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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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A mystery for our readers: Do you know anything about this Cross?

My aunt had her 90th birthday party and gave me some things. Among them, she gave me this cross. Anybody know what this is called and when these were made? We’ll give a hint:  this one carries an indulgence from a Pope Pius. Tell us in the comments what this is!

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Shameless Promotion of our Magazine on Life

In the Passion we will be reading soon during Holy Week, we come across Pontius Pilate asking, “What is truth?” He’s either sincere and rather dense in the head or blowing off Jesus Christ. That is kind of the way the definition of human life has evolved in the last few decades. A hundred years…

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Thoughts about Frank Morriss

Some battles are fought hand-to-hand; others with rifles and bombs. There is open combat, guerrilla warfare, and insidious deals behind closed doors. Frank Morriss will be remembered in none of these venues, but as a warrior all the same. Frank — author, mentor, teacher, family man — was a word warrior, using faith and reason…

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Is Christ Worth It?

By Fr. Jay Kythe (Homily delivered at St. Pius X Church. Fr. Kythe has answered the question for himself and on August 15th entrusted himself to Our Lady and entered the Benedictine Abbey in Atchison, Kansas.) “Who do you say that I am?” Jesus asks St. Peter and the apostles. St Peter responds on behalf…

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Take a Lesson: The next Magazine Issue and Twerking a.k.a. “Butt Dancing”

Next Issue Has The Way Frank Morriss has 2 pieces in our upcoming issue of the Bellarmine Forum magazine, “Vatican II: Renewal or Rupture?” He writes eloquently about religious freedom, that freedom that comes from possession of truth.  “I am the way,” Christ said, not “a way.”  “Come follow Me,” Christ said, not “Go follow…

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To Love as the Trinity Loves

I enjoyed this homily from my pastor this past weekend and wanted to share it here for our readers. This homily is by Father Jay Kythe, Pastor of the Church of St. Pius X, White Bear Lake, Minnesota. Homily delivered on the Feast of the Holy Trinity, 2013 Many homilists will preach for this feast…

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