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Father Thomas Ewing Sherman, SJ

August 11, AD2017 0 Comments
Father Thomas Ewing Sherman, SJ

Abraham Lincoln said that “A House divided against itself cannot stand”.  Thomas Ewing Sherman was born into a House divided by religion on  October 12, 1856.  He was the son of William Tecumseh Sherman, at the time an obscure former Army officer, and Ellen Ewing Sherman.  Ellen Sherman was a devout Catholic, and, I think, […]

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ALIGNING CATHOLIC EDUCATION WITH THE MAGISTERIUM

May 14, AD2016 8 Comments
ALIGNING CATHOLIC EDUCATION WITH THE MAGISTERIUM

Catholic Education What do these institutions of higher learning all have in common? Loyola Marymount University Georgetown University Fordham University Gonzaga University Seattle University They all refer to themselves as “Catholic.” All are run by the Jesuits, and all allow or support activities that seem contra to Catholic teaching. Consider Loyola Marymount University: in spite […]

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I am Catholic because I am Jesuit Educated

September 3, AD2015 7 Comments
I am Catholic because I am Jesuit Educated

A few months ago, a question circled the blogosphere: “Why are you Catholic?” A number of beautiful testimonies surfaced. I wanted to contribute, but I couldn’t quite articulate my story. Then, I came across a second question: “What does it mean to be Jesuit educated?” I tried to answer each question multiple times; I started […]

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Conspiracies & Catholicism: Lucifer and the Vatican

July 28, AD2015 4 Comments
Conspiracies & Catholicism: Lucifer and the Vatican

Did you know that the Vatican is working with LUCIFER? It’s true! People also say they’re looking for aliens! Well, sort of. Actually, they’re working right next door to each other, doing their own things, and sometimes collaborate. And I’m not saying LUCIFER in all caps because I am yelling, or even for emphasis, but because it’s […]

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The Franklin and Father O’Callahan

January 20, AD2015 2 Comments
The Franklin and Father O’Callahan

A hallmark of the Jesuit Order has been courage.  The Order founded by that Basque soldier turned saint, Saint Ignatius Loyola, had as little use for fear as it did for doubt.  The “black robes” of the Jesuits in New France were typical of the Jesuit soldiers of Christ in their almost super-human courage in disdaining […]

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Scientific Geniuses and Their Jesuit Collaborators

July 31, AD2014 9 Comments
Scientific Geniuses and Their Jesuit Collaborators

Herbert Butterfield, the influential twentieth-century historian, identified the Scientific Revolution as “one of the great episodes in human history,” which, along with the rise of the empires of Alexander the Great and ancient Rome, deserves a place “amongst the epic adventures that have helped to make the human race what it is.”[i] Numerous Catholic scientists, […]

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The Remarkable Jesuit Chinese Missions

July 3, AD2014 6 Comments
The Remarkable Jesuit Chinese Missions

In late December 1668, in a contest held at the Chinese Bureau of Astronomy, the Jesuit Ferdinand Verbiest (1623-1688) correctly predicted the length of a shadow cast by a vertical rod. The Kangxi Emperor was impressed. But he challenged Verbiest to two additional tests: the prediction of the exact position of the sun and planets […]

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Father Walter Ciszek: With God in Russia

April 23, AD2014 7 Comments
Father Walter Ciszek: With God in Russia

Perhaps there are braver men than Walter Ciszek, but they don\’t come readily to mind. Hard enough to be brave for a short period when the adrenaline is flowing. Ciszek was brave under often horrendous circumstances for almost a quarter of a century. Born in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania on November 4, 1904, the son of Polish immigrants, […]

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