"Sometime ago I was in conversation with Cardinal John O'Connor of New York. We were describing the widespread confusion in so many Catholic circles in our day, and the pressures on the Church to conform to the secularized society especially in the Western world. I suggested to the Cardinal that what the Church needs is bishops like St. John Fisher who was martyred by Henry VIII because, as bishop of Rochester in England, he refused to follow Henry in rejecting the papal primacy. Cardinal O'Connor agreed, but he added, 'Sometimes I envy St. John Fisher. He refused to obey the king, was put in prison, beheaded, and became a martyr. As archbishop of New York, I am being martyred every day by the media for standing firm on the moral teachings of the Catholic Church and my loyalty to the Holy Father.'"

Our Right to the Truth by Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J.

Pope:  Church Needs Creativity to Reach Digital Age

Says Society is Often Indifferent to Messages of Faith


50th International Eucharistic Congress (IEC) - 2012 - Dublin, Ireland

50th International Eucharisti Congress (IEC) - 2012 - Dublin, Ireland


America's Faithful Catholic Colleges

Announcing:  The Cardinal Newman Society's Newly Expanded, Free On-line Guide to Catholic Colleges


Encyclical Letter - Caritas In Veritate of the Supreme Pontiff Benedict XVI

To the Bishops, Priests, and Deacons, Men and Women Religious and the Lay faithful and all people of good will on integral human development in Charity and Truth


Media Talks

Dr. Elizabeth A. Mitchell, Ph.D.,Co-Director of the Father John A. Hardon, S.J.,
Media Apostolate, based in Chicago, IL, at St. John Cantius Parish.
Dr. Mitchell received her Doctorate in Institutional Social Communications
from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, in Rome, Italy, in 2003.


Let's Just Do it - Fr. John Wykes, OMV
Noted film director Stanley Kubrick was once asked what advice he would give to budding filmmakers. His answer was simple: get a camera, film, some friends, and start shooting.


Current Media Information

New Vatican Youtube Channel


United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Office of Media Relations