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Nuns Gone Wild!

The Nuns of Sant’Ambrogio: The True Story of a Convent in Scandal

by Hubert Wolf

Knopf, 2015, 496 pages.

Protestant literature of the 19th and early 20th centuries abounded with “convent escape narratives,” first-hand accounts of abuse and debauchery in Roman Catholic convents as reported by ex-nuns. 898 more words


Why Christ Was Baptized

Christ went to down to the Jordan to be baptized by John, but John resisted, saying: “I need to be baptized by You, and You come to me.” Christ replied: “Allow it to be so, for it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” (Mt 3:14-15) 159 more words


The Sunday Morning Tune-up, August 30, 2015

There is not the tiniest part of this Catholic fabric of twenty years ago that has not changed beyond recognition. Catholicism is like a city destroyed by war. 703 more words


How Kind Words Are Productive

Father Faber explains: “Kind words produce happiness. How often have we ourselves been made happy by kind words, in a manner and to an extent which we are quite unable to explain?” Furthermore, “Happiness is a great power of holiness. 346 more words


Who was Naomi in the Bible?

The story of Naomi appears in the Bible in the book of Ruth. Naomi lived during the time of the judges. She was the wife of a man named Elimelek, and they lived in Bethlehem with their two sons, Mahlon and Kilion. 519 more words


From the Mind to the Heart

Today Jesus asks us to make the journey from the mind to the heart. In the Gospel Jesus finds himself in dispute with some Pharisees on the matter of washing hands before they can even eat. 296 more words