Angelo Stagnaro

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I Was in a Car Crash in Burma, But Our Lady of Myanmar Helped Me

Considering it was my first car accident, I immediately thought it would be appropriate to write about it in the Catholic press. Spoiler alert: It involved what I would deem a miracle. Not a “Quick! Get the Vatican on the phone!” grade miracle....

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3 Challenges for the Pope in Burma: Shoes, Sparrows and Sweltering Heat

St. Mary’s Cathedral in Rangoon (Yangon, Myanmar) might be a bit of a challenge to His Holiness when he visits on Wednesday and Thursday. First of all, the Burmese customarily remove their shoes indoors. And, as church is God’s home, the...

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Burma’s Only Catholic Hospital (So Far)

Atheists communists have done quite a number on the world, especially its poor. First, according to Stéphane Courtois’ 1997 book The Black Book of Communism, they managed to kill 152 million people within about 80 years. Second, they managed to...

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Tiny Saintly Treasures in Burma

St. Mary's Cathedral in Rangoon (Yangon), Burma (Myanmar) is a whimsical Gothic Revival jewel box designed by famous Dutch Catholic architect Joseph Cuypers. A full description of this delightful church can be found here. The double-spired, red...

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Burmese Archbishop Paul Grawng: ‘The Pope’s Visit is a Blessing’

On the occasion of Pope Francis’ historic visit to Burma, the first time in that country for any pope, Archbishop Paul Zinghtung Grawng granted me an interview to speak about his hopes and concerns about the upcoming the papal visit. Archbishop...

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Burmese Cardinal Says ‘God Has Answered Our Prayers’ for Upcoming Papal Visit

In anticipation of Pope Francis’ visit to Burma (Myanmar) at the end of this month, I invited Charles Cardinal Bo to speak about his impressions, aspirations and hopes about the Pope’s visit. The following is the transcript of our...

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No Need to Look Any Further: Catholicism is the Original Church

We possess the prophetic message as something altogether reliable. Keep your attention closely fixed on it, as you would on a lamp shining in a dark place until the first streaks of dawn appear and the morning star rises in your hearts. First you...

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A Litany of Harvey Weinstein’s Catholic-Bashing Films

Editor’s Note: The original version of this column omitted the attribution to a press release of Oct. 6, 2017 from the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights. It also provided an innacurate description of the 1995 film Priest, confusing...

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Catholic Schools Have the Holy Spirit Breathed Into Them Again

On September 26, 2017, the Catholic Education Foundation held its award ceremony at the Church of the Holy Innocents. A reception followed at Arno's Restaurant in Midtown Manhattan. The five honorees for the evening ceremony were: Rev. Msgr....

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A Short History of Buddhist Violence Against Christians

Crusades! Witch burnings! Inquisition! Pedophile priests! I’ve heard it all before. Every Catholic has. However, if you know the reality behind these historical events, you quickly learn there is more Black Legend hype, atheist hysteria and...