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Religious Persecution and Martyrdom

A reader sent me this.
It contains comments made by His Eminence Francis Card. George, Archbishop of Chicago.
In 2010, Cardinal Francis George of Chicago outlined the degree to which he believed religious freedoms (in the United States and other Western societies) … Continue reading

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Bl. Carl Lampert: ” ‘I love my Church. I remain faithful to my Church and to the priesthood. I am on Christ’s side and I love His Church.”

I had determined last year that this year I would during Advent read a book Advent of the Heart, reflections by a priest who died in Dachau, Fr. Alfred Delp – a fellow Lutheran convert. (Kindle version. UK book.)  Remember: … Continue reading

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St. Maximillian Kolbe, pray for Catholic Media

St. Maximilian Koble, priest and martyr, has a special relevance for Catholic media.  I hope all of you will think to say a prayer to him for the conversion of those people who use catholic media to confuse the faithful … Continue reading

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25 July: St. James the Greater and St. John Chrysostom on the Gospel reading

Today is the feast of St. James the Apostle.  This is James, the son of Zebedee and brother of John.  He and John were nicknamed “Boanerges“, “Sons of Thunder”.  James is the only Apostle whose martyrdom is recorded in … Continue reading

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The Martyrs of Lübeck: 3 priests beatified and a Lutheran minister honored

From CNA:
Three priest-martyrs of Nazis beatified in Germany
Hamburg, Germany, Jun 25, 2011 / 12:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Three Catholic martyrs executed under the Nazi regime were beatified in Germany today, June 25. The event was also noteworthy for its rememberance … Continue reading

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