Author’s book on the vocation of women is much-needed light in the world

Maybe it’s Divine intervention that in the middle of this crazy year, Melissa Maleski’s book ‘The Supreme Vocation of Women’ hit bookstores. With everyone hiding behind masks, Catholics being deprived of the Eucharist and the term “social distancing” a part of our everyday vocabulary, the importance of connection and relationship is being revealed to all of humanity. Continue reading Author’s book on the vocation of women is much-needed light in the world

Documentary about life of ‘Rosary Priest’ Ven. Patrick Peyton to be released by media ministry he founded

LOS ANGELES — “PRAY: The Story of Patrick Peyton,” a documentary film about Ven. Patrick Peyton C.S.C., the famous Hollywood Rosary priest who was dedicated to inspiring millions of families to pray together and coined the famous phrase, “The family that prays together stays together,” will release in select theaters nationwide Friday, Oct. 9. “PRAY” is produced by Family Theater Productions, the same Hollywood organization founded by Fr. … Continue reading Documentary about life of ‘Rosary Priest’ Ven. Patrick Peyton to be released by media ministry he founded

St. Damien of Moloka’i ‘gave his life’ serving lepers, says Hawai’ian Catholic after criticism of statue from congresswoman

WASHINGTON (CNA) — A Hawai’ian Catholic catechist said that St. Damien of Moloka’i is a “hero” to the Hawai’ian 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.” Continue reading St. Damien of Moloka’i ‘gave his life’ serving lepers, says Hawai’ian Catholic after criticism of statue from congresswoman

Pope advances sainthood cause of ‘Apostle to Arizona’

When Rosie Garcia, a parishioner of St. Augustine Cathedral in Tucson, heard the announcement that Pope Francis had formally recognized the heroic virtues of sainthood candidate Jesuit Father Eusebio Kino, she said she cried tears of joy. Continue reading Pope advances sainthood cause of ‘Apostle to Arizona’

St. Junípero Serra protested colonial oppression and abuses, says USCCB president

(CNA) — Those who “slander” the legacy of St. Junípero Serra ignore his history of opposing colonial oppression and abuses of indigenous Americans, said Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, praising the saint, whom he called the “spiritual founder” of Los Angeles. Continue reading St. Junípero Serra protested colonial oppression and abuses, says USCCB president

Knights of Columbus founder to be declared ‘Blessed’

ROME — The Vatican announced May 27 that Pope Francis Pope Francis approved the promulgation of a decree recognizing a miracle attributed to the intercession of the founder of the Knights of Columbus, Ven. Father Michael J. McGivney, a Connecticut priest who served his flock during the pandemic of 1890, before himself becoming ill and dying of pneumonia. Continue reading Knights of Columbus founder to be declared ‘Blessed’