From Congregation of the Holy Cross
A Massachusetts-born priest has been named auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Chosica, Peru. Pope Francis named Father Arthur Colgan, of the Congregation of the Holy Cross, as auxiliary of the Diocese of Chosica. Arthur Colgan was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts, in 1946, gave his religious vows in 1966 and...
Karampon Native a Priest Since 1974
Pope Francis has named Monsignor Justin Bernard Gnanapragasam as bishop of Jaffna, Sri Lanka. Gnanapragasam was born in Karampon, Sri Lanka, in 1948 and ordained a priest in 1974. He has served in a number of roles in the Diocese of Jaffna and is currently vicar general. He succeeds Bishop Thomas Savundaran...
International, interreligious group to consider document's repercussions in 5 decades
On the 50th anniversary of the conciliar declaration “Nostra Aetate”, on the relationships between the Catholic Church and non-Christian religions, the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, the Commission for Religious Relations with Judaism and the Pontifical Gregorian University (PGU) have organised an ...
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: One local priest at Mass extends his hands almost to the fullest extent possible, elbows well out from the body; most others keep their elbows close to the body. Are there a...
Quote for October 13th
'When our Lord inspires us with some good deed, He also gives the strength to do it.'
-St. Margaret Mary Alacoque
A new shelter for homeless peoplehas been opened in Rome by the General House of theJesuits, as a gift to their confrere, Pope Francis. The shelteris called“Dono di Misericordia” (Gift of …read more
Take Into Account the True Good of the Human Person
Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin has sent a message on behalf of Pope Francis to the Second World Peoples' Conference on Climate Change and the Defence of Life, which is concluding …read more
"The structure of the text seemed to many to be strongly marked by a Western perspective (European and North American), especially in the description of the aspects and challenges opened by secularization and individualism that marks the consumer societies"
Here is a ZENIT translation of the small group reports from the Italian-language group "C." The reports were released last Friday. The small circles are divided by language and this report …read more
Here is a ZENIT translation of the small group reports from the Italian-language group "B." The reports were released last Friday. The small circles are divided by language and this report …read more
"A good number of the Fathers pointed out the need to use formulas that leave no doubt from the beginning that the only family model that corresponds to the Doctrine of the Church is that founded on marriage between man and woman"
Here is a ZENIT translation of the small group reports from the Italian-language group "A." The reports were released last Friday. The small circles are divided by language and this report …read more
4-Month-Old Is Star of the Synod Hall; Massimo and Patrizia Share Their Story as Parents of 12, Giving and Receiving at the Synod
Since the photo of his beautiful face, with a pacifier dangling from his mouth and his intent gaze, appeared in worldwide media, little David Paloni has become the star of the 2015 Synod of …read more
Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh,Primate of All Ireland,delivered the following intervention at the Synod of Bishops in Rome on Saturday 10 October: * * * Holy Father, brothers and sisters, …read more
The Uganda Episcopal Conference (UEC) has issued a Pastoral Message on the occasion of His Holiness Pope Francis’ visit to Uganda slated for November 27 to 29. The Pastoral Message, which was …read more