Category: Catholic News

Msgr. Matthew Smith, Catholic Press Lord. Courtesy of Archdiocese of Denver.

He fought the Klan and won: the priest behind the National Catholic Register

Ninety years ago, Father Matthew Smith launched the National Catholic Register in Denver. But you should know the rest of his story. It is a tale of hardball politics, a rivalry with the Ku Klux Klan, fake nuns, attempted blackmail, business intrigue and even a bit of espionage. Smith’s reporting faced retaliation not only from […]

Poll: Is the US doing enough to support religious freedom worldwide?

Following the release of the U.S. State Department’s annual International Religious Freedom report, advocates are calling for action. The report documented abuses in 200 countries and marked anti-blasphemy laws as one of the biggest threats. Advocates said this opportunity should be used to make efforts to support international religious freedom with action such as visa […]

Do you think this Medal of Honor recipient will be canonized?

The Congregation for the Causes of Saints approved another step in the possible canonization of Servant of God Fr. Emil Kapaun, a Catholic priest who died in a North Korean POW camp. This means that the committee assigned to his cause have evaluated documents in his case and have found no error and and will […]

Poll: Beards, Bikers or Babies?

  Looking back on the last three weeks, we can’t help but appreciate some of the more interesting experiences in our coverage of the Synod on the Family. As the synod draws to a close at the Vatican, we thought we’d ask you what you enjoyed most in our latest poll! Perhaps it was the […]

Would you like to see Bl. Mother Teresa declared a Saint during the Holy Year of Mercy?

This week, we discovered that the Vatican is studying the case of a Brazilian man inexplicably cured of brain abscesses that might be attributed to the intercession of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta. If the miracle is found to be valid, it could lead to the canonization, or declaration of Sainthood, of Mother Teresa. During […]