- Jan 20, 2020
In Italy, the days surrounding the Catholic feast of the Assumption of Mary, which coincides with a major national holiday, is typically a time of pious celebration for churchgoers, however, reading the papers might leave a drastically different impression.
On Wednesday, Pope Francis said the Easter Triduum is the most important time of year for Christians, and stressed that those who truly allow themselves to be transformed by Jesus’ resurrection, while still being sinners, cannot be corrupt.
The Roman Colosseum will be illuminated by red lights later this month to draw attention to the persecution of Christians around the world, and especially in Syria and Iraq.
This year, Ash Wednesday—which begins the penitential season of Lent with a day of fasting, abstinence, and prayer—falls on Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day.
The Mother of Mercy Free Medical Clinic opened its doors on Dec. 6, 2017. Supported by the Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington (CCDA), the clinic provides free medical care to uninsured or underinsured adults living in Northern Virginia.
A Catholic deacon in the United Kingdom has been awarded the British Empire Medal for his work serving seafarers and rescuing trafficking victims over the last eight years.