COURAGEOUS STUDENTS WANT the True Faith at Loyola Marymount: Students Restart Pro-life Group after Planned Parenthood fundraiser

COURAGEOUS STUDENTS WANT the True Faith at Loyola Marymount: Students Restart Pro-life Group after Planned Parenthood fundraiser

The story below should never happen at a “Catholic” college or university. Never!  But it does happen, more often than most parents and grandparents realize. So toxic—so anti-Catholic—is the environment at too many generations-old, formerly respected “Catholic” colleges and university campuses that students abandon their faith.  They either become “Catholic in name only” or worse.…

Catholic gymnast Simone Biles makes triumphant return to Olympics

Catholic gymnast Simone Biles makes triumphant return to Olympics

CNA—Although the Tokyo Olympics did not go as planned for Simone Biles, the Catholic 24-year-old gymnast made a triumphant return to competition on Tuesday and will leave Japan with two medals. Biles had been favored to win as many as five gold medals in Tokyo, but withdrew from four events after revealing that she was…

How to obtain a plenary indulgence during Holy Week

How to obtain a plenary indulgence during Holy Week

CNA, Catholic Catechism—A plenary indulgence is a grace granted by the Catholic Church through the merits of Jesus Christ, Mary and all the saints to remove the temporal punishment due to sin. The indulgence applies to sins already forgiven. A plenary indulgence cleanses the soul as if the person had just been baptized. A plenary…

Archbishop Gomez Leads Nation in Virtual Rosary for America Today

Archbishop Gomez Leads Nation in Virtual Rosary for America Today

Archbishop José H. Gomez, joined by bishops from across the country, leads faithful in praying a virtual rosary for the Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary, to seek our Blessed Mother’s intercession for the nation. The Rosary for America video is available today at https://lacatholics.org/rosary-for-america/. “Our hope is to unite Catholic people from across…

A Rosary for Today

A Rosary for Today

At the cathedral where I live, often I stop to pray at the outdoor chapel to Our Lady of Guadalupe, which overlooks the US 101 freeway. As I pray to Our Lady and look out on the cars moving by below, my mind goes to St. Junípero Serra and the missionaries. Three centuries ago they…

The Prince of Lies, Our Modern Times, and the Power of the Rosary

The Prince of Lies, Our Modern Times, and the Power of the Rosary

The Prince of Lies cannot lie in the presence of Christ: “I know who you are—the Holy One of God!” (Luke 4:34). And Christ who is the Truth knows him, too: “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven” (Luke 10:18).   Satan does not want anyone to know him, and yet in the present…

Nigerian bishops: Prayer, especially the rosary, will ‘save our country’

Nigerian bishops: Prayer, especially the rosary, will ‘save our country’

ACI Prensa—Benin City, Nigeria—In a strong critique of Nigeria’s governing administration, the country’s Catholic bishops have said that Nigeria must find a new approach to self-governance as it prepares for its 2019 general election. The bishops added that prayer for Nigeria is essential to the country’s future. “As we look forward to the elections of…

The Most Powerful Weapon: The Holy Rosary

The Most Powerful Weapon: The Holy Rosary

In October 2009, a battalion of soldiers from Britain’s Coldstream Guards was deployed to the Helmand Province of Afghanistan to launch an offensive with U.S. and NATO forces against the Taliban.  Among them was Private Glenn Hockton, an 18-year-old from the Essex region northeast of London. He was responsible for loading shells into mortars.