Category Archives: Catholic News

LCWR Buzzwords

What are some examples? “Prayer experiences” “evolving consciousness” “global unity” “generate a force that has transformative power” “positive energy” “energizing actions” “deep integrity” “expansive sense of self” “facilitate the connectivity” In other words, New Age. Note to sisters: young Catholics don’t talk this way. Note to young Catholics: in case you didn’t notice, this isn’t… Read More »

Mother Elvira

The thoughts of Mother Elvira (foundress of Comunità Cenacolo) have not been available in English for the most part, but now, a book of some of her catechisis has been printed in an English translation called Sparks of Light: From the heart of Mother Elivra. Here’s a sample: Since we are so different, every so… Read More »

Mary of Nazareth

I was able to see some of the edited English edition of this Lux Vide production. It is indeed quite impressive, but needed the editing from the original miniseries format. Ignatius Press has a Webpage dedicated to it now: Mary of Nazareth.

WYD 2013 Archived Video

Ok, now that it’s over, where are all the hours and hours of videos? Youtube has Hi-Def videos but without any added translations at the Vatican Channel. For videos with some English translations, but other times no translations, go to the archive at WYDCentral. The last half of the Canadian Gathering is actually an international… Read More »

The Visitation Sisters at Tyringham

As a Marian, I sometimes am able to celebrate Mass for the Visitation Sisters at Tyringham, MA. It’s an experience every time; they take liturgy very seriously! The Marians celebrate Mass for the sisters a number of times a week. I saw a good article about them at Vocation Blog. The vestments made at the… Read More »


God to Death: Go thou to Everyman, And show him in my name A pilgrimage he must on him take, Which he in no wise may escape, And that he bring with him a sure reckoning Without delay or any tarrying. I have heard of this play here and there over the years, but never… Read More »

New Book by Colleen Caroll Campbell

I was quite impressed by The New Faithful, but I feel like there should have been more books that explored the topic. It just scratched the surface. But Ms. Campbell’s new book is a spiritual memoir–a personal book. I haven’t read it yet, but here’s a review: My Sisters the Saints.

Archbishop DiNoia

One of the best seminary professors I had at Dominican House of Studies was Archbishop DiNoia (back before he was called off to Rome). He really knows theology. Catholic World Report had an article about his theology recently. He’s a profound thinker.

Us vs. Them

The National Catholic Reporter released an article about a women’s religious community with a fairly young “epochal footprint” (the word epochal is real, but I made up the phrase). They’ve taken down the page, but the unedited original article can still be read here. There are (or rather were) many comments under the article that… Read More »

Olympic Swimmers and Mary’s Intercession

Mireia Belmonte, a 21 year-old Olympic swimmer from Spain, recently went to the shrine of Our Lady of Montserrat to dedicate the silver medals she won to the Virgin Mary. It should also be noted that 15 year old Katie Ledecky (US), who won gold in one of the races that Mireia won silver in,… Read More »

War of the Vendee

This is a rather unusual movie, telling of the complete loss of religious freedom during the French Revolution (i.e. the State suppresses the Church), and some Frenchmen who would not stand for it. The movie is unusual in that all the parts are played by young people under the age of 21. This doesn’t necessarily… Read More »

Chiara Petrillo

I’m already praying to this deceased lady. She, like St. Gianna Molla, gave her life for the life of her son. You can almost see her saying, “If one of us has to go, I’ll go.” She died about a year after the birth of her son, Francisco. Perhaps she could have been able to… Read More »