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Father Higgins: More About the Story of the Carmelite Martyrs of Compiegne, 1794

Last Sunday for our bulletin and also in my preaching I drew  attention to the Martyrdom of the Sixteen Carmelite nuns of Compiègne who went to the guillotine on July 17th, 1794. There is even more to the account, however, than the dramatic action of their imprisonment, their show trial before the revolutionary  tribunal, and […]

Father Higgins: The USCCB Meeting, Anti-Catholic Trigger?

At the conclusion of their June (virtual) meeting this month the Catholic bishops of the United States voted for a draft of a document to be made regarding the reception of the Holy Eucharist vis à vis those Catholic public figures who oppose Catholic moral teaching particularly on abortion. This draft-document would then be further […]