The E-Book Revolution

‘Excellent and Beautiful’ – Classic Books For Catholic Kids Paul Pagano, along with his wife Anna, run a small bookstore out of their home.  They started it last year when they realized that their collection of classic children’s books, which they began for their own young family, was something they felt compelled to share with … Read more

‘Street Cred’ & Your Average Catholic Parish

By Edmund Adamus As Catholics, what’s our ‘street cred’? In the Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium, “The Joy of the Gospel,” Pope Francis discusses our credibility  – specifically, how we are perceived by the unchurched and those with no faith. Much depends, he says, on the ‘openness and missionary creativity of the pastor and the community.’ The … 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

They Have a Dream: LA’s Parish in Search of a Church

by Beverly De Soto Stevens Father James Fryar of the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter (FSSP) has been invited by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles to found a parish there. Regina Magazine caught up with Fr. Fryar and his intrepid band of parishioners-without-a-parish recently. Here’s what they told us: Father James Fryar: The places where … Read more

Miracle on East 20th Street

Christmas in a SoCal Barrio It is a sweet parish, in the whitewashed Spanish California mission style, with a well-loved rose garden fronting the rectory. As you step outside, you’re likely to see a young Hispanic woman pushing a baby carriage; she makes the Sign of the Cross as she traverses the church’s threshold. Holy … Read more

The Secret Catholic Insider Guide to Christmas

When thinking about how we got here, it helps to have perspective. The Secret Catholic Insider Guide to Christmas reviews history.  A hundred years ago, Christmas was submerged in the trenches of the ‘War to End All Wars.’ Here in Germany, the troop trains departed with light-hearted graffiti scrawled on their sides: “On our way … Read more

George Sarah, Hollywood & The Traditional Latin Mass

An Interview with George Sarah   By Teresa Limjoco He is a well-known film score musician, a former atheist who had a near-death experience and the head of the Una Voce chapter in Los Angeles. George Sarah recently sat down with Regina Magazine to discuss his conversion, his music and the growth of the Latin … Read more

Father Christmas Comes Home To St. Walburge

By Michael Durnan Updated December 2020 The heart-breaking truth is that Saint Walburge’s was a church no longer able to sustain parish life; it was threatened with closure when Bishop Michael Campbell made a creative and forward-looking decision. Saint Walburge’s would become a “shrine”– giving a new lease on life to a church where generations … Read more