• 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
  • St. John Paul II: A Centenary Reflection

    On May 18, 1920, a third child and second son was born to a retired Polish army officer, Captain Karol Wojtyła, and his wife, Emilia, in Wadowice, a provincial town some fifty kilometers west of Kraków. At his baptism on June 20, the child was named for his father. To what would have been the... Read more
  • St. Mary Magdalene Shows Us the Joy of the Resurrection

    Among the gospel writers it is a unanimous fact that Mary Magdalene is the first of the disciples to see Jesus risen and spread the news that he was back from the dead. All four gospel writers mention that on the first day of the week, very early in the morning, she makes her way to the tomb... Read more
  • Canceling Padre Serra

    I have just received word that, after voting to remove a large statue of St. Junípero Serra that stands in front of their City Hall, the government of Ventura, California (which is in my pastoral region) is now considering removing the image of Padre Serra from the city seal and from... Read more
  • Who are the Martyrs of Compiegne?

     On July 17 the Church commemorates 16 French religious sisters who died at the hands of the French Revolution, hastening the end of its Reign of Terror. Compiegne is about an hour’s drive away from Paris, where the French Revolution broke out in 1789. Increasingly radical... Read more
  • Secrets to Family Holiness from the Ratzinger Family

    Holy families produce vocations and saints. Take the example of Sts. Louis and Zellie Martin. Five girls entered the religious life. One of them became a saint—St. Therese of Lisieux. There are countless stories of families where two or three siblings take up a vocation in the Church. This... Read more
  • California city will remove St. Junipero Serra statue from public grounds

    The city council of Ventura, California has voted to remove a statue of St. Junipero Serra from the grounds of city hall, amid riots and protests in other California cities that have resulted in the destruction of several statues of the saint in recent months. The Ventura city... Read more