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Northern Ireland Violence Between Catholics and Protestants Lead To Injuries
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It’s time for a quick history lesson, the contents of which might sound familiar if you happen to have a love for European history (as the writer of this article does). Back in the seventeenth century, when the English empire …

Lourdes Flooding Kills 1, Closes Pilgrimage Sites
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Heavy rains in the southwestern French town of Lourdes have caused massive flooding, closing down a Catholic holy site and killing at least one person. According to France 24, the flooding has closed down the Sanctuary of Our Lady of …

Utah Church Shooting Leaves Victim in Critical Condition

A 35-year-old man walked into an Ogden, Utah church on Sunday and shot his father-in-law in the back of the head. According to the Ogden Police Department, Charles Richard Jennings, Jr. has been arrested for the attack, which took place …

Nun Convicted For Nuclear Weapons Protest
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Catholics are no strangers to protests, and even nuns and priests have been arrested on occasion during protests. This week, an 83-year-old nun was convicted for her participation in a break-in protest at a nuclear facility last July. According to …

Sistine Chapel Closes Ahead of Papal Conclave
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In order to prepare for the upcoming Papal Conclave, the Vatican today closed the Sistine Chapel to visitors. As of 1 pm today, the chapel, famous for its renaissance frescoes, will be closed to the public until the process of …

Virgin Mary Tree Trunk Sends People on a Pilgrimage to New Jersey
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Virgin Mary tree trunk? Yes, you read that correctly. A Virgin Mary tree trunk. Unless you’re a perverted soul who sees something strangely — and disturbingly — vaginal in the image embedded above, then, chances are, you’re looking directly at …

Twitter, Facebook Should Be Embraced by Catholic Church, Says Bishop Twitter, Facebook Should Be Embraced by Catholic Church, Says Bishop
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The Catholic Church should be using social media services to spread the good word to the rest of the world, so a bishop speaking at the Australian Catholic Congress in Sydney, Australia today. Bishop David Walker explained how the Church …

The Pope Isn’t Giving Up Twitter For Lent, Going To Gulf Shores For Spring Break The Pope Isn’t Giving Up Twitter For Lent, Going To Gulf Shores For Spring Break

Okay, okay – that second part isn’t true. However, if you did put the brakes on your dedicated Twittering for Lent, you may miss out on some sweet Catholic action: the Vatican will be tweeting out themes from the Pope’s …