Pope repeats gay slur, Italian media reports

Pope Francis has once again faced criticism for using a disparaging term to describe homosexuals, despite apologizing for it last month. During a meeting with Roman priests on June 11, he repeated the term, suggesting that young men with homosexual tendencies should

The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

This feast commemorates the three-month visit of Mary with her elderly cousin Elizabeth during Mary's pregnancy with Jesus and Elizabeth's with John the Baptist. The story appears in the first chapter of Luke's Gospel. It recounts Elizabeth's Spirit-filled greeting, acknowledging Mary as

St. Joan of Arc

Born in France, Joan was the youngest daughter of Jacques d'Arc. At age 15, she had her first vision, in which she heard the voices of Sts. Michael, Catherine, Margaret and others who commanded her to save France from England and Burgundy

The Life of Matthias: Apostle and Martyr

According to the Acts of the Apostles, Matthias was the apostle who was chosen to replace Judas Iscariot after Judas betrayed Jesus. Acts reveals that Matthias accompanied Jesus and the apostles from the time of the Lord's baptism to his ascension and

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