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In memoria aeterna erunt justi: Remembering the Holy Souls

By John M. DeJak / November 1, 2011 /

One of the curiosities of the Roman Calendar (or more properly, the calendar of the Roman Rite) is the dedication of the month of November to the Holy Souls in Purgatory.  For many of us, these souls are also known as the Poor Souls in Purgatory–“poor” because of the sufferings they endure as the result…

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Fr. Walter J. Ciszek, S.J. Day

By John M. DeJak / October 16, 2011 /

Today is Fr. Walter J. Ciszek, S.J. Day in Shenandoah, PA. St. Casimir’s, the boyhood parish of Fr. Ciszek hosts this annual day to pray for his Cause of Canonization. In typical good Polish style, there is Mass, a hearty meal, and a social afterwards. Why should we pray for Fr. Ciszek’s canonization? G.K. Chesterton once commented: The saint…

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The Jagermeister Logo shows a stag with a cross appearing between its antlers.

The Saint behind the Jagermeister Logo is also one of the 14 Holy Helpers

By John B. Manos / September 20, 2011 /

Back in the second century, Rome had not yet converted and was yet hostile to Catholics. A General in Emperor Trajan’s army, Placidis (as he was known before his Christening), was known to be a good man who performed good acts. One day, he discovered Him who was behind goodness in the strangest way, which…

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The Natural Law

By Charles E. Rice / August 18, 2011 /

THE NATURAL LAW Charles E. Rice Professor Emeritus, Notre Dame Law School Address, Canon Law Conference Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe LaCrosse, Wisconsin August 9, 2011 What is the natural law and why do we need it? The “September Pope,” John Paul I, at his general audience on September 6, 1978, gave us a…

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Adoration is the Way to Go

By Charles E. Rice / June 23, 2011 /

Are you sick of politics? Consider the derivation of the word. Some say that “poli” means many and “tics” are little blood-sucking creatures. The profession of politics, of course, is honorable. But, whatever side we were on in the recent elections, we can be excused if we suspect that politicians don’t have all the answers,…

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A Commentary on the U.S. Catholic Conference

By Stephanie Block / September 28, 2010 /

A Commentary on the U.S. Catholic Conference I. Introduction II. National Religious Partnership for the Environment A. NRPE Background B. NRPE Partners C. NRPE Work III. Environmental Activities Directly Produced by USCC A. USCC Department of Social Justice and World Peace B. Environmental Justice Program IV Environmental Activities and Programs Supported Indirectly through USCC-Associated Organizations…

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The Underground Call to Action

By Stephanie Block / December 1, 1999 /

Forum Focus: Winter 1999 (Vol. XII, No. 1) Stephanie Block If internal heresy were likened to a disease, how might one image its progressive assault against the Body of Christ? Its errors embed themselves within the members of diocesan staff and in parish leadership, from where they spread through polluted catechesis, workshops, and homilies. The…

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THE ON-GOING MARXIST MARCH

By Frank J. Morriss, J.D. / November 29, 1997 /

From the Clintons to mainstream catechism of the day, Frank Morriss exposes of the Community Organizing / Liberation Theology in the US Catholic Bishops as Gramsci’s adaption of Marxist Revolution.

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The Highjacking of America’s Children

By Frank J. Morriss, J.D. / March 29, 1996 /

Frank Morriss eviscerates the onset of Outcome Based Education (OBE) and its effects on dumbing our children down. An expose of the history even back into the FDR era ans the Fabian socialist roots to create this system of education and its goals.

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Liturgy for the American Church Making Worship the Hostage of Ideology

By Frank J. Morriss, J.D. / June 23, 1995 /

Liturgy for the American Church Making Worship the Hostage of Ideology Frank Morriss The purest worship is adoration of God as He has revealed Himself to us and as our highest abilities respond to that revelation. Prayers of petition, recognizing God’s providence, are also legitimate worship, speaking our utter dependence upon our heavenly Father and…

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