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The Shroud of Turin and the Facts

By Fr. Dwight Longenecker | Some time ago a mainstream media outlet reported on the Shroud of Turin and said, “Pope Francis prayed Sunday before the Shroud of Turin, a strip of cloth that some believe was used for the burial of...

Bedrock of Society

By Michael Warsaw | In a little more than a week, the United States will mark the 241st anniversary of its independence. Since our country’s founding, Christianity has had a strong influence on our...

Where Did Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus Come From?

By Kathy Schiffer | This year on June 23, the Catholic Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. But where did that tradition originate? Devotion to the wounded heart of Jesus has its origins in the eleventh...

Priest Plants Himself at Popular Music Festival, Goes Viral; New Religious Order; and More Links!

By Tito Edwards | Priest Plants Himself at Popular Music Festival, Goes Viral on Reddit - Mary Rezac, Catholic News Agency Announcing a New Traditional Women’s Religious Order: Filiae Laboris Mariae –...

34 Common Errors About the Spanish Inquisition

By Angelo Stagnaro | As outlined in our previous post, there are very few tales as tall as the tales told of the Black Legend of the Spanish Inquisition and Catholic Spain. Among the many, many lies of the Black Legend of the...

The 16th Century’s Saintly Six

By Susan Klemond | With the Protestant and English reformations, and colonization of the New World in the foreground of the 16th-century landscape, six Catholic saints worked behind the scenes on...

Christ vs. Family?

By Tom Hoopes | Sunday, July 2, is the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time. Mass Readings: 2 Kings 4:8-11, 14-16; Psalm 89:2-3, 16-19; Romans 6:3-4, 8-11; Matthew 10:37-42. There are two parts of today’s Gospel....

Home Video Picks & Passes 06.25.17

By Steven D. Greydanus | Star Trek Beyond (2016) — PICK The Thief of Bagdad (1924) — PICK   A classic family film and one of last year’s better popcorn flicks are among the current crop of new...

Letters 06.25.17

By The Editors | Amazing Missionary Regarding “North Korea: Another Option” (page one, May 14 issue): The recent story of a Maryknoll missioner who goes to North Korea twice a year to tend to a group of North Koreans with a...

Inspiring Faith Amid Trial

By Nick Manetto | Faith Under Fire Dramatic Stories of Christian Courage By Matthew Archbold Servant, 2016 176 pages, $15.99 To order: https://shop.franciscanmedia.org or (888) 322-6657   In Faith...