Category Archives: Catholic Lives

Recognition finally for a warrior priest’s heroics

By Daniel Nasaw, BBC News Magazine, Kansas US Army Chaplain Father Emil Kapaun stole, suffered and sacrificed his life for his fellow soldiers in a Korean prison camp. Six decades after his death, he is being considered for the Congressional … Continue reading

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Bishops to distribute cards to Catholics declaring their faith

By Madeleine Teahan One side of the card A card communicating that its carrier is a baptised Catholic will be distributed nationally on behalf of the bishops of England and Wales. The Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales is distributing … Continue reading

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Padre Pio, G.K.Chesterton and – women who wear trousers!!

Padre Pio strict with women who wore trousers? Padre Pio was equally severe with men about their sartorial selections including some men who wore trousers… by Mary O’Regan Padre Pio refused a Canadian lady absolution and told her to return … Continue reading

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Life holds one tragedy – not to have been a saint

Almost a year ago, I posted under this same heading – in response to those who felt impelled to explain to the Church who could, and who couldn’t be called a saint. In that article, I was addressing those who … Continue reading

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Modesty at Mass – A Case for a Catholic Dress Code

In a few weeks, we will start hearing about the coming changes to the Catholic liturgy. Much to the surprise of the world, the Catholic Church is, in fact, capable of change. There will be a brief period of freak-out, … Continue reading

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Converts vs. ‘Cradle Catholics’

Most of you know that Catholicism Pure author’s are a mix of what we now call ‘cradle’ Catholic’s and ‘converts’. Personally I dislike the distinction – in a universal Roman Catholic Church we are surely universally Roman Catholic are we … Continue reading

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Freedom to Die?

“Freedom” is a highly cherished value in our society, not only in all aspects of life, but increasingly in aspects of death as well. The chant, “My life is mine” has also become, “My death is mine.” There is a … Continue reading

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In the shallows of the night

One naked star has waded through The purple shallows of the night, And faltering as falls the dew It drips its misty light. James Whitcomb Riley—The Beetle. Forgive this piece of sheer indulgence: it is late, I am alone with … Continue reading

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