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07/23/2016 Comment
We’ll Never Tell Them

By Fiorella de Maria

Ignatius, 2015

252 pages, $16.95

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In We’ll Never Tell Them, Fiorella de Maria draws readers into the the lives of Kristjana and Liljana, two Maltese orphans. At a crucial turning point in her life, Kristjana, a nurse living in modern-day London, leaves her life in England behind and seeks refuge working in a Catholic hospital in Jerusalem. The nuns assign Kristjana to care for Leo, a cancer patient who is dying alone in a strange country. Kristjana and Leo are both alone in a foreign country, and the nuns hope that their shared Maltese ethnicity will comfort Leo in his last days as well as help heal Kristjana’s unspoken pain.

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Orate Fratres: Receiving Communion in the Hand

Orate Fratres: Receiving Communion in the Hand.

I haven’t seen this story in print for many years. It is accurate to the articles and books that I have read regarding this matter. In fact, in the book Why Do Catholics Do That? by Kevin Orlin Johnson, PHD which I use for my Inquiry Class, Dr. Johnson alludes to the underhanded dealings that went on behind the scenes in order to secure this indult for the U.S. Church.