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Benedict XVI: I knew during his life that Pope John Paul II was a saint.

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI gave a rare interview this week in which he discussed the upcoming canonization of Blessed Pope John Paul II. “In the years i which I collaborated with him, it was ever clearer to me that John Paul II was a saint,” he said. “John Paul II did not ask for applause nor did he look around worried about how his decisions were going to be received. He acted based on his faith and his convictions, and he was also wiling to take hits. The courage for truth is, in … [Read More...]

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How to Join Crowdfunding of Gosnell Movie

Film makers are asking individuals to contribute so that they can make a movie about Kermit Gosnell. This is called crowdfunding. Watch the video below and consider if you would like to help them. … [Read More...]

So … I Starved My Granddaughter to Death and Now I’m Campaigning to Let Other People Kill Their Kids Faster

The latest salvo in the push for legalizing euthanasia is to kill kids. What was once supposed to be all about putting down people who were suffering horribly and in the last stages of terminal illness and who requested their own death has now become killing people who can’t consent and are nowhere near dying. It has … [Read More...]

Planned Parenthood Fundraiser: Bingo and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

For those of you who don’t know, the Sisters of Perpetual indulgence is a drag act featuring gay men dressed as nuns. I assume that everyone knows what Bingo is and who Planned Parenthood is. Put all this together and shake twice, and you’ve got an in-your-face-Catholics fundraising event for Seattle Planned … [Read More...]

God Is Not Dead and Messages that Resonate

God Is Not Dead, the low budget surprise hit of the season, is drawing audiences and brickbats that seem out of proportion to the movie itself. God Is Not Dead is an uber low-budget film that opened in a limited number of theaters to consistently terrible reviews. The movie has a predictable plotline and, with the exception … [Read More...]

Sherpas Walk Off the Job. Leave Mt Everest Climbers Stranded at Base Camp.

  Without Sherpas, climbing Mount Everest would go back to being the province of true mountaineers. The high-risk tourism of unprepared, unskilled and feckless amateurs scaling the world’s tallest mountain is built entirely on the courage and remarkable stamina of the local Sherpa population. There have been … [Read More...]

Easter in Nigeria: Boko Haram Will Not Have the Final Word

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama, of Jos, Nigeria Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Jos, Nigeria spoke of Easter hope in the midst of suffering Sunday. “We … cannot let Boko Haram have the final word … there is a greater force (than Boko Haram) and we there should not be overcome by a terrible fear and even paranoia that we … [Read More...]

Why Did Jesus Have to Die, and Why Does the Resurrection Matter?

Calvary is the fulcrum of history. Everything changed on that hill called Golgotha 2,000 years ago. Three days later, when the stone rolled away, God put His final redemptive imprimatur on the story of our salvation. Before that Day in the garden outside the empty tomb, when He looked at the woman and said, Mary!, … [Read More...]

The Empty Tomb

He is Risen! Happy Easter my friends. … [Read More...]

Pope Francis’ Way of the Cross

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Holy Saturday: The Sign of Jonah

 Then, the scribes and pharisees demanded a sign from Him. But He answered them, An evil and adulterous generation seeks a sign. But no sign shall be given to it but the sign of Jonah.  … [Read More...]

The Price for Us

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I Want to Sing Pope Francis a Song

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Good Friday

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Pope Francis’ Holy Thursday Message: Serve One Another

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At Gethsemane

  Gethsemane is far more than the physical garden where Jesus prayed the night He was taken. Gethsemane is a place in the human heart, a destination we all reach. Some of us will go there many times in our lives. Gethsemane is what I call The Alone. It is that stripped-bare moment when the pretenses and self … [Read More...]

Pope to Priests: If You Don’t Go Out From Yourselves, (Your) Anointing Cannot Be Fruitful.

Pope Francis gave priests a homily at today's Chrism Mass that could only come from a fellow pastor of souls who is also a pope. The Chrism Mass is the annual mass at which the holy oils are blessed. These oils are used to anoint priests when they take their vows, as well as the laity during several sacraments. Pastoring … [Read More...]

Pope Francis Washes Feet of 12 Elderly and Disabled People

Pope Francis washed the feet of 12 elderly and disable people today, including the feet of a Muslim and -- gasp! -- a woman. I love our loving pope. … [Read More...]