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Feast of Saint Casimir, Patron Saint of Poland
Last edited 4th March 2015

Today is the feast day of Saint Casimir Jagiellon, patron Saint of Poland. As we countdown to World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland next year, let us ask Saint Casimir to intercede for all those planning to attend World Youth Day.

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Canonisation of St. Therese's Parents to Coincide with Synod on the Family
Last edited 4th March 2015

Cardinal Angelo Amato, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, informed recently that the parents of Saint Therese of Lisieux – Louis and Zelie Martin --, will be canonized this October, coinciding with the Synod on the Family, which will take place at that time in the Vatican.

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Aid Official Says Gazans have Lost Hope, Situation Worse than During War
Last edited 3rd March 2015

Six months after the end of the most recent war in Gaza, there is still a "grave humanitarian crisis" in the narrow strip wedged between the Egyptian and Israeli borders, where more than 1.8 million Palestinians live closed off to the world because of an international embargo.


Jews, Catholics Pan Film Defending Pope Pius XII During Holocaust
Last edited 3rd March 2015

Italian film calls Pius, criticized for for turning blind eye to Nazi persecution of Jews, 'most misunderstood person of 20th century.'


Pope's Prayer Intentions for March 2015
Last edited 2nd March 2015

This month, the Holy Father has asked Catholics around the world to pray for his universal intention: "That those involved in scientific research may serve the well-being of the whole human person."

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My Journey from Atheist to Catholic: 11 Questions for Leah Libresco
Last edited 2nd March 2015

Leah Libresco is a writer and school systems analyst based in Washington, D.C. A former atheist blogger and writer for the Huffington Post, Ms. Libresco stunned her readers in summer 2012 when she announced that she was converting to Catholicism. Raised in an atheist household on Long Island, she had graduated from Yale University in 2011 with a B.A. in political science.

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ISIS Releases 19 Assyrian Christian Hostages
Last edited 2nd March 2015

Christians in the Middle East have welcomed the release of nearly 20 Assyrian Christians abducted by ISIS militants in north-eastern Syria, but expressed concern that more than 200 others remained in captivity.

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Secretariat for Economy Rebuts Charges of Excess Spending, Says Costs are Below Budget
Last edited 2nd March 2015

Responding to allegations of excessive spending, the Vatican’s Secretariat for the Economy has issued a statement saying that its operating expenses have been “below the budget set when the office was established.”


Willy's Story - The Homeless Man Buried in the Vatican
Last edited 2nd March 2015

Willy Herteleer, a homeless man who lived on the side streets outside St. Peter’s Basilica, made headlines after his death, when he received a special burial in the Vatican’s Teutonic Cemetery.

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The God of Sticky Notes
Last edited 1st March 2015

Emily Pellarin woke up one morning to find her roommate had woken up early and written 9 sticky notes with words of affirmation for her and stuck them on the bathroom mirror, this beautiful surprise made her reflect on the "sticky notes" that God writes for us on a daily basis but that we sometimes do not recognise.


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