- Jan 25, 2020
Tens of thousands of new Catholics are expected to join the Catholic Church at Easter Vigil liturgies in parishes throughout the United States the night of April 20.
In the Diocese of Vasai of India, more than 200 people are expected to be received into the Church through baptism.
After questioning the Islamic tradition he had practiced for a few years, Christopher Booty delved into its history and explored other world religions — which eventually led him to Catholicism.
Phally Budock, who will enter the church this Easter at St. Andrew Apostle Church in Silver Spring, Maryland, has always believed in God, but for a long time she did not understand why God allowed terrible things to happen, such as the atrocities she witnessed during the Cambodian genocide in the late 1970s.
The Diocese of Rome has decreed that non-parochial churches — which outnumber parish churches nearly 3 to 1 in the city — shouldn’t hold Triduum celebrations.
Pope Francis and top officials of the Roman Curia will leave the Vatican March 10-15 for their annual Lenten retreat, the Vatican confirmed Feb. 26, but it did not announce who the retreat leader would be.