Archive for August 9, 2022

The community of Trappist monks of the monastery of San Pedro de Cardeña in Burgos, Spain.?w=200&h=150

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

Why did the floor of a Spanish monastery turn blood red once a year for almost 500 years?

On Aug. 6 in the year 953, 200 monks living at the monastery of San Pedro de Cardeña in Burgos,... Read more

The flag of the Republic of Ireland.?w=200&h=150

By Madeleine Teahan

Pro-lifers react with dismay to news that Irish government plans to fine for praying near abortion clinic

Pro-life campaigners and advocates for religious freedom in Ireland have expressed dismay following the news that the Irish Government intends... Read more

Firefighters work to put out a roof fire at historic St. James Catholic Church, in Rockford, Illinois, on Aug. 8, 2022. The Diocese of Rockford said a lightning strike was a possible cause.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Lightning strike causes major fire damage to historic Illinois Catholic church

Three firefighters were injured responding to the Aug. 8 fire St. James Catholic Church in Rockford, Illinois. Read more


By Zelda Caldwell

Vatican enlists influencers to get young, disenchanted Catholics to answer Synod survey

Jimmy Akin, a Catholic apologist and a host of the popular radio call-in show Catholic Answers Live, was tapped by... Read more