Our Sunday Visitor: In a Cincinnati, Ohio, neighborhood that in 2006 had the highest crime rate in the city, 20 boys, grades K to 8, start their school days reciting prayers in Latin. There are crucifixes in the classrooms and … Continue reading
Catholic Culture: The chaplain of the Swiss Guards has revealed that some Swiss Guards have not been practicing Catholics or made an individual confession before joining the corps. Read more here.
She could have been Britain’s First Lady but she chose to become a Benedictine nun. 44 year old Laura Adshead dated British Prime Minister, David Cameron, from spring 1990 to summer 1991. In 2008, after seeing her life slip more … Continue reading
Interview with Trent Beattie of the Denver Catholic Register: The 34-year-old Port Orchard, Wash., native says he’s not as talented as some other players who never made it to the majors. Why, then, is he there? In part because of … Continue reading
Catholic Culture: A total of 134,562 people were baptized into the Catholic Church in South Korea in 2011—including over 100,000 adults–bringing the country’s Catholic population up to 5.3 million. Read more here.
This paper was written in preparation for a talk at the 2006 Saint Benedict Center Conference. My talk — which was not a mere reading of the paper — is available on CD and MP3. The conference’s theme was “Catholic … Continue reading
LifeSiteNews: Prayerbooks, rosaries, and pro-life pamphlets are a common sight outside Planned Parenthood’s massive facility in downtown Denver, but this year, local organizers of this spring’s Forty Days for Life campaign decided that one last piece was missing to bring … Continue reading
Sandro Magister Chiesa OnLine: The seven years of pontificate that Benedict XVI will mark tomorrow are associated, in common opinion, with the general decline of the Church. But this opinion is nurtured by a view restricted to the Christianity of … Continue reading
The 2012 annual Pilgrimage for Restoration is scheduled for Friday-Sunday, September 28-30. This will mark the seventeenth time that a merry band of Catholic pilgrims cuts a path from Lake George to Auriesville, New York, doing penance all the way. This … Continue reading
Brian Caulfield has a inspiring tribute on his “Headline Bistro” to Rick Eckstein, batting coach for the Washington Nationals. Here’s a clip: The name Eckstein will be familiar to baseball fans who remember David, the veteran infielder who has played … Continue reading
Victim of Pakistan’s anti-blasphemy law, this poor, devout woman languishes for two years now in a windowless cell. Sentenced to death, her case is currently under appeal. French journalist, Anne-Isabelle Tollett, has interviewed her and has now finished a book … Continue reading
Catholic Culture: A study conducted by researchers at the University of Warwick in England found that the suicide rate is 74% higher in nations where 85% or more of the population is Protestant than in nations where 85% or more … Continue reading
“From what we know of his life and work Shahbaz Bhatti appears to have been a true man of God, who led a life of heroic virtue,” the Archbishop of St. Andrews and Edinburgh told Aid to the Church in … Continue reading
Catholic Culture: Warning that the Church is being “despoiled of her institutions” as “freedom of conscience and of religion become a memory from a happier past,” Cardinal Francis George of Chicago observes that “the Catholic Church in the United States … Continue reading