John Paul II Institute responds to student and faculty criticisms

John Paul II Institute responds to student and faculty criticisms

The Pontifical John Paul II Institute issued a statement Monday, defending recent changes at the school. But some students and faculty members say that explanations do not address the full picture of issues at the theological institute. “The academic project of the new Institute, approved by the Congregation for Catholic Education, is designed as a…
Benedict XVI pays a surprise visit to Castel Gandolfo

Benedict XVI pays a surprise visit to Castel Gandolfo

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI left Vatican City Thursday to make a surprise visit to Castel Gandolfo. The pope emeritus visited the Pontifical Villas July 25 for the first time in four years, and walked the garden paths where he used to pray, according to Italian media. Benedict XVI then went to the 15th century Sanctuary…
CATHOLIC BUSINESS PROFILE: Andrew Newland—President, Hercules Industries

CATHOLIC BUSINESS PROFILE: Andrew Newland—President, Hercules Industries

Every cause needs a hero, and when it comes defending religious liberty, it is only fitting that one of the heroes of this cause is named Hercules. Like its namesake muscleman of Greek myths, Hercules Industries of Denver, CO, a Catholic family steel manufacturing company, led by its president Andrew (“Andy”) Newland (pictured left), has triumphed in…
July Fourth Trivia: The Original and Fascinating History of July 4th

July Fourth Trivia: The Original and Fascinating History of July 4th

At the outbreak of fighting in April 1775, few colonists wanted complete independence from Great Britain. Those who did were thought to be radical. By the middle of the following year, however, sentiments had shifted and many more colonists now favored independence. At the outbreak of fighting in April 1775, few colonists wanted complete independence…
I’ve gained hope, health and financial stability

I’ve gained hope, health and financial stability

About 13 years ago, I was facing a tough situation.  For the previous 20 years, as a single parent raising three children, I had been working full time as a hair-dresser. It was a great career for me.  But now it was coming to an end.  My health was slowly declining. I could no longer…