Hostages taken, priest killed during Mass in French church

Emily Booker News

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The murder of a priest in northern France, taken hostage with a handful of other faithful during a weekday morning Mass July 26, is another act of “absurd violence” added to too many stories of senseless violence and death, said the Vatican spokesman. Pope Francis was informed about the hostage situation at the church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray …

The Dark of Ages Past

Deacon Scott Maentz Catholic Blogs

I was watching the film Les Miserables the other day, which is a fascinating film and an amazingly Catholic film, and while one could write several long papers about the movie and themes within it, this one line in particular struck me. The men of the revolution are all in the upper room, rallying around the colors of the world. …