November 27, 2020
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Semen est Sanguis Christianorum

In reference to the Roman persecution of the Church, the third century Christian author Tertullian invoked: Semen est Sanguis Christianorum; that the blood of the Christians is seed. In our times, Blessed Fr. Jerzy Popieluszko noted that “The...

Gospel Endurance

My parents live in the Diocese of Gaylord, Michigan. It is a sparsely populated diocese and they have many priests from foreign countries. Their parish priest is from Zimbabwe. Recently, he took a trip back home and shared with the parish that when...

The Prisoner

The Prisoner is a 1967 British science fiction–allegorical television series about an unidentified British intelligence agent who is abducted and imprisoned in a mysterious coastal village, where his captors try...

Cardinal Mindszenty: A Man for All Seasons

Joseph Cardinal Mindszenty, who died 40 years ago, lived in an age of evil—German fascism and Soviet communism. Today, when few world leaders can be seen as heroes against tyranny in its various guises, we should remember that evil times can produce...

A Dry Martyrdom

After graduating from Holy Cross in 1965, I served for a year in the Catholic Lay Extension, which was something comparable to the secular program, Volunteers in Service to America. (VISTA) Extension sent over 400 volunteers to various parishes...

The Prisoner: The Dry Martyrdom Of Cardinal Joseph Mindszenty

The biography of Cardinal Joseph Mindszenty reads more like a European horror show than the dedicated life of a servant of God. Unlike most Catholics who have been tortured and persecuted throughout Christian history, his Nazi and communist captors...