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Eternal Rest, Professor Rice

It is with saddened hearts that we learned of the passing last night of our Chairman, Professor Charles E. Rice.  May God grant his soul to rest in a place of just repose.

For us, Professor Rice has been a blessing to the Forum over the decades.  He had a quick wit and always had God’s interests at the front of his endeavors.

One thing that stands out in his life, was that despite how involved he was in legal matters, teaching, and Catholic interests, he always found time to keep Adoration.  Surely, over the decades, he amassed years of time in front of Our Lord.  It would not be that hard to imagine that, when Our Lord saw him, He said, “Charlie, I’ve been waiting to show you what I’ve prepared for you.”

As a student of his in law school, one thing stood out from both classes, you could not walk away from either without definitely having been impressed by him that “God loves us.”

The Forum will have more forthcoming about Professor Rice, but today, pray for his eternal rest, and that Our Lord and His Mother will comfort his family.





see DeJak’s tribute

see Cindy’s recount of Professor Rice’s talks at the Forum

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Lent Progress

Lent day 13

Today is March 02, 2015


    • St. David (601) Patron or Patroness, Patron of Wales and newborns. (Historical Calendar)
    • St. Albinus (549) Bishop. (Historical Calendar)


    • Blessed Charles the Good (1124) Martyr, Patron or Patroness, Patron of counts & crusader. (Historical Calendar)


    • St. Katherine of Drexel (1955) Founder or Foundress, Virgin. (Current Calendar)
    • St. Cunegunda (1033) . (Historical Calendar)

Ask Our Lady to help the Poor Souls.

Great Reading for Lent

Every warrior needs refreshment.

The latest issue of the Bellarmine Forum Magazine is here:  Building a culture of life.  Even if you already love being pro-life and actively pray for an end to the culture of death, the topics, analysis, and articles in this issue will edify you and give you new hope! 

Delivered straight to your door, this issue brings an outlook of what the future holds for us, and how to be effective in the age ahead.  Makes a great tool for a work of mercy, too:  when you are finished, hand a copy to someone who doesn’t know about what it means to be pro-life. 


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