Kathy Schiffer

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The Jesuit Priests Who Survived Hiroshima

Seventy-five years ago — on Aug. 6, 1945 — a B-29 Superfortress named the Enola Gay struck out across the Pacific and dropped a uranium-235 atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. The bomb, code-named “Little Boy,” flattened buildings for miles in all...

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Raphael's Greatest Masterpiece: The Transfiguration

Peter, James and John climbed the mountain with Jesus to pray; and there they witnessed an unveiling of the divine glory of Christ. The miracle of the Transfiguration helped to strengthen the Apostles’ faith, revealing that Jesus was really God....

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St. Mary Major and Our Lady of the Snows

At the beginning of each of the 10 videos in Bishop Robert Barron’s “Catholicism” series, there is a scene in which thousands of white rose petals drift downward from the ceiling at Rome’s Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore (St. Mary Major). It’s a...

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Summit for Survivors of the Sexual Revolution

It was sometime around the mid-1960s  that the sexual revolution really got underway; and in the ensuing decades, “free sex” – that is, sex without restrictions and without consequences – gained momentum in American culture. The introduction of...

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14 Felician Sisters Die of COVID-19

Since Good Friday, 13 Felician sisters in one Michigan community and another Felician sister in New Jersey have died, all falling prey to the deadly Coronavirus. The Register talked with Suzanne Wilcox English, who serves as director of mission...

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St. Kateri Tekakwitha, the Lily of the Mohawks

When I was in elementary school, my parents splurged on a membership to the Catholic Youth Book Club. I was an avid reader, and we lived quite a distance from the library – so each month I’d thrill to tear open the box which arrived in our...

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Goodbye, George Washington? The Cancel Culture Attacks the Founding Fathers

Racism, wherever it exists, is a blight on our culture. All men and women, of all races and nationalities, are created by God in his divine image, and all are worthy of our respect. But what is happening across America, as activists protest the...

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God Needed Heroes – But Was This What He Meant?

There is an old adage: “God doesn’t call the qualified; he qualifies the called.” And if you’re looking for a man who proved that by his life, the apostle Peter is your guy. Peter, you’ll recall, denied Christ three times in the courtyard on Holy...

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‘Molokai’ is an Inspirational Film for a Time of Pandemic

I’m not sure what I was doing back in 1999, when the indie film Molokai was first released, but I don't remember hearing anything about it. Now, though, the inspiring story of Father Damien and the lepers is receiving the attention it deserves as...

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Where Did Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus Come From?

Every year, 19 days after Pentecost, the Catholic Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. But where did that tradition originate? Devotion to the wounded heart of Jesus has its origins in the eleventh century, when pious...