WHEN HARVARD REJECTED THE MESSENGER

When exactly did I read it? It was some time in the 1970’s, probably shortly after its publication in the West in 1973. Why did I read it? I had seen my father read other books by the author, The First Circle and One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich. In addition, considerable news media publicity surrounded …

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Novena for the Beatification of Fulton Sheen

It was announced on November 18th that the famous American Catholic Televangelist Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen was going to be beatified on December 21st. As a Catholic central Illinoisan, I felt a great joy swell up in my heart that I tried to get tickets to attend the Beatification mass. Sadly, at the beginning of …

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