Our Lady of Guadalupe Finds a Home at Walmart

Mary Mosaic

Last Wednesday, a first for Walmart:  At their new Walmart Neighborhood Market in the Sherman Heights neighborhood of San Diego, a Catholic priest blessed a mosaic plaque of the Virgin Mary that’s embedded in the exterior wall.Father Richard Brown, senior priest at Our Lady of Guadalupe parish in San Diego, said, “It’s the only Walmart in the world with a plaque of our Blessed Mother.” Walmart was immersed in controversy in 2012, when they announced plans to open a store on the site of a … [Read more...]

Pope Paul VI May Be Beatified Soon, After Healing of Child In Utero

Pope Paul VI

Pope Paul VI, author of the 1968 encyclical Humanae Vitae (Of Human Life), will likely be beatified in the next few months, according to a report by Italian journalist Andrea Tornielli.Writing in the Italian newspaper La Stampa, Tornielli reports that the Medical Commission of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints has declared that the former pope’s healing of an unborn child is “unexplainable.” Patrizio Polisca, Benedict XVI and Francis’ personal doctor, is chair of the Medical Commiss … [Read more...]

PARENTHOOD: Stains, Spills, Sleeplessness…and Love

Coke commercial 2

If you’re a parent, you know that the early years of childrearing are a mix of joy and sheer exhaustion.A new commercial by Argentine creative ideas agency Santo Buenos Aires captures the fatigue and the frustration, the bedlam and the bemusement, and the pure love that makes it all worthwhile.  The commercial by director Pucho Mentasti is for Coke Life, a new, green-label Argentine concoction that’s sweetened with a sugar and stevia extract for a 35-calorie serving.Sebastian Wilhelm, San … [Read more...]