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Monsignor Ralph Chieffo: Blessed with ‘a servant’s heart’

By On March 3, 2019

By Pete Kennedy Twelve days afloat — that’s what separated Ralph Chieffo’s life in Italy and his life in America. When he was 7 years old, he boarded an ocean liner in… Read More

Festivals & Events

Rome celebrates the Catholic tradition of Ash Wednesday

By On March 1, 2019

Biblical symbol of penance viewed as renewal of baptismal promise By Joseph T. Cannavo This year Ash Wednesday falls on March 6, which officially begins Lent, the 40-day period when Catholics and… Read More

From the Editor

Italy’s testy political history lends context to America’s ‘immigration crisis’

By On February 3, 2019

By Joseph R. Cannavo If you have been keeping up with news in Italy, you might get the sense that Italy is having an immigration crisis, much like we are being told… Read More


What does Valentine’s Day mean in the land of love?

By On February 1, 2019

Legend tells of a defiant priest who married lovers during wartime By Jeanne Outlaw-Cannavo When people think of Italians as great lovers, it stands to reason that they must wonder what Valentine’s… Read More