10 Things to Remember About the Assumption of Mary

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During the twenty years it took me to convert from a Bob Jones University student to a Catholic I considered many of the Marian dogmas to be pious opinions. It was okay for Catholics to believe them, but why did they have to go and make them dogmas and therefore make it more difficult for [Read More...]

History and Heresy

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“To be deep in history is to cease to be Protestant” wrote Bl. John Henry Newman. As part of my research for a book on married priests I am reading Christian Cochini’s tome Apostolic Origins of Priestly Celibacy. It’s a masterful piece of scholarship which examines the early church’s views on marriage for the clergy. As [Read More...]

Medjugorje a Hoax?

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Today’s big Catholic news is that the CDF have seemingly barred the faithful from participating in events which assume that the visions at Medjugorje are authentic. I went to to Medjugorge in the early 1980s and had astounding things happen, and credit that visit with being one of the boosts that brought me into the Catholic [Read More...]

Mary Mother of God from Scripture

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Tim Staples explains how the title Mother of God has it’s foundation in Scripture. It all goes back to the story of the Visitation when Elizabeth calls Mary “Mother of my Lord.” First, when Elizabeth “exclaimed with a loud cry… why is this granted me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me” [Read More...]

Mrs Brady on the Assumption of the BVM

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Mrs Brady, Catholic Old Lady is one of our guest bloggers… Why look who it is! Sylvia! Come in dear! Come in! I am so glad to see you, and little Charlie too! I was just taking a few minutes to sit here on the porch. Well, I say a few minutes, but I’ve been [Read More...]

Sister Helen: Pray More!

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When my younger brother Daryl went out to Africa to drill water wells a saintly woman in the parish said she had no money to support the project, but she would pray. So Daryl went out and he encountered horrible heat, deadly disease, language problems, technical problems, money problems and far more hardships then they [Read More...]


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