John Paul II to be Beatified in 2011?

Speculation abounds: John Paul II could be beatified in 2011, perhaps even before the summer, according to the veteran Vaticanist Andrea Tornielli. Writing in Il Giornale this morning, he reports that in recent weeks, the medical advisers of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints have produced “a favorable view on the miracle attributed to…

Hepatitis A Warning Issued after Christmas Communion

CNN is reporting: New York (CNN) — Hundreds of people might have been exposed to hepatitis A while receiving communion on Christmas Day, Long Island officials said Monday. The Nassau County Department of Health is offering vaccines to those who attended two services at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Massapequa Park in Long Island, New…

Statue of Baby Jesus Stolen from Church Creche

Not nice at all: CRANSTON, R.I. (WPRI) – Parishioners at St. Mark’s Roman Catholic Church in Cranston are appalled — after a statue of the Baby Jesus was stolen from the church creche, seemingly during the major snowstorm that followed Christmas. “Right after the snowstorm… I noticed that there were footprints going up to the creche,”…

Anglican Catholics Then and Now

Fr Dwight Longenecker reflects: Last weekend, in London, three Anglican bishops and their families were received into full communion with the Catholic Church in a very public ceremony in Westminster Cathedral. Three Anglican nuns and some laypeople were also received. By Easter it is expected that the Anglican Ordinariate will have been set up, and up…

End of Days in May?

‘A lot of people might think, ‘The end’s coming, let’s go party.’ But we’re commanded by God to warn people’ Sure, that sounds sort of okay… But then this: RALEIGH, N.C. — If there had been time, Marie Exley would have liked to start a family. Instead, the 32-year-old Army veteran has less than six months…