Hong Kong’s Jimmy Lai–a devout Catholic–denied lawyer of his choice, remains imprisoned

Hong Kong’s Jimmy Lai–a devout Catholic–denied lawyer of his choice, remains imprisoned

WSJ—A Hong Kong court ruled Friday that imprisoned newspaperman Jimmy Lai, a devout Catholic, can’t hire the British lawyer he wants for his upcoming national security trial. That came the morning after Mr. Lai’s son Sebastian accepted the Cato Institute’s prestigious Milton Friedman Prize on behalf of his father in Washington. The two events tell…

Coronation of King Charles III: A guide to the Christian and Catholic symbols in the coronation

Coronation of King Charles III: A guide to the Christian and Catholic symbols in the coronation

CNA—King Charles III will be crowned on Saturday in Westminster Abbey in the first royal coronation since that of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, 70 years ago. The coronation will be a Christian service, centered on the celebration of holy communion in an Anglican (Church of England) liturgy. Originally centered on the Catholic Eucharist But…

Bringing a Life Monument to the Texas Capitol

Bringing a Life Monument to the Texas Capitol

Can A Dream of a Statue that Recognizes the Dignity of the Human Person Through “Mother and Child” Come True in Today’s America? Some years ago my wife Pat and I were at a Legatus Summit in Florida and on display there were pictures of the beautiful sculptures by internationally known sculptor Timothy Schmalz. We…

Draw Your Own Conclusions…. International Women’s Day looks a little different this year

Draw Your Own Conclusions…. International Women’s Day looks a little different this year

I write this as a woman, female, a God-made, parents-helped original… and Catholic. I live, however, in a region where some people, journalists, even a few business professionals, service industry hosts and other leaders and influencers (self-proclaimed and objectively determined) — did I mention news reporters and politicians?!!!! — even clergy from various faiths, tend…

Funeral and public viewing set for murdered Bishop David O’Connell

Funeral and public viewing set for murdered Bishop David O’Connell

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles has announced the funeral arrangements for the late Auxiliary Bishop David O’Connell, who was murdered in his Hacienda Heights home on Feb. 18. Three days of services will be held for O’Connell, beginning on Wednesday, March 1.  On Wednesday, there will be a memorial Mass for O’Connell at St. John…

Suspect Carlos Medina Confesses to Senseless Murder of L.A. Bishop David O’Connell

Suspect Carlos Medina Confesses to Senseless Murder of L.A. Bishop David O’Connell

Among the many articles on the murder of Ireland native, Los Angeles Bishop David G. O’Connell, Catholic Business Journal found the following article the Los Angeles Times to be the most to-the-point and informative, especially as one reads the full article to the end:  A 61-year-old man who prosecutors said has admitted that he killed…

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