This Is Sweet: Stratford Caldecott To Be Buried Beside His Hero J.R.R. Tolkien

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Last week I told you about the death of beloved Catholic author Stratford Caldecott of prostate cancer.I love this story out of The Tablet today: Stratford Caldecott, Catholic author and publisher, who died last week, is to be buried alongside his literary hero, J.R.R. Tolkien. Earlier this month, before his family met the undertaker, the relative of someone buried in Oxford’s Wolvercote Cemetery allegedly attacked a tree on the edge of the Tolkien plot because it encroached on their land. … [Read more...]

Women With Down Syndrome Respond to God’s Call

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To offer oneself to God, in witness to the Gospel of Life.This is the mission of the Little Sisters Disciples of the Lamb, a contemplative order in France which opens its doors to women who feel a call to religious life, but who may be turned away from other orders because they have Down Syndrome.  The community depends on other sisters who do not have Down Syndrome, but who have committed to share their lives with these lovely, holy women.The community was founded in 1985 with the … [Read more...]

Pope Francis Is Coming to America!

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Big news today from Philadelphia! We've just learned that Pope Francis has accepted the invitation from Archbishop Charles Chaput to come to Philly in 2015, and to attend the World Meeting of Families. Organized by the Pontifical Council for Families, the World Meeting has as its theme “The Gospel of the Family, Resource of Humanity.” This theme will emphasize the good news of the family and its intrinsic value to the good of society.Archbishop Chaput made the announcement before his homily J … [Read more...]


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