Archive of April 20, 2018

Mass in sign language? These Spanish priests celebrate it every week

Apr 20, 2018 - 04:26 pm .- In the Catholic Church, the spoken language is central to the liturgy: we recite the Nicene Creed as one, we praise the Lord with the Gloria that we sing, and we bow our heads to hear the blessing we receive at the end of Mass. But there’s a different reality for hearing impaired and deaf Catholics around the world.  

Spiritual guidance belongs in politics, Bishop Tobin says

Apr 20, 2018 - 01:55 pm .- Speaking out on political issues is not only a right, but a duty, for religious leaders, said Bishop Thomas J. Tobin of Providence in a recent interview.

Commentary: Religious Persecution in the Occupied Territories of Eastern Ukraine

Apr 20, 2018 - 12:07 pm .- War continues to ravage eastern Ukraine, where conflict erupted in April 2014 following Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the violent actions of pro-Russian separatists.

Pope: Without the Eucharist, everything the Church does is vain

Apr 20, 2018 - 06:01 am .- During a brief day-trip to two small Italian cities, Pope Francis stressed the centrality of the Eucharist to the life and actions of the Church, saying without Christ's love and self-sacrifice, everything would be done in vanity, since everything Jesus did was for others.

There's no 'maybe' when answering the Lord's call, pope says

Apr 20, 2018 - 03:53 am .- Speaking in the southern Italian town of Alessano on Friday, Pope Francis said that we should be on fire for our faith, combining prayer and action after the example of the Italian bishop Tonino Bello.

Priest murdered in Mexico amid continuing wave of violence

Apr 20, 2018 - 03:03 am .- A Catholic priest in the Diocese of Cuautitlán Izcalli, México, was stabbed to death inside a church Wednesday, local reports said.

How a new Utah law is promoting marriage prep classes

Apr 20, 2018 - 12:01 am .- Utah is encouraging its citizens to better prepare for marriage by discounting the cost of marriage licenses for couples who complete marriage preparation classes.