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Answers to Matrimonial Bliss

There are many traditions inspired by the joining of two people in matrimony, traditions which have passed from generation to generation. They have...
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My Mother, Her Kitchen and Saint Anthony

Mothers are wonder people ... all of them. Of course, almost everyone thinks that their own mother is the best, which is as it should be. Mothers are...
St. Apollonius, the Apologist, a martyr whose Apologia, or defense of the faith, is called one of the most priceless documents of the early Church.

The Saintly Senator

In the second century AD, in Ancient Rome, there lived a distinguished a man whose deep study of philosophy drew him to the study of Jewish scripture...
Marriage of the Virgin, Perugino Pietro (c. 1500-1504)

The Compassion of Saint Joseph

Who was this man called Joseph? Scripture tells us very little about him except to say that he was the husband of Mary and the foster father of Jesus...
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The story of Maewyn Succat

In the 4th century AD, a man called Calpornius and his wife Conchessa were sent by Rome to Britain to serve as deacon, civil official, town councilor...

Saint Valentine And Matters of the Heart

Who is this man credited with promoting love and passion and sales in the billions of dollars, world-wide, of flowers, candy and skimpy garments of a...

Requiem for a Filmmaker: Sergio Leone, His Legacy (part two)

Requiem for a Filmmaker: Sergio Leone, His Life, Work, and Legacy (Part two) Sergio Leone’s first directing job in the United States was said to be a...

Requiem for a Filmmaker: Sergio Leone, His Work and Legacy

Requiem for a Filmmaker: Sergio Leone, His Life, Work, and Legacy (Part One) Among the many prolific producers and directors with which Italy is...
Domenico Modugno

Domenico Modugno: It Came in a Dream

Have you ever had a dream that you were flying? Most people will answer “yes” to this question. The incident, of which I am about to tell you,...
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My Brother Angelo

The year was 1935. The depression was in full swing and jobs were scarce. It was a time when Welfare went by another name: in 1935, it was called...