Pilgrims ‘in awe’ as over 1,000 arrive in tiny Maryland town for National Eucharistic (The Seton Route) Pilgrimage

Pilgrims ‘in awe’ as over 1,000 arrive in tiny Maryland town for National Eucharistic (The Seton Route) Pilgrimage

CNA—The tiny town of Emmitsburg, Maryland, (population 3,629) grew by approximately 50% on Thursday, June 6, when a crowd of as many as 1,500 Catholics joined two Eucharistic processions through its normally sleepy streets. Emmitsburg is home to the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, the first American-born saint. Rob Judge, the shrine’s executive director,…

Airline Pilots Strike: Don’t Panic Yet!

Airline Pilots Strike: Don’t Panic Yet!

American Airlines pilots just voted to strike, Southwest pilots are likely to follow suit according to various news reports.  If you have travel plans coming up soon, expect to see pilot picket lines at major airports. But that said, “voting to strike” is not the same as “not showing up to work.”  These days, at…

The Camino and Daily Life, an interview with Four Bishops

The Camino and Daily Life, an interview with Four Bishops

As precursor to a film on The Camino, below please find a conversation with four bishops who have walked The Camino many times  — Bishop Donald Hying of Madison, Wisconsin, Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City, Bishop James Conley of Lincoln, Nebraska, and Bishop James Wall of Gallup, New Mexico.  Together, along with moderator Kathryn…

FAITH AT WORK: Atlanta Airport Gets a 24/7 Eucharistic Chapel

FAITH AT WORK: Atlanta Airport Gets a 24/7 Eucharistic Chapel

CNA—Archbishop Gregory Hartmayer of Atlanta dedicated and blessed his archdiocese’s newest chapel while on his way to catch a flight Monday. Airline workers and travelers flying through the busiest airport in the world can now spend time in the real presence of Christ thanks to the efforts of the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s chaplains and…

Catholic Business and Faith Innovation in Brazil: For 30 Years, Gas Stations with Blessed Sacrament Chapels!

Catholic Business and Faith Innovation in Brazil: For 30 Years, Gas Stations with Blessed Sacrament Chapels!

CNA w/ edits—A major gas station chain in Brazil is building chapels for the Blessed Sacrament on the country’s highways as an “oasis” for travelers. It is normal for travelers to stop at a gas station to fill a vehicle’s gas tank and maybe grab a bite to eat or take some time to rest,…

Fire Destroys Half of Chapels of Light at Lourdes Shrine

Fire Destroys Half of Chapels of Light at Lourdes Shrine

CNA—Half of the Chapels of Light at Our Lady of Lourdes shrine in France were destroyed by a fire during the night of July 10–11. The fire was quickly brought under control. “Another hard blow for the Shrine at Lourdes, which didn’t need it,” tweeted Father Olivier Ribadeau Dumas, rector of the Sanctuary of Our…

The Immaculata: Our CBJ Patroness and Patroness of the United States – Learn her history in the U.S.

The Immaculata: Our CBJ Patroness and Patroness of the United States – Learn her history in the U.S.

The Immaculata, as St. Maximillian Kolbe referred to the immaculately-conceived Virgin Mary, is the patroness of the Catholic Business Journal—indicated by a single star in our trademarked logo—and also patroness of the United States of America.  Below please find highlights of the interesting journey of Mary Immaculate in the United States, and how she became…

First U.S. Cathedral Turns 200: Baltimore’s Basilica Cathedral of the Assumption

First U.S. Cathedral Turns 200: Baltimore’s Basilica Cathedral of the Assumption

WSJ—Baltimore’s Bishop John Carroll had a decision to make. It was 1805, and the diocese then encompassed the entire U.S. Years before, Pope Pius VI had urged Carroll to build a cathedral church. But what kind of building would it be? And what would it say about American Catholics? His choice would set American Catholicism’s…

Revered Icon of Our Lady unscathed after Belarus church fire

Revered Icon of Our Lady unscathed after Belarus church fire

CNA—A Marian icon revered by Catholics in Belarus was recovered undamaged on Tuesday following a fire at a church in the village where it has been venerated for centuries. The icon of Our Lady of Budslau was found unscathed on the morning of May 11 amid the blaze at the Church of the Assumption of…

Historic Moment:  Franciscan Friars Return to Site of Christ’s Baptism After More Than 50 Years

Historic Moment: Franciscan Friars Return to Site of Christ’s Baptism After More Than 50 Years

CNA—For the first time in over 54 years, the Franciscan friars of the Custody of the Holy Land were able to offer Mass on their property at the site of Christ’s baptism, located in the West Bank. The Mass for the feast of the Baptism of the Lord was said in the Church of St.…

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