Sep 28, 2016 - 04:34 am .- On Wednesday Pope Francis said that Jesus’ salvific mission reaches its culmination on the Cross in his conversation with the two thieves crucified with him, showing that God’s mercy goes beyond the desperation of human suffering, responding to it with mercy and forgiveness.
Sep 28, 2016 - 03:02 am .- Rhoda Wise, the mystic visionary and reputed stigmatic and miracle worker who played a key role in the life of Mother Angelica, is now the focus of a diocesan inquiry as one of the first steps towards possible canonization.
Sep 28, 2016 - 12:34 am .- Hundreds of years before Martin Luther broke away from the Roman Catholic Church and the Pope in the western world, the Great Eastern Schism created a division between Rome and Constantinople.
Sep 27, 2016 - 08:44 pm .- For the first time in centuries, an ancient Biblical scroll could be read, thanks to a computer scanning technology that can reconstruct a clear text from damaged, unreadable material.
Sep 27, 2016 - 04:33 pm .- Tanya Cangelosi never imagined that she would one day be bringing homeless people on pilgrimages to Rome. And Shyla Montoya never thought that she would someday go on a pilgrimage to Rome.
Sep 27, 2016 - 03:40 pm .- There were few direct statements about faith by the two presidential candidates in Monday’s debate. But that is not necessarily a cause for worry, Catholic analysts said.
Sep 27, 2016 - 02:32 pm .- Feelings of spiritual desolation, or a lack of will to live, should be combated with prayer, not with sleeping pills or alcohol – things that only distract us from the problem – Pope Francis said Tuesday.
Sep 27, 2016 - 12:31 pm .- Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin praised the signing of a peace agreement in Colombia on Monday, telling Colombians that a better future is possible, while also stressing that reconciliation is a commitment everyone must make, and which begins with those who have suffered.
Sep 27, 2016 - 07:45 am .- The Vatican announced Tuesday that Pope Francis has named Msgr. Robert Milner Coerver, a parish priest from the Diocese of Dallas, as the new bishop-elect for Lubbock, Texas.
Sep 27, 2016 - 06:01 am .- A U.N. resolution against further nuclear weapons tests drew praise from the U.S. Catholic bishops, who repeated their support for the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty in the wake of North Korean weapons tests.
Sep 27, 2016 - 05:02 am .- The new T.V. series The Exorcist, based on the horror film series of the same name from the 19070s, debuted on FOX on Friday, sparking another wave of fascination with the supernatural.
Sep 27, 2016 - 03:11 am .- The needs of Father David Bedrossian’s parish are unique. While many priests grapple with budgetary concerns and a desire to fill pews, Father Bedrossian is wondering where he’s going to find the resources to house the next Syrian refugee who shows up on the church steps.
Sep 27, 2016 - 12:08 am .- How does Pope Francis carry forward the reform of the Roman Curia? Gradually, step by step, by trial and error, according to Bishop Marcello Semeraro of Albano, who serves as secretary of the Council of Cardinals.
Sep 26, 2016 - 04:17 pm .- Christian and Muslim children of Aleppo, Syria will gather together in prayer on October 6 to plead for an end to the violence and devastation in their city and country.
Sep 26, 2016 - 02:29 pm .- Fr. Engelmar Unzeitig, a priest of the Mariannhill Mission society who was interred in the Nazi's Dachau concentration camp and has been recognized as a martyr, was beatified during a Mass on Saturday.
Sep 26, 2016 - 02:15 pm .- Some 400,000 people filled the streets of Mexico City on Saturday to protest the Mexican government’s attempt to redefine marriage as anything but a union between one man and one woman.
Sep 26, 2016 - 07:21 am .- Less than a week after two Catholic priests in Mexico were found murdered after having been abducted from their parishes, the body of a third slain priest, Fr. José Alfredo López Guillén, has been found.
Sep 25, 2016 - 04:02 pm .- It was August in Rome, the dog days of summer, and most people had left the Eternal City for the beach or another summer holiday destination.
Sep 25, 2016 - 07:33 am .- God is shared with the world through love and authentic relationships, not by forcing the truth on people, Pope Francis said Sunday.
Sep 25, 2016 - 03:45 am .- If you’re a Catholic on Facebook, or the internet in general, chances are SC Naoum has made you laugh. Or he’s made you angry.