Category Archives: Catholic News

Catholic Documentaries

By | June 21, 2016

I’ve decided to highlight a few Catholic documentaries I’ve seen recently. Some can be watched completely online, and some must be purchased. One that is quite touching is La Mama: An American Nun’s Life in a Mexican Prison. Here a clip from the beginning of the documentary: The story is quite amazing. Antonia Brenner (1926-2013)… Read More »

Annunciade Sisters

By | February 25, 2015

The Marians of the Immaculate Conception received Pontifical status in 1699, but did not get their own rule at the time. Instead, they were put under The Rule of Ten Virtues (modified for a male community), a rule for a community called The Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and more commonly known as the… Read More »

Prayers for the Conversion of England

By | October 26, 2014

You probably don’t know that the song “Faith of Our Fathers” was written by a Catholic priest and the “fathers” were those who were martyred in England when Catholicism was illegal. And… the original version has a verse that goes like this… Faith of our fathers, Mary’s prayers Shall win our country back to Thee;… Read More »

Vatican Radio Roku Private Channel

By | September 15, 2014

I built a private Roku channel for listening to some Vatican Radio podcasts in English–namely, the morning and evening news reports and the latest Lauds, Vespers, and Compline in Latin. It is very primitive. It shows up as “My Channel.” No frills here, it just gets the job done. Private Channel code: MZZNE

The Sisters’ Situation

By | September 3, 2014

So, the mean Vatican is opposed to the religious sisters of the US! Isn’t this awful. Well, that’s what a Time Magazine opinion article explains. But is this the whole story? Nope. This situation has been around a while now, and attempts to give a particular spin continue, but not all religious sisters are on… Read More »

National Catholic Sisters Week

By | March 11, 2014

Some folks at St. Catherine’s University in St. Paul, MN, came up with the idea of National Catholic Sisters Week. It’s this week. They had some sort of event to celebrate over the weekend. It was strictly LCWR. There’s been no mention on the CMSWR side of such a week or any events. In honor… Read More »

Mary’s Meals

By | December 29, 2013

It’s hard to not want to promote this group. They are doing some incredible work. Yes, to give one decent meal to over 700,000 children a day–children that would otherwise struggle to get that meal, that often suffer from hunger–is quite an accomplishment. It’s a very simple program, yet it makes a huge impact. A… Read More »

“Sisters” and “Light of Love”

By | November 20, 2013

I’m writing this mainly because I think there is a need to say something about the state of women’s religious life today, and I though it would be good to comment on two documentaries that came out at almost the same time concerning this. Each documentary comes out of its corresponding “group.” One called “Sisters”… Read More »