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The Exaltation of the Holy Cross

When Jesus was removed from the cross on Calvary, we all know what happened to His Body. But what of the cross?  Likely it was tossed aside or perhaps buried or hidden to keep the Christians from having it. For almost 300 years the instrument of our salvation lay hidden in the vicinity of Jerusalem….

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PIUS X: BURNING FIRE FOR CHRIST

He is known as the  Pope of Children, and also the Scourge of Modernism; he was the Servant of the Poor, and the Pope of the Holy Eucharist. Guiseppe Sarto – Pope St. Pius X – was all of these and yet his many accomplishments were mere outward signs of the tremendous faith and holiness…

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Of Glittery Flowers, Cute Little Birds, and Easter

  This time I’m batting .500. On Ash Wednesday, I bemoaned this year’s lack of broadcasting the Lenten penitential regulations which Catholics have observed through the centuries. (I noticed, however, no dearth of announcements that St. Patrick’s Day would be abstinence-free.) Now let’s turn to Easter. I am on almost every known religious mailing list….

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Guilted: a lenten moment

“Is this guy for real?” my husband asked.  We were watching Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge about the selfless medic who risked his life saving his fellow soldiers.  Two things stood out in that film about medic Desmond Doss: his determination to save lives and his utmost fidelity to the tenets of his faith.  So I…

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We’ve Been Saying This for Years! WSJ on Ugly Churches

Déjà vu. The February 24, 2017 issue of the Wall Street Journal ran the story, “Free Our Churches From the Ugly and Stupid” by Professor Anthony Esolen of Providence College. In this wonderful piece, Esolen laments “Stations of the Cross that can hardly be recognized as depictions of the Passion” and “crosses that look as…

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Ignoring the “Fast” Track: Has Traditional Lent observance become optional?

Ash Wednesday is upon us. The day is not so important as its symbolism as the entryway into the great time of penance. We go forth gird with fasting and abstinence into the Lenten season, foreheads marked with a cross of the dust to which we shall return at journey’s end. Solemn stuff. It is a…

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No Pain, No Gain

“What are you doing to me!” my son yelled at the crucifix in his room. “I don’t think complaining about not eating between meals on a fast day to One who is nailed to a cross is a good tactic,” I replied. Yes, this conversation was about Ash Wednesday and the fast. I’d just reminded…

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He Who Humbles Himself Will Be Exalted

  He wanted to keep it simple, humble, down to the plain pine casket. After all, the Funeral Mass and graveside Commendation carry the last day’s importance, not the shine on the soon-to-be-buried casket. But it wasn’t to be. Hundreds of people showed up on March 2 at St. Joseph’s Church in Mishawaka, Indiana, to…

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Faith, Family, and Football

I didn’t go to Notre Dame and I didn’t have Charlie Rice in a law class. I was just lucky enough to work with Professor Rice, first when he began giving annual talks at the National Wanderer Forums in the 1970s, and for the last 20 years as secretary of the Wanderer Forum Foundation/Bellarmine Forum,…

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Pray for our Chairman, Charlie Rice

Please offer some prayer for our Chairman, Professor Charlie Rice. He was recently admitted to the hospital and although his condition is improving, he and his family could use our support! Update:  see this announcement.

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