Catholic Iceland

Catholic Iceland Text & photos by Evan Wing For Catholics, Iceland is terra ingognita. Overwhelmingly Lutheran for the last several centuries, the nation is now mostly secular, with some regions even beginning to backslide into paganism. As you drive into Reykjavik, the tallest steeple in the city – Hallgrimskírkja, a brutally iconoclastic Calvinist edifice now … Read more

Ireland’s Time Bomb

By Beverly Stevens REGINA Editor It’s really devastating to think about. Whereas most countries have had abortion imposed on them by judges or politicians, yesterday the Irish voted to bring this calamity onto themselves. Extinction by the Numbers Why is abortion a ‘calamity’ for Ireland? Let’s start with the numbers. Currently, the ‘YES’ side claims … Read more

Italy, In Their Own Words

PHOTO CREDITS: Emily Clementi, Marcella De Salvo, Deidra Reiff In April 2018, Regina Trips brought 20 young US Catholics to Italy for nine days of exploring Catholic history, spirituality and culture. Here are their photos and reflections on that experience in Rome, Norcia, Assisi and Florence. (Interested? We’re planning to do another like Trip to … Read more

Human Life Ireland vs. The Culture of Death

 by Donna Sue Berry  Orémus Press visited with Lisa O’Hare of Human Life International Ireland about the huge push by the Irish government to legalize abortion there. Orémus Press:  Basically, could you share with us what is happening with this issue in Ireland with the government? HLI Ireland: The Irish Government is making a HUGE … Read more

Pro-Life Paris

By Meghan Ferrara If it’s hard for you to imagine 40,000 young people storming Paris to march for life, there’s a reason for your difficulties. Basically, it’s because you – and the rest of the world — have the impression that Paris is a left-leaning city where such things simply do not happen. Why does … Read more

Traveling Camera Man

By Kristina De Clara Photos by Emily Clementi and Alex Choong  If there was one person on REGINA’s trip who could capture the astounding beauty and scope of Ireland’s lush, rolling green hills, it was Alex Choong (traveling camera man). REGINA writer Kristina de Clara recently sat down with this professional photographer and videographer to … Read more

A Spiritual High in Ireland

By Mary Catherine McCoy and Meghan Cesar Photos by Katie Edson, Emily Clementi, and Alex Choong Featured image: Towering 5th century Celtic Cross at Monasterboice (Photo Credit: Katie Edson) They’re a tough crowd, today’s Millennials. And now that they have had a few months to think about that first REGINA Trip for young adults in … Read more

A Dominican in Ireland

Father James Moore, OP, points the way to the ruins of the Dominican Priory, destroyed by Henry VII at Trim Castle, where the movie ‘Braveheart’ was filmed. A few minutes later, he led the group in singing the Salve Regina where his brother Dominicans lived and worked centuries ago. (Photo by Katie Edson) By Jennifer … Read more

Too Much Fun

The Pleasures of REGINA’s Ireland Photos by Emily Clementi/Commentary by Everyone Is a REGINA Trip a pilgrimage? Yes. Is it a historical tour? Yes. Is it just a bunch of young Catholics out for a good time? Yes. Herewith, some of our favorite experiences from all around Ireland, but especially the pubs. (You can see … Read more

The Hiddenness of Holywell

English Catholics Return to a Medieval Well of Healing Photos by Michael Durnan and Emily Prest Its origins lost in the mists of time, St Winefride’s Well in Wales echoes with the magical timbre of ancient Christianity. Continually visited since the 600’s, the Holywell is one of the few locations mentioned by name in the … Read more