History notes how much the Freemasons hated St. John Bosco — whose feast the Church celebrates Jan. 31 — but less is known about their attempts to kill him.
Father Simon-Peter Engurait has been chosen as diocesan administrator of the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux in Louisiana.
Thousands of marchers turned out in spite of snow and freezing temperatures.
St. Hilary of Poitiers, who was named a doctor of the Church, battled against the Arian heresy that Jesus was not divine.
The feast of the Epiphany is even older than the feast of Christmas and enjoys its own season, which goes all the way until Feb. 2.
On Dec. 13, 1969, just four days before his 33rd birthday, Jesuit Jorge Mario Bergoglio — who today is Pope Francis — was ordained a priest.
The scene in St. Peter’s Square depicts not only Mary and Joseph standing beside the manager, but also St. Francis of Assisi and others.
In 1585 a miracle attributed to the Immaculate Conception allowed the Spanish troops to win the Battle of Empel in Holland.
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The pope, who will turn 87 next month, has faced several painful medical conditions over the last few years.
Pope Pius XI established the feast of Christ the King in 1925 as an antidote to the the growing secularist nationalism that followed World War I.
Cardinal Pierbattista Pizzaballa, the Latin patriarch of Jerusalem, speaks about the situation in the Holy Land in a recent interview with a Croatian newspaper.
“It will not solve any problem, but rather create new ones,” Cardinal Pierbattista Pizzaballa said of the deadly conflict.
Oct. 13, 1917, marked the last Marian apparition in Fátima, a day on which thousands of people bore witness to the miracle of the dancing sun.
Czech Cardinal Dominik Duka had submitted to the Vatican a request for pastoral guidance.
“Neither at the beginning nor at the end. It is not played with!” Pope Francis said on a flight from Marseille to Rome on Sept. 23.
The Vatican has published the final list of names of those participating in the upcoming Synod on Synodality assembly in October, including laypeople.
Live updates following Pope Francis’ trip to Mongolia from Aug. 31–Sept. 4.
“The U.S. condemns the regime’s ongoing repression of religious figures and institutions,” Principal Deputy Spokesperson Vedant Patel said.
This feast day is a relatively new one but the history of the holy day and the mystery behind it has its roots in the earliest centuries of Christian belief.