Wisdom, gratitude, healing, fellowship: A military family’s journey to Lourdes

Wisdom, gratitude, healing, fellowship: A military family’s journey to Lourdes

Lourdes, France, May 18, 2019 / 12:00 pm (CNA)—Every pilgrim to Lourdes has their own motivations and reasons for making the journey. For the Mayors, the International Military Pilgrimage came with an additional grace: a family reunion. Captain Mark E. Mayor and Captain Matthew N. Mayor are identical twins. Both have served for a decade…
Swiss Guards: 513th Anniversary reveals New Video and New Helmets

Swiss Guards: 513th Anniversary reveals New Video and New Helmets

CNA—As the Swiss Guards celebrated their 513th anniversary Tuesday, they donned for the first time their new light-weight helmets, which are made of black PVC and 3D printed. The plastic helmets replace those made of metal, which were easily dented, and which would get so hot from the Roman sun in the summer months they…
After 100 years, US Catholicism still bears the stamp of World War I

After 100 years, US Catholicism still bears the stamp of World War I

A century after the close of World War I, the war has faded from living memory. But its effects endure. President Woodrow Wilson had campaigned for re-election on a promise he would keep the country out of war. But subsequent events, including the discovery of a German telegram promising American territory to Mexico in the…
“Lepanto” by G.K. Chesterton sheds more light on the Battle of Lepanto

“Lepanto” by G.K. Chesterton sheds more light on the Battle of Lepanto

(Crisis)—On Sunday, October 7th, in the year of Our Lord 1571, an outnumbered, fragile coalition of small Christian states and one small part of a big Christian state defeated an empire at sea just off the coast of Greece. All of Europe rejoiced at the time, even the Christian states that refused help. Now, among the…
The Battle of Lepanto: The Battle that Saved the Christian West and A Lesson for Our Times

The Battle of Lepanto: The Battle that Saved the Christian West and A Lesson for Our Times

On October 7, the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, more than on any other feast day, I feel especially emboldened in faith and hope, no matter what may be the anti-common sense, anti-life, anti-Christian news of the day!  The reason is simple.  The power of praying the Rosary was manifest in such a…