Tom Wehner

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How Has Mother Angelica Changed Your Life?

This article originally appeared in the National Catholic Register on March 28, 2016.​ Although I never met Mother Mary Angelica personally, I, like millions of others, met her while watching her on EWTN and feel I owe her a debt of gratitude....

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How Has Mother Angelica Changed Your Life?

Although I never met Mother Mary Angelica personally, I, like millions of others, met her while watching her on EWTN and feel I owe her a debt of gratitude. Long before the Register became a part of the EWTN family five years ago, EWTN was an...

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Water and Light

St. Peter’s Square, as well as thousands of pilgrims visiting from around the globe, got a gentle washing today in preparation for Ven. Pope John Paul II’s beatification. And thousands more lit up the night at a candlelight vigil at Circus...

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'Beatific' Visions

It’s my first day in Rome. Ever. A day of no sleep and geographic and linguistic disorientation was easily eclipsed by the mood surrounding the beatification of our beloved pope. That this trip came together like it did is nothing short of a...

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True National Treasure

My attendance — both in Washington and at the 2011 March for Life — was as a first-time pilgrim. My official title yesterday was chaperone, accompanying a group of more than 50 pilgrims from the St. Anne Shrine for Mothers in Waterbury, Conn. I...

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'I Believe ... in the Communion of Saints'

I usually petition my patron saints (Thomas Aquinas, Matthew the Evangelist and Robert Bellarmine) every day to pray for me. On this day, however, I give special recognition to all of those (including one daughter) who make up the communion of...

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God's Grace in the Cradle of Liberty

It was nothing short of providential to be part of two amazing Catholic conferences last week — the Catholic Marketing Network/Catholic Writers Conference in Philadelphia and the Catholic New Media Celebration in Boston. Just to get it on the...