• 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

  • Nuns to sell estate, move tomb of St. Katherine Drexel

    Nuns to sell estate, move tomb of St. Katherine Drexel

    • May 4, 2016

    BENSALEM, Pa. — A Roman Catholic religious order announced Tuesday that it would sell its suburban Philadelphia estate and move the tomb of St. Katharine Drexel, the second American-born saint, a banker’s daughter who gave up her wealth to become a nun. The Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, which was

  • Dorothy Day would be ideal American saint for Pope Francis

    Dorothy Day would be ideal American saint for Pope Francis

    • Apr 13, 2016

    Dorothy Day was the subject on Tuesday night when I spoke at the College of Mount Saint Vincent in Riverdale, New York, in the company of Robert Ellsberg of Orbis Books and Sister Simone Campbell of Network. The three of us came together under the aegis of the college’s annual