Jim Caviezel Returns in Faith and Football Drama

05/14/2014 Comments (5)
Sony Pictures.

– Sony Pictures.

Jim Caviezel fans will be happy to hear the Catholic actor is returning to the silver screen once more in a feature film that tells the story of legendary high-school football coach Bob Ladouceur — a Catholic religious studies teacher, who built the De La Salle High School Spartans from an obscure team into a juggernaut with a record-making 151 game winning streak.

Caviezel stars in Sony Picture’s When the Game Stands Tall as Coach Ladouceur, and he introduced the film to the participants at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C. through a pre-recorded video. He apologized that last-minute conflicts made it impossible for him to be there in person, but he wanted them to...READ MORE

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Jim Caveziel Returns in Faith and Football Drama

05/14/2014 Comments (1)
Sony Pictures.

– Sony Pictures.

Jim Caviezel fans will be happy to hear the Catholic actor is returning to the silver screen once more in a feature film that tells the story of legendary high-school football coach Bob Ladouceur — a Catholic religious studies teacher, who built the De La Salle High School Spartans from an obscure team into a juggernaut with a record-making 151 game winning streak.

Caviezel stars in Sony Picture’s When the Game Stands Tall as Coach Ladouceur, and he introduced the film to the participants at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C. through a pre-recorded video. He apologized that last-minute conflicts made it impossible for him to be there in person, but he wanted them to...READ MORE

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Listen to Your Mother!

05/14/2014 Comments (2)
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Our Lady of Fatima has the best directions for us, her children.

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Listen to your Mother!

Mother’s Day in May is a good reminder, but a better one is the anniversary of our Blessed Mother’s appearance in Fatima, which we celebrated on May 13.

How many really listen to what our Mother said we must do? She instructs us to pray a daily Rosary and honor the Five First Saturdays.

But how many even know what the Five First Saturdays are?

This year marks the 97th anniversary of our Blessed Mother’s first appearance to the three shepherd children at Fatima — and by extension, to all her children. That’s us. Her messages, advice, and directions were for us.

Like a good mother who wants the best for her sons and daughters, she told us simply and clearly what we...READ MORE

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How Great Thou Art

05/14/2014 Comments (8)

I sometimes wonder if God chose to reveal a great event through signs in the heavens, would anybody notice?

Up until a little over a century ago, the heavens were heavenly. Nights were dark, but in the darkness we saw the Heavens more clearly. It served to put us in our place and inspire us with a sense of awe for all God's great creation.

But when the nights became illuminated with our own light, we failed to look up anymore. We are no longer inspired because we can no longer see. We are a society of navel gazers who in their hubris imagine they understand a universe better than their ancestors even though many of of us have never seen it. Who needs the heavens? We have our own light.
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Harvard's President Has Learned Something about the Eucharist, So Should Catholics

The black mass re-enactment scheduled to take place at Harvard was canceled, marking Drew Faust's dawning appreciation for what the Real Presence means. But how many Catholics "get" the moral of this story?

05/13/2014 Comments (8)

Harvard president, Drew Faust, learned something over the past week: The Eucharist is integral to Catholic belief, and some of the faithful expressed their love and reverance for the Eucharist, as they responded forcefully and prayerfully to the news of a planned re-enactment of the Satanic mass, which mocks  the Eucharist.

Last week, Faust dismissed Catholic outrage about the black mass, which was scheduled for May 12 at a campus pub. Pressed to cancel the event, Faust limited her comments to an expression of support to the right of assembly for participants at the event.

This week, Faust responded differently, calling the black mass "abhorent" and 

a fundamental affront to the values...READ MORE

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Tug of War at Harvard Is a Sign of Good Civic Health

05/13/2014 Comments (26)

There is much to puzzle over in yesterday's Black-Mass-That-Wasn't-(Or-Was-It?) debacle. First we thought they were planning to use a consecrated Host; then they said they wouldn't; then we thought they might after all. Then it was supposed to take place at Harvard; then it looked like it would be off campus; then it seemed like it didn't happen; and now some people are saying it did happen, but it was just quiet. All in all, the story reminds me of one of those fairy tales where the dragon gets smaller and smaller until it becomes an insignificant lizard that scuttles away through a crack in the floor.

One puzzle remains, though, and that is this: why do so many Catholics feel uneasy...READ MORE

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Harvard’s Black Mass Attacks All Religions

05/12/2014 Comment

What would Pope Francis (or Pope Emeritus Benedict) do? Just what the Harvard Catholics are doing: prayer and Holy Hour.

On Monday, May 12, Harvard University is sanctioning one religion’s deliberate ritual mockery and denigration of another religion as “educational.” Neither Harvard University, nor the Harvard Extension Cultural Studies Club seem prepared to acknowledge that their actions have far wider implications than the Satanic Temple’s “Black Mass,” which are disturbing not merely to people of faith, but to all people of good will who believe in dignity and respect to all.

The “Black Mass” in a nutshell is a Satanic ritual that intended to mock Catholic belief and worship. We don’t know the exact origins of the “Black Mass” — whether the author of the Malleus Maleficarum was describing an actual...READ MORE

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SSPX Confirms Bishop Fellay-Pope Francis 'Meeting'

05/12/2014 Comments (135)

The breakaway Society of St. Pius X has confirmed reports that its Superior General, Bishop Bernard Fellay, met Pope Francis at his St. Martha residence, but said the encounter was unplanned and the exchange was brief, lasting "a few seconds".

“On 13 December 2013 Bishop Fellay and his assistants went to Rome at the request of the Commission Ecclesia Dei, for an informal meeting,” said a May 12 statement in French.

Following this meeting, the statement said Archbishop Guido Pozzo, Secretary of the Commission, "invited his counterparts to lunch in the dining room of St. Martha House where they were joined by Archbishop Augustine Di Noia, adjunct-secretary of the Congregation [for the...READ MORE

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