Thieves Rob Detroit-Area Chaldean Church–But Camera Catches All

St Thomas Chaldean Church

Three men robbed St. Thomas Chaldean Catholic Church in West Bloomfield, Michigan on the morning after Easter, when there was an unusually large amount of cash on hand--but all three criminals were caught on surveillance video, and chances are that they'll be caught soon. The Chaldean News reports that the men first visited the St. Thomas Grotto, located at the rear of the church, at about 2:40 a.m. on Monday, April 6.  According to their report:Video surveillance shows two of the men ente … [Read more...]

GOOD FRIDAY: “Praying the Steps” Is a Cincinnati Tradition

Image courtesy of Holy Cross Immaculata parish

A PRAYERFUL TRADITIONAtop Mount Adams, the highest point in Cincinnati, Ohio, stands Holy Cross Immaculata Church.  Overlooking the downtown area and the Ohio River, it is a beacon of faith to local Catholics.And each year on Good Friday, pilgrims from the local community and around the world flock to the historic church for a 155-year-old tradition called "Praying the Steps."From midnight on Holy Thursday until midnight on Good Friday, more than 10,000 pilgrims climb the long … [Read more...]

San Francisco’s Unwashed “Masses”: Better Safe Than Soggy

Water drips

Is there anyone else out there who is troubled by all the finger-wagging over the San Francisco Cathedral's sprinkler system?I mean, we LOVE the poor.  We should reach out and help them.  The social doctrine of the Catholic Church, as I mentioned in my post earlier this week, speaks often about the Preferential Option for the Poor.   Jesus loved the poor, fed them (like the crowds gathered on the hillside near Bethsaida in Galilee), healed them (like the ten lepers), urged his followers to he … [Read more...]