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Happy Feast of St. Andrew to all!
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Remember those souls in purgatory who have no one to pray for them
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When praying for those who suffer from the scourge of cancer, be certain to invoke both Saints Peregrine and Saint Michael of the Saints
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When an Imprimatur is More Than an Imprimatur
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“If the peace of the Church causes joy in heaven, then divisions must give birth to grief.”
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Here are 10 canonized men and women of the 16th century who fought back for the Church
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“For human beings this is impossible, but for God all things are possible.”
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A number of Jesuits who were present later gave testimony to the Warren Commission about Oswald’s strange 30-minute talk.
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Benedict XV and Pius XI are the only two popes of the 20th century who have not been canonized, or whose cause has not been introduced
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This list of abbots-who-became-bishops goes on and on.
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Starting with the unparalleled ‘Butler’s Lives of the Saints,’ here are ten recommendations for further reading
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What are four different names for the Sunday following Easter?
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How the work of an artist like Giacomo Manzù ended up at the Vatican
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St. Louis’s open-laced spire—perhaps both the tallest and the only one in the United States—now stands as a beacon to all of downtown Buffalo and, just across the street, The Chancery itself… the irony being that the Church itself was built before the Diocese was ever established!
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Do you know the difference between an abbey and a monastery?
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The Liturgy of the Hours is, next to Holy Mass itself, the prayer par excellence.
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What apostle was martyred by being thrown off a terrace in the Temple?
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Not for nothing has old Rome been termed the “Eternal City”
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What is the name of the pope’s cathedral? No, it's not St. Peter's Basilica...
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Do you know the difference between SS, SSE and SSS?
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What do the symbols on this tabernacle mean?
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You know Dominicans use O.P. and Jesuits use S.J., but do you know what these 13 less common abbreviations stand for?
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St. Polycarp of Smyrna, pray for us
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“The name is the icon of the person. It demands respect as a sign of the dignity of the one who bears it.” (CCC 2158)
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May the soul of chess master William Lombardy finally rest in peace.
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St. Basil the Great was a saint who bridged East and West, contemplation and action, good works and unshakable faith.
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St. Anastasia is one of the few women martyrs greatly revered in both the Eastern Catholic and Orthodox Churches, as well as in Rome itself.
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St. Andrew was arrested by Aegeas the proconsul, and first of all imprisoned, then severely scourged, and lastly hung upon a cross
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“I offer you the Most Precious Blood … for all the holy souls in purgatory.”
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“Let us not hesitate to help those who have died and to offer our prayers for them.” —St. John Chrysostom
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It’s not pretty, but the Roman Martyrology reminds us of all the saints who have suffered torment and torture in witness to Jesus Christ.
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In union with the whole Church we honor Mary, Joseph, the apostles and martyrs and all the saints.
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This was a saint who was not only of his time (that of the Counter-Reformation), but ahead of his time.
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Despite being elected Pope Victor III, Desiderius is remembered primarily as an abbot.
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Almost all of the most beautiful churches in America seem to be found in the poorer parts of town.
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“The Church teaches that the one true God, our Creator and Lord, can be known with certainty from his works, by the natural light of human reason.” (CCC 47)
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But lately, Canada has been jettisoning not only its Anglo-French roots, but its common sense and sense of history as well.
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‘The Golden Legend’ is one of the classic texts of our faith—and perhaps one of the most influential.
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William Cowper was, despite his obvious mental instability, nothing if not industrious.
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Here are ten books for your out-of-the-ordinary beach reading this summer.
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St. Rupert’s name is seemingly on every other church, street, plaza, and signpost in Salzburg, Austria.
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“Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart.” (Matthew 11:29)
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When we ignore the small things at Mass it makes it easier to ignore the big things, too.
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Here are some things to keep in mind if you watch ‘13 Reasons Why’
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Pray and eat together. Walk together. And always have a sense of humor and forgive each other.
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“Who is my neighbor?”
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Further proof from Peru that saints, like grapes, tend to grow in clusters
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Seeing Mother Angelica, and hearing her voice again, took me back nearly two decades to the night she laid her hands on my head.
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This is a reminder that no matter how big the game may be, you may be called home at any moment.
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Join me for three minutes a day in meditation this Lent.
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It's tough to stay awake while praying at night—even for monks!
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“One who desires to obtain reconciliation with God and with the Church, must confess to a priest all the unconfessed grave sins he remembers after having carefully examined his conscience. The confession of venial faults, without being necessary in itself, is nevertheless strongly recommended by the Church.” (CCC 1493)
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“The Salesian charism revolves around work with poor and abandoned children.”
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Would that the final list of seven had indeed included churches like St. Peter’s Basilica and Hagia Sophia.
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What to do on Friday if you’ve already had that pepperoni pizza or Big Mac?
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These great saints have great names—and great stories.
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Classics from St. Thérèse of Lisieux, St. Teresa of Ávila, St. Faustina Kowalska and others
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Here are 10 Catholic classics I’d recommend to anyone, especially as Christmas gifts.
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Like approximately 1 out of 365 Americans, my grandmother's birthday happened to fall on the “date which will live in infamy” — a strange dichotomy of life and death.
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“Being wise is being humble.”
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Better to listen to Leonard Cohen's music twice than to read the critics once.
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My young daughter always mispronounces “lowly” as “lonely” in the Angelus. There's a great truth hidden in that simple mistake.
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Here are a few more Catholic fallacies that require clarification and expansion.
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Could you have possibly thought up this fun (and educational) clock if it didn’t exist?
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“O God, who didst inflame the hearts of Thy sainted martyrs with an admirable zeal for the salvation of souls, grant us, we beseech Thee what we now implore...”
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The stories of Sts. Anthony of Padua, Romuald, Cajetan, John Eudes, Peter Julian Eymard and John Neumann — and Servant of God Isaac Hecker.
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There are dozens of saints named after Francis of Assisi. Here are three of the greatest.
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What makes the classic series ‘Civilisation’ relevant to us today is that Clark got almost everything right.
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“You are God; we praise you. You are the Lord; we acclaim you. You are the eternal Father; all creation worships you.”
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Kevin Di Camillo writes regularly for The National Catholic Register and is a Lecturer in English Literature at Niagara University. His latest book is Now Chiefly Poetical, and with Rev. Lawrence Boadt he edited John Paul II in the Holy Land: In His Own Words. His work has been anthologized in Wild Dreams: The Best of Italian-Americana, and he was awarded the Foley Poetry Prize from America Magazine. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, he regularly attends Yale University’s School of Management Publishing Course.