Los tres niños — todos 12 o 13 años cuando serán canonizados el 15 de octubre en el Vaticano. Los dos últimos tenían 12 o 13 años cuando fallecieron en 1529.
"A mother's love is what I needed," one participant said, "Mary took me by the hand and gently drew me to the bosom of Jesus when I was so far from Him that I couldn't imagine ever being reconciled." The consecration redoubled efforts at reconciliation and discipleship.
Interim rules are now in place for religious employers concerned about the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive mandate.
Catholic parishes and schools have been praying and collecting items — especially restaurant gift cards — to be donated to the local hospitals to give to the family members who have flown into the city from all over the country to be with their wounded family members.
"We need to pray and to take care of those who are suffering" following "yet another night filled with unspeakable terror," president of the U.S. bishops said, noting that, "In the end, the only response is to do good..."
Vinhson Nguyen was among 31 seminarians ordained to the diaconate during their final year of preparation and discernment for priesthood.
The Church is re-energizing its efforts to welcome refugees and migrants through its "Share the Journey" aimed at personally knowing the people and their struggle.
"The hope is that through the stories that are presented, the images presented, that people will be moved from their place of comfort to a place of encounter. That's what the church is calling us to."
Some 20,000 pilgrims packed an Oklahoma City convention center Sept. 23 to witness the beatification of a priestly saint they admired or knew personally.
Kathy Rother, principal of Bourgade Catholic High School, keeps an image of her cousin, Fr. Stanley Rother on her desk. Though she never had a chance to meet him in person, she feels a very close connection to the priest who will be beatified in Oklahoma City Sept. 23.