Geekpriest: Always the Catholic Insider

I met Father Roderick online during the papal transition from Pope John Paul II’s death to the election of Pope Benedict XVI. Podcasting was in its infancy but Father Roderick was making an international splash by recording and uploading to his Catholic Insider podcast every day from the Vatican. His...

A Prayer Vigil Like No Other

This past Saturday afternoon, along with 100,000 others in St. Peter’s Square in Rome, I prayed for peace with Pope Francis, through the power of television. I thought the service would last for about an hour but this historic prayer vigil lasted over four hours. The Joyful Mysteries of the rosary, peace...

Meet Your Local Catholic Bookseller

“The Miraculous Medal” author Donna Marie Cooper-O’Boyle discusses her book with eager booksellers. Last week, Franciscan Media attended the Catholic Marketing Network Trade Show in Somerset, New Jersey. If you follow us in Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, we posted photographs of authors...

Scapular, Medal or Cross: What Are You Wearing Today?

New fromServant Books Today is the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, who introduced the tradition of wearing a scapular. Last week, Servant Books published a new book on the wearing of the Miraculous Medal. My son rarely takes off a Confirmation cross given to him this past March. And I wear a simple,...

Gun Control: A Personal Life Issue

Three nights ago, a pizza parlor owner was killed with a gun during a robbery in my neighborhood. This husband, and father of three small children, was building a unique business for himself. I was a loyal customer and fan of his unique pizzas. The shock and anger I feel as I type this has not subsided since...

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