Sister Maureen Shares How the Holy Father Is Visiting at Just the Right Time, When He Is Needed Most
Ahead of Pope Francis' arrival inKenya tomorrow, littlechildren, many of whom have lost parents from AIDS, cannot wait for the Holy Father to be in their country, and one sister says he is light who is coming in the darkness. In an interview with ZENIT onMonday,KenyanSister Maureen Ogundeph, 32,from the Di...
"A bishop will help to give the Ordinariate the stability and permanence necessary to fulfil its mission to be a work of Catholic unity, whose roots are to be found in the great texts of the Second Vatican Council"
Pope Francis has appointedFr. Steven Joseph Lopes as ordinary bishop of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, in the United States of America and Canada. The Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter is one of thepersonal ordinariates for former Anglicans established underthe 2009apostolic constitu...
Are They OK to Use on Their Own?
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: Our Catholic workplace has begun the practice of having "Liturgies of the Word" which consist of an opening prayer, Scripture reading, psalm, Gospel, intercessions and closin...
Many Evangelicals pride themselves on the fact that they can succinctly sum up the Good News in a way that people find compelling and helpful, whereas many Catholics, it seems, get tongue-tied
Some years ago, I was involved in a Catholic-Evangelical dialogue. One of our Protestant brothers challenged the Catholics in the group to articulate clearly what the Gospel is. I knew what he was getting at: many Evangelicals pride themselves on the fact that they can succinctly sum up the Good News in a way that ...
Quote for November 24
'Beside each believer stands an Angel as protector and shepherd, leading him to life.'
-St. Basil the Great
"I encourage every family to ask themselves, and ask the Lord, what they can do this year so that by next Thanksgiving others will have experienced God’s blessings through their efforts"
Here is the latest column from Bishop James Conley of Lincoln, Nebraska, reprinted from the Southern Nebraska Register. * * * Next week, most of uswill celebrate Thanksgiving around family …read more
Pope’s Morning Mass: Jesus Weeps Today Too, Because We’ve Chosen the Way of War At Casa Santa Marta, Says There Can Be No Justification for This Piecemeal War Just as Jesus wept over …read more
Church Must Welcome All the Sheep the Good Shepherd Wants to Bring In
People must never be afraid to knock at the door of the Church or the door of our hearts because of having been made to feel unwelcome, says Pope Francis. As we approach the Dec. 8 start-date …read more
"There will be the Holy Door, but it will be the door of God’s great mercy! May it also be the door of our heart for us all to receive God’s forgiveness and for us in turn to forgive, welcoming all those that knock on our door"
Here is a ZENIT translation of Pope Francis’ address at today’s general audience. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! With this reflection we have arrived at the threshold of the …read more
As the Jubilee of Mercy nears, the Holy Door of St. Peter's is being prepared. Tuesday afternoon at 6.30 p.m. the ceremony was held for the “Recognitio” of the Holy Door of St. Peter's …read more
My great mentor Msgr. Robert Sokolowski told a class of eager philosophy students many years ago that we should read Aristotle'sNichomachean Ethicsevery year of our lives. As we grew older, …read more
At the end of the general audience today, Pope Francis encouraged the faithful to be close to cloistered communities, materially and spiritually. Noting that Nov. 21 is the feast of the …read more
"It is everyone's duty to protect children," Pope Francis said today at the end of the general audience, noting that this Friday, Nov. 20, is the United Nation's World Day for the Rights of …read more