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Podcast: The secrets of Fátima and the pope’s mission for peace in Ukraine

While in Portugal, Pope Francis plans to visit Fátima, the site of a recognized Marian apparition. Gerry and Colleen explain how the “secrets of Fátima” revealed there relate to the war between Russia and Ukraine.

Update: Pope Francis has asked Cardinal Matteo Zuppi to conduct Ukraine peace mission

Pope Francis’ peace mission, which he first announced on April 30, now appears to be underway.
I am a bishop, but before anything else, I am a human being who understands the severe toll of mental illness, especially when it is left untreated.
John P. DolanMay 18, 2023

March 13, 2023

Hulu’s ‘The Great’ is more than a raunchy farce. Love and mercy reign.

For me, the plot events ahead are secondary to the show’s real strength, the paths that the characters themselves will take.

Schmagnificent: ‘Schmigadoon’ delivers on the promise of musical theater

“Schmigadoon!” is not about recreating the forms of old musicals, it’s about what happens when we give ourselves over to musical theater.

The works of Brian Doyle remind us of the unique holiness of children and childhood

The writing of Brian Doyle, who died in 2017, hummed with an undercurrent that honors children and invites the reader to adopt their posture of innocence.