The History of Thanksgiving

The History of Thanksgiving

The Pilgrims who sailed to this country aboard the Mayflower were originally members of the English Separatist Church (a Puritan sect). They had earlier fled their home in England and sailed to Holland (The Netherlands) to escape religious persecution. There, they enjoyed more religious tolerance, but they eventually became disenchanted with the Dutch way of…

Benedictine nun from Ukraine: The church building is in ruins, but the Church is alive

Benedictine nun from Ukraine: The church building is in ruins, but the Church is alive

Ukraine—CNA—After the liberation of the Mykolaiv district in Ukraine from the Russian army last week, residents began to return to their homes with the hope of saving at least some of their possessions. Together with the parish priest, Society of Christ Father Oleksandr Repin, and other nuns, Benedictine Sister Faustina Kovalska went to the site…

Detroit TV personality Chuck Gaidica’s ‘Breaking News’: He Returned to the Church

Detroit TV personality Chuck Gaidica’s ‘Breaking News’: He Returned to the Church

Chuck Gaidica has been in the TV business for more than 40 years, telling the stories of Detroiters as a well-known figure in the community. But on a blustery fall evening at Holy Trinity Parish in Port Huron, Michigan, about 60 miles northeast of Detroit, the award-winning newsman reported on a story on which he…

Papal artist unveils stunning painting of Benedict XVI as pope emeritus

Papal artist unveils stunning painting of Benedict XVI as pope emeritus

Rome-CNA—Natalia Tsarkova, official portrait artist to the popes for more than 20 years, likes to work from real life. “I am so meticulous about details. I have to see and touch and feel everything,” she said. But for her latest painting, a portrait of Benedict XVI in his life as pope emeritus, some objects could…

Bishop Barron, expressing ‘outrage,’ vows to reconsecrate vandalized cemetery

Bishop Barron, expressing ‘outrage,’ vows to reconsecrate vandalized cemetery

Rochester, NY—CNA—Bishop Robert Barron has pledged to reconsecrate a Catholic Minnesota cemetery vandalized on Halloween night with satanic and vulgar graffiti. “On this feast of All Souls, when the Church honors our beloved dead, I would like to express my outrage at this desecration and my assurance of prayers for the families of those whose…

USCCB vs ESG: What’s a Catholic Investor Supposed to Do?

USCCB vs ESG: What’s a Catholic Investor Supposed to Do?

We’ve talked in earlier articles about the Socially Responsible Investment Guidelines of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). In that 26-page document, the bishops enumerate a number of business activities that make a company unfit for investment. The investment activities that the USCCB identify as unfit for investment include, but are not limited…

As She Lay Dying after a Tragic Hiking Accident, Angela Baird’s ability to draw on her faith left a lasting impression on those around her

As She Lay Dying after a Tragic Hiking Accident, Angela Baird’s ability to draw on her faith left a lasting impression on those around her

Nineteen-year-old Angela Baird died Nov. 6, 1997, after a tragic hiking accident, barely two months into her sophomore year at Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, California. On the surface, there might seem to be little extraordinary about her death other than that her family and friends will dearly miss the energetic girl with the…

Court Victory for California Cake Artist Cathy Miller Targeted for Religious Discrimination

Court Victory for California Cake Artist Cathy Miller Targeted for Religious Discrimination

Cake designer Cathy Miller has been vindicated in the California courts for practicing her Christian principles on the job. On October 21, 2022, attorneys from the Thomas More Society law firm brought home a First Amendment victory for the cake shop owner of Tastries, a popular Bakersfield, California, bakery that was targeted for abiding by…

Of Catholics and Chinese Communists: The Vatican renews its bad deal with Beijing that ignores human-rights and religious abuses

Of Catholics and Chinese Communists: The Vatican renews its bad deal with Beijing that ignores human-rights and religious abuses

WSJ—Even as Xi Jinping was being crowned as China’s unchallenged dictator, the Vatican said Saturday it has renewed its agreement with the Chinese Communist Party. This is the second renewal since the deal was brokered in 2018, though there’s little progress on religious freedom to show for it. Its main contribution has been to mute…

Saints at Work: Two Inspiring Catholic priests martyred by Nazis in Italy, now beatified… Here are their stories

Saints at Work: Two Inspiring Catholic priests martyred by Nazis in Italy, now beatified… Here are their stories

Vatican News/CNA—Two Catholic priests killed by Nazis while ministering to the dying amid the Boves massacre were beatified as martyrs on Sunday in northern Italy. See two very short videos at the end of this article featuring actual footage of these inspiring priests. In the face of grave danger, Father Giuseppe Bernardi and Father Mario…

Voter Guides and Resources: Family Values, Pro-Life

Voter Guides and Resources: Family Values, Pro-Life

BOOKMARK THIS POST- Catholic Business Journal herein provides a list of trustworthy voting resources as you make important decisions locally, state-wide and nationally.   If we have missed any resources you recommend, please let us know immediately at admin (at) catholicbusinessjournal.biz ——————— Links below have been updated – State resources listed by state ————————————————- All States…

The Most Powerful Weapon: The Holy Rosary

The Most Powerful Weapon: The Holy Rosary

In October 2009, a battalion of soldiers from Britain’s Coldstream Guards was deployed to the Helmand Province of Afghanistan to launch an offensive with U.S. and NATO forces against the Taliban. Among them was Private Glenn Hockton, an 18-year-old from the Essex region northeast of London. He was responsible for loading shells into mortars.

The Battle of Lepanto: The Battle that Saved Christian West and A Lesson for Our Times

The Battle of Lepanto: The Battle that Saved Christian West and A Lesson for Our Times

On October 7, the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, more than on any other feast day, I feel especially emboldened in faith and hope, no matter what the anti-common sense, anti-life, anti-Christian news of the day!  The reason is simple.  The power of praying the Rosary was manifest in such a remarkable, historical…

Supreme Court to hear case of designer who won’t create websites for same-sex weddings

Supreme Court to hear case of designer who won’t create websites for same-sex weddings

CNA/ADF—The Supreme Court’s fall term features a major case that will push the question of religious liberty back into the national spotlight as the court determines whether or not a Colorado woman can be forced to violate her religious beliefs about marriage. Lorie Smith, an artist and small business owner, is challenging a Colorado state…

Order of Malta’s former chancellor writes letter about Pope Francis, calls for unity in time of crisis

Order of Malta’s former chancellor writes letter about Pope Francis, calls for unity in time of crisis

The former grand chancellor of the Order of Malta has written a letter to members calling for unity while also expressing concern over the new constitution promulgated by Pope Francis. Albrecht von Boeselager asked members not to abandon the Church or the Order of Malta in a letter sent to all the confreres. Instead, the former grand chancellor called…

Practical Resource for Dead Car Battery in the Middle of Nowhere…

This isn’t the typical story you’d see in Catholic Business Journal, but I thought I’d share it anyway because many of us travel where ever the job or a client takes us… and ya just never know if you (or someone you encounter) will be waylaid by a dead battery.  It happened to me today,…

ALL EYES ON TEXAS: Find Out Why at the ‘Life is Beautiful Gala’ on October 30

ALL EYES ON TEXAS: Find Out Why at the ‘Life is Beautiful Gala’ on October 30

The reversal of Roe v. Wade marks a new reality. Practically overnight the number of moms in need dramatically increased, nationwide. Texas suddenly has become the epicenter of this new, post-Roe reality and one group in particular—the JPII Life Center—stands apart in generating innovative new solutions for moms in need, and for engaging and educating…

ACPeds Submits Public Comment that Denounces Proposed HHS Gender Identity Rule That Radicalizes Medicine and Threatens Conscience Rights

ACPeds Submits Public Comment that Denounces Proposed HHS Gender Identity Rule That Radicalizes Medicine and Threatens Conscience Rights

The American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) submitted a public comment in opposition to the proposed rule under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that would radicalize medicine and threaten medical conscience rights. The proposed rule redefines discrimination on the basis of sex to include…

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