Empty Seats

Where are all the great Catholic films? If Christmas is the time for great family films, 2015 marks yet another year where Catholics are absent from the box office.  In this second of a two-part series, REGINA continues our roundtable discussion about this with Catholic film-makers in Australia, France, Italy and the UK. Our first … Read more

A Distant Prospect

A Distant Prospect Meet Lucy, a smart teenager with a bad attitude. She’s Irish, she’s Catholic and she’s stuck in a girls’ school. She’s also got polio and a boatload of bad memories. The year is 1928. The place is Sydney, Australia. REGINA is delighted to introduce you to Lucy and her world in this … Read more

For Auld Lang Syne

In 1788, Scotland’s greatest poet Robert Burns set his poem to a traditional folk hymn. In the 250 years since, ‘Auld Lang Syne’ has been traditionally sung at the conclusion of New Year gatherings around the world, especially in English-speaking countries. Auld Lang Syne begins by asking whether it is right that old times be … Read more

Consecration

A short story by Patrick Michael Clark Photos courtesy of Library of Congress They were tearing down the last of the scaffolding from the towers that rose above the overgrown park. For three years Davey and Connor had watched the workmen climb the ladders and catwalks that surrounded the face of the new cathedral. Each … Read more

Goth is Dead

A Short Story by Beverly Stevens For me this Halloween, Goth is dead. Tattoos, emo makeup, and weird sex? SO yesterday. I used to be emo, but I have changed. I never actually got the tattoos, though I did have my ears pierced in many places. I also didn’t actually go over to the dark … Read more

Europe’s Aristocrats to Synod: Don’t Change the Faith

They are the stuff of legends, the princely families of Europe. To most people nowadays they are just names that occasionally turn up in society columns. But in reality, many of Europe’s Catholic aristocrats live quiet lives, raising their families in the Faith, conscious of their hereditary responsibility for what was once ‘Christendom.’ And ‘quiet’ is the … Read more

St Maria Goretti in Chicago

She is a patron saint of purity, and she draws millions today in a time of great impurity. In a deeply cynical age, many of her most ardent devotees around the world are young people. Now, her relics — encased in the same glass coffin where her mother last laid eyes on her — are … Read more

Report from the Eye of the Storm

REGINA’s Exclusive Interview with Vatican Journalist Edward Pentin on the Rigging of the Synod By Beverly Stevens, REGINA Editor Photos by Edward Pentin & Harry Stevens It’s a prime example of why Catholics today need to be more educated. Last October, dramatic reports emerged from Rome in the global social media of blatant attempts by the managers … Read more

The Catholic Film-makers

Featured Photo: Jim Morlino (l) and Daniel Rabourdin on location in France. Film is the future. As anyone who works in social media can tell you, the present and future generations will learn primarily through video​  – online and on TV. But what does this mean for catechesis? As education moves into the Video Age, … Read more

Heaven on Earth for Catholics

An Interview with Dr. John Rao For the last 24 years, every July a group of ‘in the know’ Catholics has converged on one of the most beautiful places in Italy – the azure waters, stunning gardens and magnificent summer palaces of Lake Garda. They come for a unique program of renewal, a kind of … Read more