Archive of April 24, 2014

Canonization Mass may draw 1,000 bishop concelebrants

Apr 24, 2014 - 06:44 pm .- Holy See Press Office director Father Federico Lombardi said that as many as 150 cardinals and 1,000 bishops will concelebrate the April 27 canonization Mass for Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII.

JPII's theology of the body is transformative, scholar says

Apr 24, 2014 - 04:14 pm .- John Paul II’s upcoming canonization gives new impetus to his “ground-breaking” theology of the body, which has the potential to “completely transform” contemporary culture, one theology professor says.

Spread Christ's joy as did St Jose de Anchieta, Pope urges

Apr 24, 2014 - 03:14 pm .- During a Thanksgiving Mass for the canonization of St. Jose de Anchieta, Pope Francis spoke Thursday on the theme of joy, saying that while it can be intimidating, it is a gift of God which ought to be spread.

Do not be 'afraid of joy,' Pope encourages

Apr 24, 2014 - 11:03 am .- Pope Francis rebuked Christians who are “afraid of joy” and “mournful,” encouraging them to remember that Jesus Christ accompanies them.

Doubts increase over Pope's alleged phone call on divorce

Apr 24, 2014 - 05:14 am .- Media frenzy over an alleged phone call Pope Francis made to a divorced and remarried woman allowing her to receive Communion has seen a rise in conflicting details – and has been lamented by the Vatican as causing “confusion.”

Gosnell movie fundraiser tops $1.2 million

Apr 24, 2014 - 04:08 am .- A fundraising campaign to create a movie about the notorious Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell has surpassed $1.2 million in donations, more than halfway to its goal.

Ancient Roman church to host English pre-canonization prayer vigil

Apr 24, 2014 - 02:30 am .- On April 26, the evening before the canonizations of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII, English speaking pilgrims from across the globe will gather at San Marco al Campidoglio in Rome.

Woman cured by John Paul II bringing suitcase of prayers to Rome

Apr 24, 2014 - 12:34 am .- Floribeth Mora, the 50-year-old Costa Rican woman whose miraculous healing paved the way for the canonization of John Paul II, is taking to the Vatican a suitcase filled with handwritten letters for Pope Francis.

Follow us:

Recent activity: