Although the date for the canonization ceremony will be officially announced in February, the president of the Vatican office organizing the Holy Year of Mercy events said it would be Sept. 4, a date celebrating the Jubilee of workers and volunteers of mercy.
Catholics need to know that their leaders "mean business" when it comes to protecting minors from abuse, the Vatican's top abuse investigator told representatives of the world's bishops and religious orders.
Pope Francis stressed that, despite church doctrine against contraception, Catholics fail to practice "responsible parenthood" when they have too many children.
GALLUP, New Mexico (CNA/EWTN News) — Fr. Matthew Keller has always been kind of a car guy. “Actually, a lot of a car guy,” he told CNA, laughing. He went to technical school as a teenager — “vocational school, funny enough” — and has worked on cars with his dad and brother-in-law since he was young.
ROME (CNS) — Before washing the feet of 12 prisoners, Pope Francis told them and hundreds of inmates to remember that Jesus constantly stands before them with love, ready to cleanse their sins and forgive them.
“It’s important to understand we are powerless against this evil but not helpless,” Fr. John Lankeit said. “It’s not in our power to fix. The solution to what is going on in the Church is to surrender to the Lord.”
GUADALUPE — A full hour before the bilingual liturgy that would feature the first priestly ordination ever held in this small town nestled between Tempe and Phoenix, the mission-style church was filling up quickly.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The earth, which was created to support life and give praise to God, is crying out with pain because human activity is destroying it, Pope Francis says in his long-awaited encyclical, “Laudato Si’, on Care for Our Common Home.”
St. Stephen Byzantine Catholic Cathedral, the cathedral for the Phoenix-based Holy Protection of Mary Byzantine Catholic Eparchy, celebrated 50 years of serving the faithful with a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy Sept. 30.
Christine Accurso said she made the trip of a lifetime in traveling to Rome for the April 27 canonization of St. John XXIII and St. John Paul II.