I Warned You About Never Knowing When Pope Francis Might Give You A Call…

“You should listen to Frank. He knows.”

But everyone ignores me.  So a young man in Italy gets the surprise of his life.

An Italian teenager who wrote to Pope Francis was shocked when the informal Argentinian pontiff phoned him for a chat. [Read more...]

Remember the Ruined Fresco? Cecilia Gomez teaches Us How To Make Mistakes Pay

The gift that keeps on giving…

I mean, that seems to be the takeaway to me.

An 82-year-old Spanish pensioner who gained global notoriety for ruining a fresco of Christ in a clumsy restoration has signed a lucrative royalty deal for the merchandising of her ‘art’. [Read more...]

The Virgin Mary Church Building in Delga, Egypt Is No More

Not even being named for the most revered woman in the Koran could spare the site, which had endured in Delga since the 4th or 5th century, AD. [Read more...]

Someone Send Governor Christie A Catechism. Please.

By just perusing it briefly, see, he could learn a lot of neat things. You know, like how the Church teaches that homosexuals are no more sinful than folks who are not homosexuals. [Read more...]

Like the Coptic Church Does, The United States Should Be Supporting the Egyptian Provisional Government UPDATED

Christian churches scapegoated the other day…

The Coptic Christian Church in Egypt has put out the following statement,

“The Egyptian Coptic Church is following the unfortunate developments on the ground of our country Egypt and emphasizes its strong stance with the Egyptian police, armed forces and other organizations of the Egyptian people in the face of groups of armed violence and black terrorism…While we appreciate the sincere and friendly position that understands the nature of the developments, we strongly deplore the media fallacies that are prevalent in Western countries.”

But for some reason, our nation officially seems to still be pining for Mohammed Morsi and his despotism leaning Muslim Brotherhood. [Read more...]

Meet Father Dowling, Accident Scene “Mystery” Priest

Catholic News Service has the scoop,

Jefferson City, Mo., Aug 12, 2013 / 02:12 pm (CNA).- The mysterious Missouri priest who gave anointing to a woman in her wrecked car near Center, Mo. has been identified as Father Patrick Dowling, of the Diocese of Jefferson City.

“I thank God and the amazingly competent rescue workers,” Fr. Dowling stated today in a comment on CNA’s original article on the Aug. 4 incident. [Read more...]

Because You Never Know When Pope Francis Might Pick Up The Phone, And Give You A Call

Call me maybe? I gotta say, it’s a pretty incredible story. [Read more...]

In Kentucky, Gethsemani Abbey And The Sisters Of Loretto Tell A Pipeline Company, “You Shall Not Pass.”

What could it hurt? *cough*

Just in time for today’s readings. But, you know what? Maybe Jim Beam, Makers Mark, and other distilleries in the area will be willing to do business with them. The monks and nuns? Not so much. [Read more...]

What Millennials Really Want From The Church

I reckon lots of Millennials are numbered here…

That is the big question du jour it seems. An answer in a piece written by Rachel Held Evans at the CNN Belief Blog sort of went viral last week. Soon after, Hemant Mehta (a blogger on the Patheos Atheist channel) also had a piece up over there, basically telling folks that atheists are HUGE on the internet, and the Jesus story is a myth so, why not throw in the towel?

Interestingly, all of the hubbub seems to be following in the wake of the Barque of Peter’s 28th edition of World Youth Day, which wrapped up celebrations in Rio de Janeiro this past Sunday. [Read more...]

Catholic Health Association Is Fine With The Final HHS Rule As It Is UPDATED


Less than a week after the conclusion of the Fortnight for Freedom, the CEO of the Catholic Health Association, Sister Carol Keehan, has notified members of the association that the latest accommodation provided by HHS is acceptable to them. It is a different conclusion than that held by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. [Read more...]


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