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The life story of the first ordained black diocesan Catholic priest in the United States will soon be coming to the Bishop McVinney Auditorium in Providence. “Tolton: From Slave to Priest” is … more
It might surprise us to learn that we live in an age of Christian martyrdom. Some have claimed that more Christians have been martyred in the 20th century than in the first four centuries of the … more
The canonization of St. Joan of Arc was delayed more than 500 years because, get this, she wore men’s clothing. Arrayed in battle garb, the French heroine famously led her nation to victory over … more
St. Luke’s School in Barrington recently announced the winners of the first annual William and Mary Oh Academic Excellence Award. The award was made possible through the generosity of Barrington … more
Feast Day: August 26 Tarsicius was likely an acolyte, a deacon or even a layman in Rome during the time of Emperor Valerian’s persecution. He was martyred while taking the Eucharist to Christian … more
With the release of the Grand Jury Report in Pennsylvania last week, which followed closely upon revelations of misconduct surrounding Archbishop Theodore McCarrick, former Archbishop of Washington, … more
This week the Ninth World Meeting of Families will be held in Dublin, Ireland, on the theme The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World. This will be the first world meeting of families since the … more
Superheroes attract us. From Greek gods to Superman and Spiderman, our fascination with the awesome deeds of superheroes beckons us to become Masters of our own destiny. Yet even as we enjoy the … more
TO THE EDITOR: Bishop Thomas J. Tobin recently said the number of priests reaching retirement age is increasing rapidly. He noted that we are losing more priests from active ministry than can be … more
TO THE EDITOR: Last month, the Thomistic Institute of the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of the Studies in Washington, D.C., held its seventh annual … more
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