Wisconsin becomes the first Marian apparition site in the United States

Wisconsin becomes the first Marian apparition site in the United States

Green Bay: This week the Marian site in Wisconsin was attributed as a National Shrine thus becoming the first Marian apparition site in the United States. In 1859 a young Belgian women happened to see a bright vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary that appeared between two trees in one of the most unlikely places in […]

St. Anthony’s battle with the demons

St. Anthony’s battle with the demons

“Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.” – 1 Peter 5.8 The word of the Lord is real. The battle between the devil and human beings still continues. Satan rarely reveals themselves to ordinary people. But saints and those who were too close to […]

A rare friendship story of St. John Paul II

A rare friendship story of St. John Paul II

After Karol Wojtyla’s installation as the Archbishop of Krakow, he came to America to participate in the Eucharistic Congress held in Philadelphia in the summer of 1976. On the last day of the congress, Cardinal Wojtyla wished to meet a friend of him, Monsignor Joseph Gluszek who stays on the mountains of Montana. He planned […]

Pope expresses solidarity with victims of Portugal fires

Pope expresses solidarity with victims of Portugal fires

Vatican City: Pope Francis expressed his sorrow for the damage created by the wildfire raging on the Portuguese island of Maderia. He entrusted the victims to the intersession of Blessed Virgin Merry and offered his closeness to the suffering families. Through a letter signed by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Pope expressed […]

Meet the Catholic grandpa who builds an inspirational app

Meet the Catholic grandpa who builds an inspirational app

Orange County: Tom Riles always carried a stack of index cards in his shirt’s pocket. When he felt tensed he takes out a card from his pocket and would read it. It was enough to console him. In a sense, it was a source of motivation for him. He carried it for twenty-five years. You […]

France offers all Assumption Masses for the country

France offers all Assumption Masses for the country

Paris: In connection with the series of Islamic terror attacks that shook France since last year, the country’s bishops had offered all Masses on the Feast of the Assumption for France. The president of the French Bishops’ Conference, Archbishop Georges Pontier of Marseille had noted how the August 15 Solemnity of the Assumption had always […]

Pope Francis had lunch with 21 Syrian refugees

Pope Francis had lunch with 21 Syrian refugees

Pope Francis had invited 21 Syrian refugees to his residence in Casa Santa Marta and had lunch with them. He spent time with them by exchanging gifts, toys and drawings with the children. The Syrian families were brought to Rome by the Pope during his visit to Lesbos, Greece in April. While having the meal, […]

Security measures tightens at Lourdes

Security measures tightens at Lourdes

In connection with a series of terrorist attacks in France, security measures had been tightened at Lourdes for the upcoming feast of the Assumption. As part of ensuring precaution against terrorist attack, the authorities had cancelled the Mass and procession on next Monday, said the prefect of the Pyrénées region, Beatrice Lagarde. Normally the Mass […]

Brazilian priest commits suicide

Brazilian priest commits suicide

Brazilian priest, Fr. Bonifacio Buzzi, accused of molesting children in Minas Gerais state found dead in his cell. The Brazilian authorities had said that he hanged himself with bed sheets in his cell the very next day after his arrest. The 57 year old priest was arrested early this August from the southern state of […]

Pope receives three million followers

Twenty weeks after the installation and 143 posts including a number of videos, Pope Francis’ Instragram account had reached to more than three million followers. Unlike his Twitter account which publishes in nine different languages, there is only an Instragram account for the Pope. Pope Francis had laid the foundation for an Instragram account with […]