• Polish bishops recall service of priests, nuns during Warsaw Uprising

    Commemorating the 76th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising against the Nazis, the Catholic bishops of Poland released a reflection on the priests and nuns who ministered to the needs of the Polish people during the historic event. “During the sixty-three days of the Warsaw Uprising, which... Read more
  • We Can Still Learn From St. Dominic and His Order

    In this brief series about living out the universal call to holiness, we have seen that lay people do well to learn from the spiritualities, charisms, and lifestyles of some of the great religious orders. The summer months host the feast days of some of those great religious orders.... Read more
  • St. John Vianney, Priests, and God’s Armor

    St. John Vianney exemplifies a life of sacrificial love, holy boldness and courageous perseverance. His example is absolutely relevant to our day and age. Twenty years ago on pilgrimage to Catholic shrines in France, our group visited the famous village of Ars. Our priest celebrated holy Mass... Read more
  • After Beirut explosion, Lebanon turns to St. Charbel

    At least one massive explosion rocked the Lebanese capital of Beirut Tuesday afternoon, which ignited fires and destroyed buildings in the city’s port area, caused damage across the city, and has reportedly flooded hospitals with casualties. Some local news sources are reporting that at... Read more
  • 10 Ways to embrace the Immaculate Heart of Mary this August (even with social distancing)

    August is the month dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and this August is an especially fitting time for us to find strength in this devotion, as we handle constraints and stress stemming from health concerns, societal upheaval, and economic worries. Many of us are, or know,... Read more
  • The Meaning of Father Damien

    In September of 1881, while King Kalākaua of Hawaii was away on his world tour, his regent (and sister) Princess Liliʻuokalani visited the leper colony of Kalaupapa on the island of Molokai. Its administrator was a Belgian missionary, a Catholic priest named Father Damien De... Read more
  • After AOC decries statue, Hawaiian Catholic says St Damien of Molokai ‘gave his life’ serving lepers

    A Hawaiian Catholic catechist said that St. Damien of Molokai is a “hero” to the Hawaiian people, after a prominent congresswoman claimed the statue honoring him in the U.S. Capitol is part of colonialism and “patriarchy and white supremacist culture.”  St. Damien “gave his... Read more
  • For Blessed Solanus, the poor were ‘light of the splendor of God,’ cardinal says

    Editor's note: This article was originally written for Blssd. Solanus's beatification in 2017. Ave Maria Radio was in attendance and covered the celebration in the days leading up and following. We share this today for his feast. DETROIT — A humble priest and porter, Fr. Solanus Casey... Read more
  • Blessed Stanley Rother’s Oklahoma roots

    Credit: Fr. David Monahan, courtesy of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City Archives Oklahoma’s eponymous state song rings out, “We know we belong to the land.” These words came to life in the person of Oklahoma’s prospect for sainthood, Blessed Stanley Rother. Born in the swirl of this land... Read more
  • Knights of Columbus founder to be beatified in October

    Fr. Michael McGivney, the founder of the Knights of Columbus Catholic fraternal organization, will be beatified on October 31, the Congregation for the Causes of Saints announced this week.  The congregation made the announcement on its website and Twitter page July... Read more