Sainthood sought for ‘Fastest Nun in the West’ who took on Billy the Kid…

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Sister Blandina SegaleFrom Fox News,ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The Archdiocese of Santa Fe announced Wednesday it is exploring sainthood for an Italian-born nun who challenged Billy the Kid, calmed angry mobs and helped open New Mexico territory hospitals and schools.Archbishop Michael Sheehan said he has received permission from the Vatican to open the "Sainthood Cause" for Sister Blandina Segale, an educator and social worker who worked in Ohio, Colorado and New Mexico.Segale, a nun … [Read more...]

Taong Putik – A Philippines Tradition Celebrating John the Baptist…

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... because Church Universal.In the Philippines, as in other Catholic countries, June 24 is observed as the feast day of Saint John the Baptist. The day offers an excuse to engage in revelry such as dousing water on unwary people.In Aliaga, Nueva Ecija, in Barangay Bibiclat, hundreds of devotees of the village's patron saint, John the Baptist, transform themselves into "mud people" -- literally "taong putik." The locals call the ritual Pagsa-San Juan. Outsiders call it the Taong … [Read more...]

From Johnny Rotten to Johnny Reverent in One Easy Step …

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... Does your son fidget and act unruly during mass? Or does he get bored and sit there like a listless lump zoning out?Do you wish he'd be more attentive, prayerful, or respectful and listen to the homily for stinkin' once?!?Now you too can have a new improved, wonderfully well behaved son accompanying you to mass each week with Altar Boy 2.0*!Here's how it works in one easy step.Step 1 -- Make your son be an altar server.I don't care if he wails and kicks and says … [Read more...]

I’d Still Try and Hug Her…

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The Colbert ReportGet More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,The Colbert Report on Facebook,Video ArchiveLearn more about Sr. Nyirumbe and Sewing Hope here. … [Read more...]

I’ll Take Famous Altar Boys for $1000…

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... Alex Trebek is an intensely private individual that rarely gives interviews but he sat down to talk to Chris Hardwick (The Talking Dead) and something delightful happens.We learn that Mr. Trebek was educated in Catholic school by Jesuits, the Oblates of Mary, and he was an altar boy who still, to this day, knows the Latin prayers.H/T Mr. Broadway. … [Read more...]

Constantine Comes to NBC This Fall…

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... When the walls start bleeding and you find out that your house previously belonged to satanist who used the basement to hold ritualistic sacrifices who do call? A Catholic priest or your community church worship leader?Gee. Let me think about that one for a minute.The Catholic Church. Duh! Everyone knows that. Even Hollywood recognizes the authority of the Church to conquer evil.You got demons? Call a Church appointed exorcist.Many years ago at Charlotte's … [Read more...]

Stephen Colbert Replaces David Letterman — Catholic Takeover Complete…

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... Joe Heschmeyer writes, Stephen Colbert and the Death of Protestant America:Late-night host David Letterman recently announced his retirement: his ratings have not been faring well in the face of two new rivals, Jimmy Kimmel and now Jimmy Fallon. Today, CBS announced his replacement: Stephen Colbert. Deacon Greg Kandra was quick to point out one reason that this was significant, with the headline: “The Catholic takeover of late night TV is complete.” Letterman was the Protestant hol … [Read more...]

St. Rita Monastery in Italy Helps Brides Who Can’t Afford Gowns…

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I've been emotionally all over the map this week, and this news article made me have all kinds of feels. It's got nuns, new brides, and beautiful bridal gowns. It's full of hope and love and promise. Just reading it makes me proud to be Catholic. I may be a divorced old spinster but I still love weddings and happy couples. I also adore St. Rita and owe much to her intercession. Plus, the nun featured in this story sounds absolutely huggable. … [Read more...]

That awkward moment when the media realizes the Pope’s still Catholic…

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... It looks something like this.VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis made his toughest remarks to date on abortion when he called the practice "horrific" on Monday."It is horrific even to think that there are children, victims of abortion, who will never see the light of day," the pontiff said during his yearly address to diplomats accredited to the Vatican, a speech known as his "State of the World" address.Conservatives in the Roman Catholic Church had previously accused the pope of … [Read more...]


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