• Those TV Commercials!

    October 10th, 2011

    A Catholic Digest classic article from July 1954 Photo from   At 5:15 pm, August 28, 1922, people listening to WEAF-AM radio in New York heard Mr. Blackwell of the Queensboro Corporation encourage New Yorkers to leave the crowded, congested living areas of the city. “As you value your health and your hopes and your home happiness,” he… read more »

  • Entries Sought for Family Rosary's 2012

    September 26th, 2011

    National competetion encourages children to express faith through art, poetry and prose   Photo from EASTON, Mass. – The call for entries has been announced for the 2012 “Try Prayer! It Works!” Contest. In this national competition sponsored by Family Rosary, children are encouraged to express their faith through art, … read more »

  • What Do You Call That Thing You Ride In?

    September 26th, 2011

    A classic Catholic Digest article from August 1950 Photo from   As Hurricane Irene ambled up the east coast of the U.S., our markets were full of people desperately hunting for artificial electrical organs. That, at least, would have been what they were looking for if Alessandro Volta’s original name for batteries had been … read more »

  • Chicago's Mercy Home for Boys and Girls Wins Catholic Digest's 'Love Your Neighbor' Award

    September 15th, 2011

    New London, Conn. (September 13, 2011)- Each year, Catholic Digest readers choose a Catholic charitable organization to receive the annual Love Your Neighbor Award. This award recognizes the invaluable work of Catholic charities around the world and is accompanied by a $5,000 cash gift. Founded in 1887, Mercy Home is dedicated to providing a solution for … read more »

  • Sister Gabriella Williams is Named Winner of National Lumen Christi Award

    September 15th, 2011

    Sister Gabriella Williams, O.P. and Diocese of San Bernardino to Receive Two $25,000 Grants from Catholic Extension for their Ministries   Photo from   CHICAGO – Sept. 13, 2011 – Catholic Extension today announced that Sister Gabriella Williams, O.P. of the Diocese of San Bernardino, Calif., has been named the winner … read more »