Category: History

Up from the Bottom

It was in 1962, fifty-six years ago, that an article by me was first published in a U.S. periodical of consequence. I was living in France, working as a rewrite man at what was then the Paris edition of the … Continue reading

The Truth About Padre Pio

“Did You Know That Padre Pio’s Stigmata Was Self-Inflicted? My ‘Pastor’ Friend Says It Was.” I have a friend who left the Church many years ago and is now a pastor of a small Pentecostal community in my home town. … Continue reading

Cannot Say We Were Not Warned

America has been blessed with many saints, hundreds of heroic missionaries, and hundreds of martyrs, only eight of whom (the North American Martyrs) have been canonized. This article will highlight a few prophetic voices that warned of the catastrophic assaults … Continue reading

The Summer of Our Discontent

Doubtless it is because summer means vacation time for most Americans and Europeans that there is always a feeling not much happens – there is no big news – during June, July and August. The feeling is probably due to … Continue reading