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Living and Loving the Gospel of Life

Well now, this is a first!  I haven’t shared the pen on my blog (except with my husband) until now. I don’t plan to make guest blogs a regular feature on my site, but this works for me because Stephen Sparrow, a good friend from Christchurch, New Zealand, wrote on a topic that I just haven’t […]

“I Forgive Him” Says 6-Year-Old Girl, Bitten By Shark

It’s Shark Week on the Discovery Channel!  Once again, the Tigers and Hammerheads and Bullheads and Great Whites will thrill, moving ominously through peaceful waters—dorsal fins gleaming, jaws taut, teeth menacing as they glide toward their unsuspecting prey. We’ll watch “Jaws” again, both the first one and the sequel; and we’ll worry again whether everyone […]

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A Tribute to the Jesuits on Their Feast Day

On July 31, the Society of Jesus marks the 455th anniversary of the death of St. Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Jesuits.   Born into a wealthy Basque family, Ignatius of Loyola (1491 – July 31, 1556) was a Spanish knight; but he was seriously wounded in the Battle of Pamplona in 1521.  During his […]

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Big News for Archeology and for Christendom: Tomb of Apostle Philip Uncovered in Turkey

He’s kind of like the “Come and See” Saint. — Philip brought to Jesus his friend Nathaniel who, along with Philip, dropped what he was doing and became a follower of Christ. — He brought to Jesus the boy with a basket of food, and so witnessed the miracle of the loaves and fishes. — […]

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Rest In Peace, Beloved Archbishop Sambi

Earlier this week, I told the story of how Archbishop Pietro Sambi, papal nuncio to the U.S., had so generously welcomed Guest House to the Vatican Embassy in 2006.  Guest House, the treatment center for Catholic clergy and religious, was celebrating the 50th anniversary of its founding; and the nuncio’s enthusiastic support for our mission […]

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