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A True Knight Receives His Mission From Above

In the words of Pope Francis, “Obedience as listening to God’s will, in the interior motion of the Holy Spirit authenticated by the Church, accepting that obedience also passes through human mediations. … Poverty, which

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Humility Gives No Traction to Evil

Rick Becker has a wonderful article in the NCRegister about Bishop Bonaventure F. Broderick who served 30 years pumping gas until he was “accorded all honors that befitted his episcopal rank” by Cardinal Spellman. It

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A Great Harvest in the Vineyard

Brother Michael working in the vineyard. Such great yield. It reminds me of a passage from Archbishop Sheen’s, Life of Christ. “Why did Our Blessed Lord use bread and wine as the elements of this

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The Eucharist Is the Sacrament of Love

There is an ancient Latin proverb — Principiis obsta, sero medicina paratur cum mala per longas convaluere moras. Or, stop the illness at the beginning. Medicine may be too late if you delay. We encourage

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The Proper Role of Eucharistic Ministers

Every three years as the Church is reading the Gospel of Mark, during the dog days of summer it stops for five weeks and turns instead to the Gospel of John for instruction on the

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We Are Servants

How does one reconcile these two images, a man charging in full armor into battle and a man jousting with a carpet? Simple. As Knights of the Holy Eucharist we serve Christ and his Church.

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A Conversation with Dr. Taylor Marshall – Part 1

I recently had the opportunity to interview Dr. Taylor Marshall of the always fascinating blog, Canterbury Tales. Dr. Marshall is a true Catholic renaissance man and all-around gentleman. He is a college professor, PhD in

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A Conversation with Dr. Taylor Marshall – Part 2

Today, we continue our conversation with author, professor, and Catholic gentleman extraordinaire, Dr. Taylor Marshall! If you missed Part 1, be sure to read it—he shares some compelling insights into manhood in the modern world

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Making Men, The Sacrament of Confirmation

Today I had a thought, or rather connections of thoughts, that led to an unexpected sacramental destination. A friend had asked me to look at the Rite of Passage Weekend, an offshoot of the Blessing

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The Transfiguration, Humility, and St. Francis

The cornerstone of St Francis’ imitation of Christ, was simplicity, a wellspring found in the seeming desert of humility. St. Francis longed to be transfigured by the Lord; a transfiguration by the work of divine

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Beauty and Liturgy

Tonight there are some sparks across the social web sphere that prompt a re-reading of some choice passages from our good Pope Emeritus’ Apostolic Exhortation, Sacramentum Caritatis (35): This relationship between creed and worship is

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An Encyclical Written By Two Popes

Perhaps the only encyclical written by two popes, Lumen fidei or The Light of Faith, contains a beautiful passage on the centrality of the Blessed Sacrament with the life of faith. We read in the

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The feast of a saint knight!

Today is the feast of a great saint and knight – St. Theoblad, or Thibaut, of Marly. Born at Marly Castle, Montmorency, France; died December 8, 1247. Saint Theobald, son of Bouchard of Montmorency, was

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Christus in corde templa

Beware of routines that snub the heart and the Holy Spirit’s promptings to prayer, scripture, encounter, and The Holy Eucharist. Stay malleable to the Spirit and listening. Tolkien speaks of a caution against the mechanized

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God Knows How Much We Can Handle

We often hear the expression, you are not alone. But that’s only part of God’s tenderness towards our plight in times of hardship. Not only are we not alone but our dear Lord knows how

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The Practical Charity of St. Bonaventure

St. Bonaventure’s meditation upon the seraphic vision of St. Francis, in which he received the stigmata, produced his great treaties — Journey of the Mind into God. There he plumbs the depths of the conformity

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Stand And Bear Witness Before Men

You may be accused and persecuted, brought before the magistrates and the powers of men, so that you can stand to give testimony of Christ. That may be your knightly “evangelical” moment, if not your

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Franciscan Fraternity

In Francis’s time, the people of an Italian city like Assisi were divided into the “majores” and “minores”. The upper class was known as “majores” the greater ones; the lower class as “minores”, the lesser

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Reaching Out In The Procession

The procession continues from the Three Kings, to the pushing crowds of Judea, to the Lord’s Way of the Cross, to your door. It is all here. The hermeneutic of continuity, the salvation which comes

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Invasion of the Vulgars

With all the unbridled web-critique of Catholics by Catholics there is a marked erosion of the respect due the ‘office’ of priest, bishop, and even pope; a tearing of the Eucharistic cloth of Christian unity

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Worthiness to Receive Holy Communion

Worthiness to Receive Holy Communion: General Principles by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger Prefect, Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Personal Prudence and Objective Standards 1. Presenting oneself to receive Holy Communion should be a conscious

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St. Michael, Guardian of the Blessed Sacrament

Today is the feast of the Dedication of St. Michael the Archangel. On Mount Gargano, St. Michael appeared with a censer in his hand, on the spot where a church was to be built; hence

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Blessed Clemens August von Galen: Defender of the Faith

“Neither praise nor threats will distance me from God.” Known as the Lion of Munster, Blessed Bishop Clement Galen stood against the full wrath of a totalitarian state to defend his people, and the Church.

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