Archive of April 13, 2017

What Holy Week looks like in a remote Indian diocese

Apr 13, 2017 - 05:09 pm .- In the Diocese of Miao, located in India's northeasternmost state of Arunachal Pradesh, Bishop George Pallipparambil does not stay quietly in his cathedral for Holy Week, but rather holds services across the diocese in an effort to better serve his people.  

Why did Pope Francis visit Benedict XVI? To say happy birthday!

Apr 13, 2017 - 03:35 pm .- Early Easter greetings and birthday wishes were the reason for Pope Francis’ visit with Pope emeritus Benedict XVI on Wednesday.

It's the law: once again, states can stop funding Planned Parenthood

Apr 13, 2017 - 02:03 pm .- Pro-life leaders applauded President Donald Trump for signing a repeal of what they called President Obama’s “parting gift to the abortion industry.”

You can show God's love even behind bars, Pope Francis tells inmates

Apr 13, 2017 - 11:24 am .- Pope Francis spent Holy Thursday washing the feet of inmates, telling them in a brief homily that God is someone who loves until the end. He urged them to imitate this love even while in prison.  

Bishop Conley: Eucharistic adoration can transform our Church

Apr 13, 2017 - 06:59 am .- Eucharistic adoration offers a powerful chance to encounter Christ’s love in silence and humility, and that experience can transform our hearts, both individually and as a Church, said Bishop James D. Conley of Lincoln, Neb. in a new pastoral letter.

In new interview, Pope says to never give up hope for conversion

Apr 13, 2017 - 06:22 am .- Pope Francis has given an interview ahead of his Holy Thursday visit to a prison, warning, among other things, against the hypocrisy of viewing inmates only as criminals beyond hope who deserve to spend their lives in jail.

The Gospel is never gloomy, but joyful, Pope tells priests

Apr 13, 2017 - 03:00 am .- During his annual Chrism Mass for Holy Week Pope Francis told priests to always convey the truth and mercy of the Gospel with joy, saying the “Good News” brought by Jesus can never be rigid or presumptuous, but is rather meek and humble.

A bleeding host in Argentina? Bishop investigates alleged Eucharistic miracle

Apr 13, 2017 - 12:43 am .- A bishop in the Argentine province in Santa Fe is investigating a Eucharistic host that appeared to bleed during adoration at a drug rehabilitation home.

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