- August 28, 2016
Over the years, the remarkable quality of this woman is not the prizes and the awards that she won or the accolades that came her way, but her ability to be one with the poorest of the poor and to be able to open the doors and the coffers of the mightiest and the richest of the world.
Two nuns slain in Mississippi are hailed by friends and fellow religious as women who were the "bread of life, the bread of energy, the bread of hope,” for the people, especially the state's rural poor, who they served as health care workers and in multiple other ways.
Art historian and Rome connoisseur Elizabeth Lev offers her Top Five list of destinations for pilgrims making their way to the Eternal City for the Sept. 4 canonization of Mother Teresa, including some obvious stops and a couple of curve balls to spice things up.
Although Pope Francis has voiced his support for a peace deal to end Colombia’s long-running civil conflict, he balked at direct Vatican participation in a new truth commission, as criticism builds that the deal may be too generous to the country’s insurgents.
In a new motu proprio, meaning a legal document issued under the pope’s personal authority, Pope Francis on Wednesday created a new dicastery, the overall term for a Vatican department, for Promoting Integral Human Development, and tapped Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana as its first head.
A police raid on a convent in Argentina, including describing a traditional religious article used for self-mortification as a form of ‘torture,’ is being denounced as disproportionate by Catholic leaders, especially in a country where apparently more serious crimes do not attract the same aggressive response.
Egypt has approved a new law theoretically designed to end restrictions on church construction that Christians have long seen as stifling their communities, but critics say the law simply enshrines the limits in a new way under the guise of security concerns.
In an effort to promote Pope Francis’ desire that Catholics engage in concrete works of mercy during his special jubilee Holy Year, the Vatican is encouraging people to talk about their experience doing works of mercy on social media using the hashtag #BeMercy.
Bishop Domenico Pompili has told Corriere della Sera newspaper that Pope Francis called him three times last Wednesday, first at 7 a.m., 3 1/2 hours after the quake struck. He said Francis was especially concerned about the children caught up in the disaster.
For many people who grew up in the vicinity of Centralia, last Sunday’s day of prayer at the Ukrainian Catholic Church Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, recently named a pilgrimage site, was like a homecoming.
Realizing a suicide bomb had failed, an attacker ran toward a priest in a Catholic Church in Indonesia armed with an axe and a knife. Parishioners were able to restrain him, and the priest suffered only a minor injury to the left hand, according to authorities.
When a massive earthquake wiped out the small Italian town of Amatrice, it changed the way Italians think about the term amatriciana, referring to a legendary pasta sauce born there. For Catholics generally, maybe “amatriciana” can become a synonym for concrete outreach to suffering people.READ MORE
Though one of the largest countries in the world in terms of size, Mongolia has only a tiny Catholic community, just 1,000 people out of a population of 2.8 million, and the country only recently ordained its first indigenous Catholic priest.READ MORE
Bishop Domenico Pompili has told Corriere della Sera newspaper that Pope Francis called him three times last Wednesday, first at 7 a.m., 3 1/2 hours after the quake struck. He said Francis was especially concerned about the children caught up in the disaster.READ MORE
The numbers of Millennials who hold pro-life views are greater than those of young people a generation ago. However, they are not willing to associate with the Pro-Life movement for various reasons.READ MORE
Realizing a suicide bomb had failed, an attacker ran toward a priest in a Catholic Church in Indonesia armed with an axe and a knife. Parishioners were able to restrain him, and the priest suffered only a minor injury to the left hand, according to authorities.READ MORE
Father Brian Kolodiejchuk, the Missionaries of Charity priest in charge of Mother Teresa’s sainthood cause, says she’s a compelling role model of holiness in our time because she did ordinary things, but she did them extraordinarily well and with extraordinary love.READ MORE