Man arrested entering St. Patrick’s cathedral with gasoline

Man arrested entering St. Patrick’s cathedral with gasoline

CNA—The man who attempted to enter New York’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral carrying gasoline, lighter fluid, and a lighter will face criminal charges. The attempted entry was the second time this week the man was arrested at a Catholic cathedral. Marc Lamparello, 37, was apprehended April 17, 2019, by St. Patrick’s Cathedral security around 8 p.m.…
Jesuit Father James Schall has died at age 91

Jesuit Father James Schall has died at age 91

CNA—Father James Schall, S.J., a longtime professor of philosophy at Georgetown University and the author of numerous books and essays, died Holy Wednesday aged 91. Schall was born Jan. 28, 1928 in Pocahontas, Iowa, and after high school spent time at the University of Santa Clara and in the U.S. Army. He entered the California…
Islamic State claims responsibility for Sri Lanka Easter bombings

Islamic State claims responsibility for Sri Lanka Easter bombings

The Islamic State claimed responsibility Tuesday for the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka that killed at least 321 people and left 500 injured. “The perpetrators of the attack that targeted nationals of the countries of the coalitions and Christians in Sri Lanka before yesterday are fighters from the Islamic State,” the Islamic State said through…
The Eucharist through the Eyes of a Jewish Catholic

The Eucharist through the Eyes of a Jewish Catholic

I’ll always remember the taste of haroseth and horseradish on a matzah cracker. At first it’s sweet and nutty with a hint of red wine and then the horseradish pummels your sinuses and your eyes start to water. My siblings and I competed to see who could stand the most burning. It was our ritual,…
Notre Dame receives $1 billion in donations to rebuild, less than 48 hours after disaster

Notre Dame receives $1 billion in donations to rebuild, less than 48 hours after disaster

Mass had begun when the fire broke out in the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris.  Fire fighters and parish staff evacuated mass attendees immediately, even as more fire fighters were rushing to the scene.  In all, 400 fire fighters battled the inferno.  Many moveable artifacts were saved but the iconic spire, the roof and…
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