Largest fire in CA history claims another life: Fire Battalion Chief Matthew Burchett

Largest fire in CA history claims another life: Fire Battalion Chief Matthew Burchett

California fires claim yet another life, that of Fire Battalion Chief Matthew Burchett, a more than 20-year firefighter veteran who traveled with a crew from Utah to join a record number of firefighters from California and other states to battle California’s wildfires this summer.  As if the upheaval and shock of fleeing one’s home with…
Nearly 100 Catholic business professionals make Consecration New Year’s Day!

Nearly 100 Catholic business professionals make Consecration New Year’s Day!

Nearly 100 Catholic business professionals, from all across the U.S. and several from Canada, made St. Louis de Montfort’s Consecration to Jesus through Mary on the Feast of the Solemnity of Mary, January 1, 2010.  Imagine how these individuals will impact their workplace, companies, families, and their other spheres of influence over the course of…
The Principles of Microfinance: Changing, Saving lives!

The Principles of Microfinance: Changing, Saving lives!

by Marc D’Silva  Empowering Women through Microfinance One Billion People Struggle to Survive on Less than a Dollar a Day Imagine trying to get through the day without spending more than one dollar.  No latte.  No newspaper.  No taxi.  Most of us living in the United States will never have to face such a daunting…
Saint Padre Pio on The Immaculate Conception

Saint Padre Pio on The Immaculate Conception

The Three Divine Persons imbue this sublime creature with all her privileges, her favors, and her graces, and with all of her holiness.  The Eternal Father created her pure and immaculate and is well pleased in her for she is the worthy dwelling of his only Son. Through the generating of his Son in his…
Religious sisters to distribute Christmas parcels in impoverished northern Iraq

Religious sisters to distribute Christmas parcels in impoverished northern Iraq

Unbeknownst to many it seems, there are less than 420,000 Chaldean Catholics in Iraq, which equals 1.7 percent of Iraq’s total population. The Church in Iraq has suffered greatly at the hands of radical Islamic violence including the murder of priests such as Father Ragheed Aziz Ganni and two subdeacons on June 3, 2007 and…