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Chilean Rioters Loot Catholic Church: Set Fire to Pews, Statues & Sacred Paintings

Amid weeks of violent unrest, a church was looted by Chilean rioters who burned religious statues and paintings in the streets. For nearly four weeks, there has been mass protest and violent unrest in Chile over increased cost of living, taxes, and income inequality. Called the “worst civil unrest” since Pinochet’s dictatorship, nearly 2,500 people have been injured and 19...

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Chilean Bishops Condemn Church Looting and Call for End to Violence

Chilean bishops condemned the actions of church looters who burned religious statues and paintings in the streets, calling for an end to violence. On Friday, masked rioters in the country’s capital of Santiago looted the La Asuncion church. They ransacked the interior, defacing the inside with spray paint and profaning the tabernacle. Stripped bare, pews, paintings, and statues of Jesus and Mary...

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Australian High Court to Announce If Cardinal George Pell Can Appeal

Australia’s High Court will announce Wednesday whether or not they will hear an appeal by Cardinal George Pell to overturn his conviction. The Australian High Court confirmed Monday they will make an announcement Wednesday from two judges whether the full seven judge court will hear an appeal by Cardinal Pell. The decision will be given at 9:30 a.m. from Canberra,...

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When Jesus Revealed 25 Secrets of “Spiritual Warfare” in a Vision to Saint Faustina

Saint Faustina Kowalska, known as the Apostle of Divine Mercy, was a renowned nun and mystic. Throughout her life, she had visions of Jesus and conversations with Our Lord and recorded all of her mystic experiences in her diary. On June 2nd, 1938, less than half a year before her death, Saint Faustina received a vision from Jesus asking her to...

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These 5 Prayers Were Taught at Fatima by Mary and an Angel

On May 13, 1917, the Blessed Virgin Mary miraculously appeared to three poor shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal. Between May and October of 1917, Our Lady appeared five more times, each time on the 13th of the month. She identified herself as Our Lady of the Rosary and gave the children an urgent message for the whole world. The Mother...

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Did You Know? How The Original “Dunce” Was Actually a Catholic Genius

The dunce cap has been a long standing symbol of stupidity and disgrace, but ironically rose to fame as a signifier of high intelligence. You might be surprised to learn that the original “dunce” was actually a brilliant Catholic saint! Blessed John Duns Scotus was born the year 1265 in Duns, the county town of Berwickshire, Scotland – hence the name, Duns...

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The Holy Prepuce: A Lesser Known Relic of Jesus Christ

Although a majority have been lost to history, some of the earliest relics of the Church still survive to this day. Those associated with Jesus Christ Himself have been the most studied and fascinating of them all. Some of these include the Holy Sponge, True Cross, Holy Robe, and Holy Lance. While most are familiar with these relics, many are probably unfamiliar with the...