• 38 Years Ago Today, Pope St. John Paul II Was Shot

    May 13, a remarkable day in history. Today, we mark the anniversary of the first apparition of Our Lady at Fatima on May 13, 1917, to the three small shepherd children, Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta. Also, it was 38 years ago today that John Paul II was shot in St. Peter’s... Read more
  • The Hidden Connection Between Mary and Divine Mercy

    For many years I’ve marveled about the “coincidence” of three highly influential saints living in Krakow at roughly the same moment in history: St. Faustina Kowalska, St. Maximilian Kolbe, and Pope St. John Paul II. George Weigel has pointed out in the book we co-authored, City of... Read more
  • FDA Signs Controversial Contract With Fetal-Tissue Provider

    WASHINGTON — Legislators, pro-life groups and ethicists have condemned a new government contract to obtain human tissue from aborted children for use in medical research and in the creation of “humanized mice.” The Food and Drug Administration signed a $15,900 contract to acquire human... Read more
  • The Great Promise of Divine Mercy Sunday

    Eastertime It is a wonderful time of year.  Spring is here and the opening day of baseball. The weather is becoming nicer and the days longer. Lent has given way to Easter, and the Octave of Easter gives way on the following Sunday to “Divine Mercy Sunday.” It is another great reason to love... Read more