Category Archives: THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

THE LORD OF THE WORLD BY ROBERT HUGH BENSON

!!!! Several years ago when Pope Benedict XVI made a favorable mention of the book, Lord of the World, Robert Hugh Benson ( a Catholic convert who was later ordained a Catholic priest) I ordered the book and read it.  I … Continue reading

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AN ORDINARY’S NOT SO ORDINARY LIFE, CHAPTER TWENTY

!!!! Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski and Cardinal Karol Wojtyla My work as Chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee on Migration involved many different groups of people.  One group was the large number of priests from Poland who were entering the United … Continue reading

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ADVENT IS ALL ABOUT PREPARING OURSELVES TO WORSHIP JESUS CHRIST IN OBSERVANCE OF HISNATIVITY

!!!! What are some of the most common misconceptions about Jesus Christ’s birth? [From a non-Catholic source] The typical story we hear repeated is: “It’s about 2000 years ago, the evening of December 25. Mary rides into Bethlehem on a … Continue reading

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A JOURNEY OF FAITH FROM NAZARETH TO BETHLEHEM

!!!! The Journey ~ From Nazareth to Bethlehem For the past three weeks we have been looking at the unusual journey that brought Mary and Joseph together and eventually led them to Bethlehem and what I have appreciated is a … Continue reading

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A WELCOME RELIEF FROM THE USUAL TRASH FROM HOLLYWOOD: NO NAPALM, NO CAR CHASE SCENES, NO ALIENS FROM SPACE

!!!! A scene from the film “Mary of Nazareth” A Luminous Mary October 14, 2013 Alissa Jung overwhelms in the new film “Mary of Nazareth” Gibbons J. Cooney http://www.catholicworldreport.com/Item/2639/a_luminous_mary.aspx#.Ul7vmSSE7mq On October 11, at the Metreon Theater in San Francisco, Ignatius … Continue reading

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THE IMAGE OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE POSES SUCH A THREAT TO ATHEISTS THAT THEY WILL GO TO EXTRAORDINARY LENGTHS TO DISCREDIT IT

!!!! In the Spring of 1979, while I was Bishop of the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee in Florida, I was approached by  Jody B. Smith, a professor of aesthetics and philosophy at the College Pensacola, speaking on behalf of himself and … Continue reading

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