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Unless you’ve just come out from under a rock, you’ve probably seen a story—no, ten stories!—about Pope Benedict’s tweet. On June 29, the 60th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood, the Pope pushed the button on his iPad and—voila!—launched the much anticipated new Vatican website, I was among the Catholic bloggers who, at […]

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God Needed Heroes– But Was This What He Meant?

JUNE 29 – FEAST OF STS. PETER AND PAUL There is an old adage:  “God doesn’t call the qualified; he qualifies the called.” And if you’re looking for a man who proved that by his life, the apostle Peter is your guy.  Peter, you’ll recall, denied Christ three times in the courtyard on Holy Thursday […]

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Irenaeus: A Saint for Then and Now

Oh, things were so confusing in the earliest days of Christianity! work at home St. Irenaeus—the second-century bishop of Lyons, France, whose feastday we celebrate on June 28—had to explain and defend the Faith both from within the Church and from outside critics. As a young boy, Irenaeus was dedicated by his mother to the […]

Pearl S. Buck and the Importance of a Father’s Love

Happy Birthday, Pearl Buck! man boobs Pearl Sydenstricker Buck was an American writer born of missionary parents. She was born on June 26, 1892, and until 1934 she lived mainly in China, where she was also called by her Chinese name Sai Zhenzhu (written in Chinese: 賽珍珠; pinyin: Sài Zhēnzhū). Buck was passionate about social […]

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On Corpus Christi, A Eucharistic Flash Mob

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