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Scott P. Richert, your Guide to Catholicism

At the end of April, I revealed the rest of the story behind the New York Timesrecent attacks on the Catholic Church. In short: Jeffrey Anderson, a lawyer who has made millions by suing the Catholic Church, played the Times like a fiddle. Now, Anderson has done the same thing with the U.S. Supreme Court.

U.S. Supreme Court Lets Lawsuit Against the Vatican Proceed

Yesterday was the final day of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2009-2010 term. While much of the news coverage concerned the Court’s surprising expansion of gun rights, another decision more immediately affects Catholics in the United States and worldwide.

Novena of the Week: Litany of Intercession

A week and a half ago, I asked for prayers for my uncle and godfather, Paul Janasik. Today, it breaks my heart to announce that he is being released from the hospital into hospice. I hope you will join me in praying the Litany of Intercession to Our Lady of Mount Carmel both for healing for Uncle Paul and that he may have the strength to face the coming days and weeks.

Saints 101

Tomorrow is the Feast of the First Martyrs of the Church of Rome–an optional memorial today, but in times past a very important feast, because the blood of the martyrs raised Rome to the preeminent position among the apostolic churches. In honor of this feast, I present Saints 101–everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the saints but were afraid to ask.

"A Group of Us Looked for It–A Contact Lens in Sand!"

Readers continue to send in their stories of Saint Anthony’s intercession. This one, in particular, seems nothing short of miraculous.


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