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78 Years Ago Today, Thomas Merton Arrived at the Abbey of Gethsemani

December 10 marks seventy-eight years since Thomas Merton arrived at the Abbey of Gethsemani, a monastery in Kentucky that is part of the Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance, better known as the Trappists. Merton spent three days in the guest house, waiting to see if the order would accept him. In between interviews …

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The Archdiocese of Baltimore Honors the Life of Mother Mary Lange with the First New Catholic School in 60 Years

BALTIMORE – In the spirit of Mother Mary Lange, the Archdiocese of Baltimore broke ground on the first new Catholic school built in the city in over six decades. “We’re saying we believe in our community, we believe in Baltimore, we believe in Baltimore’s residents, we believe in Baltimore’s young people,” Archbishop Lori told WJZ …

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“Holy Davidson” Raises $46,800 for Ugandan Missions

STAFFORD – Created for the Jesus Bikers group in Austria, a Harley-Davidson motorcycle signed by Pope Francis recently raised $46,800 for Ugandan missions. The 1570cc Twin Cam custom Harley was built by Würzburg Village, a Harley-Davidson dealer in Bavaria. The dealer worked with the Jesus Bikers to design the custom bike. The bike is nicknamed …

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Bishop Barron Returns to Reddit for Another Round of ‘Ask Me Anything’

Bishop Robert Barron is returning to Reddit for another round of Ask Me Anything (AMA) on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 11:00am ET. Last September, he made history as the first Catholic bishop to host a Reddit AMA in the history of the site. Reddit users asked Bishop Barron about everything from atheism to deep …

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Prince Charles Will Attend Newman’s Canonization Next Month

VATICAN CITY – The Catholic Church is canonizing Blessed Cardinal John Henry Newman next month, and a British royal will be in the audience. Read more: Exploring the Comprehensive Catholicity of Cardinal Newman Prince Charles will travel to Rome to witness the canonization on October 13, 2019. He will also attend the reception at the …

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On the 40th Anniversary of His Martyrdom, the Cause for the Beatification of John Bradburne Begins

ZIMBABWE – Forty years ago, John Randal Bradburne refused to leave his ministry with the lepers of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) during the country’s civil war. He served the Mutemwa leper colony for ten years, and was eventually kidnapped and shot. Today is the fortieth anniversary of his martyrdom, and the cause for John’s beatification is …

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Streamer Ninja Calls Out Twitch for Shameful Practices and Streaming Pornography

Popular gamer Tyler “@Ninja” Blevins recently announced he was leaving Twitch, a live streaming platform for gamers and other content creators. Although the decision required much consideration, Blevins reports that switching his channel from Twitch to Mixer was “smooth, and professional.” Ninja avoided negative comments about his previous platform. Despite this, it came to his …

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