Archive of September 4, 2017

Amid downpour, Bishops consecrate Scotland to Immaculate Heart of Mary

Sep 4, 2017 - 04:29 pm .- Constant, pouring rain did not deter the Catholic bishops of Scotland from consecrating Scotland to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on Sunday.

'Hello. My name is Mother Teresa. I just wanted to give you my card.'

Sep 4, 2017 - 02:54 pm .- It happened on the most ordinary day, in the most ordinary of places.

Ahead of Colombia visit, Pope says world needs builders of peace, dialogue

Sep 4, 2017 - 01:44 pm .- Two days ahead of his symbolic visit to Colombia, Pope Francis sent a video message to the nation, telling citizens he comes as a pilgrim of hope, and urging them to continue working toward peace and dialogue in the nation.

Epiphany, Ascension moved back to original dates in England and Wales

Sep 4, 2017 - 12:44 pm .- The Vatican has approved a decision from the Catholic bishops in England and Wales to move two Holy Days of Obligation back to their original dates.  

Pope tells youth to 'break the mirror' of narcissism, focus on others

Sep 4, 2017 - 09:18 am .- On Monday Pope Francis told youth to steer clear of modern society's narcissistic tendencies, which he referred to as a vain “illness.” He said they should instead concentrate on helping others and on developing a healthy ability to laugh at oneself.

In Labor Day message, bishops call for ordered understanding of work

Sep 4, 2017 - 04:01 am .- In their 2017 statement for Labor Day, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops stressed a properly ordered understanding of work, which prioritizes the worker and the family.

This journalist first told the world about Mother Teresa

Sep 4, 2017 - 03:54 am .- The American reporter who first brought news of Mother Teresa’s work to an international audience still remembers the day in 1966 when he met the nun serving the poor in the slums of Calcutta.