Where Heaven Falls Prey to Thieves

A short documentary… … about the extensive art theft that has taken place in North Cyprus since the 1974 Turkish invasion. The theft has taken place with tacit or active approval from the Turkish army. The plunder not only served as a source of income for criminals in North Cyprus and shady antiquity dealers, it…

St Ignatius Loyola

Is the Saint of the Day: On July 31, the Universal Church marks the feast day of St.  Ignatius of Loyola. The Spanish saint is known for founding the Society  of Jesus, also known as the Jesuits, as well as for creating the “Spiritual Exercises” often used today for retreats and individual  discernment. St. Ignatius…

From the Gospel…

When Jesus heard of it, he withdrew in a boat to a deserted place by himself. The crowds heard of this and followed him on foot from their towns. When he disembarked and saw the vast crowd, his heart was moved with pity for them, and he cured their sick. When it was evening, the…

Americans Are More Indebted Than the US Government

Yahoo Finance reports: … Strangely, as the U.S. citizenry passionately criticizes their government for running up the budget deficit, a greater irony is afoot: When it comes to debt management, Americans are sadly worse than their government. While government debt sits at 94 percent of national revenue, U.S. household debt sits at a whopping 107 percent…

Monsignor, Priests to Face Joint Trial

The Boston Globe: Philadelphia – A monsignor who is the only US church official ever charged with transferring pedophile priests to unsuspecting parishes will be tried alongside three priests and a lay teacher accused of rape, a judge ruled yesterday. Common Pleas Judge Lillian Ransom denied most pretrial requests made by Monsignor William Lynn, two…