Over thirty years ago, I have forgotten the exact year, I was in a very fine seafood restaurant on the Gloucester, Massachussetts harbor. Behind the host’s reception desk, among many photos of fishing boats, was a boat named “The Padre … Continue reading
Patti Maguire Armstrong of Catholic News and Inspiration: Paul Walsh was 17 years old when the car he was driving hit a tree on Chester Pike in suburban Piladelphia on an icy December night in 1983. One doctor described his head … Continue reading
LifeSiteNews: Family members and medical personnel at a hospital in Lindrina, Brazil, say they are stunned after a baby declared dead apparently came back to life after being placed on the altar in the hospital’s chapel. According to local news sources, … Continue reading
Veneration of the Sacred Heart of Jesus has gotten a bum rap. For many people, Catholics and otherwise, the seemingly effeminate images of Our Lord pointing to His — literally — bleeding heart were dismissed as purely private devotional images … Continue reading
With his Apostolic Letter of October 11, 2011, Porta Fidei, Pope Benedict XVI declared that a “Year of Faith” will begin on October 11, 2012, and conclude on November 24, 2013. October 11, is the feast of the Divine Maternity. … Continue reading
IOL News: “We prayed. I could feel pressure, and being sucked. I put my body over them to try to protect them,” Williams said. The roof and upper storey of the house had collapsed into and around the closet, but … Continue reading
Father John Hardon Archives: One of the most memorable experiences that I ever had was with the Miraculous Medal! It changed my life. Read full account here.
AsiaNews: A small rosary found in her house: this is how the story of Sumita Jagatap’s the conversion to Catholicism begins. Born to a Hindu Mother and Buddhist father, she has always experienced conflicting relationships inside and outside the family: the … Continue reading
Vatican Insider: New scientific experiments carried out at the University of Padua have apparently confirmed that the Shroud Turin can be dated back to the 1stcentury AD. This makes its compatible with the tradition which claims that the cloth with … Continue reading
Catholicism.org was one of the first news sites to publicize the story of the miraculous Veil of Manoppello and the book by Paul Badde about the icon. Dr. Maike Hickson, who is German, read the article by journalist Paul Badde in … Continue reading
CNS: Before making his documentary on Our Lady of Guadalupe, “The Blood & the Rose,” director and co-writer Tim Watkins said, “I knew very little about Our Lady of Guadalupe.” Now, with his film out and available on DVD, he wants … Continue reading
LifeNews: “We did a lot of soul-searching,” said Mary Gundrum, who is 40. “I was thinking, ‘That’s my child. It’s that simple. I’m not going to take the life of my child.’ ” Read more about this here.
Quote of the day. Courtesy of Father Dwight Longenecker Patheos: In a nearby convent there was a nun who had taken to levitating during mystical prayer. The people were, of course, stupefied by this astounding miracle and were flocking to see … Continue reading
The recent article about Vietnam by Dr. Robert Hickson, “Giving a Free Hand to the Assassins,” piqued my curiosity about the history and influence of Catholicism in Vietnam. His article clearly pits the Catholic Diem against the radical Buddhist monks … Continue reading
National Catholic Register: 2011 was a hard year for Marilyn Pinkerton of San Marino, Calif. The 57-year-old’s baby grandson, Nicholas, was diagnosed with nail-patella syndrome (NPS), a rare genetic disorder that adversely affects the nails and kneecaps and sometimes other parts of … Continue reading