Worth a thousand words: the tsunami strikes

From Japan this morning: Our Lady of Akita, pray for us. [Read more...]

Worth a thousand words

Los Angeles gets its new Archbishop — and Jose Gomez officially uses the chair (with his coat of arms on it) for the first time. Check out Rocco for all the details. [Read more...]

Worth a thousand words: Christians protecting Muslims during prayer

In Egypt, below. Details here. [Read more...]

Worth a thousand words

Some who are snowed in by last night’s blizzard don’t have all the comforts of home. Above, an unidentified homeless veteran who lives beneath a Philadelphia underpass, photographed on Wednesday January 26th, as another intense storm barreled up the east coast. [Read more...]

Worth a thousand words: faithful to the end

This really gives new meaning to the idea of “Man’s Best Friend.” A dog, ‘Leao’, sits for a second consecutive day, next to the grave of her owner, Cristina Maria Cesario Santana, who died in the week’s catastrophic landslides in Brazil, at the cemetery in Teresopolis, near Rio de Janiero, on January 15, 2011. Photo [Read More...]

Worth a thousand words: Dr. King's priests

Catholic priests often stood side-by-side with the Civil Rights leader: below, Fr. Theodore Hesburgh (second from left) with Martin Luther King, Jr. You can read more about Catholics and the Civil Rights movement here. [Read more...]

Worth a thousand words: Christina Green's casket

Hand-made, especially for her, by Trappists in Iowa. Read the whole story, with details of how it came about, here.  And you can read about Christina’s funeral here. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her … [Read more...]

Worth a thousand words: Gabrielle Giffords' wedding day

From the New York Times, in 2007: Read more here.  There’s also a good overview with lots of links over at The Anchoress. Please pray for all those affected by this horrific crime. [Read more...]

Worth a thousand words

At the end of a brutal year, Iraq’s Christians continue to have faith — though many are now forced to practice it elsewhere. Shown above: An Iraqi girl prays during Mass at a Chaldean Catholic church in Amman, Jordan. [Read more...]

Worth a thousand words

This is Christmas at Our Lady of Salvation Church in Baghdad: A shrine for Iraqi Christians who were killed in Al-Qaeda siege is erected at the Sayidat al-Nejat (Our Lady of Salvation) Church in Baghdad on December 23. Faced with renewed threats by Al-Qaeda and still mourning the church massacre, Christmas for Iraq’s Christian community [Read More...]