• Under heavy security, Catholic pilgrims visit Lourdes shrine

    Under heavy security, Catholic pilgrims visit Lourdes shrine

    • Aug 15, 2016

    Pilgrims, many sick or disabled, converged Monday in the French shrine of Lourdes under heavy security after recent terrorist attacks — notably one July 26 in northwest France, in which extremists claiming loyalty to the Islamic State stormed a Mass, slit an elderly priest’s throat and took nuns and parishioners hostage.

  • New documentary explores the purpose of miracles

    New documentary explores the purpose of miracles

    • Jul 17, 2016

    A new documentary produced by St. Anthony Communications aims to answer “what miracles are, how people can know they are real and true, and what their purpose is,” according to Christian Holden, managing director.

  • Witnesses say Mary statue weeps miraculous tears

    Witnesses say Mary statue weeps miraculous tears

    • May 11, 2016

    A statue of the Virgin Mary in Fresno, Calif. appears to be weeping miraculous tears, according to witnesses. The family that owns the statue says the tears have been coming and going for about the past year and a half. According to witnesses, the tears appear to well up in

  • A crash course in Catholic miracles

    A crash course in Catholic miracles

    • May 9, 2016

    What do a grilled cheese sandwich and the tilma of Our Lady of Guadalupe have in common? Both bore what appeared to be images of Mary. One was determined to be authentically miraculous, the other was not. Not to spoil any secrets, but it’s not Our Lady of the Grilled

  • Utah's 'bleeding host' isn't a miracle, Church says

    Utah's 'bleeding host' isn't a miracle, Church says

    • Dec 16, 2015

    Those images of a consecrated Communion wafer covered in red liquid from a church in Utah that went viral last month weren’t revealing the blood of Christ, it turns out, but something far less miraculous: red mold. That’s the conclusion of an investigation undertaken by the Catholic Diocese of Salt

  • Catholic 'cannibalism'

    • Nov 25, 2014

    One evening a couple of years ago, I saw a bloodstained Eucharistic host. It was displayed in a home in Worcester, Massachusetts, about a five-minute drive down the street from my house. The host was the sixth Eucharistic phenomena associated with the late Audrey Santo — a young woman who