Personal stories and reflections on the Gospel challenges of today
Restoration is the newspaper of Madonna House, the Catholic community founded by Catherine Doherty. Its goal, in her words, is to “foster the love of God, love for his Church, and the realization that man, if he continues to live without God in this mad and tragic world, will perish.”
We strive to achieve this goal with a colourful, down-to-earth array of reflections on the Gospel challenges of today, stories, Church teachings, spiritual reflections, personal witness and community news.
Restoration is drawn from the day-to-day life of our Madonna House Christian community. We don’t preach at you. We simply share with you our joys and struggles in trying to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ without compromise in today’s world.
If you would like to journey along with us, why not get a subscription to Restoration? Published ten times a year (monthly except June and August), it’s non-profit, and only $10 for a year’s subscription, world-wide.
Founded in 1947 by Catherine Doherty and her husband Eddie Doherty, Restoration has been in continuous publication for six decades with ecclesiastical approval from the diocese of Pembroke.
Servant of God Catherine Doherty was already well-known for her work with the poor and as a pioneer of social justice when she founded Restoration. A wife and mother, Catherine was also a bestselling author, a renowned national speaker, and foundress of the Madonna House Apostolate. Her cause for canonization as a saint is being considered by the Catholic Church.
In his earlier career as an ace newspaper reporter, Restoration co-founder Eddie Doherty was billed as “America’s Star Reporter,” and advertising billboards bragged that he was “America’s Highest Paid Reporter.” Eddie touched the hearts of thousands with his gifted reporter’s flair for words. A father who suffered the tragic deaths of two wives, Eddie later grew determined to help others grasp how even this world’s harshest sorrows can be resplendent with Christ’s light.
Today, Madonna House staff and friends continue on the same path blazed by Restoration’s founders.