St. Therese Church accredits with national shrine title

St. Therese Church accredits with national shrine title

The St. Theresa Shrine in Juneau, Alaska was included in the list of national shrines in the United States. US bishops on her October 1 feast day had added the shrine into the list of 70 national shrines in the country. “We are pleased to have the Conference of Bishops recognize the Shrine of St. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 Francis writes to a Chilian woman prisoner!

Pope Francis writes to a Chilian woman prisoner!

Nicol, an inmate of Chile’s Coyhaique prison could not believe her eyes! She has received a reply from the Holy Father Pope Francis; indeed a very personal reply. It was brought to her by the local bishop Luis Infanti. The story began a year ago, when she wrote a letter to Pope Francis narrating her […]

This seminarian died rescuing a drowning woman!

This seminarian died rescuing a drowning woman!

Brian Bergkamp might have pondered the words of Christ many a times in his life: “Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends” (John 15: 13). The everlasting words of Jesus must be the driving force that inspired this Kansas seminarian to risk his life into saving […]

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