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The Catholic heart of Croatia

Fr. Petar Brezarić didn’t know what to make of the mysterious woman who approached him during Sunday Mass. Clad in blue and carrying a candle, she asked that he and his parishioners of Sts. Peter and Paul, a church in the village of…

Making sense of Medjugorje

I woke on Sunday morning to an influx of social media notifications and texts. A statement about Medjugorje was proclaimed in the parish church of St. James in the remote Bosnian town. Videos people sent me were not in English and not…

Lessons Mary taught at Champion

It’s been a month now since the children or grandchildren in your life have gone back to school. Whether it’s their grammar-school, primary-school, high-school, or college years, they are sitting in classrooms and receiving instruction. …

Catholic treasures of Switzerland

Say “Switzerland,” and you’re more likely to think of mountain chalets than historic cathedrals. However, the country has many Catholic treasures worth visiting. Though the Reformation had a strong impact here, many parts of the country…