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Exposing the Anti-Mary: An Interview with Carrie Gress

In his first epistle, the Apostle John wrote, “as you have heard that antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have come” (1 Jn. 2:19). St. Paul wrote of a final antichrist, “the man of lawlessness…the son of perdition” who will arise prior to Christ’s return (2 Thess. 2:3). The spirit of antichrist has been sowing its seeds in the world from the first century until now. In her fascinating new book, The Anti-Mary Exposed (TAN Books, 2019), Dr. Carrie Gress takes aim at a specific aspect of ...
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Jack Kerouac’s “Beat Paintings:” Now Gathered in One Book and Exhibition for the First Time

Most of us enter Jack Kerouac's world through his 1959 novel On the Road. Those of us who explore it more deeply thereafter may find much more than we expected to: Kerouac's inner life came out not just in his formidable body of written work, but in spoken-word jazz albums, fantasy baseball materials, and even paintings. Though Kerouac has now been gone for nearly half a century, it wasn't until just last year that his works of visual art were brought together: Kerouac: Beat Painting did it in ...
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“The Holy Spirit also gives you the grace to ...

“The Holy Spirit also gives you the grace to discover the image of the Lord in the hearts of men, and teaches you to love them as brothers and sisters.” -Pope St. Paul VI, Saint Pope Paul VI: Celebrating the 262nd Pope of the Roman Catholic Church
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Pope Paul VI: Prayer, Holiness, and the Life of Faith

Pope Paul VI was a man of prayer.  As a man of prayer, he was also deeply concerned about its decline in the modern world. It was a concern that anticipated the immense crisis of belief today. He called on the faithful to resist the loss of faith and hope, and throughout his pontificate he tried to use Holy Years to bolster the response of Catholics to cultural decline and the crises within the Church. He also issued the Credo of the People of God, the drafting of which was shaped heavily by the...
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The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: December 15, 2018 — A nostalgia feast

East Dover VT village c.1911 The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: December 15, 2018 It’s a celebration Brunch! It’s a feast of nostalgia! This time of year is always a big one for our family, with birthdays and anniversaries galore, as well as the usual holiday gatherings. But this year is even more special, because it was forty years ago, on December 16, 1978, that this happy picture was taken at our wedding in Baldwin, Maryland. We honeymooned in Colonial Williamsburg. I also became a pastor that ...
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St. Pope Paul VI: Defender of the Rosary

Saint Pope Paul VI (1897-1978) was born in northern Italy and elected the Vicar of Christ during the turbulent 1960s and 1970s. Before being elected to the papacy, he had earned a doctorate in canon law and served as the Vatican Secretary of State, as well as the archbishop of Milan. Upon the death of St. Pope John XXIII, the Second Vatican Council was halted, but St. Pope Paul VI re-opened it and brought about its conclusion in 1965. Saint Pope Paul VI was an extremely humble man. After his dea...
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Pope canonises murdered Salvadoran Archbishop and Pope who enshrined Church opposition to contraception

Pope Francis has canonised Pope Paul VI and Salvadoran archbishop Oscar Romero, two of the most contested figures of the Catholic Church in the 20th century, who both had a powerful influence over his papacy.   In a ceremony on Sunday that drew more than 70,000 people to St Peter’s Square, Francis also presided over the canonisation of five other, including the German founder of a religious congregation, the Spanish founder of another order, two Italian priests and a teen-ager.   “All these sain...
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Oscar Romero named a saint by Pope Francis

In a canonization mass Saturday, Pope Francis elevated seven to the status of saints.  Foremost among those celebrated is Oscar Romero, the Archbishop of San Salvador who was murdered while celebrating mass on March 24 1980. No one was ever convicted for the crime, though a UN sponsored truth and reconciliation process concluded it was done on the orders of right wing politicians opposed to Romero.   In his homily, the pope asked “…is Jesus enough for us or do we look for many worldly securities...
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Pope Francis canonises Óscar Romero and Pope Paul VI

Romero, assassinated hero of the Latin American left, and Paul, who cemented church’s opposition to contraception, among seven new saintsPope Francis has made saints of two of the most contentious Roman Catholic figures of the 20th century – the murdered Salvadoran archbishop Óscar Romero and Pope Paul VI, who reigned over one of the church’s most turbulent eras and enshrined its opposition to contraception.In a ceremony before tens of thousands of people in St Peter’s Square in the Vatican, Fra...
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Pope makes El Salvador’s Oscar Romero, Pope Paul VI saints

Pope Francis on Sunday praised and canonized Pope Paul VI and the martyred Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero, two huge figures in the Catholic Church.            [Author: Associated Press]
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The man who said no to free love: Paul VI becomes saint

Pope Paul VI, the man who cracked down on free love during the 1960s and carried out sweeping changes to the Church, became a saint Sunday, along with slain Salvador archbishop Oscar Romero. Giovanni Battista Montini, a softly spoken cardinal from northern Italy, was elected pope in 1963 and held Saint Peter's chair for 15 years in a difficult period for the Roman Catholic Church, which saw many believers and priests up sticks as populist rebellions swept across the West. The intellectual Paul...
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Pope to canonize El Salvador’s Oscar Romero, Pope Paul VI

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Thousands of people are converging on the Vatican for the canonization of two of the towering figures of the 20th-century Catholic Church: Pope Paul VI, who oversaw the modernizing church reforms of the 1960s, and Archbishop Oscar Romero, a human rights icon who was murdered for his defense of El Salvador’s […]
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Pope to canonize 20th Century icons Oscar Romero, Paul VI

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Thousands of people are converging on the Vatican for the canonization of two towering figures of the 20th Century Catholic Church: Pope Paul VI, who oversaw modernizing church reforms of the 1960s, and Archbishop Oscar Romero, a human rights icon who was murdered for his defense of El Salvador’s poor. Pope […]
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Óscar Romero, Archbishop Killed While Saying Mass, Will Be Named a Saint on Sunday

He was one of the most prominent church leaders in Latin America when he was killed in 1980. He’ll be canonized with Pope Paul VI and four others.
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The Holy Legacy of Pope Paul VI

“Am I Hamlet or Don Quixote?” Pope Paul VI once asked that question about himself, and whatever his answer might have been, most people would say he was more than a little of both. His hesitation in making difficult choices, arising from acute sensitivity, reflected the indecisiveness of Shakespeare’s Prince of Denmark. At the same time, his dedication to pursuing lofty but hard to reach goals in the face of nearly insurmountable obstacles shared more than a little in common with Cervantes’s sup...
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Salvadoran priest Oscar Romero to be declared saint by Pope Francis

The canonisation of the assassinated archbishop will take place on Sunday in RomeOscar Romero, the Salvadoran priest who championed social justice for the poor and dispossessed, will be proclaimed a saint by Pope Francis in a canonisation ceremony in Rome on Sunday, almost four decades after he was assassinated by a rightwing death squad.The former archbishop of San Salvador, who was closely associated with the Latin American liberation theology movement of the 1960s and 70s, will be canonised a...
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When Scandal Silences the Church’s Voice

The speaker was a highly sophisticated layman, possessor of a doctorate and professor of theology at a major Catholic university. We had been discussing the  metastasizing scandals plaguing the Church—scandals concerning ex-Cardinal McCarrick, the Pennsylvania grand jury, what the Pope knew and when he knew it, and on and on. Then, unexpectedly, my companion said this: “There is something truly demonic about all this. The Catholic Church was virtually the last voice being raised against the sexu...
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Fr. Joseph Kentenich: Founder of the Schoenstatt Movement & Friend of the Rosary

The Servant of God Joseph Kentenich (1885-1968) was born near Cologne, Germany, and joined the Pallotines in 1904. As a spiritual director and teacher at the Pallottine seminary in Schoenstatt, Germany, he was inspired to found the Schoenstatt movement in 1914. The Schoenstatt movement is essentially an education movement with a very strong Marian dimension. As an educator of youth and a zealous promoter of the Catholic apostolate, Fr. Kentenich sought to bring about a spiritual, moral, and anth...
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The Dublin Mystic: Matt Talbot

On 8 June 1925, the following news item appeared in the Irish Independent: Unknown Man’s Death An elderly man collapsed in Granby Lane [Dublin] yesterday, and being taken to Jervis Street Hospital he was found to be dead. He was wearing a tweed suit, but there was nothing to indicate who he was. What was not reported was the unusual discovery when he was taken to hospital. He was wearing heavy chains: some wrapped around his legs, others on his body. Mortuary staff puzzled over not just who he...
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Rediscovering Beauty in the Sacred

The three transcendentals—truth, beauty, and goodness—were ideals once harmoniously integrated in the Catholic worldview not only in the transmission of the faith but also in the arts: literature, art, music, architecture, poetry, and sculpture. The expression of the wonder of God in art through so many artists across time, encouraged by the great patron of the arts, the Church, to lift humanity’s gaze beyond the mundane has been widely lost in the modern age. Today, there exists a widespread pe...
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Today in History for August 6th

Highlights of this day in history: The United States drops an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan during World War II; LBJ signs the Voting Rights Act; Pope Paul VI dies; Scientist Alexander Fleming born; Funk singer Rick James dies. (Aug. 6)            [Author: AP]
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Embracing Our Vocation As Mediators Today

Last week we celebrated the 50th anniversary of Pope Paul VI’s 1968 encyclical, Humanae Vitae. The major problem of concern to many at the time was global overpopulation and the scarcity of natural resources. The many man-made solutions that were being proffered to solve the problem included artificial contraceptives, abortion, and sterilization. Everyone expected the Catholic Church to follow suit and adopt such measures after many Christian denominations had joined the bandwagon of those who h...
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The Guardian view on the Catholic contraceptive ban: a historic mistake | Editorial

It is 50 years since Pope Paul VI restated the Catholic church’s ban on artificial contraception. He destroyed the authority of his office – and the lives of millions of womenThursday marks the 50th anniversary of one of the historic mistakes of the Catholic church: the decision by Pope Paul VI to restate the traditional ban on contraception in his encyclical Humanae Vitae. The immediate result was a crisis of authority within the church which led to tens of millions of Catholics for the first t...
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Humanae Vitae: Predicting Our Current Crises

We began our reflection on Humanae vitae, which was signed 50 years ago today, by looking at the historical context of the encyclical; we then moved to identify the various questions Bl. Pope Paul VI sought to address in this important letter.  Now we turn our attention to one of the most crucial sections of the encyclical, paragraph 17, wherein Paul VI warns of the negative consequences if society ignores the Church’s teachings on life and sexuality. While many dissenters scoffed at the Holy Fa...
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Humanae Vitae for Catholic Millennials (and the Whole World)

July 25th marks the 50th Anniversary of Pope Paul VI’s encyclical Humanae Vitae. I’m the social media manager for the Archdiocese of St. Louis’s Office of Natural Family Planning. Being focused on promoting NFP, everyone in the office is especially excited about this anniversary, but this is something that the average Catholic should be excited about…especially Catholic millennials. Catholic Millennials as Counter-Cultural As a social media manager and blogger, I spend a lot of time on social ...
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Humanae Vitae as an Answer to Our Culture

The first part of this series examined the historical context of Humanae vitae, Bl. Pope Paul VI’s encyclical on human life and sexuality, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this month.  The immediate motivation for the encyclical was a report compiled by the Pontifical Commission on Population, Family and Birthrate that called for a reexamination of the Catholic Church’s teaching on marital love.  Paul VI, who embraced Our Lord’s words to Peter to “strengthen your brethren” (Luke 22:32), wou...
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Humanae Vitae in Context: Background and Fallout

This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of one of the most important papal documents in recent history, namely Bl. Pope Paul VI’s Humanae vitae.  Ridiculed, belittled, and ignored upon its publication by many Catholic theologians and clerics, the encyclical has withstood the onslaughts of modernity and shaped our understanding of conjugal love, respect for life, and the responsibilities of parenthood.  This series will first look at the context of the encyclical, then examine the main questions...
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A Clarion Call to the Ministry of Intercession

The Ministry of Intercession “Ministry” is the English translation of the Latin word ministerium, which means “service.” In its sociological usage, it is applied to institutions or establishments that give aid and services to people. Its Christian understanding is defined by the manner in which Jesus exercised His mission among men: He “came not to be served but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many” (Matt. 20:28; cf. Mark 10:45; John 13:1–17). Christian ministries are thus selfl...
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Venerable Patrick Peyton: the Rosary Priest

Venerable Patrick Peyton (1909-1992) was born into a poor family in Ireland. At the age of 19, he immigrated to the United States to find employment. He found work as a janitor at the Catholic cathedral in Scranton, Pennsylvania. On one occasion, he was so inspired by a mission preached by the Holy Cross Fathers that he joined their religious community and became a seminarian. While a seminarian, he was healed from tuberculosis as a result of praying a novena to Our Lady. In thanksgiving, he mad...
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Reflections on St. Pope John Paul II’s Evangelium Vitae

Structure of Sin “. . .  it is no less true that we are confronted by an even larger reality, which can be called a veritable structure of sin. This reality is characterized by the emergence of a culture which denies solidarity and in many cases takes the form of a veritable ‘culture of death.’ This culture is actively fostered by powerful cultural, economic and political currents which encourage an idea of society excessively concerned with efficiency . . . .  a war of the powerful against t...
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