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St. Joseph of Calasanz

St. Joseph Calasanctius was born in Arragon, A.D. 1556.

He became a priest, and was engaged in various reforms, when he heard a voice saying, “Go to Rome,” and had a vision of many children who were being taught by him and by a company of angels. 245 more words


Bosnia and Herzegovina: Day trip to a forgotten land

Bosnia and Herzegovina is something of a forgotten land for us in Western Europe. In 2013, I spent a day in Herzegovina, and found a beautiful but sad country that deserves far more attention than it receives. 931 more words


Splendor Paternae Gloriae

Splendor of the Father’s Glory,
Source of all things fair to sight,
Light of Light, let all adore Thee,
Day in Whom the day is bright. 106 more words


Catholic higher education (2)

It would be a legitimate question to ask whether one could in all seriousness write about Catholic higher education in the UK? In the USA there are dozens of Catholic colleges, and however much some might query the aptness of the name in some cases, there is a large Catholic sector to American higher education. 792 more words


Catholicism and Homosexuality Part 1: Equal Persons

(Reblogged from December 5, 2013)

Today I am beginning a 7-part series on Catholicism and Homosexuality. Here is a list of all of the articles: 667 more words

Life In Christ

A Secular Church? McLuhan, Catholicism, and the War of Identity

I’ve been tracking McLuhan’s relationship to his Catholic faith for the last several weeks, specifically going through The Medium and the Light, a collection of interviews, addresses, outlines, etc. 1,278 more words


Newman: Loss and Gain

Loss and Gain
Bl. John Henry Newman
(Ignatius, 2012)
432 p.

This was the first book Newman wrote after his conversion to Catholicism at Oxford in 1845, and, given its theme — about a young Oxford man, Charles Reding, who converts to Catholicism — it is natural, and probably justifiable, to see it as an autobiographical novel. 2,406 more words