Tales of poverty, faith and bloodshed

In December of 2016, Pope Francis promulgated a statement confirming that Father Stanley Francis Rother had been killed “in hatred of the faith” (“in...

The first Gentile to be converted to Christianity

People of the Book – Cornelius It is widely recognized that the spread of the Gospel is universal in scope, razing the...

The patron of bankers, economists and stock brokers

People of the Book: St. Matthew One of my favorite pieces of Renaissance art is Caravaggio’s “Call of St. Matthew” in San...

Ananias of Damascus, a saintly, unsung hero

Both the spirituality of Saint Ignatius Loyola and the ancient practice of lectio divina encourage Christians to savor the biblical narratives and ponder their...

John Henry Newman’s Idea of a University

The last in a series of occasional articles about Cardinal John Henry Newman One of John Henry Newman’s best known...

Ecumenical outreach by Pope Francis in Romania

The contemporary ecumenical movement has its roots in the 1910 World Mission Conference which was held in Edinburgh, Scotland. More than a century later,...

Only God can provide us with true happiness

Just a few weeks ago, on Jan. 20, 2017, the 45th President of the United States of America took the oath of office, becoming...

Better to live in accord with the Gospel than to think...

Not so long ago, a U.S. bishop, as part of his commencement speech, challenged the college graduates not to be politically correct. The bishop...

Saint Benoît-Joseph Labre, ‘the begger of Rome’

Canadian sculptor Timothy Schmalz has created a number of striking sculptures which are situated in prominent locations around Rome, and the globe. One of...

Saint Joseph the righteous is the model for every man

March 19th is the Solemnity of Saint Joseph the Husband of Mary. This feast dates from the eighth century AD. On this feast we...
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