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By Eileen Connelly, OSU Br. Alessandro Brustenghi, OFM, a Franciscan friar from Italy, will be the special guest during a choral concert sponsored by Miami University (MU), and Seton and Elder High Schools at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter in Chains on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. The …

On Oct. 4, Roman Catholics celebrate the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the Italian deacon who brought renewal to the Church through his decision to follow Jesus’ words as literally as possible. In a January 2010 general audience, Pope Benedict XVI recalled this “giant of holiness” as a “great …

by Joe Bukuras Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Sep 14, 2022 / 08:00 am A Wisconsin pro-life organization has taken issue with Viterbo University, a Franciscan Catholic college, for comments a school official made suggesting a willingness to allow an abortion rights group on campus. The comments came to light after Pro-Life …

by Katie Yoder Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jun 12, 2022 / 12:09 pm Catholics know St. Anthony of Padua as a Franciscan preacher, a doctor of the Church, and the patron of lost things. For the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement in upstate New York, he’s also a big brother. “He …

At age 3, Brother Tim Sucher, OFM, of St. Francis Seraph Church in Cincinnati, and his older brother saved their pennies to buy their first nativity scene – one “just like Granny’s” – to add to their family’s Christmas decorations. Now, decades later, that same nativity scene is part of …

by Joe Bukuras Washington D.C., Jul 26, 2021 / 12:45 pm After pro-abortion protesters obstructed a July 10 pro-life rosary procession in Brooklyn, a priest leading the procession compared it to a “Way of the Cross.” Pro-life advocate Fr. Fidelis Moscinski, CFR helped lead the “Witness for Life” prayer procession …

by Hannah Brockhaus Rome Newsroom, Jul 13, 2021 / 13:00 pm The Order of Friars Minor announced Tuesday the election of Rome-native Fr. Massimo Fusarelli to be their newest minister general. Fusarelli, 58, was elected by the order for a term of six years. The election was confirmed by Cardinal …

Jesus Christ may have saved us from our sins, but that doesn’t mean he’s above a little joking! Jim Gaffigan is a standup comedian who likes to imagine humorous scenarios involving faith, and these two priests find it pretty funny!

The Catholic Church honors St. Bernardine of Siena on May 20. A Franciscan friar and preacher, St. Bernardine is known as “the Apostle of Italy” for his efforts to revive the country’s Catholic faith during the 15th century. Bernardine Albizeschi was born to upper-class parents in the Italian republic of …