Archive of September 13, 2017

Fr. Mitch Pacwa asks: Are you ready to answer Our Lady of Fatima?

Sep 13, 2017 - 03:29 pm .- The first time Our Lady of Fatima appeared to the shepherd children, she asked a question.

What the bishops say about politics matters – and here's why

Sep 13, 2017 - 03:14 pm .- Catholic moral theologians have responded to Steve Bannon's accusation that the U.S. bishops are economically motivated in their stance on immigration, calling the former White House chief strategist “rash” in his take on the issue.

Count on it: Mother Angelica will always be with EWTN, says CEO

Sep 13, 2017 - 12:19 pm .- Fans of Mother Angelica should know that her influence will not wane at EWTN, where she will always have a place, said the network’s CEO during the Family Talk at the 2017 EWTN Family Celebration in Worcester, Mass, Sept. 9-10.

Fr. Tom to Pope Francis: I offered my suffering for you and the Church

Sep 13, 2017 - 11:25 am .- Just one day after being released from 18 months of captivity, Indian priest Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil shared an emotional meeting with Pope Francis, saying that throughout his time as a prisoner, he offered his suffering for the Pope and the Church.  

Council of Cardinals says more youth, women needed in Roman Curia

Sep 13, 2017 - 09:30 am .- One of the key talking points in the latest round of meetings for the Pope's Council of Cardinals was the selection of personnel in the Roman Curia, with an emphasis on making it more international, with a higher number of young people and women.

Pope Francis: Colombia is proof that love is stronger than death

Sep 13, 2017 - 09:00 am .- On Wendesday Pope Francis recalled his recent visit to Colombia, saying the desire for peace in the country is proof that the violence of their past doesn't have the last word, but rather, the love and mercy of Christ.

St. Peter's bones? Maintenance worker makes surprising discovery

Sep 13, 2017 - 06:02 am .- During routine restoration of a nearly 1000 year-old church, a worker discovered bone fragments in clay pots – which may belong to St. Peter, three other popes, and four early Church martyrs.

How the US needs to stick up for the Middle East's Christians

Sep 13, 2017 - 06:01 am .- Christians in the Middle East are heroic witnesses to the faith, and the U.S. must help ensure they can stay in their homelands in peace, a Maronite bishop who is a leading advocate for the region’s Christians says.

For the first time, the papal nuncio to Italy is not Italian

Sep 13, 2017 - 12:08 am .- For the first time ever, a non-Italian will serve as apostolic nuncio, or papal ambassador, to Italy. On Sept. 12, Pope Francis appointed Swiss-born diplomat Archbishop Emil Paul Tscherrig as his new ambassador to Italy.