How Cigarettes and the Blessed Mother can Defeat a Bolshevik Army

By John B. Manos / July 2, 2016 /

Quite some time ago, I read a quote that had been sent to me by a number of people, but I wasn’t really sure what to say about it other than express disgust and disappointment. Sometimes you read these things said by Cardinals and it makes you wonder if they are Catholic, or unaware of what…

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Miracle: St. Gennaro’s Relics Re-Vivify for Pope Francis [VIDEOS]

By John B. Manos / March 21, 2015 /

I used to watch the Bob and Penny Lord shows because they had a great way of traveling around and finding some great things worldwide about the Church that were really neat. I don’t recall them covering Naples and the miracle of St. Gennaro (Januarius). I can hear what they would be saying, though. I…

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The Dormition (Assumption) of Mary from Around the World

By John B. Manos / August 15, 2014 /

It always surprises me when somebody makes the claim that the Pope invents theology and tries to support their claim by pointing to the dogmatic pronouncement of the Assumption (Dormition) of Mary. A brief little tour of cathedrals and icons dedicated to this feast shows that the Dormition is a part of Christianity to the very…

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FOLLOW UP: Architectural Office reports Weeping Icon not Tampered

By John B. Manos / November 5, 2013 /

LALYSSOS, Greece, a small village outside Rhodes, is home to the weeping icon of St. Michael we reported on earlier this week. Yesterday, Rhodosreports.gr posted a letter from the Greek Architectural bureau that reports the results of their investigation of the wood, veneer, and paint of the icon made because of a request by the…

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You should read this: The Life of St. Mary of Egypt

By John B. Manos / March 20, 2013 /

The Story of Saint Mary of Egypt and Father Zosimas is a perennially rich source of grace for lent. Enjoy reading this with your family this week.

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Saint Nicholas has something for Everyone – Even Pawn Brokers

By John B. Manos / December 6, 2011 /

Today’s feast is that of Saint Nicholas, a saint worthy of notice by anyone and everyone. He was a Bishop at the young age of 22. (22!). He is famed with resurrecting people from the dead, including three young boys who had been butchered by their father. He brought wheat to his famine struck area…

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