- Jan 15, 2021
ROME — Against the backdrop of a contentious Synod of Bishops on the family, Pope Francis found a way on Sunday to remind the 270 prelates gathered in Rome, as well as everyone else, what it’s all about with another papal first: He canonized a married couple who had children.
Rejoice in the Lord always! I say it again, rejoice! These are striking words, words which impact our lives. Paul tells us to rejoice; he practically orders us to rejoice. This command resonates with the desire we all have for a fulfilling life, a meaningful life, a joyful life. It
WASHINGTON — In what is likely to be the most controversial move of his six-day visit to the United States, Pope Francis declared Spanish missionary Junípero Serra a saint Wednesday, calling him a “protector of Native Americans.” The pope’s decision to canonize the 18th-century Franciscan priest drew criticism because of
Oscar Romero died because he told the truth. Oscar Romero lives because he told the truth. From out of his historic crisis he forged a universal truth, and left a postscript for us who follow to read for our own times. The details of his life are well known to
ROME — A Vatican spokesman denied Tuesday that a date has been set to declare Mother Teresa a saint, insisting that the idea of doing it during the Holy Year of Mercy declared by Pope Francis is merely a “working hypothesis.” The declaration came in response to reports in Italian
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Pope Francis today gave Sri Lanka its very first saint, canonizing a 17th- and 18th-century missionary named Joseph Vaz who helped keep Catholicism alive on the island nation during a time of severe persecution. Vaz was beatified exactly 20 years ago by Pope St. John Paul