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Detective McDonald made many public appearances over the years, speaking of his faith as a Catholic and reminding people that if they wanted forgiveness, they had to show it to others. He constantly thanked God for sparing his life.
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The Union Jack is completely Catholic from its hoist to its fly, because it’s a reverent tribute to three patron saints of the British Isles.
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Such is the nature of evil―it finds its fullest flower amongst those who don’t believe it exists.
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“These children are the ones you killed with your abortions,” said St. Thomas, and Stojan awoke in shock and fear. He decided he would refuse to participate in any more abortions.
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The Unsinkable Margaret Brown was a woman who put others first.
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When people say the Church is anti-science, show them this list.
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Innocence attracts both good and evil.
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The so-called "new atheism" is not simply not believing in God.
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If Christianity goes, there'll be no reason to celebrate Christ's Nativity. And without a joyous reason for the Season of Giving, the secularists don’t have a financial leg to stand on.
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The stories about Bl. Bartolo Longo, who was beatified in 1980 by Pope St. John Paul II, are truly legendary.
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The following is list of 17 New Yorkers, or those whose ministries were principally in New York, in various stages of the canonization process.
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If nothing existed prior to the Big Bang, what (or Who) caused it?
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“Animals are God's creatures. He surrounds them with his providential care. By their mere existence they bless him and give him glory.” (CCC 2416)
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“By despair, man ceases to hope for his personal salvation from God, for help in attaining it or for the forgiveness of his sins. Despair is contrary to God's goodness, to his justice — for the Lord is faithful to his promises — and to his mercy.” (CCC 2091)
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Here is a list of Catholic priests, brothers, bishops, abbots, cardinals, popes (and, in at least four cases, saints) who have made major contributions to science.
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The Church has the Blue Mass for law enforcement professionals, the Red Mass for those involved in the legal profession — and now the Gold Mass, for Catholic scientists.
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Why do we love the Blessed Virgin Mary? Because we loved her Son first. Thus, Mary has become the Refuge of sinners, Comforter of the afflicted and the Help of Christians everywhere.
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Even if we were to ignore the obvious crimes against humanity that atheistic communists have committed, atheism would be condemned simply by examining the devastation of the French Revolution.
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How could all the media be so desperately, inconceivably, simultaneously wrong?
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“Catholics refer to the Protestant Reformation as the ‘Great Tragedy.’ There's a reason why we call it thus. Christ's body mustn't be torn asunder.”
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Let's resolve to take back Halloween and celebrate it as it was originally intended―a spiritual preparation for All Saints Day (and All Souls Day).
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As a Catholic priest and scientist, Copernicus knew that the universe revolves around the Son, and that the earth revolves around the sun.
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The Rosary is at heart a Christ-centered prayer.
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A Marian processions through the heart of a secular city like New York sends an important message to both Catholics and non-Catholics alike.
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St. Teresa's descriptions of contemplative prayer and its effect upon the soul are unparalleled. She writes with joyous abandon and humorous, self-deprecating humility, and her writings are accessible to all.
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To casually brush off infinity belies an ignorance of reality and critical thinking on the part of fundamentalist atheists.
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October 3 is the vigil of St. Francis of Assisi's death and bears a special name — the Transitus.
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Since we can't see angels, some people choose not to believe in them. This doesn't mean that they're not real, or that we can't know or understand something about them.
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When magicians are asked as to who qualifies as a Magician's Magician, the first name that comes up is Br. John Charles Hamman, S.M.
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Blessed Herman the Cripple stands as a shining light, reminding us that God purposely chose what the world considers weak in order to shame the powerful.
Angelo Stagnaro
Angelo Stagnaro

Angelo Stagnaro (“Erasmus”) performs as a stage magician and mentalist and divides his time between Europe and North America. He is the editor of “Smoke & Mirrors,” the Net’s largest e-zine for professional magicians. He’s also the Guildmaster of the Catholic Magicians’ Guild and a professed member of the Secular Franciscans (Third Order Franciscans)

Angelo has published articles in most of the major Catholic journals in the United States and Great Britain and had worked as a correspondent for the Catholic News Service having served as principle liaison for the wire service to the United Nations and to the Holy See’s Office to the United Nations.

Angelo has authored six books on mentalism/cold reading including Conspiracy, Something from Nothing, The Other Side, Shibboleth and his upcoming Spur of the Moment. This series has been translated into four languages and is considered seminal in the art of mentalism. He is also one of the world’s experts in cold reading. In addition, he’s written an instructional book for catechists which uses stage magic as a teaching tool for children and young adults entitled The Catechist’s Magic Kit. (Crossroad) His other books include How to Pray the Dominican Way (Paraclete) and The Christian Book of the Dead. (Crossroad) His most recent book was released through Tau Publishing and is entitled A Lenten Cookbook for Catholics.

All of his theology books have received imprimaturs and nihil obstat from Bishop Nicholas DeMazio of Brooklyn.

Angelo has traveled extensively and has worked, studied, performed and/or traveled in 70 countries.