Pittsburgh is truly one of the great American cities and that’s reflected in its cultural diversity. This diversity is reflected most beautifully and sweepingly in its Catholic churches and awesome eateries. But there’s just so much depth and beauty in Pittsburgh, that one article isn’t able to cover it all. Here are even more churches
BURKINA FASO – Last weekend, Catholics from a village of Dissin in the Diocese of Diébougou arrived for Sunday morning mass. But parishioners from the Church of Sainte Thérèse de l’Enfant Jésus were appalled by what they saw. Most of the statues in the church had been decapitated. The heads of the statues were lined
We all know the song by heart, “Amazing grace, how sweet the sound”. How sweet the sound indeed! These six men begin and end the video singing in an empty church, and the result of this beautiful classic is haunting.
The Basilica della Santa Casa (the Basilica of the Holy House) is a beautiful Marian shrine and pilgrimage destination found in Loreto, Italy. The house sits about three miles away from the sea. The house in which the Virgin Mary is believed to have lived with the Holy Family is enshrined inside the basilica. But the
Pope Francis will visit the US this week. This marks his first visit to the US since his papacy began in 2013. He will visit the White House, address Congress, attend the World Meeting on Families, and immerse himself in a spectrum of other engagements. When the details of his visit became public, the rarity
Pope Francis just arrived in the U.S. after visiting Cuba as part of his Apostolic Journey. It’s been a whirlwind trip with serious potential for social and political effect. A Pope does not simply visit a Communist nation without leaving his spiritual footprint. Pray for Cuba, for her people and for her leaders. In case
Most of us are probably familiar with the contributions people like St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and soon-to-be-canonized Junipero Serra made to the Catholic Church in America. It is also well known that the colony of Maryland was founded as a haven for English Catholics (the patriarch of Maryland’s founding family, the Calverts, had been removed
It is very easy for us to fall into the trap of believing that our age is some how special or much worse compared to previous ages. From the standpoint of world history, the last Century was the bloodiest on record, that seems to be undeniably true. But what about in Church History? The Synod on the
When it comes to our Sunday Mass obligation, there are few things that capture our attention more than the Eucharist. Sure, there’s liturgical music too look forward to, incense to be whiffed and the customary “post-Summit-and-Source-of-Christian-Life” doughnuts to be had. But let’s be honest, there’s one thing that demands the attention of our senses slightly less than
I tell you what…learning about the Catholic Faith does not end at RCIA. It is a constant learning process. Things you might think are just common knowledge, might be a whole knew concept to a brand new Catholic, like myself. (I’ve been Catholic for a little over 3 years.) I’m hoping that these won’t just
In the post-Vatican II world where Catholic education suffered a steep decline and Catholics began to mesh indistinguishably with the culture, many Catholic devotions faded from view. It was not a reflection of Catholicism, but rather of a world that became increasingly pre-occupied with non-religious concerns. But what was good centuries ago is still good
Have you ever been shocked to find out someone is not Catholic? Based on what you know about them, you had just assumed they were Catholic. Maybe it is something they do or the things they say, but there is something that made you think they were Catholic. In fact, the more you get to
Now that Father Robert Barron is Bishop Robert Barrron, let’s review this list again… 1. Word on Fire Word on Fire serves as a global media ministry with dozens of formats including DVDs, study programs, videos, homilies, and books. Fr. Barron founded this ministry and assures us he plans to continue Word on Fire in
Being Catholic is amazing, isn’t it? Even after almost 2,000 years, not much has changed…we’re still a sign of contradiction in the world and the Church is still the Rock. But sometimes it’s painfully clear that this earth is not our home and the culture isn’t exactly friendly to our faith. But have no fear!