800-Year-Old Church Frescoes Leave Texas For Cyprus

Menil Fresco

Repatriation of artifacts is a difficult issue, but this seems to have been handled well by all sides. A set of 13th-century Byzantine frescoes — plundered after Turkey invaded Cyprus and on display in Houston for the last 15 years — is headed home at last. It’s the closing chapter in what turns out to [Read More...]

Finding Purpose in Suffering

Fulton Sheen

In the three videos embedded below, Servant of God Fulton Sheen, one of the great preachers (and, yes, saints) of the last century explains the mystery of suffering with his usual mix of humor, drama, and philosophy. Catholics always have understood suffering in the context of the cross. Although pain may come, it ends in triumph. St. [Read More...]


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