“Mary of Magdala came to the tomb early in the morning, while it was still dark, and saw the stone removed from the tomb.”
The little village of Eyam, located in the lead-mining region of northern England, is remembered for one of the most selfless communal acts in British history.
In 1665, much of London to the south was caught in the grip of a devastating epidemic. The north was largely spared — until a flea-invested bundle of cloth arrived from London for the local tailor in Eyam. Within a week, the tailor was dead and more began dying in his household soon after. That’s when the 350 villagers decided to isolate themselves, in an effort to protect the neighboring settlements from contagion. Rather than fleeing their infected village, the people of Eyam made the heroic decision to stay, quarantining themselves in order to contain the plague. Their personal sacrifices may well have saved thousands of lives in the north of England.Continue reading →
ProLifeCorner.com – Frank J. Munda- 2-7-2016 – Often people will ask this most important question: Do you have a personal relationship with Jesus? It’s a good question Do you have the right answer? Is the answer yes? By the very nature of someone accepting Jesus into their life we all have varying degrees of relationship with our Lord.
If you profess to be Christian the question is, what does it mean to have a personal relationship with Jesus? I came from a background that might seem strange to some; that is we were Catholic on my Father’s side of the family and Protestant on my Mother’s side. My Mom and Dad had four sons and I was the third born. My mother had a lovely singing voice and loved the old Protestant hymns. When we were small, often at night my Mom would sing the beautiful old Protestant hymns to us. “The Old Rugged Cross” was one of my favorites. Of course when I was real small I did not understand this Protestant – Catholic thing. As I grew up unfortunately the differences became more clear to me. My favorite aunt was a Baptist Christian. She was a good and kind person and I know she loved me as her nephew, but I had difficulty understanding how she could hate my Catholic faith. When my young wife and I had an opportunity to purchase our first home, it was my aunt who gave us the down payment. In her own way she had a relationship with Jesus; she was a good, kind and loving person to those around her. The only thing that I truly could not understand is how she could love Jesus, and yet take such a strong anti-Catholic position. Continue reading →
ProLifeCorner – by Staff – 4-22-2-14 – It is our sincere hope that all of our readers had a holy and Blessed Easter Sunday. As we continue to celebrate our Lord’s Resurrection, we would like to share with all of you who are interested an Easter Sunday homily, as presented by Fr. Timothy Barr. His homily applies to all of us who love and celebrate the Risen Christ. Continue reading →