Tag Archives: Roman Catholics

Devout Roman Catholic and Tour de France winner Gino Bartali quietly used fame to save Jews in Fascist Italy

Tour de France winner Gino Bartali quietly used fame to save Jews in Fascist Italy In the worst years of the Second World War, it was not uncommon to see the great Gino Bartali cycling the roads between Florence and … Continue reading

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Quote of the day: Archbishop José Gomez on Christian martyrs

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Atheist convert to Catholic Christianity: Dr. Ronda Chervin, former Professor at Loyola Marymount University

Atheist Convert: Dr. Ronda Chervin January 4, 1959, at 21, I was baptized.  There has never been a moment in my life when I have regretted being a Catholic.  Later my twin-sister, mother, and husband became Catholics, making us into … Continue reading

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Music CD that will be in many Christmas stockings: American country singer Collin Raye’s ‘His Love Remains’

Collin Raye’s new CD, “His Love Remains”, is exceptional Though this is not the type of music that I personally prefer listening to, Collin Raye has an excellent voice and has chosen some great old hymns and praise song standards. He … Continue reading

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Lord Nicholas Windsor, British Royal and Catholic convert, on Europe’s most pressing moral issue: abortion

‘We live in what is truly a moral world turned upside down, and the greatest irony may be that a broad consensus exists, in a highly rights-aware political establishment, in favour of one of the gravest and most egregious abuses … Continue reading

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Why do Catholics become Protestants? Three main reasons, according to Thomas Reese

The hidden exodus: Catholics becoming Protestants First, those who are leaving the church for Protestant churches are more interested in spiritual nourishment than doctrinal issues.  Tinkering with the wording of the creed at Mass is not going to help.  No … Continue reading

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Jesuits sell ancient Gospel of John to the British Library for £9 million

Jesuits sell ancient Gospel to British Library for £9 million The Jesuits have sold the historic St Cuthbert Gospel – believed the oldest intact book produced in Europe – to the British Library for £9 million. The British Province of the Society … Continue reading

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Tyson Fury, the new British and Commonwealth heavyweight boxing champion, discusses his Christian faith

Tyson Fury, the new British and Commonwealth heavyweight boxing champion, discusses his Christian faith. Despite being in the hurting business, Fury’s faith is more important to him . . .  He said: “Religion is everything to me.  Without it I would … Continue reading

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For all the ignorant New Atheists out there: philosopher Edward Feser explains the Cosmological Argument

So you think you understand the cosmological argument? Most people who comment on the cosmological argument demonstrably do not know what they are talking about.  This includes all the prominent New Atheist writers . . . It is amazing how … Continue reading

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Researcher finds proof of widespread Jewish support for Pope Pius XII

Researcher finds proof of widespread Jewish support for Pope Pius XII In April of 1939, just one month after Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli was elected Pope, the U.S. Jewish Veteran magazine called the new Pope’s leadership “a source of great satisfaction … Continue reading

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Writers’ — and readers’ — quote of the day: G. K. Chesterton on the difference between a good and bad novel

‘A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.’ ~ G. K. Chesterton

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Writers’ quote of the day: David Adams Richards on making a living as a literary writer

Despite much critical success, it was years before Canadian literary novelist David Adams Richards made money at writing.  He says about sales of his early work: ‘For a long while if I sold 200 books, I’d be saying: Oh, great!  And, you … Continue reading

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Photograph of the day: Pope Benedict XVI views items that belonged to John Paul II at Vatican exhibition

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Sophie Scholl and friends: Catholic Christians who founded the White Rose opposition movement in Nazi Germany

Charles Lewis writes: The film takes place over the course of a few days – from the time of Sophie’s capture, to her interrogation, her trial and execution.  Hans Scholl, 24, and family friend Christoph Probst, 22, were also taken into … Continue reading

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Catholics and evangelicals agree: chewing tobacco and smoking cigarettes are social evils

Evangelicals want major league baseball players to spit out their tobacco. And two bishops have called for a nationwide smoking ban in the Philippines.

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Book Review: ‘Toward the Gleam’ by T. M. Doran, a good idea poorly executed

‘Toward the Gleam’ by T. M. Doran, Ignatius Press, 2011 I have just finished reading this novel and must admit that I was sadly disappointed.  It is advertised as an action adventure in which the main protagonist “races against time” … Continue reading

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Young Roman Catholic priest Fr. Marek Rybinski murdered by Muslim extremists in Tunisia

Catholic priest murdered by Muslim extremists in Tunisia Fr. Marek Rybinski, a young Polish Catholic priest working in a Salesian school in Manouba, Tunisia, has been murdered.  The Tunisian police suspect Muslim extremists due to the nature of the murder.  Fr. … Continue reading

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‘Abortion is worse than al-Qaeda,’ says Duke of Kent’s son and Catholic convert Lord Nicholas Windsor

‘Abortion is worse than al-Qaeda,’ says Duke of Kent’s son Lord Nicholas Windsor Lord Nicholas, 40, who lost his place in the line of succession when he became a Roman Catholic, has written a controversial article in which he claims … Continue reading

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The eschatology of Erik Peterson, 1890-1960, German theologian who influenced Pope Benedict XVI

Erik Peterson (1890-1960) was a theologian who specialized in early Christianity and converted from Lutheranism to Catholicism in Rome in 1930.  Unable to secure a professorship because of his opposition to fascism, Peterson and his family were reduced to poverty until his … Continue reading

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