; she was the 24th of 25 children, in Tuscany in the city of Siena. She experienced her first vision at the ...

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St. Louis and the Secret of Mary

  Today, April 28, is the feast day of St. Louis Marie de Montfort, most well known for his unceasing preaching of the glories of Mary and the rosary, and his greatest contribution to the Church, the doctrine of Total Consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary.   True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Louis de Montfort was born in 1673, the second ...

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Family movies for May

 Continuing our series on family movies, there are many that relate to saints and Our Blessed Mother for the month of May.  We begin with Our Lady of Fatima on May 13.  Movies about this apparition include Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima,  which is an older classic film made in 1952 about that period in 1917 when Our Lady appeared ...

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Concerning Saints and Dragons

 Today is the Feast of St. George “Liberator of captives, and defender of the poor, physician of the sick, and champion of kings, O trophy-bearer, and Great Martyr George, intercede with Christ our God that our souls be saved.” – Hymn of Saint George St. George Icon   All that is truly known of St. George is that he was ...

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Meaningful Catholic Gifts for Mother's Day

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 11 Polish Madonna Fine Art Print Motherhood is a woman’s vocation. It is an eternal vocation, and it is also a contemporary vocation… We must do everything in order that children, the family, and society may see in her that dignity that Christ saw.” — Pope John Paul II, General Audience, Jan. 10, 1979. “I ...

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Chinese Persecution Goes On

Doesn’t it make you wonder why any Catholic or Christian store would think buying stuff from China isn’t a problem? The Chinese owner of a bookstore near the 2008 Olympics complex in Beijing has been re-arrested and detained, only about a dozen weeks after he was cleared of allegations of illegally publishing Bibles and Christian literature due to “insufficient evidence,” ...

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My Cup Overflows

Are you new to homeschooling?  Curious?  Wondering what it is all about?  Fearful of trying it?  Or are you experienced?  Are you burned out?  Are you excited about what you are doing?  Are you eager to help others who may have questions? If you answered yes to any of these questions, the upcoming Rocky Mountain Catholic Home Educators Conference is ...

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