This week, the Archbishop of Boston is leading a pilgrimage in the Holy Land. Accompanied by over 20 priests from the Boston Archdiocese, Cardinal O’Malley celebrated Mass at the Domus Galilee retreat center and seminary. Visited by Pope John Paul II in 2000, the seminary and retreat center sits on the Mount of Beatitudes.
Last week presented quite the array of news stories here at CNA. From all-ages access to the morning after pill, to students trying to push the Catholic chaplain off campus for “alienating” students by upholding Catholic teaching on homosexuality, to the City of Miami issuing a notice of violation to the Missionaries of Charity for [...]
When I was in college, my professor read our class a medical description of the crucifixion of Christ a few days before Good Friday and then let us out of class early to allow time to digest it. Horrifying doesn’t even begin to describe the account . After class, I just sat in front of [...]
Tim Harris is not your typical young adult. As many post-grads are still trying to figure out why in the world they thought it was a good idea to major in Comparative Literature only to get a job at Starbucks, Tim is pursuing his dreams. At 27, he already has more medals than Michael Phelps, [...]
Have you heard of two brilliant tools to allow Catholics to be better informed and involved with the Papal election? The now-available Pope Alarm from the college missionary organization, Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS), will notify subscribers via e-mail or text the moment the white smoke rises from the Sistine Chapel. Web Director for [...]
Have you read CNA’s story about the Catholic school in Virginia that performed a mock Papal Conclave in order to teach students about how a new Pope is elected? St. Louis Catholic School in Arlington, Virginia went to great lengths to create an atmosphere of prayer and deliberation in order to show students just a little bit [...]
With all eyes – including those of the secular media outlets – on the Church following the resignation of Benedict XVI, scandal, intrigue and gossip have been taken as fact in the days leading up to the conclave that will elect the next Supreme Pontiff. Amid widespread woeful ignorance and rampant misreporting, here are five [...]
On Feb. 28 at 8 p.m. local time, the doors closed at Castel Gandolfo, Italian police took the place of the Swiss Guards and the Catholic Church no longer had a Pope. A sense of mourning settled into my heart as I realized the Pope who had guided my Church throughout most of my early [...]