Category Archives: Catholic News

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 »

LCWR Buzzwords

By | October 20, 2013

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

By | October 14, 2013

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 »

WYD 2013 Archived Video

By | July 28, 2013

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

By | May 1, 2013

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 »


By | April 16, 2013

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

By | February 28, 2013

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

By | September 21, 2012

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

By | August 24, 2012

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 »

War of the Vendee

By | July 8, 2012

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 »