By Franciscan Media - Trust in God’s Providence enabled Mother Theodore to leave her homeland, sail halfway around the world, and found a new religious congregation... Born in Etables, France, Anne-Thérèse Guérin’s life was shattered by her father’s murder when she was 15. For several years she cared for her mother and younger sister.
By Joseph I. Elizondo, Catholic Exchange - By adulthood, I had unknowingly neglected my guardian angel to the point of regarding him as something like folklore. I wouldn’t say I disbelieved in guardian angels. I just never cared to think about the subject... It was during this long year that I learned how Padre Pio would send his guardian angel to comfort people.
By George Neumayr, The Stream - The media’s skepticism about religion turns on and off depending on the figure under scrutiny. If it is a liberal, the media asks no questions. A Joe Biden can proclaim himself a devout Catholic and the media accepts that uncritically. But it suddenly grows inquisitive at the news of a conservative Catholic nominee for the Supreme Court. That Amy Coney Barrett follows her faith is “news”; that Joe Biden deviates from his faith isn’t.
By Sean Fitzpatrick, Crisis Magazine - The first presidential debate of the election cycle is often regarded as setting the stage for election night, where first impressions are made for November 3rd, and the candidates establish who they are with respect to one another and the voters. In what may be looked back upon as the most contentious and chaotic debate in the history of the presidential debates, Donald Trump brought his trademark braggadocio while Joe Biden appeared shaky and shellshocked by the President’s bluster.