Draw Close to Christ through the Saints
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Should the people who have died during recent violent protests be considered martyrs of Marxism? To answer that question, it’s important to first define some terms. Since riots began occurring—and recurring—in our country, the word “Marxist” has often popped up in the news. At least one prominent leader involved in these violent, destructive protests has […]
Since my book only includes those who have been named saints or blesseds by the Church, I unfortunately had to omit Venerable Michael McGivney, the priest who founded the Knights of Columbus. But the Congregation of the Causes of Saints recently announced the beatification of this holy man; see the news article here. But Michael […]
As explained in a previous post, not all Catholic saints enjoyed peaceful, quiet lives. Several male saints commemorated in July also had life stories that would make them great subjects for the movies. Saint Simeon Salus would seem a poor choice on the surface for a visual media like film because he spent almost thirty […]
In an ordinary year, summer movies would be a hot topic for conversation. But as movie theater seats have been replaced by couches and recliners for many of us, the Catholic saints celebrated in July provide us with extraordinary biographies that would be fascinating if told through the movies. The dramatic martyrdoms of sixteen French […]