Wait: Is There a CLUB for Priests’ Mistresses?

An Eastern Catholic priest from Romania with his wife and family

From all over Italy they gather, putting pen to paper, expressing their heartfelt longing.  How, exactly, did these women find one another?It's not a poetry slam or a self-help group.  It's... get this!... a group of 26 women who are in love with Catholic priests.  So in love, in fact, that together they have petitioned the Holy Father to reconsider the Church discipline which requires priests to remain celibate.Not eager for the notoriety that would come with self-disclosure, the wo … [Read more...]

When We Stumbled Upon Tiny St. Agnes

Reliquary containing the skull of St. Agnes

It was hot, and we were tired.  It was September 2000, our first trip to Rome, and our band of seven hearty travelers had embarked on a long walk through the streets of the city to the Piazza Navona. The Piazza stands on the site of the first-century Stadium of Domitian.  In its center, Bernini's Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi (Fountain of the Four Horses) is topped by the Obelisk of Domitian, brought here in pieces from the Circus of Maxentius.  Two other fountains mark each end of the piazza:  The … [Read more...]