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It is uncertain when Saint George was born and historians continue to debate to this day. However, his death date is estimated to be April 23 303 A.D. The first piece of evidence of George’s existance appeared within the works of the Bollandists Daniel Papebroch, Jean Bolland, and Godfrey Henschen’s Bibliotheca Hagiographica Graeca. George was […]

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St. Patrick

Catholic Online: St. Patrick of Ireland is one of the world’s most popular saints. He was born in Roman Britain and when he was fourteen or so, he was captured by Irish pirates during a raiding party and taken to Ireland as a slave to herd and tend sheep. At the time, Ireland was a […]

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‘Christians are not safe’: European Parliament calls attention to terrifying Christian persecution

LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) – During the meeting on Wednesday, Schulz said Christian persecution is “undervalued” and “hasn’t been properly addressed.” EP Vice President Antonio Tajani referred to Europe’s protection of persecuted Christians throughout the world when he said the country sometimes “falls into the temptation of thinking [it] can ignore this task.” Speakers […]

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Commentary: Houston’s Mayor is Endangering Civil Rights

WASHINGTON,DC (Catholic Online) – Tavis Smiley raised a lot of eyebrows this weekend when he spoke on ABC-TV’s “This Week” news show, hosted by George Stephanopoulos. Smiley pointed to double-digit unemployment in the Black community under President Obama and said: “If you’re Black or Brown, other than saving the Democrats’ hide, what inspires you to […]

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Pope Francis – Petitions UN, Muslims and Christians to address ‘ongoing genocide’ in Iraq

LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) – Pope Francis lamented, “it seems that the awareness of the value of human life has been lost; it seems that the person does not count and can be sacrificed to other interests. And all of this, unfortunately, with the indifference of many.” Pope Francis was speaking about the atrocities […]

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Trappist Monks and Nuns Revive Interest in Monastic Vocations Online

PEOSTA, IA (Cistercians of the Strict Observance) – For more than nine centuries, Trappist monks and nuns have witnessed to the gospel of Jesus Christ through a cloistered, communal life wholly ordered to contemplation. Cistercians of the Strict Observance, also known as “Trappists” are an order of the Roman Catholic Church who founded their first […]

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