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  • Catholic Caucus: The Immaculate Conception of Mary helps us to see how God’s grace is revealed

    01/20/2014 6:39:50 PM PST · by Coleus · 6 replies
    Columbia Magazine ^ | 12.01.13 | Father Frederick L. Miller
    Reproductions of a 1925 painting that hangs above the main altar in the Basilica-Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Québec are serving as the centerpiece of the Knights of Columbus Marian Prayer Program currently underway. From 2013-2015, blessed images of the Immaculate Conception are traveling throughout K of C jurisdictions as the faithful gather for prayer programs, rosary recitations and holy hours. During Advent each year, on Dec. 8, Holy Mother Church invites us to reflect on the meaning of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception of the Mother of God. Some of the faithful incorrectly think that the Immaculate Conception refers...
  • The Gospel of Life According to Pope Francis

    01/18/2014 8:13:09 PM PST · by Coleus · 50 replies
    Columbia Magazine ^ | 01.01.14 | Columbia staff
    Throughout his ministry as archbishop and pope, the Holy Father has issued a clarion call to affirm lifeby Columbia staffPope Francis kisses a child as he arrives to lead his weekly audience in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican May 8, 2013. (CNS photo/Stefano Rellandini, Reuters) During his 15 years as archbishop of Buenos Aires and his 10 months as Pope Francis, Jorge Mario Bergoglio has consistently defended the dignity of human life from the moment of conception to natural death. In the face of what Pope Francis has called the “throwaway culture” of our times, a recurring theme in...
  • Saving Jesus in Montana

    07/20/2012 12:15:13 AM PDT · by Coleus · 6 replies
    Columbia Magazine ^ | 1/27/2012 | Brian Dowling
    Saving Jesus in Montana - A statue of Christ in a national forest, Knights argue, is a historic landmark, not a constitutional problem Big Mountain Jesus, a statue placed in 1954 to honor World War II veterans, has recently been challenged as unconstitutional. On an overcast day at the Whitefish Mountain Resort in northwestern Montana, a horizontal wall of clouds meets Big Mountain near the top of a chairlift, next to a life-size statue of Jesus. The statue stands with outstretched arms, blessing the Flathead Valley that spreads for miles below. A large question undergirds the debate on whether a religious...
  • Tragedy in Birmingham

    08/03/2011 6:37:54 PM PDT · by Coleus · 12 replies
    Father James E. Coyle, an extraordinary priest and Knight of Columbus in the early 20th century, courageously stood up against widely-held anti-Catholic views at the risk, and then cost, of his life.The Irish-born priest was scarcely in his 20s when, after his ordination in Rome, he was dispatched to Alabama to begin his priesthood. The Catholic population in Alabama had exploded with a promise of jobs, especially in and around Birmingham’s network of coal mines, steel mills and iron foundries. Father Coyle arrived in the city shortly before a wave of anti-Catholicism flooded the country, and the revived Ku...
  • Christ Gave Himself for Us (Catholic Caucus)

    02/08/2009 6:15:35 PM PST · by Coleus · 6 replies · 370+ views
    Columbia ^ | February 2009 | Supreme Chaplain Bishop William E. Lori
    The 12th installment of Supreme Chaplain Bishop William E. Lori’s faith formation program addresses questions 106 – 112 of the Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.There is no better time than Lent to meditate daily on the redemption that the Lord won for us by his suffering, death and resurrection. Lent is a time of renewal, during which we ask for the grace to strengthen our prayer life, to practice fasting and mortification, and to give generously of ourselves to those in need. It is not a mere self-improvement program, but a time-tested way of participating more...
  • Our Lady of Charity (catholic caucus

    10/03/2007 10:09:47 PM PDT · by Coleus · 6 replies · 127+ views
    Columbia ^ | September 2007 | María Ruíz de Lourdes Scaperlanda
    Beginning in September, Knights will spread devotion to Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre, Cuba, through a yearlong Marian Hour of Prayer program for the intentions of Pope Benedict XVI.  Our Lady of Charity, the Order's Pilgrim Virgin image for 2007-08.Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre, Cuba (Nuestra Señora de la Caridad del Cobre) may not be as well known in American culture as Our Lady of Guadalupe. But one can find Our Lady of Charity’s image in churches around the world. Wherever Cuban refugees have resettled, they have brought with them their devotion to la Caridad.  She...
  • 'A Great Apostle of Charity'

    02/11/2007 7:51:49 PM PST · by Coleus · 6 replies · 172+ views
    Columbia ^ | February 2007 | Tim S. Hickey
    Father Rafael González, postulator of the cause for sainthood of Bishop Rafael Guízar Valencia of Veracruz, Mexico, was interviewed for the February issue of Columbia. Additional questions and answers not included in the print edition are published here.How did you learn about Bishop Rafael Guízar Valencia?Father González: My family has had a devotion to him for many years, since my childhood. During the persecution, St. Rafael hid in my grandparents’ house. My grandmother would cook for him and all his priests. The last retreat he preached was in my grandparents’ house and there were 40 priests present. Every blessing in...
  • When Does Life Begin?

    01/04/2007 5:51:39 PM PST · by Coleus · 181 replies · 1,826+ views
    Columbia ^ | William Ryan
    This article reports on a 1993 lecture the late French geneticist and pro-life pioneer Dr. Jerome Lejeune delivered at the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family in Washington, D.C. This story originally appeared in the January 1994 Columbia and is a companion article to the January 2007 "By Their Works" profile of Knight and pro-life entrepreneur Bill Schneeberger. Dr. Jerome Lejeune, the French geneticist, still marvels at the circumstances that caused him to travel from his laboratory in Paris to a Tennessee courtroom to give expert testimony about when life begins. The 1989 case involved...
  • Knights of Columbus Lead Charge to 'Keep Christ in Christmas'

    12/10/2006 9:27:57 PM PST · by Coleus · 5 replies · 305+ views
    Columbia ^ | 12.07.06
    Order takes message to tens of millions through public service announcements and tree lightings. Keep Christ in Christmas Ads  • Television Ad 1 (rm, 30 sec., 985 kb) • Television Ad 2 (rm, 30 sec., 893 kb) • Radio Ad 1 (mp3, 28 sec., 455 kb) • Radio Ad 2 (mp3, 28 sec., 342 kb) • Radio Ad 3 (mp3, 18 sec., 288 kb) Millions of people in North America will get the message to “Keep Christ in Christmas” thanks to public service announcements from the Knights of Columbus that will be aired in the United States and Canada during the Christmas season.Radio spots encouraging people to “Keep Christ in Christmas” in...
  • Joy and Hope by Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

    09/06/2006 9:30:00 PM PDT · by Coleus · 4 replies · 264+ views
    Columbia ^ | September 2006 | Blessed Teresa of Calcutta
    Address of Mother Teresa of Calcutta to the Supreme Convention in New York City when she received the first Knights of Columbus Gaudium et Spes Award in 1992 Let us thank God for his great love in giving us this beautiful opportunity to thank the Knights of Columbus for all the good things they have done for the people of God. I accepted to come, and to accept out of sheer gratitude, for they have done so much for our congregation and for our poor. We have no other way of showing our gratitude to them, only by our...
  • Knights mark the five-year anniversary of 9/11

    09/06/2006 9:21:00 PM PDT · by Coleus · 6 replies · 421+ views
    Columbia ^ | September 2006
    America awoke on Sept. 11, 2001, to attacks on its financial, military and government centers. As hijacked planes crashed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, heroes were at the scene, ready to sacrifice and save. There were heroes already in the buildings who died helping others to safety; and there were heroes rushing into the buildings to rescue those seeking to escape.The same heroism was seen at the Pentagon, where another plane hit, and on United Airlines flight 93, where passengers rose against the hijackers to take back the aircraft, which crashed in...
  • Saving Lives Now and Later

    07/04/2006 5:05:52 PM PDT · by AlaninSA · 3 replies · 218+ views
    Columbia Magazine ^ | July 2006 | Archbishop Donald Wuerl
    The ongoing debate over embryonic stem cell research often presents the issue in highly emotional terms. Selective language is used in an effort to tip the scales in favor of a perceived good or an end that justifies the means. We hear about all of the wonderful medical advances that might possibly result from this type of research and eventual therapy. The image of a child struggling with diabetes is placed in the balance against what is described as “just clumps of microscopic cells.” One national news magazine dismissed the entire ethical and moral aspect of stem cell research by...
  • Apostles of Divine Mercy

    04/18/2006 9:46:26 PM PDT · by Coleus · 4 replies · 994+ views
    Columbia ^ | April 2006 | Basilian Father George W. Kosicki
    Apostles of Divine Mercy by Basilian Father George W. KosickiDivine Mercy, a special legacy of Pope John Paul II, has been embraced by Pope Benedict XVIAmong the many legacies of Pope John Paul II, his legacy of Divine Mercy stands out as special; only in this legacy does he specifically say that he passes on the message of Divine Mercy to the whole world as the message for the third millennium:“Sister Faustina’s canonization has a particular eloquence. By this act I intend to pass this message on to the new millennium. I pass it on to all people, so...
  • Divine Mercy

    04/24/2003 10:32:48 PM PDT · by Coleus · 23 replies · 3,053+ views
    MID RUMORS THAT HE WOULD announce his retirement due to failing health, Pope John Paul II traveled to Poland last summer and proclaimed a message far different to the expectant world. During a dedication Mass in the shrine of Divine Mercy in Krakow Aug. 17, the pope announced: “Today, therefore, in this shrine, I wish solemnly to entrust the world to Divine Mercy.” The Divine Mercy devotion, though humble in origin, offers nothing less than the promise of salvation and peace to all mankind. Efforts on many different fronts are furthering the hope that Catholics everywhere will soon know...
  • Front Line Faith

    02/12/2006 12:59:44 PM PST · by Coleus · 6 replies · 254+ views
    Columbia ^ | February 2006 | Mark Stricherz
    Knights in Iraq and Afghanistan faced challenges to their Catholicism, but a new program funded by the Order is helping U.S. troops stay close to the Church. A soldier rests his head on his Bible during a Sunday service in Tikrit, Iraq. Of the hundreds of patrols U.S. Marine Capt. Michael Ogden engaged in during his two tours of duty in Iraq, one in November 2004 is noteworthy if only because Ogden considers it “pretty minor.”   A soldier rests his head on his Bible during a Sunday service in Tikrit, Iraq. The patrol, in the violent western province of...
  • History of the Knights of Columbus Mexican Martyrs

    11/28/2005 6:00:05 PM PST · by Coleus · 19 replies · 1,851+ views
    Columbia ^ | 00.26.05
    The 1920s brought a revolution to Mexico, along with the widespread persecution of Catholics. Portrait of the Mexican Martyrs at the Knights of Columbus Museum in New Haven. Missionaries were expelled from the country, Catholic seminaries and schools were closed, and the Church was forbidden to own property. Priests and laymen were told to denounce Jesus and their faith in public; if they refused, they faced not just punishment but torture and death.During this time of oppression and cruelty, the Knights of Columbus did not retreat in Mexico but grew dramatically, from 400 members in 1918 to 43 councils...
  • Divine Mercy

    04/25/2003 11:50:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies · 2,963+ views
    e3mil.com ^ | 4/26/03 | Fr. Frank Pavone
    The Holy Father has given a new gift to the pro-life movement. You have likely seen the picture of Jesus standing with his hand pointed to his heart, from which red and pale rays emanate. The words “Jesus, I trust in you” are at the bottom. This image represents the devotion to Divine Mercy, based on revelations given to St. Faustina Kowalska (1905-1938). The image itself was revealed to her, as was the “Chaplet of Divine Mercy,” in which we pray the following words: Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your dearly beloved...
  • The Priesthood Ordination Class of 2005 “People would be surprised to know that I…”

    05/02/2005 12:03:30 PM PDT · by siunevada · 31 replies · 1,468+ views
    USCCB ^ | May 2, 2005 | USCCB Staff
    …… began to consider priesthood and religious life from the standpoint of a successful business career which provided everything I was supposed to have and which I found unfulfilling. …… have wanted to be a priest since I was five years old (I am now forty-seven!). …… have thought about the priesthood since my Confirmation retreat at 13. . . . have studied and traveled through Europe for a year. . . . have a sister who will graduate law school the day before I get ordained a priest (my only sibling). …… that I wanted to be a priest...
  • CatholicMil.org for Catholics in the Military

    07/07/2004 5:06:48 PM PDT · by Coleus · 28 replies · 1,273+ views
    Wed, Jul 07, 04 newsletter events chaplain locator » our Shepherd-in-Chief » JPII to Military Fulton Sheen - NEW Q&A Forum military saints » military ethics on the issues » recommended » care package submit mass intention testimonials » prayers & meditations answering the call to chaplaincy » over there streamed video real audio photos archived articles email the webmaster   • Archbishop Prays for Fr. Timothy Vakoc at Military Chaplain Mass • Abortion vs. War by Fr. Frank Pavone • Major Paul Ross: from Egypt • Post-Modern Terrorism By Dr. Earl Tilford • George Weigel: Abu Ghraib and just war...
  • "Warrior Monk" in Iraq (one of my military penpals)

    12/09/2004 8:22:01 PM PST · by Iluvpopcrn · 18 replies · 1,296+ views
    Washington Post | 12-8-04 | Jackie Spinner
    Theological Student Delivers Eucharist By Jackie Spinner Washington Post Staff Writer Wednesday, December 8, 2004; Page A16 HASWAH, Iraq -- His flak jacket was covered in dried blood, his blood. Look at the stains, Marine Lance Cpl. June N. Ramos said, pointing. There were dark red smears all over the front of his camouflage vest. Ramos reached into the pocket of the flak jacket and pulled out a small silver tin wrapped in a plastic bag. He opened the container, which held a half-dozen Communion wafers. "Instead of putting a grenade in here," Ramos said, fastening the pocket of his...
  • One Good Priest Can Make a Difference

    06/07/2005 5:48:28 PM PDT · by Coleus · 6 replies · 378+ views
    Columbia page 13 ^ | June 2005 | WayneTryhuk
    One Good Priest Can Make A Difference Father Seott Binet: Priest-Doctor Finds Cure for His Spiritual Longing  BY WAYNE TRYHUK    U.S. Camillian Father Scott Binet, a medical doctor from Milwaukee, examines a woman displaced by tsunamis in a camp near Banda Aceh, Indonesia, Jan. 19. The remedy for what was ailing Scott Francis Binet has led him to heal others in body and spirit — as a doctor and a priest. Though the route to his dual profession was not always clear, he now travels to many of the world's disaster areas fulfilling his vocation. Before becoming a family...
  • St. José María Robles Hurtado -- Priest, Martyr and Knight : A Special Heart With a Special Beat

    05/28/2005 9:57:02 PM PDT · by Coleus · 4 replies · 395+ views
    Columbia ^ | February 2005 | Pedro A. Moreno
    St. José María Robles Hurtado by Pedro A. MorenoPriest, Martyr and Knight : A Special Heart With a Special Beat In this article: A Heroic Priest Christ, the King of Mexico Help from the Vatican The Ultimate Witness Almost 80 years ago, on a hill outside of the small town of Quila, Jalisco, Mexico, there was a deafening and deadly silence. A special heart, a priestly heart united with Christ’s own, was stilled. Its special beat, a loving palpitation for the Eucharist, was now silent. The silence became one with the predawn darkness in which a group of soldiers finished...
  • Brothers in Christ

    05/20/2005 10:06:41 PM PDT · by Coleus · 19 replies · 931+ views
    Columbia ^ | April, 2005 | Tim S. Hickey
    Brothers in Christ The vocation to holiness expressed in the life and martyrdom of two Mexican brothers inspires their family today, including a grand knight in Guadalajara April 3 has become an unofficial feast day for Cristóbal Huerta Wilde. On that day, the grand knight of Fray Antonio Alcalde Council 3552 in Guadalajara, Central-South Mexico, remembers in a special way the heroic life and martyrdom of his grandfather, Ezequiel Huerta Gutiérrez. Ezequiel and his brother, Salvador, were executed by a government firing squad April 3, 1927, due to their involvement with the Cristeros, a group of rebels, including hundreds of...
  • Knights of the Eucharist

    05/28/2005 9:22:08 PM PDT · by Coleus · 1 replies · 482+ views
    Columbia ^ | February 2005 | Marilyn Korpalski
    Knights of the Eucharistby Marilyn KorpalskiKnights attest to the value of eucharistic adoration for themselves, their families, their councils and parishes In this article: Parish Renewal Faithful to Our Lord A Message for Young People A Year of the Eucharist Initiative Some respond with their time and others with their brawn. But every Knight committed to eucharistic adoration is motivated from his heart and his love for the Lord. Devotion to the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist is not a new initiative for many Knights. During this Year of the Eucharist, however, the spiritual riches for Knights, their...
  • Your Praises We Sing--on the Dogma of the Proclamation of the Immaculate Conception, Dec. 8th

    12/07/2003 1:54:02 PM PST · by Coleus · 28 replies · 764+ views
    Columbia Magazine, K of C ^ | December, 2003 | Bill Dodds
    Your Praises We Sing by Bill DoddsOn the eve of the 150th anniversary of the proclamation of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception, a look at Mary's singular honor. In this article: St. Anne, St. Joachim and the Unborn Mary Lessons from the Bible and the Catechism Serious Doubts by Serious Saints St. Bernadette's Contribution Scour the Old and New Testaments and you'll find no definitive word on Mary's being conceived without the stain of original sin. Pore over the writings of early Christian theologians known as Church Fathers, or later saints and scholars, and you'll discover a jumble...
  • The Year of the Eucharist by Bishop Donald Wuerl

    11/10/2004 10:04:49 PM PST · by Coleus · 5 replies · 429+ views
    Columbia ^ | November 2004 | Bishop Donald Wuerl
    The Year of the Eucharistby Bishop Donald WuerlA time, Pope John Paul II says, for 'starting afresh from Christ' In this article: Spiritual Nourishment A Time for Outreach Nourishing Eucharistic Devotion Goals for the Coming Year In his homily at the Basilica of St. John Lateran on the solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, Thursday, June 10, Pope John Paul II announced a special Year of the Eucharist. He declared that it would begin with the International Eucharistic Congress, held in October in Guadalajara, Mexico, and would end with the next ordinary assembly of the Synod of Bishops...
  • Queen Isabella: Evangelizer of the New World

    11/10/2004 9:46:57 PM PST · by Coleus · 4 replies · 1,757+ views
    Columbia ^ | November 2004 | Cardinal Luis Aponte Martinez
    Queen Isabella: Evangelizer of the New World by Cardinal Luis Aponte MartinezThe 500th anniversary of Queen isalbella's death this month prompts a Puerto Rican prelate to examine her faithful service In this article: A True Follower of Jesus A Reformer of Church and State Devotion to Jesus and Mary Bold, Decisive, Faith-Filled Action Detail from 1596 painting “King Ferdinand and Queen Isabelle of Spain Bidding Farewell to Christopher Columbus." Imagine that you have before your eyes a map of the world. Looking at the map from heaven's perspective, imagine that the places strong in the Catholic faith shine with special...
  • Faith In A Faraway Place

    06/05/2005 10:04:30 PM PDT · by Coleus · 2 replies · 264+ views
    Columbia ^ | June 2005 | Lt. Col. William J. Harkins, Jr.
    Faith In A Faraway PlacePrayer sustains a Knight in Afghanistan and connects him to his Muslim hosts By William J. Harkins It's a chilly morning in Paktika Province, Afghanistan, where I, a lieutenant colonel in the U.S.  Marines, am stationed with a U.S. Army unit. Part of my responsibilities is to meet with the village elders. The soldiers and I are almost always invited to drink hot tea, or chai, with the people we meet. No matter how poor the vil­lage is, the people always bring us tea and even feed us if we have time. I have been impressed...
  • Happy 25th Anniversary Pope John Paul II

    09/16/2003 6:14:01 PM PDT · by Coleus · 9 replies · 2,758+ views
    distinction of entering and exiting the 20th century soaked in the blood of war. John Paul could have beatified Merz in the grandeur of St. Peter’s Basilica or the embracing splendor of St. Peter’s Square, as his predecessors would have during the last war. Thus, he added more t was a blistering June day in Banja Luka, the capital of the Serb Republic part of divided Bosnia-Herzegovina. The worst heat wave in many decades had enveloped the whole continent, from Moscow to the east to the Portuguese island of Madera to the west.Inside Banja Luka’s modern cathedral, the faithful...