For the Next Three Sundays, the Gospels Teach of the Kingdom

By John Grondelski | For the next three Sundays, the Church’s Gospel will tap Chapter 13 of St. Matthew, which contains five parables about the Kingdom of Heaven. (Matthew, as a devout Jew, prefers to speak of the “Kingdom of… Read the Whole Article at its...

The Holy Lives and Passions of Sts. Louis and Zélie Martin

By Susanna Spencer | They passed each other on a bridge one spring day — a distinguished, reserved, hardworking watchmaker who had tried and failed to become a monk and a lovely, intelligent, productive lacemaker who had been… Read the Whole Article at its...

A deep-thinking storyteller on the rise

What a curious thing, the short story collection—not taking the form of a novel, yet mounting something more, presumably, than a mere assemblage of previously released material (Hawthorne’s Twice-Told Tales notwithstanding). A book of short […] Read the Whole...

Arrest Made in Florida Catholic Church Burning

By Catholic News Agency | OCALA, Fl. — A Florida man has been arrested after he reportedly admitted to crashing a minivan into a Catholic Church and then setting it on fire. Stephen Anthony… Read the Whole Article at its Original...

Statues of Mary vandalized in weekend of church attacks

CNA Staff, Jul 12, 2020 / 10:50 am (CNA).- Boston police are investigating an arson attack on a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary Saturday night, the second attack on a statue of the Virgin Mary in two days. Police were called to reports of a fire on Bowdin Street in...

Pope Moves Five Closer to Sainthood

On Friday, July 10, 2020, the Holy Father Francis received in audience His Eminence Cardinal Angelo Becciu, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. During the audience, the Supreme Pontiff authorized the same Congregation to promulgate the decrees...

Culture is about ‘creating, not destroying’ says sculptor

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jul 12, 2020 / 08:00 am (CNA).- Tired and heartbroken at seeing statues get pulled down and vandalized, Canadian sculptor Timothy Schmalz wracked his brain to come up with a compromise that would both preserve the artwork, and acknowledge...