Saints Every Catholic Hipster Needs to Know About

St. Mary of Egypt Mary was a hermitess who lived alone in the desert of Egypt for forty-seven years as penance for her previously sinful life. In a chance meeting approximately one year before her death, she encountered St. Zosimas and recounted her life story to him. She told him that she had run away to Alexandria as … Continue reading Saints Every Catholic Hipster Needs to Know About

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If You Love the Catholic Church and Good Food, Pittsburgh Is Your Next Pilgrimage Destination

Pittsburgh is a beautiful city with plenty of ethnic diversity and several unique churches. Residents and visitors agree that Primanti Bros. is a mandatory stop when visiting, and that if you take in a Pirates game, you'll be treated to a pierogi race. Or, check out a Penguins game and enjoy the home team winning. … Continue reading If You Love the Catholic Church and Good Food, Pittsburgh Is Your Next Pilgrimage Destination

Mental Illness or Diabolical Possession? Can You Tell the Difference?

With Halloween upon us, many of us are probably thinking about the otherworldly, the evil, the mysterious, the ghoulish. Maybe you're watching some classic Halloween movies. A favorite subject of horror movies tends to be demonic possession. The Exorcist and The Exorcism of Emily Rose come to mind immediately. But sometimes diabolical possession can look like a … Continue reading Mental Illness or Diabolical Possession? Can You Tell the Difference?