Marianne Medlin

Marianne Medlin

Marianne is a journalist with a background in writing and Catholic theology. When not elaborating on the cinematic arts, she enjoys spending time with people, reading thick books and traveling anywhere and everywhere.

Articles by Marianne Medlin

Why this priest isn't afraid of Christianity's waning influence

Jun 30, 2017 / 02:02 am

With Catholic proposals to literally head for the hills in response to Christianity's ever-lessening influence in secular culture, the leader of a global ecclesial movement has a provocative statement:

'May God change the hearts of the violent,' Pope prays

May 24, 2014 / 10:50 am

On the first day of his pilgrimage to the Holy Land, Pope Francis met with a group of nearly 600 refugees and disabled youth, urging them to offer their prayers and sufferings for an end to violence.

Young artist's captivating work shows 'human face' of saints

Apr 29, 2014 / 07:21 am

Polish artist Anna Gulak has mesmerized pilgrims in Rome with a series of drawings on the recently-canonized John Paul II and John XXIII, portraying both the holiness and humility of the two saints.

Pope canonizes seven saints for the New Evangelization

Oct 21, 2012 / 08:37 am

Pope Benedict XVI has canonized seven new saints and prayed that their intercession may “strengthen and sustain” the Church “in her mission to proclaim the Gospel to the whole world.”

Pope's support for Knights shows religious freedom not partisan

Aug 7, 2012 / 03:08 am

Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore believes that Pope Benedict's praise for the Knights of Columbus' efforts to defend religious freedom shows that the issue is broader than the confines of American politics.

Denver's bishops grieve with community after shooting massacre

Jul 20, 2012 / 09:46 am

Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila and auxiliary Bishop James D. Conley mourned with the Denver community after a gunman opened fire in a local movie theater on July 20, killing 12 and wounding 50.

49ers head coach describes joy of Peru mission work

Jun 26, 2012 / 05:04 am

It's not every day that children in Piura, Peru, learn to play American football from the coach of a National Football League team.

Fox News' Greg Burke hailed as new Vatican media adviser

Jun 24, 2012 / 12:38 pm

Fox News Rome correspondent and former National Catholic Register journalist Greg Burke has been praised as the ideal choice for the Vatican's new media adviser post.

Joy overcomes Denver's future archbishop

May 29, 2012 / 05:04 am

As Archbishop-designate Samuel J. Aquila of Fargo, N.D. assumes his role as Denver's new shepherd, the former Coloradan brings with him a love for the priesthood, a passion for pro-life advocacy and a heart for the youth.

Pope appoints Fargo bishop to lead Denver archdiocese

May 29, 2012 / 03:01 am

Filling a post vacant for over eight months, Pope Benedict XVI appointed Bishop Samuel J. Aquila of Fargo, N.D., as the new Archbishop of Denver, Colo.

Gospel Trail springs to life in the Holy Land

Mar 3, 2012 / 16:09 pm

A new project launched by Jews and Christians in the Holy Land offers pilgrims the chance to walk the land of the Bible in the footsteps of Jesus and experience the places where he lived and ministered.

Priest defends pro-life movement with secular philosophy

Feb 16, 2012 / 18:21 pm

Author and philosopher Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J., released a new book that defends the pro-life stance with secular principles and argues for a fresh approach to the abortion debate.

Pope accepts resignation of LA bishop who fathered two children

Jan 4, 2012 / 10:08 am

Pope Benedict publicly accepted the resignation of Los Angeles auxiliary Bishop Gabino Zavala on Jan. 4, after the bishop admitted to fathering two children.

Our Lady of Guadalupe draws runners from Mexico to New York

Dec 6, 2011 / 03:50 am

Around 5,000 runners are participating in the 10th annual relay from Mexico to New York in honor of the upcoming feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Court drops seat belt charges against Pope Benedict

Dec 3, 2011 / 15:36 pm

In a case that brought amusement to the Vatican, a German court decided to throw out charges against Pope Benedict for not wearing a seat belt during his recent papal visit to the country.

Pope gives new bishop to Catholics in Fresno diocese

Dec 1, 2011 / 11:58 am

Bishop Armando X. Ochoa of El Paso, Texas was named today as the new bishop of Fresno, Calif. by Pope Benedict XVI.

Crystal Cathedral win was miraculous, legal firm says

Nov 28, 2011 / 17:25 pm

The Diocese of Orange beat all odds in their winning bid for the Crystal Cathedral because their final offer was less than their competitor, says the Busch Firm, which represented the diocese in court.

Critic points out media bias against adult stem cells

Nov 25, 2011 / 06:52 am

After researchers in California called off a major U.S. embryonic stem cell study, a legal expert says that most major news outlets have given zero coverage to the far superior benefits of adult stem cells.

Author hopes to reignite appreciation of motherhood

Nov 21, 2011 / 18:02 pm

Dorothy Pilarski's new book, “Motherhood Matters,” reflects a growing need for the vocation to be respected and appreciated in modern society.

New journal offers Catholic view of human experience

Nov 19, 2011 / 15:58 pm

Experts from the Pontifical John Paul II Institute in Washington, D.C. have launched a free online journal called “Humanum” to address issues surrounding the family, marriage, love, health and human life.