• Friday Funny: SSPX Chess Player Creates Bishop Pieces Without World Chess Federation Approval

    Society of St. Pius X chess grandmaster Larcel Mafebvre has turned four of his pieces into bishops without approval from the World Chess Federation, officials have confirmed. “Mr. Mafebvre has, without approval from the Federation, created bishops out of pawn pieces,” said World Chess... Read more
  • Catholic Women Want Community (Even in a Blizzard)

    Two of my friends and I set out one blustery Friday April afternoon from St. Paul, Minnesota for Sioux Falls, South Dakota. We were excited to spend a weekend together at the Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls women’s conference despite the forecast a blizzard sweeping through the upper Midwest.... Read more
  • Toronto cardinal calls for prayers after van kills at least 10

    TORONTO, Canada  - Toronto Cardinal Thomas Collins called for special prayers after a van jumped a curb and killed at least 10 people on a busy Toronto street. Although officials said the April 23 incident did not appear to be terrorism, they said it did appear to be deliberate. Cabinet... Read more
  • The Unapologetic Apologist: Five lessons from St. Justin Martyr

    By the second century A.D., the Christian religion had spread beyond its original Jewish context into a pagan world that very often misunderstood and hated it. Its circumstances were, in that respect, much like our own. Only worse, of course. For in those days, to become a Christian was to... Read more
  • Second priest murdered in Mexico in less than a week

    Guadalajara, Mexico, Apr 23, 2018 / 03:30 pm (ACI Prensa).- The reported murder of a priest in Guadalajara, Mexico, on Friday marks the second killing of a priest in less than a week in the country. Fr. Juan Miguel Contreras Garcia, 33, was shot to death the afternoon of April 20 inside Saint... Read more
  • Hero Nun Of WWII, the Angel of Dieppe, Dies At 103

    A nun who became known as The “Angel of Dieppe,” for her heroic efforts in caring for WWII soldiers at the disastrous Battle of Dieppe, died at 103 years old. Sister Agnès-Marie Valois of Canada, an Augustinian nun, was trained as a surgical nurse before the war. She passed away on April... Read more
  • Alfie Evans ‘breathing unaided’ after life support removed

    Alfie Evan’s father has said his son has been breathing unaided for nine hours after Alder Hey hospital removed his life support. Tom Evans told ITV’s Good Morning Britain at 7 am: “Nine hours he has been breathing now. It’s actually come to the point where his mum is asleep next to... Read more
  • From the heart of a young father

    Bishops get a lot of unsolicited mail from strangers, some of it pleasant, some of it much less so. It goes with the job. But every once in a while a letter comes in that’s worth sharing with a wider audience. Last month, in preparation for the October 2018 synod, roughly 300 young adults from... Read more
  • Reel Presence: How Friendship is a Synonym for Salvation

    What I know about film can fit comfortably in a single frame. I am neither Siskel nor Ebert, nor even the little robot characters on “Mystery Science Theater 3000.” But I know a thing or two about the New Testament, and I know what I like in a movie, and I was deeply moved by the... Read more
  • This hermit-nun hasn’t spoken for 16 years. But here’s what she tells us

    Sr. Miriam of the Cross belongs to the community of nuns in the Carmelite Convent of Merciful Love in the Polish city of Szczecin, but she did not want to be an “ordinary” nun and thus chose the life of a hermit. How can we understand her choice in a world that is so allergic to... Read more