Veneration of Beloved Saint to Take Place During Jubilee Year of Mercy
St. Peter’s Basilica will receive Saint Pio of Pietrelcina’s remains, which will exposed for veneration from February 8-14. According to a joint press release of the Archdiocese of Manfredonia-Vieste-San Giovanni Rotondo and of the Capuchin Minor Brothers, it is framed in the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, called ...
Questions on the Obligations of Celebrating the Divine Office
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: During Holy Week and Christmas, priests who celebrate the vigil Masses are exempt from celebrating the Evening Prayer I of the feast. My question is: I celebrate evening Mass...
Francis to Meet With Eucharistic Youth Movement With 1M International Members
Pope Francis will have a dialogue with young people from around the world later this week. This morning in a press conference in the Vatican, Jesuit Father Frederic Fornosbriefed journalists on the international conference of theEucharistic Youth Movement(EYM), Aug. 4-10, to take place inRome, on the occasio...
"The most recent revelations about Planned Parenthood’s willingness to traffic in fetal tissue from abortions, and to alter abortion methods not for any reason related to women’s health but to obtain more 'intact' organs, is the latest demonstration of a callousness toward women and their unborn children that is shocking to many Americans"
Cardinal Seán O’Malley, archbishop of Boston, in a letter todayto the U.S. Senate, called for an end to federal funding of Planned Parenthood. Cardinal O’Malley, who chairs the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, urged support for S. 1881, which would withhold federal fu...
Quote for August 4th
"There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth."
- Leo Tolstoy
Supreme Knight Warns 'Region's Christians Are Facing Extinction'
The Knights of Columbus are toexpand aid to Middle Eastern Christianswith a national campaign to raise funds and "foster awareness of the terrible suffering," reported the Catholic …read more
Gesture Aims to Reaffirm Friendship Between Jews and Christians
The Church of the Multiplication inTaghba, damaged by a fundamentalist Zionist group last June 18, will be repaired with the contribution of Jewish rabbis. The church, built on the site of …read more
Here is the homily given by Cardinal Donald Wuerl at Friday's funeral Mass for Cardinal William Baum, former archbishop of Washington, and the longest serving cardinal of the United States. …read more
Vaccines' Safety Called Into Question After Requests for Scientific Testing Were Denied
The Bishops of Kenya have called for a general boycott of an upcoming vaccination campaign, saying that it should not go forward unless there is further scientific testing. The vaccination …read more
Taking Place in Avila from August 1-3, Conference Reflects on Teresian Perspectives in the New Evangelization
Pope Francis sent his blessing to the participants in the Inter-University Congress on “Saint Teresa of Jesus, Teacher of Life.” The website of the Congress, which was held from August 1-3, …read more
The papal altar where Pope Francis celebrated his first Mass in Ecuador will serve aparish church. According to Fides, the infrastructure used for the Eucharistic Celebration presided over by …read more
Invites Us to Remember That the One Who Awaits Us There Is the Immensely Merciful Father
Pope Francis today in the Angelus address referred to an annual feast celebrated each Aug. 2 in Assisi, the Feast of Pardon, and exhorted the faithful to approach the Sacrament of …read more
In Angelus Address, Says We Need to Go Beyond the Gifts to See the Giver
Drawing from today’s Gospel from the Bread of Life discourse found in St. John’s Gospel, Pope Francis is encouraging the faithful to keep their sights on heaven and go beyond the …read more