AsiaNews: “Since I converted to Christ, my life is full of love and truth. Today I want to contribute to the work of proclamation, painting and creating representations of Christian statues of Jesus and Mary. It is a spiritual comfort after … Continue reading
AsiaNews: Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, May you have a Happy Easter! I am happy to share with you the good news that at the Easter Vigil on March 30 this year our diocese will be blessed as … Continue reading
AsiaNew: Mumbai (AsiaNews) – Sabira was only seven years old when she ran away from home with her brother. It was 1991, and the two children were running away from a life of absolute poverty, hunger, a violent mother and the … Continue reading
On How to Develop a Catholic Sense Without a Catholic Culture To restore to his people a true memory Alexander Solzhenitsyn has accepted almost unspeakable sacrifice and loss, and especially the cross of patience. Solzhenitsyn has attempted to draw his … Continue reading
Lahore,India AsiaNews: The memorial dedicated to Shahbaz Bhatti, Pakistan’s Catholic minister of Minority Affairs murdered in 2011, was vandalised in broad daylight last Saturday. More on this here.
When Hilaire Belloc was a rumbustious young man in his mid-thirties, and only a few years after he had completed his journey afoot to Rome, he wrote an essay entitled “The Idea of a Pilgrimage,” which first appeared in his … Continue reading
I am returning here to a theme I’ve sounded the last couple of times I’ve written for the SBC website, but let me state the premise that underlies what I’ll be saying. It is that the Culture War, first named … Continue reading
CNA: When coaches and athletes are preparing to head to the Olympic Games, they certainly long for the thrill of victory and don’t even want to consider the agony of defeat. But what of the challenge of even going to the … Continue reading
A couple of weeks ago, a wonderful coincidence struck me as I reviewed two articles for our site hours apart on the same day: Robert Hickson’s Complacent Sentries and the Sloth of Roaming Unrest and Gary Potter’s Glittering Images. The … Continue reading
When Hilaire Belloc was a vigorous forty years of age, and three years before his life was shaken and shattered by the death of his wife Elodie on Candlemas 1914, he wrote an intimately evocative essay, entitled “On a Great … Continue reading
California Catholic Daily: The “treatment plan” the doctor told us was that they’d give our son pain medicine and let him die (of starvation and dehydration). Jodi began to cry and refused, at which point the doctor turned to Quentin … Continue reading
Catholic Culture: Matthew Festing, the Englishman who has served as Grand Master of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta since 2008, reflected on the state of the order, which will celebrate its 900th anniversary on February 9. Read more here.
National Catholic Register’s interview with Matt Birk “One of the things I’ve learned from the Catholic faith that applies to marriage, football and any other aspect of life is to appreciate discipline. On the surface, self-indulgence appears best for us, … Continue reading
National Catholic Register’s Trent Beattie: “Romania was a very harsh place to live while the communists were in power. They portray it as equality for all, but the equality you get is everyone being equally miserable. Government control of everything … Continue reading
Encouraging news from the East. Catholic Culture: The “promotion of a culture of death and promiscuity” is “due to the slavishness of our political and business leaders to follow practices in Western countries that promote, in spite of examples that … Continue reading