JPII Relic Has Been Found!

Pope John Paul II waves to pilgrims

The relic's been returned!Italian police have found the missing relic which had been stolen from the church of San Pietro della Ienca over the weekend.On January 26, reports from Italy were that a sacred relic which contained the blood of Blessed Pope John Paul II had been stolen from a church in the mountains outside of Rome.Yesterday I reported that the reliquary had been found, along with the crucifix which had been stolen--but that the relic itself--a piece of cloth soaked with … [Read more...]

Spirit and Song: Elvis Presley’s Lifelong Quest

Elvis Seeker King

I knew that Elvis's repertoire included some songs that were deeply spiritual.  I wrote about him two years ago, featuring one of those selections.But I didn't know, prior to reading Gary Tillery's The Seeker King: A Spiritual Biography of Elvis Presley, that Elvis was so immersed in the quest for God. I didn't know that faith played so large a role in Elvis' life and career, even to the last minutes of his life.But there, in the pages of this well-told story, I could see it:As a … [Read more...]

The Pope, the Parrot and the Stripper: You Can’t Make This Stuff Up!

I couldn't write a headline like that if I tried.From ABC News: Pope Francis has dined with homeless people, made the cover of Time and Rolling Stone and now has blessed a parrot belonging to a male stripper.The parrot, named Amore, was initially passed up by Pope Francis as he rode around in the popemobile during his general audience in St. Peter's Square Wednesday.  Eventually, Francis went back to bless the bird and hold it on his finger.The bird's owner was identified as … [Read more...]