Archive for October 16, 2022

The Church of Saints Michael and Magnus, close to the Vatican, uses four of the bench seats from the Second Vatican Council as choir stalls for prayer.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

What happened to the wooden seats used during Vatican II?

Out of the thousands of chairs used during the ecumenical council, 24 seats can still be found today in a... Read more

Apparition of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque of the Sacred Heart of Jesus?w=200&h=150

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque and devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque was a French nun responsible for spreading the devotion of the Sacred Heart throughout the Western... Read more

A priest bows before the Eucharist.?w=200&h=150

By Zelda Caldwell

Eucharistic Revival team releases playbook on how to ‘enkindle a relationship with Jesus’  

When a 2019 Pew survey revealed that only 31% of Catholics believe in a basic tenet of their faith, the... Read more

Pope Francis delivered his Angelus address on Sept. 18, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis announces decision to extend Synod on Synodality to 2024

The pope explained that he made the decision to provide more time for discernment. Read more

Pope Francis speaks from the window of the Apostolic Palace on Oct. 16, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis: Prayer is medicine for the weary soul

The pope also suggested a simple traditional spiritual practice that “is a bit forgotten today.” Read more

Father Michael Pfleger / Photo: Daniel X. O'Neil CC BY 2.0?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Chicago’s Father Michael Pfleger removed from ministry over new sexual abuse allegations

Father Michael Pfleger, senior pastor at St. Sabina parish and a well-known social activist, will live away from his parish... Read more