The Pilgrim's Journey

The Messages and Requests of Fatima Revisited

Natalie HoeferLast Updated: October 14th, 2022Marian Shrines of Europe, Spiritual Reflections, World News

I was 9 years old when I checked out a storybook from my Catholic school’s library about the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima to three shepherd children in Portugal in 1917. The story mesmerized me. I felt a bit of holy jealousy, since Lucia, one of the seers, was my age at the time … Read More

WSJ notes Holy Land’s surprising surge of pilgrimages

Richard SontagLast Updated: August 27th, 2021Holy Land, World News

(WSJ, By Nicolas Parasie) For the 74-year-old pastor from Hawaii, his trip to Israel was the culmination of a lifelong dream. But the route’s end—at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Old City of Jerusalem—was so packed with other pilgrims that he and his flock turned back. “On the way of the cross, Jesus … Read More

Former Notre Dame President Fr. Theodore Hesburgh dead at 97

R RLast Updated: August 27th, 2021Church News, World News

(Fox) The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, who transformed the University of Notre Dame into a school known almost as much for academics as football and who championed human rights around the globe, has died. He was 97. University spokesman Paul Browne told The Associated Press that Hesburgh died on the South Bend, Indiana, campus around 11:30 … Read More

Pope Francis makes unscheduled visit to Manila street children

R RLast Updated: August 27th, 2021Pope Francis, World News

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis made an unscheduled stop at a center for street children in Manila Friday shortly after celebrating mass in the Filipino capital. Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi confirmed that the Pope visited a home for street children run by the ANAK-Tnk charitable foundation. Fr. Lombardi said the Pope spent almost a half an … Read More

Names of new cardinals released by Pope Francis

R RLast Updated: August 27th, 2021Church News, Pope Francis, World News

(CNA/EWTN News by Elise Harris)  In his Sunday Angelus address Pope Francis announced the names of the 15 bishops to be created cardinals in February, many of whom hail from small dioceses which have never before had a cardinal. Speaking to the thousands of pilgrims present in St. Peter’s Square after his recitation of the … Read More