The Pilgrim's Journey

Can you Renew a US Passport Online?

Andrea JLast Updated: June 9th, 2023News, Travel Alerts, US News

Yes you can! (Maybe) UPDATE 6/1/2023: According to the state.gov website, the pilot program has ended.  They hope to re-launch it for everyone at a later date. UPDATE 1/5/2023: Our staff member who tested out this process has now received her passport.  She submitted the application on October 27, 2022 and it was marked as … Read More

5 Ways to Stay Sane During Election Season

Richard SontagLast Updated: February 17th, 2021Spiritual Reflections, US News

  Sister Theresa Aletheia Noble, FSP recently wrote an article for Aleteia outlining five ways to stay sane during this upcoming year of political endorsements and debates.  Take some time to reflect on these five things and challenge yourself to create a sixth way to remain sane during this election year. How are you staying … Read More

Catholic Priest: “Perversion of the Bible” when Methodist & Episcopalian Clergy Bless Abortion Clinic

Richard SontagLast Updated: August 27th, 2021Church News, US News

A leading Catholic priest who is intimately involved in pro-life work is outraged that clergy from the United Methodist and Episcopalian Church would lead a prayer rally “blessing” a local abortion clinic in Cleveland. As LifeNews reported, in Ohio, United Methodist Church pastor, Reverend Laura Young, says she believes pro-life protesters in front of Planned … Read More

How the Catholic Church is fighting loan sharks in Texas

Richard SontagLast Updated: August 27th, 2021Church News, US News

(CNA, by Mary Rezac) Lenders charging exorbitant rates on payday loans in Arlington, Texas have a new force to contend with in their fight against regulation: the bishops of the Catholic Church. Last week, the Texas Catholic Conference – which serves as the public policy voice for the Catholic bishops of the state – announced … Read More

Sisters of Life get positive coverage in New York Times

Richard SontagLast Updated: August 27th, 2021Church News, US News

(NYT, Mike Oppenheimer) Mechanical bulls, rock-climbing walls, bounce houses, go-karts: Before becoming a nun, Sister Virginia Joy helped insure them all. “I was a go-between between the underwriters and the customers,” said Sister Virginia Joy, a former high school soccer star from South Carolina now wearing a habit of white and navy blue. She was … Read More

Planned Parenthood’s Top Doctor Caught on Video Selling Body Parts of Aborted Babies

Richard SontagLast Updated: July 14th, 2020US News

Senior Director of Medical Services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, describing how Planned Parenthood sells the body parts of aborted unborn children and admitting she uses partial-birth abortions to supply intact body parts. (LifeNews) A shocking new expose’ video has caught Planned Parenthood’s top doctor describing how the abortion business sells the body parts of aborted babies. … Read More

B.B. King dies, Catholics remember him gifting “Lucille” guitar to Pope John Paul II in 1997

R RLast Updated: February 3rd, 2021Church News, US News

When B.B. King met Pope John Paul II “Meeting the pope will be a very emotional experience for me, it will be electrifying” (by mtv news staff 12/19/1997)  B.B. King will be presenting his trademark guitar, the legendary “Lucille,” to Pope John Paul II following a performance at the Vatican on Friday, December 19, according to … Read More

Tekton Holy Land pilgrimage from Indiana makes the news as they make their trip despite security concerns

R RLast Updated: February 8th, 2021Holy Land, US News, World News

Only today was the FAA suspension of U.S. flights into Tel Aviv lifted.  Until then no U.S. planes were permitted to fly there.  Our Tekton Ministries Holy Land Catholic pilgrimage from Indiana was the second to last American plane to land, as you may have read in a press release we also published on our blog. … Read More