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Andrew Leung is a seminarian for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Steubenville, Ohio. He has served as Director of Music at St. Pius X Church (Atlanta) and taught Gregorian chant at the Cistercian Monastery of the Holy Spirit (Georgia). For two years, he will be studying in Macau, China.
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"Upon the road, René was always occupied with God. His words and the discourses he held were all expressive of submission to the commands of Divine Providence, and showed a willing acceptance of the death which God was sending him. He gave himself to God as a sacrifice, to be reduced to ashes by the fires of the Iroquois, which that good Father's hand would kindle. He sought the means to bless Him in all things and everywhere. Covered with wounds as he himself was, Goupil dressed the wounds of other persons, of the enemies who had received some blows in the fight as well as those of the prisoners. He opened the vein for a sick Iroquois. And he did it all with as much charity as if he had done it to persons who were his best friends."
— St. Isaac Jogues (writing in 1643)

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Church Madness 2016
published 13 April 2016 by Andrew Leung

AM NOT SURE if many of you are aware of this: there is an online competition going on right now! Church Madness 2016—a contest which allows everyone to vote and select the most beautiful Catholic church in the country—is entering its final week.

The competition started back in March with sixty-four nominated churches around the country. It is now down to four churches called the “Ferial Four.” There will be two churches left after tomorrow, so put down your vote now! You can also check the result of the previous match-ups on the same website (Most of the nominations are great! But be warned; there are some really bad ones, especially from the west coast.)

The four churches that entered the semi-finals are: St. John Cantius Church in Chicago, the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in DC, Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville and the Cathedral of the Madeleine in Salt Lake City.