Sister, Soldier, Colonel, Surgeon, Speaker: Catholic religious sister to address Republican convention

Sister, Soldier, Colonel, Surgeon, Speaker: Catholic religious sister to address Republican convention

A surgeon, retired army officer, missionary and Catholic religious sister is among the featured speakers at this week’s Republican National Convention. The convention, which takes place over four days this week, will officially nominate President Donald Trump for reelection. What’s most remarkable, however, is the life of this consecrated religious. For example, other than Saint…
LEAD BY EXAMPLE: For Catholic vet, ‘doing right thing’ outweighed risks

LEAD BY EXAMPLE: For Catholic vet, ‘doing right thing’ outweighed risks

CNS, Knights of Columbus—Sgt. Gary Rose looked out and saw a wounded soldier 50 meters outside his company’s perimeter, stranded in the middle of North Vietnamese Army machine gun fire during a Vietnam War Special Forces mission in Laos. It was day two of Operation Tailwind — a Special Forces mission to disrupt the enemy…
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…
Modern-Day Saint Maximillian Kolbe:  In France, A Catholic Soldier Murdered by a Terrorist offered his life in exchange for a hostage

Modern-Day Saint Maximillian Kolbe: In France, A Catholic Soldier Murdered by a Terrorist offered his life in exchange for a hostage

Crisis Magazine—Lieutenant Colonel Arnaud Beltrame (44) has become famous overnight. His family could well have done without his fame, since it came at such a cost—the sacrifice of his own life. He offered himself as a hostage in exchange for a wife and mother who was held captive by the terrorist Radouane Lakdim. Lakdim had…