• Playing for the King

    The tournament room is silent. Surrounded by the intense gazes of the watching crowd—and those of chess greats past and present staring down from photos on the walls—Wesley So, 24, prepares to defend his title of U.S. chess champion at the St. Louis Chess Club and Scholastic Center in April.... Read more
  • Accepting Our Own Gifts in Order to Serve God

    Part of maturing spiritually is coming to a greater understanding of our own strengths and weaknesses. We begin to see the areas that allow us to love and serve God — as well as others — while also seeing where we may need work and also coming to accept that we may lack certain gifts that... Read more
  • ‘These Bombs Led Me to Christ’

    You have seen my picture a thousand times. It’s a picture that made the world gasp—a picture that defined my life. I am nine years old, running along a puddled roadway in front of an expressionless soldier, arms outstretched, naked, shrieking in pain and fear, the dark contour of a napalm... Read more
  • “Just a Little While Longer” – A Meditation on the Brevity and Urgency of Life.

    There is a passage in John 16 that is unusual for its repetition. This past Sunday it was the assigned Gospel in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. The expression “in a little while” is repeated seven times in the brief passage. In fact, its repetition is almost to the point of being... Read more
  • Are we suffering for the wrong reasons?

    Many of the world’s religions attest to the reality that something isn’t quite right with humanity. We see suffering and evil in our lives and the lives of others, often conceding to it as some unfortunate aspect of our existence that we can’t seem to do away with. We understand that it... Read more
  • ‘Miracle’ child Trenton McKinley comes to life from brain injuries after parents sign organ donation papers

      Jennifer Nicole Reindl has a simple explanation for her young son's recovery from the brink of death due to severe brain injuries. "It's a miracle," Reindl tells USA TODAY, citing her belief that the hand of God is behind it all. Trenton McKinley, 13, from Mobile, Ala., was so close... Read more
  • What is Humility? What are Its Limits?

    At its heart, humility is reverence for the truth about oneself. We are neither to esteem ourselves too highly nor despise ourselves as bereft of God’s gifts. By humility we acknowledge that we depend on God and the gifts of others but also that we are called to accept our gifts and then use... Read more
  • Frank Duff: Founder of the Legion of Mary & Champion of the Rosary

    The Servant of God Frank Duff (1889-1980) was born into a wealthy family in Dublin, Ireland, in 1889. During his youth, he was hit in the ear by a cricket ball; consequently, his hearing was impaired in that ear for the rest of his life. At the age of 24, he became aware of the extreme poverty... Read more
  • Bethlehem emigrants open shop to support Christian artisans in Holy Land

    Denver, Colo., May 3, 2018 / 10:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A Catholic goods shop opened its first brick and mortar store last month, presenting a wide variety of merchandise which supports artisans in the Holy Land. The store, Bethlehem Handicrafts, is owned by the Bannoura family, who produce... Read more
  • Austrian priest to undertake epic pilgrimage across the Alps

    An Austrian priest is to embark on a gruelling, 2,550-mile pilgrimage across the Alps. Along the way Fr Johannes Maria Schwarz will stop off at 200 Catholic churches, monasteries and places of pilgrimage, and document his journey on YouTube and Instagram. “I want to tell the story of... Read more