A significant amount of the media coverage about the deliberations of the Synod on the Family was about whether those who are divorced and re-married outside of the Church could receive Communion. No data has been forthcoming on the number of people who are in this situation, but some recent reports show a signif...read more
“By our apostolic authority we declare that the Venerable Servant of God Paul VI, Pope, shall henceforth be called Blessed…” With these words, Pope Francis beatified Paul VI at the closing Mass of the Synod of Bishops. The celebration comes at the conclusion of a two week meeting where the Pope, along with Bishop...
Pope Francis has ensured that the world will be fully aware of results of this synod on the family and has warned the world’s top Church officials against various temptations, including being too rigid, as well as too soft. Speaking to the nearly 200 prelates gathered at the Synod of Bishops on the family’s final...
At the conclusion of the Holy Mass, Pope Francis recited the Angelus with the faithful and pilgrims present in St. Peter's Square. These are the Pope's words of introduction to the Marian prayer: * * * Dear brothers and sisters, At the conclusion of the this solemn celebration, I wish to greet the pilgrims fr...
Quote for October 17th
'They who are engaged with the salvation of their neighbor, will gain more by an humble modesty than by an authoritative manner, and will gain victory sooner in retreat than in combat.'
- St. Ignatius of Loyola
Remember the famous story about G.K.Chesterton. The editor of a major paper asked people to write in explaining what they thought was wrong with the world. Chesterton wrote a short letter …read more
Here is the latest column by Bishop James Conley of Lincoln, Nebraska, published originally by the Southern Nebraska Register. * * * I cannot imagine the joy of being a parent. A parent …read more
Here is the homily given today by Bishop Kevin Doran of Elphin at St. Teresa's Church in Dublin. Today is the feast of St. Teresa of Avila. She was born in 1515, so the Mass initiated …read more
By Reinhard Backes With the election of Narendra Modi of the Hindu "Bharatiya Janata Party” (BJP) as prime minister of India, the country's secular constitution has come under threat, charged …read more
Earlier this month, Karin Maria Fenbert, an official of the international Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need, travelled to Erbil, capital of Kurdish Iraq, to assess the needs of more …read more
On October 10 and 13 the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross launched a ground-breaking academic program, Economics for Ecclesiastics. Brian Griffiths, a member of the British House of …read more
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