CWN: Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Salvini flourished a rosary, and invoked the protection of the Virgin Mary on Italy, at a rally of nationalist leaders in Milan on May 18. His statements drew a caution from Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the … Continue reading
Rorate Caeli: Yesterday, the leader of an Italian political party, at a packed rally in Piazza Duomo, Milan, invoked the intercession of Our Blessed Lady and the Holy Patrons of Europe “for the peace and prosperity of our peoples”: words … Continue reading
May 30 is the feast day of Saint Emmelia. She is the daughter of Saint Macrina the Elder who was a disciple of Saint Gregory the Wonder Worker (Thaumaturgus). Her husband was a saint, Basil the Elder. They were parents … Continue reading
The Stream, Robert Corzine: Sixty-eight years ago yesterday Paul Takashi Nagai, scientist, professor, convert, and poet, left this world. Born in 1908 and raised in rural Japan in traditional Confucian and Shinto religion, Takashi imbibed the materialist assumptions of his … Continue reading
I record this as an example of how only God knows who is baptized and who is not. This girl’s mother was a Catholic, but her father Moslem. She told her mother about seeing Jesus and the mother understood that … Continue reading
The YouTube videos below constitute a three-part series of lectures by Dr. Andrew Jones. The lectures treat of Pope Innocent III and the ecumenical council he summoned, Lateran IV, which set about the difficult tasks of teaching orthodoxy, bringing about … Continue reading
UCatholic, Billy Ryan: With France in anarchy, bishops gathered at the Synod of Charroux to decree the first Pax Dei in 989 A.D. The Peace of God automatically excommunicated anyone in Western France who attacked women, children, farmers, merchants, clergy, and churches. … Continue reading
Aleteia, John Burger: “I got messages back from some people saying things like, ‘I didn’t know I was coming to Las Vegas to become Catholic.’” Read about it here.
TFP, Plinio Maria Solimeo: The CNA quoted [Officer Mark] Byington. “Jesus is the shepherd, but we’re not the sheep. We’re the sheepdogs. What we’re called to is service to protect His sheep.” Article is here.
Catholic Stand, Bob Kurland: Soon, God willing, I’ll be attending this year’s Easter Vigil, when catechumens are received into the Church. So, I think back on my first Easter Vigil and how I became a Catholic, roughly 25 years ago. … Continue reading
I have posted here the article from Contre Reform Catholique by Abbe Georges de Nantes. It is a tribute he sent to his fellow religious Brother Bruno who had written a thirty page defense of the authenticity of the Holy … Continue reading
We hear incessantly these days that the nation is divided, as indeed it is. However, we never hear about the division that matters most in the long run. It is not the division between conservatives and liberals (much less the … Continue reading
‘Warren,’ she said, ‘he has come home to die: You needn’t be afraid he’ll leave you this time.’ ‘Home,’ he mocked gently. ‘Yes, what else but home? It all depends on what you mean by home. Of course he’s nothing … Continue reading
Aleteia, Larry Peterson: His name was Mariano Mullerat I Soldevila, and he was born on March 24, 1897, in Tarragona, Spain. He was the sixth of seven children and his parents, Ramon Mullerat and his wife, Bonaventura, were devout Catholics. … Continue reading