Archive for August 5, 2023

Father Michael Trummer, left, and Andrew Hansen produced a documentary, "God is Alive," using two cameras and their cell phones.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

New documentary chronicles faith and miracles in the Illinois heartland

A layman and a priest went on the road to film inspiring stories of faith about Catholics in their own... Read more

Michael Ham, 33, suffers from a rare form of muscular dystrophy. He wants his last trip to be a visit to the campus of EWTN to say “thank you” to Mother Angelica and to the network for their role in his life.?w=200&h=150

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Man with muscular dystrophy to visit EWTN as his last wish

Michael Ham wants his last trip to be a visit to the campus of EWTN to say “thank you” to... Read more

Archbishop Timothy Broglio speaks to young people about adoration and pondering during a Rise Up Encounter at the Church of Our Lady of the Incarnation in Lisbon, Portugal on Aug. 4, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

New World Youth Day ‘Rise Up’ catechesis receives mixed reviews  

The World Youth Day gathering in Lisbon, Portugal, this week debuted a new model of catechesis sessions aimed at listening... Read more

Speaking from World Youth Day 2023 in Lisbon, Portugal, the “City of Joy,” a Iesu Communio (Communion in Jesus) sister shares her vocation story with ACI Prensa, CNA’s Spanish-language news partner.?w=200&h=150

By Almudena Martínez-Bordiú

Religious sister tells how she discovered her vocation at a WYD thanks to Benedict XVI

The sister related that Pope Benedict XVI spoke “of the Eucharist as a ‘kiss’ and of adoration as a prostration... Read more

Pope Francis prays the rosary in Fatima, Portugal, with young people with disabilities on Aug. 5, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

PHOTOS: Pope Francis prays the rosary in Fátima with young people with disabilities

Pope Francis prayed the rosary with young people with disabilities on Saturday morning in the Fátima chapel. Read more

Mother Elvira, the founder of the Comunità Cenacolo, based her efforts to help young people struggling with addiction around the concept of radical trust in God's mercy and providence.?w=200&h=150

By Joseph Pronechen

Mother Elvira, who shared God’s love with those struggling with addiction, dies at 86

The Comunità Cenacolo she founded in 1983 has grown to encompass 72 recovery houses in 20 countries. Read more

Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption in San Francisco.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

Archbishop Cordileone: Chapter 11 bankruptcy for San Francisco ‘very likely’

San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone on Friday revealed that it was “very likely” that the archdiocese would be filing for... Read more

Pope Francis waves to World Youth Day pilgrims in Lisbon, Portugal, at the start of a vigil service on Aug. 5, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne,Hannah Brockhaus

At World Youth Day vigil, Pope Francis urges Catholics to be ‘roots of joy’

An estimated 800,000 people attended the Saturday night vigil with Pope Francis. Read more