CNA: Abortion activists interrupted Mass at the Cathedral of the Chilean capital Santiago the evening of July 25, destroying confessionals and defaming several side altars with blasphemous graffiti. More on this here.
CNA: The story of the persecution of Mexican Catholics in the 1920s is being told anew, in an English translation of a book by a scholar of Mexican culture and history. Read more here.
Given the medals by his Catholic fiancee, Katherine May Hewitt, the General and Miss Hewitt made a pact. If the General died in the war, Miss Hewitt would enter a convent. The General did die, holding the hill at Gettysburg; … Continue reading
John Baptist Grieco’s Holy Theme Park may come back to life. I remember years ago on my many trips home to New Jersey passing by a Calvary scene poised on mountain top in Waterbury, Connecticut. How impressive it was, and … Continue reading
(NOTE: At a public dinner in Norfolk, Virginia, in 1816, Stephen Decatur, naval hero of the War of 1812, famously declared: “Our country! In her intercourse with foreign nations may she always be right; but our country right or wrong.” … Continue reading
CNA: Jim Harbaugh, coach of the San Francisco 49ers, recently completed a one-week mission trip to Piura, Peru, where he taught poor children about their Catholic faith and American football. This is the fifth consecutive year that Harbaugh – whose team … Continue reading
Catholic Lane: “We had a large extended family, and family has always been important to me. I have three of my own kids now, two boys and a girl, and there’s nothing more important than being a parent. You’re blessed … Continue reading
Very inspiring interview with a great Catholic pro football player. He was clutching his rosary beads during the interview. CNA: When a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame is talking, you expect to hear plenty of stories from his … Continue reading
“The thing that most people hear about that one is that a priest [Father Herbert Redmond of St. Francis Roman Catholic Church] stood in a Brooklyn pulpit that Sunday and said, “It’s too hot for a sermon. Just go home … Continue reading
CNA: In honor of Father Augustus Tolton, the first African-American priest in the U.S., the Chicago archdiocese is holding a pilgrimage in May which will visit sites associated with his life and ministry. “He has been looked upon as a … Continue reading
National Catholic Register: In January of 2010, Grant Desme shocked the baseball world by announcing his retirement from the game. Only 23 at the time, Desme had recently been named the 2009 Arizona Fall League MVP and was on the verge of … Continue reading
Did you know that in 1850, in Maine, the first president-to-be of Boston College was beaten, tarred, and feathered by Know-Nothing thugs? He was Jesuit Father Johannes Bapst. Born in Switzerland in 1815, and ordained a priest in 1846, Father … Continue reading
Rereading the excellent post on Rorate Caeli, “Religious Liberty or Liberty for Christians?,” led me to some broader considerations on the subject of religious liberty. Roberto de Mattei, the author of the piece, expresses what is no doubt a controversial, … Continue reading
The New York Times has published an Op-Ed piece by Patrick J. McCloskey, a project director at the Center for Catholic School Effectiveness at Loyola University Chicago, and Joseph Claude Harris, a financial analyst. Citing statistics of school closures and … Continue reading
Trent Beattie of National Catholic Register has an interesting article on Notre Dame football. Although the “Catholicity” of the college has been undermined by scandalously compromising presidents, such as Father Theodore Hesburgh (member of Council on Foreign Relations, past president of … Continue reading