My ‘granddaddy’ John Wayne, actor and Catholic convert

By David Kerr Fr. Matthew Muñoz Rome, Italy, Oct 1, 2011 / 12:29 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- John Wayne, for many, was a Hollywood legend who symbolized true masculinity and American values. To Fr. Matthew Muñoz, though, he was simply “granddaddy.” “When we were little we’d go to his house and we’d simply hang out with […]

Once again, Jesus in the streets

Uplifting video by some British Franciscans. My only little gripe is the anticlimactic end…why put the Lord of Lords and Kings of Kings into a tote bag? Now for a video that gives me chills: http://www.anitacrane.com/blog/yes-this-is-why-im-catholic/

Popes, astronauts and the Blessed Mother

So much for popes being behind the times. Back in 1920, Benedict XV named Our Lady of Loreto the Protectress of Pilots and Air Travelers, and Benedict XVI is the first pope to speak with astronauts while they’re in outer space.

‘Brain dead’ woman awakes?

Once again, a real Catholic comes to the rescue. (See Vatican testimony by doctors who expose the farce known as “brain death” @ http://www.chninternational.com/brain_death_is_not_death_byrne_paul_md.html) One more thing: Only vegetables are capable of a persistent vegetative state or any kind of vegetative state! So do not trust doctors who use that term. Husband Celebrates Miracle as […]

Massive crowds gather for Pope John Paul II beatification

A massive crowd — with the majority consisting of young people — sang, prayed and celebrated as they waited for Sunday’s beatification. Beatificationis a recognition accorded by the Catholic Church of a dead person’s entrance into Heaven and capacity to intercede on behalf of individuals who pray in his or her name (intercession of saints). […]

Royal row breaks out in UK over anti-Catholic legislation

Now that the glamorous royal wedding is over and the crowds have gone home, it’s time for England and its Christians to abolish this injustice… By David Kerr London, England, Apr 25, 2011 / 05:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In the week of the Royal Wedding, a centuries-old law banning British monarchs from becoming or marrying […]

Pope’s Easter message: ‘In the beginning is freedom’

Happy Easter! To my astonishment, the Huffington Post published this: VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI marked the holiest night of the year for Christians by stressing that humanity isn’t a random product of evolution. Benedict emphasized the Biblical account of creation in his Easter Vigil homily Saturday, saying it was wrong to think at […]

Pope Benedict: Look closely at Christ crucified

Pope Benedict’s mediation on the God Man, Christ crucified: What remains now before our eyes? It is a crucified man, a cross raised on Golgotha, a cross which seems a sign of the final defeat of the One who brought light to those immersed in darkness, the One who spoke of the power of forgiveness […]

LA acting studio begins mission to create actors with ‘spiritual integrity’

One way to join the renaissance… Culver City, Calif., Apr 2, 2011 / 06:08 pm (CNA).- Holy Wood Acting Studio had its grand opening on March 25 to begin its mission to create talented actors with the “emotional and spiritual maturity” to endure the challenges in their careers. “The opening of Holy Wood Acting Studio […]

Pakistani official killed for disputing anti-Christian law

By Saeed Shah | McClatchy Newspapers KABUL, Afghanistan — Pakistan’s religious minorities minister, the only Christian in the country’s cabinet, was assassinated Wednesday by suspected Islamic militants, the second high profile killing this year as Pakistan faces a surge of extremism. Shahbaz Bhatti was traveling to work in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, when his car […]

Award-winning movie reveals Christian love

Ready for a beautiful life-changing film? Award-winning movie reveals Christian love ‘When you have a Muslim population asking for monks, it’s just so different’ Posted: February 26, 2011 1:00 am Eastern By Anita Crane © 2011 WorldNetDaily “Should it ever befall me, and it could happen today, to fall victim to the terrorism which seems to now […]

RIP Dr. Bernard Nathanson

Here’s part of my very brief story for WND yesterday about the extraordinary life and death of Dr. Bernard Nathanson. Through the power of reason, Dr. Nathanson went from abortionist and NARAL collaborator to accepting faith and becoming a Christian. Yours truly witnessed the following milestone while working for another publication: Years after pro-life witnesses […]

‘WE ARE A CHURCH ON FIRE’

By LINDA ANDRADE RODRIGUES February 19, 2011 12:00 AM   ACUSHNET — A little church in a small town, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church was facing tough times. The congregation was dwindling, and Mass attendance was at an all-time low. The empty confessional was collecting dust, and donations were dismal. But then the unthinkable happened. […]

Super Bowl losers make winners of those in need

Posted: February 04, 2011 By Anita Crane © 2011 WorldNetDaily After the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers tackle each other in Super Bowl XLV – after millions of Americans watch the game, halftime performances and mega commercials while cheering and feasting – poor communities will, in some sense, celebrate the losing team. That’s because all those […]

Cardinal Burke’s growing influence in Rome, world

Forget the bad news for a while and rejoice in the announcements about Cardinal Raymond Burke’s growing influence in the universal Church. California Catholic Daily says, “According to the Vatican Information Service, the official news agency of the Holy See, Cardinal Burke, well known for his orthodox views, was named by the Holy Father on […]

Open Letter to Inactive Catholics

Great letter by Bishop Tobin of Providence, Rhode Island: My dear Brother or Sister: In the spirit of the Advent and Christmas Season, and as the Diocese of Providence nears the end of its “Year of Evangelization,” I’m writing this letter to inactive Catholics of our Diocese – perhaps you’re in that category – to […]

Choose life

Last weekend, the captain of a fire department here in the U.S. told me that on Thanksgiving Day, he and his colleagues will enter into “suicide season,” the time of year when lonely people are most tempted to take their own lives. Afterward, I came across this inspiring man, Joaquin Romero of Spain. Twenty years […]

Alveda King: Martin Luther King Jr. was pro-life

Great piece by Alveda King, niece of  Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and daughter of Rev. A.D. King: http://www.priestsforlife.org/africanamerican/blog/. She opens by saying: “There has been much controversy regarding my Uncle Martin’s view on abortion. I have always stated that my uncle was pro-life and would never support Planned Parenthood. There are those that contend […]

Oh, so WE are the “lords of creation.” That explains everything.

Carl Olson from Ignatius Press promises to take on Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow, authors of The Grand Design. Carl objects to this line in particular: “Although we are puny and insignificant on the scale of the cosmos, this makes us in a sense the lords of creation.” In the sense that we have dominion […]

Pray for the trapped Chilean miners

All miners have a special place in my heart because one of my grandpas was a coal miner in Pennsylvania. Please remember the poor Chilean miners trapped in the copper and gold mine named after San Jose. Here’s a lovely reflection by my friend Mary Kochan of Catholic Exchange: http://catholicexchange.com/2010/09/03/133993/ On Monday, the New York […]

Glenn Beck crowd: Not so white as advertised

Yours truly covered Glenn Beck’s Restoring Honor rally on August 28, 2010. When Beck scheduled his rally, he didn’t know it was the anniversary of Martin Lither King Jr.’s  classic “I Have a Dream” speech. Given the anniversary, Al Sharpton was outraged and attempted to steal attention by announcing he’d lead “progressive” protesters to the […]

Yes! This is why I’m Catholic

“God in the Streets of New York City” by Grassroots Films of Brooklyn In this video you will hear the voices of three great but departed priests: Father Benedict Groeschel, Father Richard John Neuhaus, who converted from the Lutheran religion, and our late, fearless, great Holy Father Pope Saint John Paul II… Can’t find Jesus […]

VP Biden openly bribes Kenyans

Biden Promises Kenya ‘Money to Flow’ if Pro-Abort Constitution Passes Fri Jun 18, 2010 11:15 EST By Kathleen Gilbert Updated 6.21.10 NAIROBI, Kenya, June 18, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden travelled to Kenya to personally urge the country to pass a new constitution that would legalize abortion – and to assure Kenyans […]