The Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth: Heroes, Then and Now

Sister M. Bonaventure

Today we celebrate the Feast of the Blessed Martyrs of Nowogródek.  I saw this painting this morning and caught my breath:  I recognized the habit, but what was this story!?In the twelve years I spent under the tutelage of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, I don’t remember ever hearing the story of how eleven of their Sisters died in 1943 in occupied Poland, executed by a Nazi firing squad.  Here is their story. *     *     *     *     * The Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth … [Read more...]

All These Little Ragamuffins: Pat Robertson Sticks Foot in Mouth Again

Pat Robertson

Oh, Pat.Pat Robertson, the outspoken and controversial host of The 700 Club, has quite a reputation for bucking convention and sticking his foot in his mouth.He’s the guy who told a woman caller on his show that if her husband was unfaithful, she was to blame—that men had a "tendency to wander", and it was the woman’s responsibility to entice him by providing a warm and happy home.In 1991, he focused his criticism on other Protestant denominations, saying, "You say you're supposed to … [Read more...]

A Good Report for Matthew Kelly! Praise God!

Matthew Kelly

Several weeks ago, on July 6, I reported that Catholic evangelist and author Matthew Kelly was facing surgery for cancer.I thought I'd stop in to report the good news:  Matthew's surgery this week was successful--so successful, in fact, that no further treatment is planned.I know that Matthew and his family appreciate your prayers and well-wishes.Below is the statement which was released by his ministry,, just a short time ago.  … [Read more...]