Americans to Join Pope Francis for Charismatic Conference in Rome

Charismatic conference - flyer

Two Americans, Dr. Ralph Martin, founder of Renewal Ministries, and Patti Mansfield, popular Catholic author and speaker, will join the Holy Father and 52,000 Charismatic Catholics from more than 50 countries on Sunday afternoon, June 1, at the Olympic Stadium of Rome.On that day, Pope Francis—the first pontiff to ever visit a sports stadium in Rome--will participate in the 37th National Assembly of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal Movement. The June 1-2 conference has the theme of "Convert! … [Read more...]

The Father Brown Mysteries: A Little Beach Reading from Chesterton

Fr. Brown - Penguin Books

"Father Brown is one of the few characters in all fiction who--through his humanity, sagacity, personal charm and credible genius--is likely to survive the fickle years."That high praise for G.K. Chesterton's clerical sleuth comes from none other than Ellery Queen, the pseudonymous mystery writing team of Frederic Dannay and Manfred Bennington Lee.Father Brown was, in Chesterton's imagination, a short, stumpy Roman Catholic priest, "formerly of Cobhole in Essex, and now working in … [Read more...]


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