Franciscan Corner: Where the Friars Meet the People

In the mid-1800s, Bishop Purcell recruited Franciscans from the Tyrol region of Austria to come to Cincinnati to serve. They brought their journalism with them. The friars worked for a German-language Catholic newspaper, and then published their own magazine, St. Franziskus Bote. In June 1893 came...

Inspiration for Authentically Beautiful Women

Today’s article is the 4th in a series. In this one we’ve turned the tables on author Lisa Mladnich to ask her which resources she’s found most powerful in her own spiritual journey. Lisa’s response is a nice list of books, apps and online resources.  Growing in authentic beauty is a life-long...

Revisiting Pope Francis’ US Trip

After I returned from my time in Washington, DC, where I covered that leg of the papal visit, I was on cloud nine. With the energy surrounding the event, it was hard not to be. I wanted to share the experience with all of my friends and family. After I posted what seemed like my 100th picture, I promised to...

Pope Francis in a Post-9/11 World

I can remember my parents talking about where they were when President Kennedy was assassinated in 1963. Looking back to the terrorist attacks of 9/11, I’m starting to get the feeling that I’ll talk about it in much the same way as time goes on. I had just started my senior year of high school at St....

Prayer for the Popaclypse

Most of us know that DC, New York, and Philadelphia are likely to evolve into overpopulated bedlam this week for the pope’s historic visit to the US. Many of us will be staying far, far away from these cities. Some of us are heading right into the mouths of the hydrae. Many of us Catholics will be...

A Visit to Remember

Earlier this year, our beloved friend from the US bishops’ conference, Mary Ann Walsh, RSM, passed away, a victim of cancer. Sister Mary Ann, the bishops’ media liaison, had produced commemorative books about Pope Benedict and Pope John Paul II over the years. Who would create such a book for Pope...

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