Tag Archives: Pope John Paul II

Stan Musial: Great Catholic American

Book: Stan Musial: An American Life by George Vecsey Method: Read library copy What I got from the book: The word nice is essential to understanding who Stan Musial was. The book cloth color is Cardinal Red, naturally. The dust … Continue reading

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What are we not aware of today?

Quick test.  I will give you two sets of facts and events and you pick those which you think matter most today and beyond?  As background, assume we have been dropped into Poland in 1918?  Here are the first set … Continue reading

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Jorge Ramos: Small man with even smaller ideas

Univision network’s diminutive anchorman, Jorge Ramos, has pointed his cannon at John Paul II and the Catholic Church. Fortunately for us Catholics, his is a short cannon with limp arguments as I will detail. First a little background.

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The Empty Tomb in a Garden

Have you ever reflected on the role gardens play in our Christian faith? Fr Valle has, an excerpt from his Easter homily: It is very interesting that Mary ends up in a garden looking for Jesus. After all, this whole … Continue reading

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What Andre Frossard Saw In The Chapel

Andre Frossard passed away Feb 2 1995. During the last 30 years of his life, he was a columnist in English and French for Le Figaro newspaper. Prior to that, Frosard was arrested by the Gestapo [Klaus Barbie] as part … Continue reading

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Cuba: Those Who Speak Outand the Catholic Cardinal Who Won’t

Every now and then, someone in the political arena make a point so seemingly simple and effective, you wonder how the other side can rebut it. I thought that the WSJ columnist, Mary Anastasia O’Grady, made one in addressing the … Continue reading

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Garden Variety: Eden, Gethsemane & Arimathea’s

Have you ever reflected on the role gardens play in our Christian faith? I hadn’t thought of it until I read this homily by Fr Valle. An excerpt from his Easter homily: It is very interesting that Mary ends up … Continue reading

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Faith, Hope and Clarity

I find much much to be distressed about in the news of the times and the latest charlatans. But if I remain distressed, it is due to a combination of my failures. First, is the failure of faith and then … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Guadalupe

From the EWTN story about Our Lady of Guadalupe: When the Indians had learned the news of Our Lady’s apparitions, an enthusiasm and joy such as had never been seen before spread among them. Renouncing their idols, superstitions, human sacrifices, … Continue reading

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