Crux, Shonal Ganguly: The dark wooden coffins, sitting side by side, attested to one family’s unspeakable grief. The Gomez family gathered Tuesday to say a final farewell to five loved ones – a son, a daughter-in-law and three young grandsons … 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
NYTimes: As Christians in Sri Lanka gathered on Sunday morning to celebrate Easter Mass, powerful explosions ripped through three churches packed with worshipers, leaving hundreds of victims amid a havoc of splintered and blood-spattered pews. Report is here. And here. Update: … Continue reading
National Catholic Register, Edward Pentin: “I asked Jesus — and I really believe he is present in these hosts — to fight the flames and preserve the building dedicated to his mother.” See article here.
LightWorkers: Chuck Konzelman, director of the Pure Flix movie Unplanned, revealed to Congress this week that nearly 100 abortion clinic workers have sought to leave their jobs after seeing the pro-life film. During his testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee … Continue reading
Catholic World Report, Carl E. Olson: Fr. James V. Schall, the prolific and much-beloved Jesuit, professor and author, died earlier today. His family states that “he was comfortable and at peace” at the time of his death. He was born … Continue reading
LifeSiteNews, Martin M. Barillas: Bishop Hermann Glettler of Austria gave permission for an artist to install a salvaged corpus from a crucifix that serves as a clock within the sanctuary of the historic Spitalskirche in downtown Innsbruck. From the hands of … Continue reading
TFP, John Horvat II: Flames have gutted the famous cathedral of Notre Dame of Paris. All the world was drowned in sorrow on this fateful Spring day. As the images of the collapsing spire spread across the globe, it was … Continue reading
Moscow Times: A record 70 percent of Russians approve of Soviet leader Josef Stalin’s role in Russian history, according to a poll published by the independent Levada Center pollster on Tuesday. More here.
AsiaNews: Since 8 am this morning the faithful of Xuanhua (Hebei) have been holding a sit-in at the entrance to the local government building to demand the safe return of Fr. Paul Zhang Guangjun (photo 1), kidnapped yesterday by national … Continue reading
Relevant: A correspondent for the Spanish newspaper El Mundo named Ignacio Gil captured this quietly heartbreaking video of Parisian onlookers singing “Ave Maria” as the light from the fires of the Notre Dame Cathedral reflects off their faces: A lovely … Continue reading
Excuse the posting from CBSNews for its reference to the Blessed Sacrament as “symbol” of the Body of Christ. CBSNews; Paris’s Deputy Mayor for Tourism and Sports, Jean-Francois Martins told “CBS This Morning” on Tuesday that he and others on … Continue reading
National Catholic Register, Charles Lewis: By the time I the trip was over, something was stirring in me. I knew for certain that I needed to be baptized and start to live another life, a Christian life — which is … Continue reading