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Fasts and Lent. If you want to cast out demons…

By John B. Manos / February 15, 2013 /

Last year, I posted about the history of fasting during lent. I think the article stands up well this year, too. I’d only add that the topic was at least discussed at the most recent USCCB meeting. Rather difficult for me to comprehend how, when Our Lord told us that some demons may only be cast…

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St. Valentine — Martyred for Marriage

By John B. Manos / February 14, 2013 /

Happy St. Valentine’s Day! By now, you will have already seen the day play out, there may have been candy hearts with messages on them, notes passed by children in school, and then the adult activities. What precisely was St. Valentine about, though? Let’s take a trip back to the third century. You and I are sitting in…

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Lunatics or Henchmen?: Group Claims to have forced Pope’s Resignation… ???

By John B. Manos / February 13, 2013 /

I have never heard of this group, nor of such a court action pending. I hesitate to post this for fear that I may be giving attention to a group of lunatics with a blog. At the same time, this group claims to have achieved a court action in the EU that forced the resignation of the…

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KABOOM! The Literary Finale of Pope Benedict XVI was not his abdication.

By John B. Manos / February 13, 2013 /

Pope Benedict arranged a masterpiece, complete with cannon fire. Find out what his literary finale was and why it’s more shocking than the lightening strike on St. Peter’s!

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French March for Marriage, they may yet be Romantics

By John B. Manos / November 19, 2012 /

News today from France about Catholics and “others” marching to protest a French bill that would make marriage be defined to include unions between same sex persons spurs some hope in the French. Recently, I wrote about a Russian cultural center to be built in Paris being denied a permit to build. I see some…

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Cathedral of Christ Our Savior on the Moscow River

Onion Domes on the Seine! (or, Our Lord will be Praised) – updated

By John B. Manos / November 19, 2012 /

The stones in France refuse to praise Our Lord, so it looks like the Russians will.

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Melkite Nun Explains the Syrian Rebels are Destroying Them because they are Christian

By John B. Manos / November 18, 2012 /

Melkite Nun, Mother Agnes Miriam, explains that Christians are not fighting the government, and that the mass media is not reporting the truth — Christians in Syria are being beheaded, killed, and targeted — They are fighting for the own lives.

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The Secret Power of Saturdays, Difficult to obtain Today

By John B. Manos / November 2, 2012 /

Saturday is dedicated to Our Blessed Mother Mary. Don’t take my word for it, Pope John XXII, (take care to note those numerals) in his Sabbatine Bull (Sacratissimo uti culmine), declared it to be so. The Holy Roman Inquisition said so in a decree ratified by Pope Paul V on Jan 20, 1618, and we…

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All Souls Day – One key to a clean heart – The Beginning of Memento Mori

By John B. Manos / November 1, 2012 /

Praying for the dead was ordered by the apostles, according to St. John Chrysostom. But how can praying for dead help us? Why do it when they are out of sight, out of mind? Are there special persons for whom we should pray today?

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All Saints Day: X-files, B-list, and now Dog Faced Saints

By John B. Manos / October 31, 2012 /

Is there a day to venerate the dog faced saints? You bet! and all the other ones nobody is sure about, too.

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