It was 1996 when Catholic author Patricia Mohan Gallagher’s 9-year-old daughter came to her and said that someone at school told her Santa Claus wasn’t real. This brought tears to Gallagher’s eyes. Though she knew her daughter, Kristen, had recently stopped believing that Santa was real, she couldn’t bear the thought there were other children who did still believe in him but were being told by someone else that he wasn’t real.
Father Bonnot thought through and wrote this book as a meditation upon the meaning of his 50 years as a Catholic parish priest. Jesus, he notes correctly, was not a priest among his own people, not a descendant of Aaron.
"The source of justice is not vengeance but charity." This quote from St. Bridget of Sweden appears just before Chapter 1 of Susan Furlong's latest mystery novel, "Shattered Justice."
"Flannery," a documentary about the life and writings of Catholic writer Flannery O'Connor, opens in select virtual cinemas nationwide July 17.
In the late 1800s, Black Elk, an Oglala Lakota medicine man participating in the Ghost Dance movement, had a vision of a figure with pierced hands who identified himself as the Son of God. He called on all the people of the world to unite.
Pandemic restrictions have upset plans for pilgrimages and major public Masses celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of St. John Paul II.
The Vatican published a free downloadable book of Pope Francis' prayers and homilies responding to the trial and suffering of the coronavirus pandemic.
Catholic nuns emerged as the unexpected heroes in the 1918 Spanish flu epidemic that killed hundreds of thousands in the United States and millions worldwide.
A number of notable films will reach their centennial this year. Since all films made before 1925 are now in the public domain, several of these silent centenarians can be viewed for free online.
As recorded in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, Satan's first temptation of Christ in the desert, after 40 days of fasting, involved carbohydrates.