St. John Vianney, Pray for Us

St. John Vianney - stained glass

Today is the Memorial of St. John Vianney, patron of priests.Jean-Baptiste-Marie Vianney, a French parish priest, was born in 1786 and died on August 4, 1859.  His parents were forced to drive great distances to attend Mass in the countryside, since it was illegal in France at the time.  His education had been interrupted by the French revolution, and he twice failed the exams required before he could be ordained.As a priest, he was named pastor of a small church in the remote French h … [Read more...]

Fly-By Faith: The Archdiocese of Washington’s New Drone-Cam


Moving ever forward in its embrace of the new technology, the Archdiocese of Washington has bought its very own drone.Priced at under $1,000, the saucer-shaped, camera-laden drone will enable the Archdiocese to film events from a new perspective.  It was used on Mother's Day to capture the Archdiocese's procession marking the canonization of the two popes, John Paul II and John XXIII.The Archdiocese of Washington has led the nation's dioceses in its embrace of social media.  From Y … [Read more...]

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...]