The Conversion of Alphonse Ratisbonne

Alphonse Ratisbonne was a young Jew from a family of well-established bankers in Strasbourg, France. He also was socially prominent due to his wealth and blood-ties to the Rothschild. In 1827, Alphonse’s older brother, Thèodore, converted to Catholicism and entered … Continue reading

A New Blasphemous Play: The Testament of Mary

A narrow-minded, vulgar, egoistic and even idolatrous woman — this is how Irish author Colm Tóibín presents the Blessed Virgin Mary in his novel (now making its debut on the stage) titled The Testament of Mary. His blasphemous play is … Continue reading

Saint Engelbert of Cologne

Archbishop of that city from 1216 – 1225, Saint Engelbert was born at Berg about 1185, and died near Schwelm on November 7, 1225. His father was Engelbert, Count of Berg, and his mother, Margaret, was daughter of the Count … Continue reading

7,515 Rosary Rallies Worldwide on October 15

As the world situation becomes increasingly threatening, the idea of holding a Rosary in a public place has become more popular. As human efforts fail to solve our growing economic, social, moral and spiritual troubles, more people are turning to … Continue reading

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