Is the Tarot ‘Cool’?

Today, interest in the occult is on the rise as toy companies making significant profits push these toys online and in big box stores, mostly to a public wholly unaware of the danger.  Are Tarot cards really dangerous? Well, the tarot (/ˈtæroʊ/;  trionfi, tarocchi, tarock) are simply playing cards, used from the mid-15th century for games such as Italian tarocchini and  — and they … Read more

How Do You Teach Catholics Who Are Poorly Catechized?

VIEW FROM THE PEW There are many Catholics who genuinely love the faith but have a poor understanding of the teachings, including the one on papal infallibility. Five ordinary Catholics got together on Facebook recently to discuss this phenomenon. Here’s what Zachary, 31, a security guard from California; Robert, 61, a lawyer from Maine; Malia is … Read more

How Culture Affects How Catholics View the Pope

VIEW FROM THE PEW Five ordinary Catholics got together on Facebook recently to discuss this turbulent papacy – and found that their views were heavily influenced by their age and culture. Here’s what Zachary, 31, a security guard from California; Robert, 61, a lawyer from Maine; Malia is 44, an entrepreneur from LA; Sean, 34, … Read more

Three Popes and the Global Media

VIEW FROM THE PEW Recent popes have come under constant and intense media scrutiny. How has this affected the Faith? Today, when so many Catholics get their information from secular media, it seems that Catholic teaching is routinely twisted to fit the media’s agenda. Similarly, the popularity of a pope has become a ‘media circus.’ … Read more

Are Francis’s Critics ‘More Catholic Than the Pope’?

VIEW FROM THE PEW Is it arrogant to question or criticize a Pope’s words? Is what the Pope says ‘law’ – even if it contradicts Catholic teaching? Five ordinary US Catholics got together on Facebook recently to hash it out. Here’s what Zachary, 31, a security guard from California; Robert, 61, a lawyer from Maine; … Read more

A ‘Celebrity’ Pope

VIEW FROM THE PEW Is Pope Francis the first ‘celebrity pope’? To what extent does the mass media influence the Vatican and the world’s perception of a Pope? Five ordinary US Catholics got together on Facebook recently to hash it out. Here’s what Zachary, 31, a security guard from California; Robert, 61, a lawyer from … Read more

AUTHENTIC

The Marian Sisters of Santa Rosa All the research points in one direction: today’s young people are searching for authenticity. Perhaps this is why a new, little-known California community of Sisters are fielding dozens of inquiries a year? The Marian Sisters were canonically founded by Bishop Robert Vasa in 2012 in the diocese of Santa … Read more

REPORT FROM NORCIA

It’s like a film depicting a medieval scene, but it happened, for real, just days ago.  As the earth shakes around them, Benedictine monks intone the Latin Prayers in Time of Earthquake, in the Crypt of their Basilica which in the ancient home of St Benedict (480-547 AD) himself. REGINA sat down with Father Benedict Nivakoff, … Read more

Those Hilarious Anti-Catholic Haters

by Beverly Stevens, REGINA Editor Running a popular Catholic e-Magazine and Facebook Page  has given the admins at REGINA Magazine a closer familiarity than most with that curious species, the Anti-Catholic Bigot.  While many may have assumed that they were an extinct species, we can assure you that they are alive and well. And, though their … Read more