• St. Januarius’ blood liquifies in Naples

    The blood of early Church martyr St. Januarius liquified in Naples Saturday, repeating a miracle dating at least to the 14th century. The blood was declared to have turned from solid to liquid at 10:02 am in the Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary Sept. 19, the feast of St.... Read more
  • Friday Funny: St. Joseph Of Cupertino Sick Of Bailing Out Students Who Did Not Study For Test

    Speaking to fellow saints in Heaven today, Franciscan saint Joseph of Cupertino announced that he was “simply fed up” with bailing out lazy students who “hardly even cracked open their books to study.” “Let me begin by saying that I am in no way telling people not to pray to... Read more
  • St. Padre Pio’s First Healing Miracle

    Padre Pio, now formally known as Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, the great 20th century Capuchin mystic, stigmatic and healer. (Credit: Stock image.) Just about everyone has heard of Padre Pio. The biographies that sell steadily year after year, including one by the author written with help from... Read more
  • Breaking: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dead at 87

    Ruth Bader Ginsberg, the enigmatic, longtime Supreme Court justice who attained near cult-like status among progressive circles, died Friday at the age of 87 from complications surrounding metastatic pancreas cancer. The late Supreme Court Justice, who spent more than two decades on... Read more
  • This California church found a way to celebrate Mass in spite of COVID restrictions

    The drab off-white brick wall behind the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Sacramento can’t hold a candle to the church’s rich baroque interior. But that’s no barrier to people gathering for Mass there in recent weeks. Because Sacramento is in one of the counties that California... Read more
  • Planned Parenthood Whistleblower Sues Abortion Giant For Defamation

    The Center for Medical Progress and undercover journalist David Daleiden are suing Planned Parenthood for defamation after the abortion provider told media outlets Daleiden “manufacture[d]” and “created” a “false smear campaign” in releasing video footage of PPFA employees... Read more
  • Did St. Joseph of Cupertino Really Fly?

    I remember that old gospel song, “I’ll fly away oh glory, I’ll fly away. When I die, hallelujah by ad by, I’ll fly away.”  We might “fly away” when we die but devotees of St. Joseph of Cupertino contend that he “flew” not so much in the sweet by and by, but in the... Read more
  • Bite Your Tongue! A Reflection on Common Sins of Speech

    In the pastoral guide of St. Gregory the Great, the opening line reads: “A spiritual guide should be silent when discretion requires and speak when words are of service.” This is not easy. Indeed, self-mastery in speech is among the rarer gifts and usually comes later in life! Some of... Read more
  • St. Robert Bellarmine Speaks Again

    Among the 36 Doctors of the Church, St. Robert Bellarmine (1542-1621) was unique for several reasons, all of which make up the singular admixture that was his person and position.  One of only two Jesuit Doctors (the other is St. Peter Canisius, the “Second Apostle to... Read more
  • Analysis: China and the Vatican – What if the US recognizes Taiwan?

    Officials in Rome and Beijing are now confidently predicting an extension to the 2018 Vatican-China deal, despite continued persecution of Catholics in the country and little visible progress on the appointment of bishops.  The Vatican-China agreement continues to be viewed by many as a bad... Read more