God Lives Here

The Springtime of St Ann’s by Zachary Levering Photo Credits: Zachary Levering, John Cosmas, SueAnn Howell/Catholic News Herald The year is 1955. On August 15, the Feast of the Assumption, a parish is born in Charlotte, North Carolina. Situated on a quaint corner on South Charlotte’s Park Road and Hillside Avenue, it will be the … Read more

Ten Years of Training

A Visit to Bath, England for the 11th Annual Training Conference organized by the Latin Mass Society of England and Wales.   Prior Park College is a stately home in Bath, now a Catholic boarding school for secondary students. Their classical style chapel is very beautiful, and has not suffered from any significant reordering or … Read more

‘Rome Wasn’t Built In A Day’

A Visit to Mater Ecclesiae Father Robert C. Pasley, KCHS, a native of the Diocese of Camden, New Jersey, was ordained in 1982.  Father Pasley has been a parish priest and a secondary school teacher in New Jersey for much of his priesthood. He is the Chaplain of the Church Music Association of America and … Read more

The Odyssey of Mater Dei

By Donna Sue Berry In 1988 Saint Pope John Paul II founded the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter (FSSP) as a society of apostolic life. The Fraternity has as its apostolate the training of men for service as Catholic priests and the pastoral care of souls. Their particular charism is the celebration of the Mass … Read more

The Flourishing of Sainte Eugene/Sainte Cecile

Interview by Meghan Ferrara Photos by Teresa Limjoco Nestled in the heart of Paris, the parish of Sainte Eugène and Sainte Cecile maintains a special place in French Catholicism. The church’s renowned Schola is a defining aspect of the parish and has set the standard for liturgical music in France and around the world. Under … Read more

Setting the Standard

Chicago’s St John Cantius Parish Recipe for success: Take one nearly-abandoned, formerly Polish-Catholic neighborhood in a troubled American big city. Add a decrepit 19th century church building, with ten tons of pigeon droppings in its attic. Mix in a brand-new community of priests and brothers dedicated to helping Catholics rediscover a profound sense of the … Read more

The Long & Winding Road to St. Joseph’s in Singapore

by Estella Young PHOTO CREDITS: Dominic Wong and Dominic Lee Catholicism came to Singapore in 1832 with priests from the Paris Foreign Missions Society (MEP). They built churches and brought Religious to build schools, orphanages and a seminary. Today, some Catholic schools rank amongst the nation’s best, and are famous for providing an excellent academic … Read more

Saving St. Stanislaus

It is the story of so many Catholic churches in the West. As parish numbers declined in the 1970’s and 80’s, the future of landmark St. Stanislaus Church in an old Polish neighborhood in Milwaukee, Wisconsin became uncertain. Fortunately, the Latin Mass community, which had a strong presence there, had several dedicated older priests who … Read more

The Dome of Home: A Beacon of Hope For England’s Catholics

By Michael Durnan The church of Ss. Peter, Paul and Philomena stands overlooking the faded seaside resort of New Brighton located at the head of the Wirral Peninsula in northwest England. With its handsome classical cupola high above the transept, and standing atop a steep hill facing the sea, the church’s distinctive and recognisable profile … Read more

THE OXFORD ORATORY

The Catholic Church of Saint Aloysius By Donna Sue Berry That the Catholic Church thinks in centuries is illustrated by the unlikely tale of the founding of the Oratory in the famed university town of Oxford, England. Our story begins in Rome in the sixteenth century, when St. Philip Neri created his ‘Oratory,’ a community … Read more